Kayla Moleschi was a member of Team Canada at Rio 2016 where she won bronze in the first ever Olympic rugby sevens tournament. Moleschi first started playing rugby in grade nine at Columneetza Secondary School in Williams Lake, British Columbia. Moleschi then attended Thompson Rivers University and the University of Lethbridge, where she was named Canada West Rookie of the Year and CIS All-Canadian in 2011. She made her debut with Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team that same year, scoring two tries in her first match at the 2011 IRB Challenge Cup. Moleschi’s on-field vision from the hooker position gives Canada another scoring option in the forwards and her consistent play has made her a regular on the women’s national team. Moleschi was part of Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2015 Pan Am Games, scoring two tries.


Getting into the Sport: Started playing rugby in grade 9 when she was 14… Had played baseball and hockey but was intrigued by rugby after watching games on local field… Outside Interests: Enjoys camping, hiking with her dog Finnigan,, doing puzzles on rainy days… Owns her own business, KM Yardworks, that her dad helps her with while she is away from Williams Lake… Studied for one year at Thompson Rivers University before transferring to the University of Lethbridge for one year…  Odds and Ends: Nickname is “Moley”… Favourite motto: “Don’t ever give up on anything. No matter how challenging, just remember you are capable of so much more than what you think you are and have so much left in the tank!”