Player Q&A: Boston University’s Abigael Yotts
Philadelphia, Penn. — April 25, 2016 — Abigael Yotts grew up in Quincy, MA playing high school basketball and softball, but it wasn’t until college that she decided to take on rugby. A current junior at the northeastern-based school, she’s played in every single 7s match BU has had in the Penn Mutual CRC the last two years; last year BU ended up taking third place in Pool C behind American International College and Lindenwood College.
Has rugby been a social outlet for you? Yeah, definitely. My best friends in college have come from the rugby team. You know those are the friends I’m going to be in touch with probably for the rest of my life.
Have you played rugby outside of BU? A majority of what I’ve done has been playing with BU, but I have practiced with the local women’s team: Boston Women. Unfortunately I was taking classes over the summer, but hopefully this summer will be a bit lighter so I’ll be able to practice and go to some more tournaments with them.
How do you feel this season’s been going? In the past we’ve been around more a 35-person roster and we’ve been able to get it up more around to 45-50…With the bigger numbers we’ve been able to field a full 7s A-side, a 7s B-side and also a 15s developmental side. So that kind of gives us an opportunity to lay down some fundamentals for the fall. It also creates healthy competition with our 7s people knowing that there are other people below you: if you’re on the A-side, that are fighting for a position. With just having enough people to scrimmage we get more out of practice. We took first in the Siena 7s Tournament A-Side and B-Side and at the Rickerson Cup at Princeton the A-Side came in third and the B-Side came in second.
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