About the Team

Nighthawks Rugby is the newest sport at Northern Virginia Community College and the only Women’s, 2-Year Rugby Program of its kind. Established in August of 2019 by a few students who had participated in and completed the Rugby Student Leadership Program at the Loudoun Campus, these few students caught the rugby bug and it was full steam ahead.

Sportsmanship. Teamwork. Inclusion. These are the values the club was founded on and we work every day to put them into practice. Nighthawks Rugby is open to any female student enrolled at NOVA Regardless of experience. We pride ourselves on being incredibly beginner-friendly while also setting high team standards during practices and games.

We have already begun getting together this summer in anticipation of and preparation for a return to competitive play this Fall. For more information about joining the team for the 2022/23 season, please contact CJ Jackson at cecijackson@nvcc.edu.


Rugby Breakdown

Read: The Nighthawk Ruggette

Meet the Players & Coaches

Meet the Players

2023-24 NOVA Rugby Roster

Roster to be determined

2022-23 NOVA Rugby Roster

  • Alina Yamamoto

  • Allison Fowle

  • Analicia Roberts

  • Bridgette Solarte

  • Brione Perry

  • Giselle Lovo

  • Grace Carter

  • Katherine Guttierez

  • Karina Lopez

  • Layne Davis

  • Lorena Sanchez

  • Lucia Sund

  • Melanie Castillo

  • Katty Juan de Dios

  • Sharmeen Kashmiree

  • Toni White

  • Yusrah Jaouni-Salah

  • Sachi Zaveleta

  • Ruqaia Al-Husseini

  • Meghana Lokireddy

  • Janet Baig

  • Jasmine Roy

  • Lindsey Kennebeck

  • Nafeisha Tuerhons

  • Nilah Smalls

  • Rachel Chamberlain

  • Rachel Huet

Meet the Coaches

Position Vacant
Lead Coach

Nighthawks Rugby 2023/24 Schedule

Updated information to come in accordance with local, state, and national health guidance.