UPEI Athletics and Recreation announces that former Women’s Rugby All-Star Jaclyn (Coady) Carr will be recognized at Saturday’s UPEI Women’s Rugby home opener versus Saint Thomas University on MacAdam Field at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place. The special ceremony begins at 1:50 pm with kickoff at 2:00 pm.
Each year one former rugby Panther is honoured and remembered because of the impact they made on the program.
Carr began her days at UPEI as a basketball player, and then moved to rugby. Over the years, she has coached rugby at the high school and provincial levels, and has represented PEI as a rugby player all through the Maritimes and in Ontario, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Ireland. She played for UPEI from 2000-2003 where she was a team captain and MVP, a three-time AUS All-Star, and CIS All-Canadian—one of only a handful of Panthers to receive this honour.
“Jaclyn was known for her ‘laid back’ style of play at the stand off position,” commented UPEI Women’s Rugby Coach Shannon Atkins. “She was always smooth and agile, and would slide through the defense to score many tries. Add to this the many points she put on the board through conversions, and it was easy to see why she was consistently one of the top scorers in the league. Congratulations Jaclyn, and we thank you for the legacy that continues to make UPEI Women’s Rugby Panthers proud.”
Carr now resides in Halifax with her husband Mark and three children Riley, Alex, and Shyla, and does term work with the Department of National Defense.
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