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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
RUGBY POSITION: Prop
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
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.
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
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.