Name: Ilona Maher
Position: Prop Center
Sport: Rugby
Event(s): Sevens
Height: 5-10
Weight: 195
DOB: 8/12/1996
Birthplace: Burlington, Vt.
Hometown: Burlington, Vt.
High School: Burlington High School (Burlington, Vt.)
College: Quinnipiac University ‘18, Nursing
Team/Club: Women’s Sevens Residency Program
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 6th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – 4th
  • Years of participation: 2018
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2018
Personal: 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.