Faces of the Mudhens

RugbyAbby Bishop
Hometown: Hancock, MA
Position: Wing
Former Club(s): Coast Guard Academy
Years playing rugby: 5
First season with the Mudhens: Fall 2014
Rugby honors/awards: 2013 Team MVP Coast Guard Academy
Favorite thing about rugby: Making new friends!
Your dream job: Pastry Chef
Occupation: Coast Guard Officer

 

 

Qs Mudhen picAmanda “Q” Quiles
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Position: Scrumhalf
Previous Clubs: University of Arizona, Tucson Lightning, BLRC
Years playing rugby: 8
First season with the Mudhens: Spring 2010
Fun Fact: I have wanderlust.
Favorite Quote: The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by the dirt and sweat and blood. Who strives valiantly, and spends himself in a worthy cause. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither defeat or victory. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Amber Butler
Hometown: Stanwood, WA
Position: Prop
Years playing rugby: 2
Started with the Mudhens: Fall 2014
Occupation: Developer & Entrepreneur
Favorite thing about rugby: I love rugby because of the camaraderie on and off the pitch.
Fun fact: I paid for my UW education by flair Bartending

 

 

 

image1Amber Holland
Hometown: Woodinville, WA
Position: Hooker/Flanker
Former Club: Boise Nemesis
Years playing rugby: 3
Season started with the Mudhens: Spring 2015
Favorite thing about rugby: My favorite thing about rugby is probably the excitement and adrenaline during a match.

 

 

 

 

Alaska Bio PicAmy “Alaska” Seiberlich
Hometown: North Pole, AK
Position: Lock/Flanker
Former Club: Fairbanks Ravens Rugby Club
Years playing rugby: 2
Season started with the Mudhens: Spring 2014
Occupation: Naturopathic Medical Student at Bastyr University
Something you may not know about me: I met my fiancee, Holly, playing rugby in Alaska and now we get to be Mudhens together…squee!

 

 

20140927_152258Brittany Stepnioski
Hometown: Portland, OR
Position: Utility Forward
Former Clubss: Seattle Pacific University, University of Oregon, Eugene Reign and Dirty’s Merkins
Years playing rugby: 10
Season started with the Mudhens: Fall 2014
Favorite thing about rugby: The camaraderie on and off the pitch
Favorite rugby quote: Play rugby.
Occupation: American Cancer Society Community Manager
Rugby honors/awards: none that are suitable for public display

 

 

Claire Simon
Hometown: Redondo Beach, California
Position: Loosehead Prop/Lock
Former club: UW Women’s Rugby Club
Years playing rugby: 3
First season with the Mudhens: Fall 2014
Something you may not know about me: I was a competitive surfer in high school.
Favorite thing about rugby: The shorts, honestly.

 

 

 

IMG_20130516_182855Csenka Favorini-Csorba
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Position: Outside Center
Former Club: Budapest Exiles RFC
Years playing rugby: 2
Season started with the Mudhens: this season!
Something you may not know about me: I’ve visited more European countries than I have US states.

 

 

 

 

Logo.mudhenDeycha Robinson
Hometown: Washington, DC
Position: Prop, 8 man, Second Row
Former Clubs: University of Michigan Women’s Rugby Club, Michigan Black-Bears Select Side
Years playing rugby: 5 years
First season with the Mudhens: Fall 2014
Something you may not know about me: My first sport was rugby (freshman year of college). I was actually a debater in highschool.
Favorite quote: “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” ~Henry David Thoreau

 

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Hometown: Des Moines
Position: Flank
Former Club: Western Flames
Years playing rugby: 13
Season started with the Mudhens: Fall ’06
Favorite thing about rugby: MHL

 

 

 

 

Logo.mudhenJenna Pisarek
Hometown: South Berwick, ME
Position: Inside Center, Fly Half, 8-Man, Flanker, 2nd Row
Former Club(s): University of New Hampshire Women’s Rugby Club, Seacoast Women’s Rugby, Eugene Reign
Years playing rugby: 8
Season started with the Mudhens: Spring 2014
Something you may not know about me: I also referee rugby
Favorite thing about rugby: Finesse plays and passes
Occupation: Product Analyst

 

 

Logo.mudhenJenny Gawf
Hometown: Lafayette, CO
Position: Flanker
Former Club: UW Women’s Rugby
Years playing rugby: 7
First season with the Mudhens: 2010
My favorite thing about rugby is the family you gain by becoming a rugger.  I’ve been given an apartment to stay in India, cheered for the Eagles with strangers in Chicago and come back from injuries because of the support of my rugby family. There is nothing like it.

 

 

Jill_MudhensJillian Claire Schneeman
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Position: Wing
Former Club: WRFC (Willamette University Women’s Rugby)
Years playing rugby: 4
First season with the Mudhens: 4th season with the Hens
Something you may not know about me:  I got a Masters in Russian Language and Literature at a university in Simferopol, Ukraine
Occupation: Travel Agent at MIR Corporation

 

 

10644799_761913253866068_4969700275299664009_nLiz Reed
Hometown: Marysville, WA
Position: Fullback
Years playing rugby: 2
First season with the Mudhens: Fall 2014
Favorite Thing About Rugby: I love the physical intensity of the game and how it takes the whole team to be successful. I also love the community that you establish with your teammates and even opponents. Rugby has been a great part of this new chapter in my life.
Dream Job: I want to be a Primary Care Physician in a low -income Community Health Center. I eventually want to be a part of Doctors Without Borders and travel the world serving underserved populations.

 

unnamed (1)Liz Snow
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Position: Back Line
Former Club: Seattle Breakers – High School
Years playing rugby: 2
First season with the Mudhens: Spring 2015
Fun fact: I run half marathons!
Occupation: Food & Health Access program manager

 

 

barryMaddie Mador
Hometown: New London, CT
Position: Second Row, Loose Forward, Scrumhalf
Former Club: GW Women’s Rugby Football Club, DC Furies
Years playing rugby: 5
First season with the Mudhens: Fall 2014
Occupation: Code.org Ops Coordinator
Fun fact: My pillow pet Barry is featured in this photo.
Favorite Quote: “Good, better, best – never let it rest ’til your good is your better and your better is your best.”

 

IMG_2859Sarie Harris
Hometown: Kaneohe, HI
Position: 8-man
Former Clubs: Kenyon Women’s Rugby Club, Kalihi Raiders, Hawaii Harlequins
Years playing rugby: 8
First season with the Mudhens: Fall 2014
Fun fact: I went to Thailand to teach for a year on a Fulbright scholarship. I’m currently studying for my MA at UW for teaching English (TESOL)
Rugby honors/awards: Forwards Captain for 2 years in college

 

 

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Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Position: Flanker
Former clubs: Western Washington University, Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club
Years playing rugby: 8
First season with the Mudhens: Fall 2012
Fun fact: I have a cat named Jack that I adopted after fostering him for 6 months. I fell in love and couldn’t give him away!
Dream job: Disneyland Character, not as a Princess but as Winnie the Pooh or Genie