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About Us

Chicago North Shore is a top ranked 15s and 7s program. We play in the Women's Premier League (WPL), the nation’s top women's rugby league. In 2023, we finished 7th in the WPL and 4th at the 7s National Championship. The current roster consists of approximately 25 dedicated athletes with experience ranging from brand new rookie to past and aspiring Women’s Eagles.

Our Story

Chicago North Shore was founded as a Division II club and played its first game as a 7s team during the Summer of 1995. North Shore then became a top performer in Division I 15s all throughout the 2010's. In 2010, the team made its first trip to the Division I Final Four and took home 3rd. In 2011 Chicago North Shore won the National Championship. We then returned to the National Championship Finals in both 2014 and 2016, claiming second place both times. Following those performances, we joined the Women Premier League (WPL) in 2018. The WPL is the highest level of competition available to women – consisting of the top 10 (top 7 since 2023) teams nationwide. The league is currently making history by taking steps towards professionalizing the women's game.

The club also revived its competitive summer 7s program in 2018. Since then, we have placed in the top 3 of the Midwest each year and are attended 7s Nationals in 2021, 2022, and 2023.


2022 was our most successful year to date, with a 6th place finish in the WPL, winning the 7s Midwest Championship, a top 4 finish at 7s Nationals and a 2nd place finish at Freetail 7s.

Recent competitive history:

  • 2010 - first trip to D1 Final Four (3rd place)

  • 2011 - D1 National Champions

  • 2012 - D1 playoffs (5th place)

  • 2014 - D1 National Championship 2nd place

  • 2015 - D1 National Quarter finalist

  • 2016 - D1 National Championship 2nd place

  • 2017 - D1 playoffs (5th place)

  • 2017 - WPL 8th place finishers

  • 2018 - Sevens 3rd in the Midwest

  • 2018 - WPL 8th place finishers

  • 2019 - Sevens 2nd in the Midwest

  • 2021 - Sevens 2nd in the Midwest and 11th place at Nationals

  • 2022 - WPL 6th place finishers

  • 2022 - Sevens Midwest Champions and 4th place at Nationals

  • 2023 - 4th place at Nationals

  • 2023 - WPL 7th place finishers

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