La Conner grad gets kicks playing college rugby


April 19, 2022

BONDING WITH HER FELLOW BANSHEES - Maizie McCollum, a 2019 La Conner High School graduate, has joined the Eastern Washington University Rugby team. She is sixth from left, back row.

A La Conner High School alum is tackling a full college course load while spending several hours each week at the rugby pitch.

Maizie McCollum, a 2019 graduate, is president and forwards captain of the Eastern Washington University Banshees, the school’s women’s rugby club team. A golfer and basketball player at La Conner, she discovered rugby at the university’s campus in Cheney.

“I’ve always known about rugby, but it wasn’t until my freshman year at EWU that I started playing competitively,” McCollum told the Weekly News.

“I wanted something fun to do, make friends and be active,” she said,...

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