“It’s hard to feel like part of a family in a sport when you are never allowed to play” Jean said.
Korth adds that “Jean makes [the team] work harder to be more inclusive, accepting, and loving towards each other. I speak for the Fordham University Women’s Rugby team when I say that we stand behind Jean, and all other transgender athletes, throughout their struggles and triumphs. Jean’s fight for equality as a trans athlete does not go unnoticed by her teammates or the rugby community. We are inspired by her devotion to the sport that she truly loves and to the team name she wears on her jersey. Jean embodies the spirit of Rugby with her tenacity, strength, and resilience in the face of adversity.”