UPEI rugby team adds two new faces


Sheila Kerry

May 15, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) – UPEI women’s rugby head coach Shannon Atkins is pleased to welcome two Island rugby players to the Panther lineup—Sidney Corrigan and Holly Hartlen.

Corrigan, a native of Sherwood plays wide side flanker for the Charlottetown Rural Raiders rugby team, while Hartlen of Summerside plays for the Three Oaks Axewomen.

“Sidney is aggressive, dominant, and fast on the field, and having Holly on the team will make a big difference to our backline as she’s considered to be one of the best backline players to come out of the PEISAA league this year,” said Atkins.

“It’s great that these two strong Island rugby players have committed to UPEI,” said Bill Schurman, UPEI Director of Athletics and Recreation. “As we do with all new recruits, we will work with them individually to ensure they thrive as student athletes here. Both Sidney and Holly will be great additions to the rugby team as we get set to host the 2013 AUS Women’s Rugby Championship this fall.”

Corrigan has always dreamed of playing university rugby, and by joining the Panthers, she will make that dream a reality. Hartlen is excited to join the team and be a part of the rebuilding process.

Congratulations, and welcome to Sidney and Holly!