New recruit for UPEI Women’s Rugby team

Alysha was the top scorer in the PEI high school league this spring, and I am very excited to add her speed and agility to the Panthers.
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Posted on Thursday, 3 July 2014

UPEI Women’s Rugby Head Coach Shannon Atkins is pleased to welcome Island native Alysha Corrigan to the Panther rugby program for the 2014–15 season.

“Alysha was the top scorer in the PEI high school league this spring, and I am very excited to add her speed and agility to the Panthers,” said Atkins. “It will be nice for her to play with her sister Sidney again, too.”

The Charlottetown Rural graduate who played fullback for the Raiders in the PEISAA is looking forward to joining the Panthers. “I chose UPEI for a few reasons—to be close to home, because I enjoy rugby, and also because I look forward to rejoining my sister on the same team,” said Corrigan. “I’m also on the Team PEI ringette team, and this allows me to be a dual athlete and better prepare and train for the upcoming Canada Games this winter. Sidney also mentioned how fun the team is, and how it is a great way to meet new people, so I am really looking forward to the experience,” she added.

UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman welcomes Corrigan to UPEI. “We are pleased to welcome Alysha to the Panther Family of student-athletes. We look forward to her contribution in the classroom, community, and in competition,” he said.

Corrigan has enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at UPEI.

For information:
Ron Annear
UPEI Athletics and Recreation
(902) 566-0991, annear@upei.ca