The Orion

Wildcat of the Week – Stefani Bergerhouse

Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Noah Enns and Kate Angeles

May 16, 2018

Stefani Bergerhouse is a senior and four-year member of the women's rugby team. Bergerhouse played the best game of her career in the national championship game May 5 against the University of Central Florida, leading the team with five tries in a convincing 54-26 victory.Q: How would you describe the...

After Chico wins title, McFall named most outstanding player in conference

Darby McFall was named most outstanding player in the Pacific Mountain Rugby Conference. Photo courtesy of John Cort

Noah Enns

May 6, 2018

Leader and team captain of the No. 1 women's rugby team in the nation Darby McFall was named Pacific Mountain Rugby Conference Most Outstanding Player of the Year.McFall, a senior, has been a part of Chico State's rugby club all four years that she has been at Chico State and has been played a major r...

Chico State’s No. 1 women’s rugby team eyes championship dreams in round of 16

Darby McFall looking to make a pass in a home match against UC Davis. Photo Courtesy: John Cort

Noah Enns

April 20, 2018

The No. 1 Chico State women's rugby club is heading to Stanford this weekend to take part in the Spring Championship Round of 16. The club takes on UC Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. Saturday."I think we had an idea we were going to have a pretty good season, but we definitely try to stay humble and hungry," said fullback Darby McFall. "We definitely know...

Women’s Rugby team surpasses Division II

During a game opener, the women's rugby team battles for the ball. Photo credit: Makayla Hopkins

Cydney Nance

November 6, 2016

While rugby is still a fairly unknown sport it is the only Division I sport that is affiliated with Chico State.Rugby has not been an Olympic sport since 1924, but because of its recent induction into the 2016 Olympics, it has put the sport on the map.The Chico State team begins its season in Januar...

Win over Stanford gives women’s rugby team new confidence (full gallery)

Carlos Islas

February 26, 2016

In a game against their rival, the Chico State women’s rugby team won its biggest game of the season when they beat Stanford University 36-17 at home on Feb. 13. The win improves the Wildcats' record to 1-3 and moves them into third place in the Pacific Mountain West division. In previous meetings...

Rugby rookies drive for championship pitch

Greg Silvia

February 18, 2014

Winning the USA Rugby College National Championships is a goal of the Chico State women’s rugby team’s strong rookie class. After five seniors graduated last year, the Wildcats were able to get an influx of youthful talent, adding nine rookies to this year’s squad. Natalie Oelsner, a three-year member of th...

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