Women's Rugby

Become part of our team.


About Us

We are the UR Sledgehammers! We strive first and foremost to be awesome, to make a rugger out of everyone and finally to RUCK, MAUL, and SCRUM our way to victory! We want to spread the amazing and exhilarating sport of RUGBY to the campus community because big or small, tall or short, we can make a rugger out of anyone so come check us out! Absolutely no experience needed! The Women's Rugby for the University of Rochester does not discriminate against any individual or organization of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law.









Team Experience

We are a team that is devoted to both creating a supportive atmosphere and being competitive on the field! We have competed on the national level but that doesn't stop us from being a fun loving group. Come to our practices to find friends for life and to learn skills you never knew you could have!


In the Fall practices are held Monday/Wednesday from 8-10pm at Southside field. Reach out if you are thinking about coming!


We compete in the Western division of the Upstate New York Small College Women's Rugby Conference. We usually have a game every Saturday of the season.


We love to get together off the field as well! We're a tight group and if you're looking for a place to fit in in college, this might be it.

Our Team

Lea Billeci Profile

Lea Billeci

Isabel Milner Profile

Isabel Milner

Recruitment Chair
Maya Baumann Profile

Maya Baumann

Diversity and Inclusion Chair
Chessie Hoekzema Profile

Chessie Hoekzema

Match Secretary
Ariela Zuckerman Profile

Ariela Zuckerman

Social Chair
Yukiko Yamamoto Profile

Yukiko Yamamoto

Recruitment Chair
Victoria Usachev Profile

Victoria Usachev

Publicity Chair
Francisca Barria Lopez Profile

Francisca Barria Lopez

Diversity and Inclusion Chair
Ember Johnson Profile

Ember Johnson

Programming/Event Chair
Ella Richardson Profile

Ella Richardson

Programming/Event Chair
Shahzoda Nasimjonova Profile

Shahzoda Nasimjonova

Business Manager
Stephanie Smith Profile

Stephanie Smith

Fundraising Chair
Sam Ellrich Profile

Sam Ellrich

Sahara Walto Profile

Sahara Walto

Compliance Officer
Kyle deManincor Profile

Kyle deManincor