Monthly Archives: November 2015

Purchase T-shirts

Mount Holyoke Women’s Rugby Football Club has designed t-shirts that can be purchased for only $10.  All proceeds of this fundraiser go towards improving Mount Holyoke Women’s Rugby program. 

Black “Wanna Ruck” T-shirts

Material: 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL
Price: $10 each

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Other shirts available for purchase:

Blue “Turning Rookies Into Vets” T-shirts

Material: 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL

Price: $10 each

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To make a purchase, please contact our Treasurer, Basil Bartlett ( If you need a shirt mailed to you, please add $4 for shipping.


Equipment Collection

Do you have a old pair of cleats or a new mouth guard you never got around to using sitting in the back of your closet? Just bought a new pair or knee socks that don’t fit? Don’t know what to do with them? Donate your used cleats to Mount Holyoke College Women’s Rugby Equipment Collection!

In our efforts to be inclusive of all students, regardless of their financial situation, theMount Holyoke  Rugby team is starting an equipment collection! We have made it our goal as a program to not let someone’s financial limitations prevent them from playing rugby; traditionally, that has meant working out alternative payment plans with players who are having trouble paying their dues. However, the need is still great. We want to ensure that no one misses out on being a part of the rugby family simply because they do not have the necessary equipment.

Rugby should be accessible to all players regardless of financial situations, however due to financial limitations players often cannot receive the equipment needed to participate.

You can help MHC Rugby by donating:

  • Your new or gently used cleats
  • A new or gently used pair of knee-high socks (white, light blue, or navy blue)
  • A new mouth guard
  • New or gently used rugby shorts
  • New or gently used rugby balls

Don’t have equipment collecting dust in your closet? Still want to donate? Donations of any shape or size are greatly appreciated and financial donations can make a huge difference for players.

  • $5 can buy one player a rugby shirt
  • $10 buys a brand new mouth guard
  • $20 pays for one player’s dues
  • $40-50 can buy a pair of new cleats
  • $50 can buy a new box of med tape

To donate equipment, email Ellie Viggiani at to arrange a time to drop-off equipment.

Questions? Email Ellie Viggiani at or Erin Murdock at

To make a financial contribution online, use the directions found under the “Donations” menu or to mail a check to our president,

Mail to:

Erin Murdock

2542 Blanchard Campus Center

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA, 01075

Thanks again for all you do to support Mount Holyoke College Rugby. We couldn’t do it without you!  


Thank you so much for looking through Mount Holyoke College, Rugby Football Club’s website! As a club team,we often do not receive enough funds to completely cover the cost of our equipment, uniforms, or events in which we want to compete in. Any donations received go directly towards the costs of registration, new uniforms, equipment, transportation, or unexpected costs that come up during the semester. With your help, we hope to buy the necessary equipment and gear in order for us to become a more competitive club. Donations of any size or shape are greatly appreciated. In addition to accepting check donations, we also accept equipment donations (see our Equipment Collection tab).

To donate, please write a check payable to the “Mount Holyoke College, Rugby Football Club” and mail it to our President, Erin Murdock at

Erin Murdock

2542 Blanchard Campus Center

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA, 01075

If you have any questions, please email Erin Murdock at

Thank you for donations any shape or size!

Recent Donation News:

Mount Holyoke Rugby Club is honored to thank Mr. Doug Keller for his kind and generous donation!

The Team

As of 2017-2018

Active Members: 

Emma Beck ‘18

Erin Murdock  ‘18

Jody Phelps ‘18

Julia Seiple ‘18

Nyk Lifson ‘18

Lilliana Beckman ’19

Arden Wilkinson ‘19

Basil Bartlett ‘19

Calum Gray ‘19

Catherine Tremblay ‘19

Kerstin Lindgren ‘19

Liz Tucksmith ‘19

Madison Woodley ‘19

Jami Tuttle ’19

Alexis Helgeson ‘20

Angel Ohome ‘20

Anna Stone ‘20

Anne-Gail Moreland ‘20

Claire Lunetta ‘20

Ellie Viggiani ‘20

Elyse Tunkelrott ‘20

Emily Kellogg ‘20

Taylor Chou ’20

Audrey Finlay ’20

Mikayla Henzel ’20

Haily Verelst ’21

Martha Louise ’21

Chelsea Galicia ’21

Olivia Oswald ’21

Bridget Johnson ’21

Lanie Richards ’21

Rebecca “Skyler” Shipman ’21

Hannah Summerfield ’21


The 2016-2017 Rugby Board

The 2016-2017 Rugby Board 

Head Coach: Julie LeGrand


President:   Erin Murdock

Class Year: 2018



Co-Captain: Liz Tucksmith

Class Year: 2019


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Co-Captain: Catherine Tremblay

Class Year: 2019


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Match and Field Secretary: Emma Beck

Class Year: 2018


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Treasurer: Basil Bartlett

Class Year: 2019


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Social Chair: Anna Stone

Class Year: 2020



Social Chair: Alexis Helgeson

Class Year: 2020


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Equipment Manager: Ellie Viggiani

Class Year: 2020


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Senate Positions 

Student Org Senator: Jody Phelps

Class Year: 2018


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Photography Credit: Doug Keller & Mount Holyoke Rugby