Legendary New York 7s: The Tour

Four days, four teams, one tournament. The New York 7s is the biggest and longest running single-day tournament in the USA. In 2016, there were 139 team entries and once again, the annual tournament proved to be the place for character building in the face of adversity.

Our 2016 Elite U18 Boys team was the first to hit the pitch. Some easy wins and some difficult ones as well. Coach Greg Thaggard claims the mental strength of the team while facing opponents who train together all year was key in winning the Plate. The Open U18 Boys had a bit of an easier run, led by Canada U20 player and new Coach Steven Ng. He says he witnessed the athletes applying lessons from each past game to every new game they played. They too took home the hardware!

The Open U18 Girls’ team won every game – running, passing and tackling with precision. Coach Marc Labbe credits the team’s same day development for the Cup win. The Elite U18 Girls team took to the pitch with equal amounts of vigour and confidence. The athletes, from across Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario, spanning grades 10 through CEGEP and first year university, worked in unison according to coaches Sean Dunleavy and Sonny Raina. Opponents could match neither their skills nor game sense, and the EORU Elite U18 girls took the Cup for the first time!

Our athletes are ready for the 2017 NY7s Tournament! EORU is proud to name our squads:

Elite U18 Girls

Erika Barton – UGuelph

Regan Casey – Barrhaven Scottish RFC

Linnea Dalvi – Barrhaven Scottish RFC

Maddy Kushner – Ottawa Irish

Victoria Lawrence – Ottawa Irish

Ashley MacKenzie – Algonquin

Brie Martey – Ottawa Irish

Leah Pedis – Algonquin

Ally Rupar – Ottawa Irish

Sydney Seymour – Cornwall Claymores

Meredith Sirrs – Ottawa Irish

Zoe Spronk – Kingston Panthers


Open U18 Girls

Brooke Bean – Ottawa Indians

Sophie Duguay – Ottawa Irish

Charlotte Elliott – Belleville Bulldogs

Leah Hotte – Barrhaven Scottish RFC

Julia Latremouille – Ottawa Irish

Caleigh McMillan – Ottawa Irish

Ngozi Mosindi – Ottawa Irish

Mikyla Kola – Ottawa Indians

Jessie Porter-MacLennan – Ottawa Irish

Rachel Streekstra – Brockville RFC

Quynhi Tran – Ottawa Irish

Tori Wentz – Kingston Panthers


Open U18 Boys

Jabu Adongo – Ottawa Indians

Isaiah Andrews – Kingston Panthers

Erik Baptiste – Ottawa Irish

Taha Chahrour – ByTown Blues

Dylan Digirolamo – TIRF

Adrian Liepmann – ByTown Blues

Alex McClure – ByTown Blues

Reed Melenhorst – Ottawa Indians

Cody Nhanala – Ottawa Indians

Terence Spencer – Ottawa Irish

Glenn Roy – Ottawa Irish


In addition, we are sending a handful of EORU athletes to join in with the Misfits Elite U18 boys team:

Josh Andrews – RMC – Misfit7s

Isaac Brown – UOttawa – Misfit7s

Duncan Phillips – Ottawa Indians – Rogues

Will Saikaley – Algonquin – Misfit7s

David Stoltz – Barrhaven Scottish RFC – Misfit7s

Jojo Thaggard – Barrhaven Scottish RFC – Misfit7s