July 26, 2021

Burlington’s Ilona Maher named to US sevens rugby team for Tokyo Olympics

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Ilona Maher is headed to Tokyo.

The previous Burlington Higher School multisport standout is amongst 12 starters named to the women’s countrywide sevens squad for this summer’s Olympic Video games, Usa Rugby introduced Thursday.

The 15-participant roster, subject matter to approval, contains the starters, just one alternate and two traveling reserves. Maher is one of 10 1st-time Olympians on the staff.

“In the earlier thirty day period we have had our most competitive intrasquad scrimmages since I started off with the plan back again in 2018. All personal players contributed closely and confirmed, if referred to as on, they could characterize this superb nation at the optimum stage effectively,” coach Chris Brown stated in a statement. “This naturally created range of the extended squad really tough but the unity we’ve shown for the previous 18 months has been second to none.”

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