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Ilona Maher

Olympian 2021

Illona Maher runs down the field with ball in hand
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Illona Maher runs down the field with the ball in hand
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Height

5'10"

Hometown

Burlington, VT

Education

Quinnipiac University

Daughter of Mieneke Maher… Father played rugby at Saint Michael's College…Began playing rugby at age 17...Played rugby at Quinnipiac for three years…Awarded the MA Sorensen Award for National Player of the Year in 2017…Enjoys guest coaching and interacting with youth rugby players to grow the game…Spreads body positivity through social media…Spends as much time as she can with her family in Vermont...Favorite movies are Princess Diaries 2, Last Holiday, and Pride and Prejudice…Enjoys trying new coffee shops and restaurants, going on walks and bullet journaling.
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 6th
  • Most recent: 2018 – 4th
  • Years of Participation: 2018
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2018
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