De Smet native travels to rugby world cup
Kyla (Larson) Roth, a 2006 graduate of De Smet High School, is one of 16 women selected to play April 29-May 3 on the 2015 USA Touch Rugby women’s team in the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup in Coffs Harbour, Australia. The rugby World Cup is held once every four years.
It is anticipated that this year’s event will be the biggest World Cup to date, with more than 100 teams from up to 30 nations expected to take part.
2015 is the first year a United States women’s team will compete.
“Rugby has become a way of life for me these past seven years,” Roth said. “Being selected to play for the United States of America’s first-ever women’s side is such an honor and privilege. This sport has made me in to a better athlete and I believe I am part of the driving force to grow women in sports.”