The Executive Board

As a Club Sport for FSU, our entire Exec team is made up of entirely students! Working hard at school and for the team, these are the people who keep us running!  


Miralena Patino

Mira has been playing rugby for 2 years, this is her first year as President. She is a Junior, Majoring in Construction Management. Mira enjoys Rugby, woodworking, and hiking. Before playing rugby, Mira played Water polo, basketball, and swimming. Mira has also been involved in clubs involving her major. Mira started playing rugby because “I saw rugby at the Olympics and it looked fun.” On the field Mira is a Scrum Half and loves this position, her favorite memory was when one of her forwards scored for the first time. A fun fact about Mira is she has a dog named Jax!

Vice President

 Lucero Ponce


Saffron Lovas

Saffron has been playing rugby for 4 years and has been Treasurer for the club for 2 years. She is a Senior, Majoring in Geography. Saffron enjoys working out, golfing, and binge-watching TV. Before playing rugby, Saffron played basketball, softball, golf, and track and field. Saffron has also been involved in Mock Trial and Student Government. Saffron started playing rugby because “I made a friend who had played before and convinced me to come to at least one practice and check it out. I fell in love and never left.” On the field Saffron is a Lock and loves this position, her favorite memory is playing in a 7’s tournament in LA and staying overnight in the hotel. A fun fact about Saffron is she was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri!


Stephanie Elizondo

Steph is a fourth-year at Fresno State.  She is a Kinesiology Major with an emphasis on physical education.  Steph hopes to become a high school PE teacher after graduation.  In her own high school days, Steph played basketball and softball.  When she came to Fresno, Steph came out to rugby because she missed being active and being surrounded by a team.  She’s been playing rugby for three and a half years now.  Steph has played all sound the pitch as a lock, eight man, flyhalf, and inside center.  Her favorite position was inside center, but as the season goes on, she’s starting to like flyhalf more and more.  For Steph, the best part of rugby is the team atmosphere, and she’s made lifelong friendships through the sport.  Besides sports, one of Steph’s hobbies is playing video games.  

Recruitment Chair

Chetna Kumar

Chetna has been playing rugby for 5 years. She is a 5th year, Majoring in Psychology. Chetna enjoys Going out, watching shows, and puzzles. Before playing rugby, Chetna played Basketball, Volleyball, track, and softball. Chetna started playing rugby Out of curiosity and she wanted to do something fun. On the field Mira is a Wing and Fullback, her favorite position to play is Full back. Her favorite memory was her first rugby banquet. A fun fact about Mira is she has a dog named Jax!

Social Chair

Isabella Bonilla

Bella has been playing rugby for 2 years. She is a Junior, Majoring in Cultural Anthropology and Film/Media Arts. Bella enjoys Rugby, Traveling, and White Water Rafting. Before playing rugby, Bella played Tennis, Softball, Track, and Field. Bella has also been involved in Journalism and Clubs involving her major. Bella started playing rugby because “I wanted to learn something new.” On the field, Bella is a Prop, Lock, Eight Man, but her favorite position is Prop. Her favorite memory was “our rainy day practice this year.”. A fun fact about Bella is she has hiked Half Dome!

Fundraising Chair

Bryanna Caesar 

Bryanna Caesar is a 4th year here at Fresno State and is majoring in Animal Science with an emphasis in Pre-Veterinary Science. This being her first year playing with Fresno state women’s rugby, she plays as a prop and a lock but her favorite position is lock. Prior to rugby, Bry played volleyball and basketball. Her favorite memory from rugby has been using the field like a big slip and slide at the end of our first rain practice. A fun fact about Bry is that she loves legos and owns almost every botanical set they’ve released.