Mike Barry Returns as Coach for the Leonas

Mike Barry Returns as Head Coach of the Leonas

Mike Barry has been a Lion for decades. He’s in the Lions Hall of Fame. He’s previously coached the men’s side, and a decade ago he coached the women’s side. Now he’s back to take the reins for the Leonas. Rugby Report spoke to Mike about his ambitions and expectations. What are your goals and […]

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May 2, 2015

Leonas at Philadelphia 5/2 Match Report

Above: Emily Kunsman and Amanda Sesny tend to some bumps and bruises during the Leonas’ match against Philly. (Photo: Shameena Khan) Saturday, May 2: Village Lions 12, Philadelphia 46 It is always a hard game when you are spending most of the time defending. Quite frankly, tackling all of the time takes it out of […]

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Leonas at Morris 4/25

Leonas at Morris 4/25 Match Report

Above: Margo Smith looks to shift the ball wide against Morris. (Photo by Shameena Khan) Saturday, April 25, 2015: Village Lions 27, Morris 10 A tough game at last. After two consecutive matches against weaker opposition, the Leonas took some time in finding their groove on the road against a tough Morris side. Morris, not the most tactical in […]

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Leonas at Doylestown 4/18

Leonas at Doylestown 4/18 Match Report

Above: Aislinn Smith tests the Lehigh Valley defense. (Photo by Shameena Khan) Saturday, April 18, 2015: Village Lions 64, Lehigh Valley 0 The Leonas headed to Doylestown, Pa., to play their first away game of the season, but due to a regular-season mix-up, Doylestown had to host both VLRFC and Severn River. This meant the Leonas did not […]

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Leonas vs. Springfield 3/28 Match Report

Above: Nicole “2Tone” Caso practices her lineout moves. (Photo by Nadia Westenburg) Saturday, March 28, 2015: Village Lions 94, Springfield 12 If you picture yourself in a some rugby-playing nations outside of the United States, telling any friend or family member that you won 94-12 will illicit the response, “What, were you playing the Blind School?” Truth be […]

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Leonas vs. Boston 3/21 Match Report

Above: The Lions kick off against Boston. (Photo by JJ Darling | jjdarling.com) Saturday, March 21, 2015: Village Lions 5, Boston 55 As the referee said after the game, “The effort and style of play was not reflected in the scoreline.” After a long day of volunteering for the Four Leaf 15s tournament, the Lions were raring […]

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Lions Cal 2015

Support the Leonas; 2015 Calendar Now on Sale!

Village Lions Women | New York City Rugby 2015 Calendar • bit.ly/LionsCal2015 • $15 Celebrate the new year by supporting women’s rugby: 2015 is the 15th anniversary edition of the Village Lions Women’s calendar! Our annual fundraiser showcases the best that both the Leonas and New York City have to offer: diversity, grit, glamour, and, above […]

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