Kayla 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 over the last few seasons has made her a regular on the women’s national team for the last four seasons. Moleschi was part of Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2015 Pan Am Games, scoring two tries, and was one of only five Canadian players to play in every event during the 2015-16 World Rugby Women’s Sevens World Series. Her 34 WSWS tries are the fourth most in Canadian history.
Getting to know…
Family: Parents Ron and Andrea Moleschi… Older brother Curtis Moleschi… Getting into the Sport: Started playing rugby in grade 9 when she was 14… Outside Interests: Enjoys camping, fishing, hiking and water sports… 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”…
Notable International Results
Olympic Games: 2016 - BRONZE
Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD
Women’s Sevens World Series: 2015-16 – 3rd place; 2014-15 – 2nd place; 2013-14 – 3rd place; 2012-13 – 3rd place
World Cup 7s: 2013 – SILVER