Portal:2003 Spring Women

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2003 Spring Women Portal

Repeat National Champions!!!

Selected to the Regional All Tournament team were Kate Sprotte, Val Verrara, Leslie Kastrup, Nikki Hamilton-Brown, Beanna McNair. Honorable mention went to Kari James and Tess Labowitch, who was a tactical genius at Flyhalf during the championship match.

First team All American Selections were Tess Labowith and Leslie Kastrop (who was also Championship series MVP). Second team All Americans were Nicole Hamilton-Brown, Victoria Whittaker and Christina Williams.

National Championship vs Illinois here-> [[1]]

Team Record

Date Opponent Score Notes
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<date> U Nebraska, Lincoln 52-5 Regional First Round
<date> CU 36-3 Regional Semi-Final
<date> Arkansas 52-7 Regional Final
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2 May Penn State 12-10 Semi Final
3 May U Illinois 17-15 National Champions Tries by Kastrop, Hamilton-Brown (2) and the winning conversion by McNair. Click here for Championship Game video [[2]]
Season Record xx-yy
Last Name First Name Class
Bailey Shamika 2005
Williams Tiffany 2005
Young Amanda 2005
Hamilton Brown Nicole 2003
James Kari 2003
Labowitch Tess 2003
Mansfield Sylvain 2003
Rini Elizabeth 2003
Smith Melissa 2003
Sprotte Kathryn 2003
Ferrara Valarie 2004
Hartert Stacie 2004
LaCompte Chandra 2004
McNair Breanna 2004
Whittaker Victoria 2004
Williams Christina 2004
Delgiomo Kathleen 2005
Dietz Rachel 2005
Gray Sarah 2005
Harrison Cassandra 2005
Kastrop Leslie 2005
Rotering Kara 2005
Smith Erin 2005
Binggeli Alicia 2006
Jansen Nicole 2006
Oliver Brownyn 2006
Phelps Kristine 2006
Schiflett Shayna
Palmer Erica 2004
Martinson Abby 2004
Jones Jennifer 2006
Green Jennifer-Ruth 2005
Honeycutt Julie 2005
Koller Jaimie 2003

Post Season Experience/Records

Portal:2003 Spring Women/Post Season



Head Coach - Al Osur [[3]]

Assistant Coach - Gary Hartzell

Assistant Coach - Gary Mittelstadt

OIC - Lt Col. Skip Shackelford

CIC - C2C Stacie Hartert and C3C Rachel Dietz


C1C Kathryn Sprotte

C1C Tess Labowitch



Click here for more 2003 Spring Women Pictures

Memorable Events

Pre tournament publicity There was little separating anyone in the Final Four in 2002. Air Force defeated Penn State 12-7 in the final, after beating Illinois 7-5 in overtime. Penn State had beaten Navy 17-14, who lost to Illinois 19-17. So first to fourth were separated by ten points. "I guess the one thing to our advantage," said Air Force head coach Alan Osur, "is that we have relatively recently played all these teams. So we know a little about them." Air Force has seen outstanding play from experienced players like No. 8 Leslie Kastrup (National Tournament MVP), but Osur points out that weakside flanker Victoria Matthews has been, what he calls, a "silent hero." Doing the hard work, she always shows up on tape as having strong games on big days. "We will need to play for 80 minutes to defeat Penn State," said Osur. And they have shown they can do that. This promises to be a massive game. Read about the results of the 2003 Final Four Results