Interview with Alex Barylske
1. Looking back on your rugby career what will you miss?
I will miss the family environment of rugby. I will miss the bond between teammates. Our rugby team became family. We may be tackling each other, but we are buying each other’s dinners after practice and hanging out together off the field too.
2. How long did you play and what was your position?
I played for one year, the first year of Arkansas State Women’s Rugby. I played fly half. Which is the play maker.
3. Tell me about some of your most memorable moments in rugby?
We drove to Nebraska for our first tournament, I remember winning our first match! I also remember my first game of rugby extremely well. I remember I was the first one to get tackled. I expected it to be a lot worse, but it was fun! I fell in love with the game.
4. What was your best game?
My best game was during a team scrimmage. I played the captain position for our half of the team. We played in the red wolf stadium with ice still on the field. It was so cold. We played hard and made a lot of plays happen.
5. What do you think about the upcoming season for the women’s rugby team?
I think the upcoming season will be successful for the girls! They have a new coach who is an experienced women’s rugby player. She is hard core. I believe she will push them to be their best!