Posts Tagged: Rugby

Kelter, USA rugby win silver medal at Pan Am Games

July 13, 2015

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter captured her first major medal with the Team USA rugby sevens women’s team. The Americans won a silver medal after losing to Canada in the championship match at the Pan American Games in Toronto. Canada won 55-7 in Sunday’s final and beat the United States 34-12 earlier in the day. Team… Read more »

Clifford, Kelter help Eagles Sevens qualify for Olympics

June 14, 2015

Lorrie Clifford and Alev Kelter of Eagle River helped make history today in Cary, North Carolina. And it wasn’t even close. The starting players for the USA Women’s Eagles Sevens rugby team were on the field for an 88-0 rout of Mexico in the championship game of the North America Caribbean regional tournament that secured… Read more »

Clifford to return to action with USA Women’s Eagles Sevens

June 9, 2015

The USA Women’s Eagles Sevens rugby team narrowly missed a shot at grabbing an automatic Olympic qualifying berth last time out. So they head to North Carolina this weekend in search of a second chance, and this time they will bring a second Alaskan. Eagle River’s Lorrie Clifford is back with the national team and… Read more »

Kelter scores again but Team USA still waits for Olympic berth

May 24, 2015

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter found her way into the scoring column once again for the USA Women’s Eagles rugby team at the IRB Sevens World Series in Amsterdam. She converted a try in the second half against England but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to save the Americans from a 15-14 loss that denied them an… Read more »

Heun to participate in Army-Navy rivalry – rugby style

March 31, 2015

The celebrated Army-Navy rivalry hits the rugby field this weekend and Palmer’s Luke Heun will be part of the action. Heun is one of the offensive weapons for the fifth-ranked Army Red Knights entering the Battle of the Service Academies Saturday at the West Point Academy in New York. Army brings a 6-0 record into… Read more »

Kelter, women’s national team make first rugby sevens final

March 16, 2015

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter is new to rugby but you can’t deny her growth is tied with the improvement of Team USA. The Americans reached the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series final for the first time over the weekend, but lost to defending champion New Zealand 50-12 in Georgia. Kelter started all five games for… Read more »

Heun, unbeaten Army rugby to play in ACRC Bowl

November 21, 2014

His family’s legacy lured him to West Point, but Luke Heun of Palmer followed his heart to the rugby field. “Oh man, I love it,” he told me. The sophomore from Alaska is a key member of an undefeated Army team that won the Rugby East Conference title and is ranked No. 1 in the… Read more »

Clifford settles into rugby routine, eyes 2016 Olympics

June 11, 2014

Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River has traveled the world since November, making stops in Japan, Dubai, Brazil, China and the Netherlands. She can thank rugby for the extra frequent flyer miles. Clifford, 23, is a starting player for the U.S. Women’s Eagles Sevens rugby team that recently toured the globe for the IRB World Series…. Read more »

Clifford, Kelter score in women’s sevens rugby series in Amsterdam

May 17, 2014

Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River scored for the first time in just her sixth game with the USA Women’s Eagles, a 5-point try against Spain during the IRB Sevens World Series in Amsterdam. Clifford scored the game’s first points in a 39-0 rout. She has been with the national rugby team since 2013 after playing… Read more »

Clifford starts, Kelter scores for USA at rugby event in China

April 6, 2014

After wrapping up her college basketball career at Western Oregon University last year, Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River wasn’t ready to walk away from her competitive lifestyle. She was a flag football and basketball star in high school and a four-year basketball starter in college. She wasn’t going to the WNBA, but she wasn’t ready… Read more »