Charli Jacoby

Eagle Number288
HometownChicago, IL
Date Of BirthOctober 9, 1989
SchoolIllinois State
ClubQueensland Reds
Debutvs England, June 2019 (XVs)
Caps28 (XVs)
Rugby World CupsNew Zealand 2021 (XVs)

Charli Jacoby picked up rugby at age 20 while cheerleading at Kent State. A few rugby players approached her at cheerleading practice and told her she'd be great in a scrum so she gave it a shot and has been hooked ever since. As a competitive cheerleader in high school and college, Jacoby took 5th place at the NCA Championships before exploding on the rugby scene.

In rugby she's joined the Midwest Thunderbirds for their Wales and Ireland tours, has been selected for the WPL All-Stars and WPL Dream Team in 2018 and 2019. Jacoby is Captain of Chicago North Shore and Head Coach of the U24 Illinois Collegiate All-Stars.

In 2019, Jacoby was selected as a reserve for the U.S. Women's National Team 15s historic matchup (uncapped) with Barbarian F.C. She was officially months later in June against England during the opening round of Women's Rugby Super Series in Chula Vista.

Jacoby owns a Bachelor's Degree in English, a Masters in Education and is a 3rd-grade teacher.

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