Janet Fitzpatrick (Fitz)

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Hometown: Chicago, IL 

Age: 31

Profession: Sr. Financial Analyst

Playing Rugby Since: 2001

Positions Played: Prop, Hook, Lock, Flank

Other Rugby Clubs: UIC Women

What do you love about rugby?

I love the spirit of rugby - because no matter what happens during the game, we all play this crazy sport and can be friendly after the game. Plus, I love that it's ok (and expected) to get aggressive in the game and no one takes it personally, you're just there to play rugby and have fun.

What does the Kenya tour mean to you?

It means the world to me that they're giving us a chance. When we started this team after college we didn't know what to expect. We were just trying to make sure all of our friends could still play together on the same team and see where it went. We get to represent women in rugby and the United States in an international tournament! It is really such an honor!

What about the tour do you most look forward to?

Seeing as how I likely won't be playing, I look forward to seeing the next generation of Sirens represent what I'd always hoped for the team. I'm going to cry, guaranteed because I'm so proud of what we have and will become in the coming year.