Kamil Williams, fullback on the University of Maryland Women’s Club Rugby team, practices on the Engineering Fields Monday afternoon. She laces up her cleats and enters into her rugby zone.
“There is a lot of pressure playing fullback, I am the last line of defense to make sure the other team doesn’t score,” Williams said. Williams’ goofy personality becomes serious when practices and games start.
Williams demonstrates her flexibility while stretching, she made the transition from high school cheerleader to college rugby player. “Rugby has given me a backbone,” she said.
Williams said the first thing she tells people about herself when she meets them is that she is on Maryland Women’s Club Rugby Team.
Williams sprawls out like she does after practices and games. “Rugby is such a physical sport that after every game or practice I lay down and don’t move,” she said.