Our Coaches/Staff


Head Coach

Coach Ali is a West Shore Alumni (2011) and served as team captain her senior year. She has played for Harrisburg Womens Rugby Club since high school and served on their board and has coached the EPRU College All Stars 


Backs Coach

Coach Lauren is a WSU Alumni. She played for Penn State Womens Rugby and won 4 National Championships and won multiple National 7s Titles as well. Coach Lauren has also coached the Rugby PA JV All Stars this year and took them to a state tournament win.

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 that 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 businesses 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 5 years and have had the opportunity to travel to many other big tournaments over the years.

         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 players 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! With the uncertainty of the COIVD 19 Pandemic the last two years have been very hit or miss for our club but we are looking forward to rebuilding our team with many new young players to carry us forward out of the other end of this pandemic.

          The hard work and dedication that the girl's rugby team has shown me during my time here coaching both on and off the pitch, makes me proud as a coach, and I know that the parents and families were always as equally proud.  

         From our 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


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Joe delicati

Club President / Asst. Coach

Coach Joe was the Head Coach for 10 years and coached this team for 12 years total. He has led the team to 3 Pennsylvania State DII Championships prior to "retiring" in 2022. 


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!


Forwards Coach

Coach Earl is a former player for the

Harrisburg Mens Rugby Club and has

been a long time coach for West Shore.

He is always there to work with our

forwards one on one and puts a lot of

work in behind the scenes.