As the women’s team continued on a few years after student coach and captain Carolyn Drouin graduated, she highlights that it was hard to run a club that doesn’t have much support from the administration, no funding, and no coach. Being intrigued by rugby from a televised men’s Stanford team and learning that CSUMB had a men’s team, Carrie got motivated to play and start a women’s team. She says that the first year of the CSUMB women’s rugby, the team had approximately 10-11 women scraping together whoever they could gather.
As Carrie had taken on the role as captain and coach from the spring of 2000 until she graduated in 2003, Adrienne “Inga” Goldsworth, Chanelle Raboteau, and Shannon (McElfresh) Hall took over Carrie’s role when she left. Ramsay Borthwick, who back then had worked at the brewery in Marina, started to help to coach the women’s team in 2005. Unfortunately, a few years later, the women’s team collapsed as well.
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