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HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women's rugby head coach Katie Dowty announced Thursday afternoon that Stacey Bridges has been elevated to assistant coach.

Bridges joined the Big Green prior to last season, helping the team to its second straight Ivy Rugby title in as many years and a berth in the NIRA national postseason tournament. Following the conclusion of the 15s season, Bridges was integral in helping Dartmouth win the NIRA 7s Challenge Cup in addition to being the runners-up at the Ivy 7s and fourth in the nation at the USA Rugby College 7s in Colorado.

In Bridges' first season in Hanover, four members of the team earned NIRA All-American distinctions, including Frankie Sands who was also named a finalist for the Sorensen Award, which is presented to the top collegiate women's rugby player in the nation.

She steps into the role vacated by the departure of Matt Cameron who was with the program under Dowty for its first two varsity seasons.

Additionally, Bridges is a member of the women's national team and will be representing the United States in the World Cup In Ireland August 9-26.