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, or if you have any questions, email Hannah Summerfield-Gonchar at

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

Mail to:

Mikayla Henzel
50 College St MHC 4696
South Hadley, MA, 01075


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


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. This year, we unfortunately were under budgeted by over $6000. 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 monetary donations, we also accept equipment donations.
In our efforts to be inclusive of all students, regardless of their financial situation, we are also looking for equipment donations. It is our goal to not let someone’s financial situation prevent them from playing rugby.

  • $5 can buy one player a rugby shirt
  • $10 buys a brand new mouth guard
  • $65 pays for one player’s dues and fees
  • $40-50 can buy a pair of new cleats
  • $100 can get us transportation to an away game
  • $250 can fund a home game!
To make a tax-deductible donation to MHC Rugby, instructions on how to do so through the Office of Advancement can be found at this link . Specify that you would like your gift to support the “Rugby Club Fund.”


As for equipment, donations of cleats, blue knee-high socks, and mouth guards are some of the things we are in need of.

If you have any questions about donations, please email Mikayla Henzel at

Thank you for your donations and/or equipment of any shape or size!

The Team

Spring 2018

Active Members: 

Emma Beck ‘18

Nyk Lifson ‘18

Erin Murdock  ‘18

Jody Phelps ‘18

Julia Seiple ‘18

Basil Bartlett ‘19

Lilliana Beckman ’19

Kerstin Lindgren ‘19

Clark Gray ‘19

Margarita Tenisi ’19

Catherine Tremblay ‘19

Liz Tucksmith ‘19

Jami Tuttle ’19

Madison Woodley ‘19

Taylor Chou ’20

Audrey Finlay ’20

Mikayla Henzel ’20

Emily Kellogg ‘20

Claire Lunetta ‘20

Anne-Gail Moreland ‘20

Angel Ohome ‘20

Anna Stone ‘20

Elyse Tunkelrott ‘20

Catharine Dow ’21

Bridget Johnson ’21

Ava Karp ’21

Olivia Oswald ’21

Rebecca Reichel ’21

Lanie Richards ’21

Cheyenne Schafer ’21

Hanna Schoenbaum ’21

Skyler Shipman ’21

Hannah Summerfield ’21

Hailey Verelst ’21

Kenna Wladis ’21

Social Members: 

Ellie Viggiani ’20

Alexis Helgeson ’20

The 2017-2018 Rugby Board

The 2017-2018 Rugby Board 

MHC Rugby Constitution



President:   Anna Stone

Class Year: 2020






Captain: Liz Tucksmith

Class Year: 2019






Captain: Catie Tremblay

Class Year: 2019






Match and Field Secretary: Claire Lunetta

Class Year: 2020







Treasurer: Mikayla Henzel

Class Year: 2020







Social Chair: Jami Tuttle

Class Year: 2019




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Social Chair: Elyse Tunkelrott

Class Year: 2020







Equipment Manager: Hannah Summerfield-Gonchar

Class Year: 2021




Senate Positions 

Student Org Senator: Lilliana Beckmann

Class Year: 2018