Name/Nickname: Christiane Pheil
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Position: 8-man, Flanker
International Cap: USA 15s
Teams played for: Penn State University, Chicago North Shore, Chicago Lions 7s, USA Eagles
How did you get into rugby: I grew up as a serious tennis player, but I always missed the team aspect of sports. Halfway through college, tennis became more of a chore than a passion, so I dropped it and decided to “give rugby a try”. Thirty minutes into my first practice, I got laid out by a prop. I was hooked.
Fun Fact: I’ve been on Nickelodeon.
Favorite Quote: Any yo mama joke.
One thing I love about rugby is… I work on the planning team for Firefly Music Festival. Specifically, I book talent for the lineup, run the social media outlets and act as the Director of Artist Relations. To put it simply, I love my job.