Who's Who on the All Blues Executive Board 2017

As a player-run organization, we are proud of the work that our All Blues executive members put in in order to keep us on the pitch, playing the game that we love. Since our beloved ex-POTAB Phoebe moved to New York earlier this year (love you Phoebs!), there have been some changes in the line-up. Presenting...the All Blues Executive Board of 2017! Keep scrolling below to find some tidbits on our favorite people.

President & Acting WPL VP: Bridget DeSantis

D2 VP: Allie Byrne

7s VP: Evan Hoese

Treasurer: Evan Hoese

Secretary: Lexie Thomas

Fundraising Co-Directors: Sonia Globerson-Lamb & Kyra Trowbridge

Fundraising Team: Gigi Tricocci

Sponsorship Coordinator: Maggie Simpson

Fields Secretary: Sam Miller

Travel Coordinator: Monika Rozkowska

Equipment Manager: Nicole DeRose

Community Outreach Director: Lisa Dombroski

Social Chair: Kedra Davis

Alumnae Coordinator: Julie "JQ" Kieu

Media Director: Maja Wichrowska

Media Team: Madison Taylor & Victoria Abrenica

Merchandise Manager: Cassandra Tong

Recruitment Coordinator: Kyra Trowbridge

Exiting and incoming exec board members taking a quick hike/break at the two-day, annual retreat held in Yosemite earlier this year.                       Photo credit: Madison Taylor

Exiting and incoming exec board members taking a quick hike/break at the two-day, annual retreat held in Yosemite earlier this year.                       Photo credit: Madison Taylor

Bridget DeSantis / President & Acting WPL VP / Hook, prop

Bridget DeSantis / President & Acting WPL VP / Hook, prop

BRIDGET DESANTIS, President & Acting WPL VP

RUGBY POSITION: Hook, prop.  

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? I make sure the day-to-day operations continue with minimal hiccups, while keeping in mind the strategic vision and sustainability of the club. I also support other members of the exec board when they need help, in an effort to keep the club running smoothly.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT? Well, since Saturday's a Rugby Day, I usually cook a delicious meal, listen to a book on tape or music while I do laundry, house work, and pack my kit bag before going to bed early. Every now and then I'll divert from that boring routine and have a game night with a few friends.

VACATION DESTINATION? Go-to: Yosemite or Northwest. Dream: Patagonia.

Allie Byrne / D2 VP / Lock

Allie Byrne / D2 VP / Lock

ALLIE BYRNE, D2 VP

RUGBY POSITION: Lock

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM?  I help to organize and coordinate our spring season, making sure players and coaches have the resources they need to be successful on the pitch.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT?  Eating ice cream and watching movies.

VACATION DESTINATION?  Anywhere I can find frogs.

Evan Hoese / Treasurer and VP of 7s / Flanker, outside center

Evan Hoese / Treasurer and VP of 7s / Flanker, outside center

EVAN HOESE, Treasurer and VP of 7s

RUGBY POSITION: Flanker; Outside Center

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? As treasurer, I keep track of our finances. As VP of 7s, I coordinate our 7s season.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT? Netflix and/or reading

VACATION DESTINATION? Costa Rica

Lexie Thomas / Secretary / Prop, hooker

Lexie Thomas / Secretary / Prop, hooker

LEXIE THOMAS, Secretary

RUGBY POSITION: Prop and hooker

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? I keep a record of the Exec Board's process and decisions in meetings, and I'm in charge of administration and correspondence.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT? Eat. Pray. Sleep

VACATION DESTINATION? Tuscany and Santorini

Sonia Globerson-Lamb / Fundraising co-director / Flanker, 8

Sonia Globerson-Lamb / Fundraising co-director / Flanker, 8

SONIA GLOBERSON-LAMB, Fundraising co-director

RUGBY POSITION: Flanker, 8

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM?  We make all the money!! Without fundraising and sponsorship, or team simply could not exist. We fundraise over half of the money that our team uses to operate

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT?  Oooooh! This just got personal! ;)

VACATION DESTINATION?  Mongolia July 2017!!

Kyra Trowbridge / Fundraising co-director / Wing, fullback

Kyra Trowbridge / Fundraising co-director / Wing, fullback

KYRA TROWBRIDGE, Fundraising co-director

RUGBY POSITION: Wing, fullback

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM?  We help raise the money for the team.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT?  Just hanging out and eating.

VACATION DESTINATION? Anything outdoors. Camping anywhere. Backpacking across Europe. ???

Giana Tricocci / Fundraising team / Prop

Giana Tricocci / Fundraising team / Prop

GIANA TRICOCCI, Fundraising team

RUGBY POSITION: Prop

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? We be helpin raise da money

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT? Hanging out with Florence, watching Ted talks & drinking pedialyte. (;

VACATION DESTINATION? Tibet or Nepal

Maggie Simpson / Sponsorship committee / Wing, center

Maggie Simpson / Sponsorship committee / Wing, center

MAGGIE SIMPSON, Sponsorship Committee

RUGBY POSITION: Wing, Center

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM?  I help find people and companies that are willing to give money to help keep dues low.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT?  English breakfast tea, dark chocolate, Brahms, and Agatha Christie in my bed.

VACATION DESTINATION?  San Diego's beaches

Sam Miller / Fields Secretary / Inside center, outside center, fullback

Sam Miller / Fields Secretary / Inside center, outside center, fullback

SAMANTHA MILLER, Fields Secretary

RUGBY POSITION: Inside/outside centre/fullback that one time lol

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM?  I help to schedule and secure fields for all of our seasons (WPL, D2, 7s). Find fields for extra things like Nationals camps, or last minute field changes.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT?  Depends on the season! Spring - high school rugby. Rest of the year - hanging out with friends!

VACATION DESTINATION?  Next out of country trip will probably be to Hungary to visit friends

Mon Rozkowska / Travel Coordinator / Scrumhalf, flanker, wing

Mon Rozkowska / Travel Coordinator / Scrumhalf, flanker, wing

MONIKA ROZKOWSKA, Travel Coordinator

RUGBY POSITION: Scrumhalf, flanker, wing

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? I help organize travel and accommodations for the the team's far away games.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT? Settler's of Catan with the housemates and lots of water before the upcoming rugby day.

VACATION DESTINATION? Peru please!

Nicole DeRose / Equipment manager / Flanker

Nicole DeRose / Equipment manager / Flanker

NICOLE DEROSE, Equipment manager

RUGBY POSITION: Flanker

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? Make sure equipment is at practice so people can practice?

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT? Asleep early because I'm an old lady.

VACATION DESTINATION? Nelson, New Zealand

Lisa Dombroski / Community outreach director / Backs

Lisa Dombroski / Community outreach director / Backs

LISA DOMBROSKI, Community outreach director

RUGBY POSITION: Backs

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? Getting our brand out there. Giving the people what they want.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT?  Golf? Drinks? Reading?

VACATION DESTINATION? Iceland!

Kedra Davis / Social chair / 8-man, lock

Kedra Davis / Social chair / 8-man, lock

KEDRA DAVIS, Social Chair

RUGBY POSITION: 8-man, lock

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? I strive to create a welcoming, fun, and team-centered environment for rookies as well as veteran players.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT? Pre-game: sleeping, icing, and eating with the occasional team dinner lol. Not pre-game: going out with friends to dinner, a bar, a club, or some other adventure.

VACATION DESTINATION? New Zealand

Julie Kieu / Alumnae Coordinator / Prop

Julie Kieu / Alumnae Coordinator / Prop

JULIE KIEU, Alumnae coordinator

RUGBY POSITION: Prop

Details forthcoming!

Maja Wichrowska / Media director / Lock, center, 8-man

Maja Wichrowska / Media director / Lock, center, 8-man

MAJA WICHROWSKA, Media Director

RUGBY POSITION: Lock, Center, 8-man

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM?  The media team is central with engaging with our fans and our community. We promote fundraisers, matches, and other events on social media, and take care of everything for film to live tweeting games.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT?  Cooking for the weekend, drinking a glass of wine, and catching up on the Daily Show

VACATION DESTINATION?  Right now, I'm planning a trip to Argentina

Madison Taylor / Media Team / scrumhalf, wing, flanker

Madison Taylor / Media Team / scrumhalf, wing, flanker

MADISON TAYLOR, Media Team

RUGBY POSITION: Scrum Half, Wing, Flanker

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? My role on the team is beneficial as I provide updates related to the All Blues Women's Rugby team to the public via Instagram.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT?  Eating cold spaghettios out of a can watching Netflix because I am an adult and make my own decisions.

VACATION DESTINATION?  Deep sea fishing in Alaska.

Vic Abrenica / Media Team / Wing

Vic Abrenica / Media Team / Wing

VICTORIA ABRENICA, Media Team

RUGBY POSITION: Wing

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM?  I coordinate the monthly newsletter and post events and game photos on FB. The media team is responsible for crafting the All Blues' public image and maintaining links to the player base and alum community.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT?  Chilling hard with LD at Oya's place during rugby season. Otherwise probably hanging out at my co-op watching Netflix and/or cooking.

VACATION DESTINATION?  Somewhere with warm waters and mountains to climb/hike

Cassandra Tong / Merchandise manager / Flanker

Cassandra Tong / Merchandise manager / Flanker

CASSANDRA TONG, Merchandise manager

RUGBY POSITION: Flanker

HOW DOES YOUR ROLE ON THE BOARD BENEFIT THE TEAM? Make n bake all the fun stuff - gear, jerseys, merch, etc.

TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT? Ice cream.

VACATION DESTINATION? Tahoe.