Midshipman Riacca Slater of Ipan Chosen for USA Women’s Rugby Team, WIll Compete at World University Games


Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo has announced that Riacca Slater, a Midshipman (MIDN) at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, was selected for Team USA’s Women’s Rugby team at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, in July.

Riacca was one of 12 midshipmen from the Naval Academy’s women’s rugby team that have been tapped to represent Team USA in Women’s Rugby 7’s at the World University Games. The World University Games is a two-week multi-sport, multicultural event for student-athletes.

Riacca is a second class midshipman, or a junior, at the Naval Academy, and is majoring in political science with a minor in Japanese. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Slater from Ipan, Guam, and was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy by Congresswoman Bordallo.

[Congresswoman Bordallo meets with MIDN Riacca Slater during her visit to the U.S. Naval Academy earlier this month.]

“I congratulate Riacca on being selected to be a part of the USA’s Women’s Rugby team at the World University Games,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “Riacca is an accomplished athlete and a hardworking Midshipman who balances the rigors of her academic and military requirements with her participation in sports. She is a great team player on an outstanding USNA women’s rugby team and we are proud that she was selected for Team USA this summer.”