News | June 26, 2022

Army Three-Peats in 2022 Armed Forces Women’s Rugby

By Mr. Steven Dinote, U.S. Armed Forces Sports Secretariat U.S. Armed Forces Sports

Army goes undefeated in their third straight Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship to capture the 2022 title.

On opening night, Army and Air Force beat Navy in separate matches, with Coast Guard edging out the Marine Corps 14-12.  

On day two of competition, Army and Air Force continued to dominate the tournament leading up to their face-to-face match-up.  Army beat Air Force in a close 10-7 match elevating them into first place. 

Air Force closed out the tournament with a 25-17 victory over Air Force to take silver.  

Coast Guard finished third overall with their win over the Marines and 10-10 tie versus Navy. Marine Corps finished fourth and Navy in fifth.  

The 2022 event is the third Women’s Rugby Championship in the program’s history and the only competition to feature five Service branch women teams at an Armed Forces Championship. Each 
Service team held tryout’s leading up to the championship to round out the 15-person roster. 

At the end of the tournament, the Service representatives selected the Armed Forces All-Tournament Team in attendance. This year’s team is:

1LT Madison Hovren (Army) - Ft. Gordon, Ga.
SSG Lolita Galdones (Army) - Ft. Meade, Md.
ENS Sarah Skinner (Navy) - Annapolis, MD
LT Katrina Dreier (USCG) - Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Baltimore, MD
MSgt Sahtara Wehe (USAF) - Spangdahlem AB, Germany
LCpl Vivian Aragon (USMC) - MCB Camp Pendleton, CA
PO2 Jordan Day (USCG) - Sector North Carolina

Visit www.armedforcessports.defense.gov to learn more about the Armed Forces Sports program.