Ilona Maher

  • 26Age
  • 5'10"Height
  • 200 lbWeight
Caps22 (7s), 1 (XVs)
PositionCenter (7s), Prop (7s), Wing (XV)
Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1996
Place Of BirthBurlington, VT
SchoolQuinnipiac University
ClubScion Rugby
DebutParis, 2018 (7s), vs Canada, 2021 (XVs)
Rugby World CupsSan Francisco 2018 (7s), Cape Town 2022 (7s)

An all around athlete, Ilona Maher lettered in field hockey, basketball and soccer before fully transitioning to rugby during her collegiate career at Quinnipiac University. There, not only did Maher earn All-American Honors, but she lead her teammates to three titles in the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA). In 2017, she was also honored with the MA Sorenson Award, delivered to the best women's rugby player in college athletics.

After a standout performance in early 2018, helping Scion Rugby Academy earn the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational's Elite title, Maher made her international debut at the 2018 Paris Sevens tournament. From there she competed at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 and the Tokyo Olympics held in 2021.

A combination of speed and power, Maher would earn an invite to the Women's Eagles fifteens camp in 2021, made her official debut against Canada during the Pacific Four Series in Glendale, CO.

USA Women's 7s: Season: 2022
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