Herd Rugby is proud to celebrate Saraia McGee as the program’s first high school rugby commitment.
Saraia comes from Tennessee and with her team, the Lady Raptors, won the 2021 Tennessee Girls 15s HS State Championship. https://www.goffrugbyreport.com/news/raptors-take-girls-title-tennessee She primarily has experience on the wing, but is gaining experience as a center and fullback.
While Saria is a 15s state champion, she began her rugby career as a 7s athlete. In 2021, she earned a spot on the regional select side, USA South Panthers, first playing at Tropical 7s. Saraia will reprise her Panthers role at Tropical 7s against this year, as well as play in other spring 7s invitationals for USA South.
When asked why she chose Howard University, Saria states, “because I want to experience its prestigious past and contribute to a new generation of greatness. Being able to not only further my education but play rugby at such an elite school surrounded by other powerful Black people will be a life-altering opportunity and I truly can not wait for it to begin.”
We are excited to welcome her as a member of Herd Rugby!