University of Lethbridge | Alberta | November 2 - 5

2017 Women's Rugby Championship

2016 CIS Women's Rugby Championship Participating Teams

 No. 1 Guelph Gryphons (OUA champions)

Head Coach: Colette McAuley (9th season)

Regular season record: 5-0

Regular season standing: 1st OUA Shiels Division

Playoff record: 3-0

Playoff finish: OUA champions

Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 18): No. 2

Top 10 best ranking: No. 2 (6 polls)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (6 polls): 6

Conference award winners (Shiels Division): Kendra Blackbourn (community service)

Conference all-stars (Shiels Division): Julia Schell, Alexandra King, Kylie Shaughnessy, Devon Stober, Alyssa McDonald

CIS championship appearances (including 2016): 16th  

CIS championship all-time record: 29-24-2 (.545)

CIS championship all-time medals: 11 (2-4-5)

CIS championship best result: 2-time champions (2011, 1998)

CIS championship last appearance: 2014 (5th place)

CIS championship sequence: 11th appearance in 12 years

 

 

NO. 2 OTTAWA GEE-GEES (RSEQ champions) 

Head Coach: Jennifer Boyd (4th season)

Regular season record: 7-0

Regular season standing: 1st RSEQ

Playoff record: 2-0

Playoff finish: RSEQ champions

Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 18): No. 3

Top 10 best ranking: No. 3 (6 polls)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (6 polls): 6

Conference award winners: Jennifer Boyd (coach)

Conference all-stars: Simone Savary, Alexandra Ellis, Fiona McNeill-Knowles, Jessica Foran, Elizabeth Boudreault, Emily Babcock

CIS championship appearances (including 2016): 4th 

CIS championship all-time record: 3-6 (.333)

CIS championship all-time medals: 1 (0-0-1)

CIS championship best result: Bronze (2015)

CIS championship last appearance: 2015 (Bronze)

CIS championship sequence: 3nd straight appearance

 

 

No. 3 Calgary Dinos (Canada West champions)

Head Coach: Simon Chi

Regular season record: 4-0

Regular season standing: 1st Canada West

Playoff record: 2-0

Playoff finish: Canada West champions

Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 18): No. 5

Top 10 best ranking: No. 5 (3 polls)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (6 polls): 4

Conference award winners: DeLeaka Menin (MVP), Simon Chi (coach)

Conference all-stars: DeLeaka Menin, Emily Tuttosi, Kasselle Menin, Temi Ogunjimi, Elysa Sandron

CIS championship appearances (including 2016): 1

CIS championship all-time record: 0-0-0

CIS championship all-time medals: 0

CIS championship best result: None

CIS championship last appearance: None

CIS championship sequence: 1st appearance

 

 

NO. 4 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER X-WOMEN (AUS champions)

Head Coach: Mike Cavanagh (18th season)

Regular season record: 6-0

Regular season standing: 1st AUS

Playoff record: 1-0

Playoff finish: AUS champions

Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 18): No. 4

Top 10 best ranking: No. 4 (2 polls)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (6 polls): 3

Conference award winners: Joanna Alphonso (MVP)

Conference all-stars: Joanna Alphonso, Ellen Murphy, Brooke Newsome, Miranda Sample, Jaelei Meyer, Breanna Allison

CIS championship appearances (including 2016): 19th  

CIS championship all-time record: 27-30-3 (.475)

CIS championship all-time medals: 7 (4-3-0)

CIS championship best result: 4-time champions (2014, 2012, 2010, 2006)

CIS championship last appearance: 2015 (7th/8th)

CIS championship sequence: 19th straight appearance 

 

 

NO. 5 CONCORDIA STINGERS (RSEQ finalists) 

Head Coach: Graeme McGravie (12th season)

Regular season record: 5-2

Regular season standing: 3rd RSEQ

Playoff record: 1-1

Playoff finish: RSEQ finalists

Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 18): No. 9

Top 10 best ranking: No. 7 (1 poll)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (6 polls): 6

Conference award winners: None

Conference all-stars: Alexandra Tessier, Frederique Rajotte, Jenna Thompson

CIS championship appearances (including 2016): 8th  

CIS championship all-time record: 7-16 (.304)

CIS championship all-time medals: 2 (0-1-1)

CIS championship best result: Finalists (2010)

CIS championship last appearance: 2015 (4th place)

CIS championship sequence: 3rd straight appearance

 

 

NO. 6 ACADIA AXEWOMEN (AUS finalist) 

Head Coach: Matthew Durant (7th season)

Regular season record: 4-2

Regular season standing: 2nd AUS

Playoff record: 1-1

Playoff finish: AUS finalist

Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 18): No. 10

Top 10 best ranking: No. 7 (1 poll)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (6 polls): 4

Conference award winners: Kelsey Brumm (community service)

Conference all-stars: Harley Tucker, Angela Govier, Gillian Bergsma, Natasha Johnson, Annie Kennedy

CIS championship appearances (including 2016): 3rd  

CIS championship all-time record: 0-5 (.000)

CIS championship all-time medals: 0

CIS championship best result: 6th place (2012)

CIS championship last appearance: 2015 (7th/8th)

CIS championship sequence: 2nd straight appearance

 

 

NO. 7 McMASTER MARAUDERS (OUA finalists)

Head Coach: Shaun Allen (3rd season)

Regular season record: 5-0

Regular season standing: 1st OUA Russell Division

Playoff record: 2-1

Playoff finish: OUA finalists

Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 18): No. 1

Top 10 best ranking: No. 1 (6 polls)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (6 polls): 6

Conference award winners (Russell Division): Sara Svoboda (MVP), Lydia Hicks (community service)

Conference all-stars (Russell Division): Britni French, Sara Svoboda, Colleen Irowa, Katie Svoboda 

CIS championship appearances (including 2016): 5th   

CIS championship all-time record: 9-4 (.692)

CIS championship all-time medals: 3 (1-2-0)

CIS championship best result: Gold (2015)

CIS championship last appearance: 2015 (Gold)

CIS championship sequence: 3rd consecutive appearance 

 

 

 

NO. 8 VICTORIA VIKES (Host/Canada West finalists)

Head Coach: Brittany Waters (2nd season)

Regular season record: 3-1

Regular season standing: 2nd Canada West

Playoff record: 1-1

Playoff finish: Canada West finalists

Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 18): No.8

Top 10 best ranking: No. 6 (2 polls)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (6 polls): 6

Conference award winners: None

Conference all-stars: Chelsey Minter, Julia Folk, Jess Neilson, Madeleine Graham

CIS championship appearances (including 2016): 3rd    

CIS championship all-time record: 2-4 (.333)

CIS championship all-time medals: 0

CIS championship best result: 5th place (2015)

CIS championship last appearance: 2015 (5th place)

CIS championship sequence: 2nd straight appearance