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The Harlequins traveled to Tuscon, Arizona this November to complete in the 9th annual WPL National Championships. Atlanta lost a hard fought first match to Chicago North Shore, 24-5, and missed out on a spot in the 5th place playoff. The Harlequins ended the weekend on a high note with a great 34-10 win against the D.C. Furies.
The team laughed, they cried, and in true #DWFA fashion they crushed the social! The Quins are excited to have this platform for growth in the offseason. Thank you to alumni, family, and friends that supported the Fall WPL season and trip to nationals!
After a great Fall season that ended with a 45-10 win over the Augusta Furies, the D2 squad is kicking off practices in the beginning of February! If you would like to join them, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Mo Compito
Hometown: Sterling, Virginia
Occupation: Senior Financial Analyst at American Cancer Society
Years playing rugby: 10
College rugby team: Virginia Tech
Favorite rugby memory:
The season that the Quins won D1 nationals, and being part of the rugby community that took over Chicago to watch the All Blacks vs. USA!
What does being a Harlequin mean to you?
It means I have the opportunity to be part of something challenging but wonderful and full of growth.
2/24 D2 @ Columbia
3/17 D2 vs Charleston @ Life
3/24 D2 @ Nash Bash
4/7 D2 vs Augusta @ Life
1/27 Trees Atlanta Volunteering
3/3 Flip Cup Tournament
3/17 Spring Alumni Game
5/12 Annual Golf Tournament
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WPL Week 4: Quins defeat New York 26-10 in New York.
WPL Week 3: Quins defeat D.C. Furies 19-14 at home.
WPL Week 2: Quins fall to New York 21-10 at home.
WPL Week 1: Quins fall to Minnesota Amazons 55-0 in Minnesota.
D2 Scrimmage v. Life: Quins & friends (Emory & North Georgia) fell to Life Women 38-10.
D2 Match 1: Match v. Columbia will be rescheduled due to Hurricane Joaquin. New date is TBD.
Atlanta Harlequins Announce Creation of U-19 Team
The Atlanta Harlequins are excited to announce the creation of a Harlequins U-19 team
With many inaugural players coming from the former Kennesaw Mountain High School Girls Rugby Club, the new Atlanta Harlequins U-19 team will be the third side fielded under the AHWRFC banner after the Women’s Premier League (WPL) squad and the Division II “Deuces” squad. The U-19 team will be comprised of players from around the Atlanta metro area, regardless of high school affiliation.
Practices for the 2015 Spring 15s season:
BEGINNING: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 7:30–9 PM
Harmony Grove Soccer Complex 119 Harmony Grove Road Lilburn, GA 30047
Everyone is welcome to run around with us, regardless of age or experience! Bring cleats, a mouth guard, and water.
The Harlequins D2 squad's Spring 2015 Schedule is also set. See our Schedule page for more info.
Solidified As A Legend Candace Hall November 12, 2014
When I look around the world, I sometimes wonder – what makes one person stand out more than another? What makes one person a celebrity – a legend even? What makes this or that person a name to be remembered?
Sometimes it’s one or two things they’ve done that makes them a remembered person and makes them famous (or infamous, in some cases). Sometimes its endorsement deals. And then sometimes it's the thing that they do day in and day out. For years. For a lifetime even. Does the recognition always come? For some, it doesn’t. But this time – finally – the recognition has come for one particular name that needs to be remembered.
This coming Monday, World Cup Champion, former USA Eagle, and Club-Level National Champion Patty “Jeeves” Jervey will be inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame – a member of the first class of women to hold the prestigious spot.
Hailing from Marietta, Georgia, Patty’s 31-year rugby career (that’s still not over, I might add) started at the University of South Carolina. She later solidified her rugby career with a transfer to Florida State University – the same university that produced other female rugby greats such as Candi Orsini and Kathy Flores – where her position as a center (and sometimes wing) really took off.
While many rugby players consider retiring somewhere in their 30s or 40s, on her 50th birthday, Patty played in a friendly match against NOVA (Northern Virginia). And just this past weekend, played with the Harlequins in the 2014 Women’s Premier League National Playoffs, where this season she’s had a go at playing both 8-man and flanker.
Over the years, Patty’s relentless and lifelong dedication to the sport of rugby has earned her: A coveted spot as a USA Eagle, with her first appearance in 1989 A World Cup title (the USA defeated England 19-6 in the first Women’s Rugby World Cup in 1991) Four additional World Cup appearances as a USA Eagle (1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006) 40 caps (only recently surpassed by USA prop Jamie Burke) A record for the most international points scored with 178 total points A Division I National Championship (2012 with her club team Atlanta Harlequins) Coaching positions with USA Rugby South Women’s All Stars and the Harlequins
Patty’s legacy is one that is well known in the women’s rugby community, and now, she’s been given her place amongst rugby greats like All Black Jonah Lomu and Springbok Francoise Pienaar – a well-deserved spot for a player that has reached the highest levels of rugby and has had a hand in cultivating the sport both internationally and domestically.
As her teammate and on behalf of the Atlanta Harlequins, I’d like to give the biggest congratulations and three cheers to Patty Jervey on this and all of her accomplishments.
Stay Frosty, PJ.
Additional Media Coverage:
IRB Press Release | 2014 IRB Hall of Fame Inductee: Patty JerveyIRB YouTube | Hall of Fame Women InducteesUSA Rugby | IRB Hall of Fame Welcomes 15 New Inductees ESPN Scrum | Women Inducted to IRB Hall of Fame for First TimeGoff Rugby Report | Jervey Among 14 into IRB Hall of FameHarlequin Alumni Peg Davis YouTube | Patty Jervey IRB Rugby Hall of Fame 2014Getty Images | IRB Awards and Hall of Fame Inductions
9/28/14: WPL v. D.C. Furies: L – 24-19 | Video D2 v. Nashville: T – 15-15
10/4/14: D2 @ Jacksonville: W – 41-19
10/12/14: WPL @ New York: W – 48-5 | Video
For the latest WPL Nationals information, visit our 2014 WPL Nationals page.
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Harlequins A (National Qual. Matches): 22-0 over Orlando 29-5 over Vice City Sting 27-12 over Orlando (Championship Match)
Harlequins B (the FarleyQuins): 34-5 over Defiant 7s 21-7 over AAA 7s 36-5 over North Georgia 7s 29-10 over North Georgia 7s 29-17 over AAA 7s (Championship Match)
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In our 3rd WPL match, the Quins fell to the Minnesota Amazons at home, 47-5.The Quins2 side defeated the Atlanta ARC Angels 43-0.
Our 4th WPL match, the Quins defeated the San Diego Surfers at home, 45-12.
In our 5th & 6th WPL matches, the Quins fell to the Berkeley All Blues (44-14) and the Minnesota Amazons (70-0), both away matches.