West Shore United Girls Rugby   



Welcome to the home page of the west shore united girls rugby club!!  


The West Shore United Girls Rugby Club is a non profit High School Girls Rugby Team in the central PA area with players from 14 - 19 years old.


Our club plays in the D2 Girls U19 Rugby bracket of Rugby Pennsylvania. We have a competitive spring 15s season and a competitive Fall 7s season. And lots of fun tournaments throughout the off seasons to keep our players in shape and playing an amazing sport!


 For up to the minute information on practice cancellations or any other info go to our facebook! click the link Below



Thank you american legion w.h. nauss post 143 for supporting our love for this sport for 2018!


Backs Coach

Coach Crockett is a WSU Boys Alumni and current player for Harrisburg Rugby. Coach Crockett's upbeat personality has also helped the girls to their 2 State Championships

Kathleen delicati 

Forwards Coach

Coach Kathleen is a West Shore Alumni and one of the first players. She has coached West Shore to the 2018 PA State Championship win and she also played for Penn State Womens Rugby and won 4 National DI Championships

William H Nauss American Legion Post 143


Forwards Coach

Coach Dewease has been playing, coaching, and refereeing  rugby himself for more then 30 years. He is a great asset to our team. As spring Interim Head Coach he led the team to a 2018 State Title

Our Coaches


Backs Coach

Coach Lauren is another WSU Alumni. She also played for Penn State and won 4 National Championships and won multiple National 7s Titles as well. Coach Lauren is now the Head 7s Coach on our team.

Thank you to the following for our 2018 Donations:

Cumberland Valley Youth Rugby Association

Harrisburg Rugby

Law Office of Shane L. Weaver

Bath Fitter

Kitchen Saver


Simms Work Clothes

The Kell Family

Hot Frog Print Media

Johnson Controls Inc.


Forwards Coach

Coach Haleigh is another WSU Girls Alumni. Coach Haleigh was selected to the MARFU High School All Stars and has helped bring back many traditions to our team.


Backs Coach

Coach Elliott was the captain of the WSU Boys his senior year and has played for the Harrisburg Men's Rugby Club for 9 years. He has also helped lead WSU Girls to 2 State Championships

Joe delicati

Head Coach. 

Coach Joe has been the Head Coach for 5 years and coached this team for 8 years total. He has lead the team to 2 Pennsylvania State Championships. He was also the Head Coach of Shippensburg Womens Rugby for 2 seasons. 

Message from Coach Joe
Hello to all Players and Parents,

         My name is Joe Delicati I am the head coach of the West Shore United Girls Rugby Club and I welcome you to our site. Rugby is the fastest growing sport in the United States and more new clubs and teams are started every year. West Shore United Girls Rugby was created in 2006. The team started as a small rugby team with very little equipment and coaching staff. Today the club has grown to a team which has players from all over the West Shore School District and central PA, with a full coaching staff and a functioning Parents Committee. With the help from local buisnesses and our sponsors we have been able to have updated equipment and have also had the opportunity to attend HSRCs the High School 7s championships for the past 4 years and we head back their this year as well!

         Rugby is a very addicting sport and I have watched it change my players lives as well as my own. The sport of Rugby has had positive impacts on many of our alumni who have continued playing rugby after high school and our girls have gone onto college playing at colleges such as Kutztown, Millersville, West Chester, Penn State University, Queens, Tulane, and even the US ARMY War College. West Shore United gives player from the area, from different schools to come together and form bonds and friendships and become a team. We play teams from all across the East Coast and even the Country. 

         In 2014 the West Shore United Girls made history with their first ever undefeated regular 15s season and by winning the 2014 PA State D2 Girls Championship! 2015 we continued that amazing season with another undefeated 15s season. Then capped it off with a second state title in two years, becoming the 2015 RugbyPA DII State Champions! This 2018 Spring Season showed that heart truly brings teams together. The West Shore Girls had to big come back from behind victories in the State Semi Final and the State Championship match to earn their 3rd D2 State Championship Trophy and be crowned the 2018 Rugby Pennsylvania D2 State Champions!

          The hard work and dedication that these girls have shown this season makes me proud as a coach, and I known the parents and family's were as equally proud. Congratulations West Shore on yet another winning season!!

         From my coaching staff and our team, we welcome you to the West Shore United Girls Rugby Club.

Joe Delicati
West Shore United Girls Rugby
Head Coach