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Day in the Life: Athlete at Roger Williams University

Bianca Caprio Year in School: Sophomore Major: Architecture Years Playing Rugby: 2 Position in Rugby: Center/ Fullback

Why did you choose your school?

I chose this school because of its Architecture program as well as its size. I wanted to have a good relationship with my teachers as well as my advisor. Also, Roger Williams has a lot of opportunities for clubs and jobs.

What was your process of being recruited?

My process of being recruited was seeing how strong the rugby community was between the men's and women's teams. I was friends with some people on the team, and they inspired me to join.

What are your favorite parts about being a member of the rugby program?

My favorite part is being part of a family and a community that pushes you to do your best. Being part of this family has created friendships that will last forever.

What are your favorite parts about being a student at your school?

My favorite part about being a student here is being able to work with those in my field of study. My classmates and classes help me strive towards my career goals.

How do you balance schoolwork and rugby?

I balance both rugby and school by using time management. I plan my days around rugby practice knowing when practice is. I make sure my homework and other schoolwork is done before or after practice. Practice time for me is my chance to decompress.

Roger Williams University Campus

What does a typical day and/or week look like for you?

A typical day consists of going to work, then going through my classes, getting food with the team and finally heading to practice.

What’s the biggest challenge about playing rugby at your school?

The biggest challenge about playing rugby is fundraising for nationals as well as tournaments.

Besides rugby, what else are you involved in on campus?

Besides rugby, I also have a job as well as participate in intramural sports.

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Is there anything else you’d like to share with a high school player who is interested in your


Jump into any club or club sports you are into. It is the best way to meet the best people. I was nervous to join the rugby team, but since joining late freshman year I had regretted not joining sooner.

School Website: Team Website: Head Coach Caitlin Mallahan

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