SBU’s Emily Sion Named Rugby All-American for Third Straight Year

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ST. BONAVENTURE — For the third straight yr, St. Bonaventure College’s Emily Sion has been named to the Nationwide Small Faculty Rugby Group All-American group.

A political science main from Springville, Sion completed her profession with a school-record 87 tries in fall 15s and spring 7s for the Bonnies. She graduated magna cum laude in Could and is headed for legislation college within the fall.

“Emily is among the most bodily dedicated gamers I’ve ever coached. She performed by way of each kind of bump and bruise possible, and all the time put her physique on the road for the great of the group,” stated Bonnies Coach Clarence Picard.

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“It’s unlucky she missed out on her senior 7s season and a return journey to nationals, however her affect gained’t be forgotten — 4 straight playoff berths in 15s, profitable the inaugural St. Bonaventure 7s in 2019, and nationwide rankings in each 15s and 7s.”

In spring 2019, Sion was the main scorer for the Bonnies on the NSCRO Girls’s Nationwide 7s Championships in Pittsburgh, the place the Bonnies completed 10th and reached the title match of the comfort bracket.

Sion additionally performed twice for the NSCRO 7s Choose Sides, in June 2019 outdoors Philadelphia and in February 2020 in Los Angeles.

“The group grew round Emily and her tenacity helped her teammates understand their very own potential,” Picard stated. “Her legacy will certainly encourage the following era of Bonnies girls’s rugby gamers.”



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