Men’s Collegiate All-Americans Sevens

Men’s Collegiate All-Americans Sevens

USA Rugby Release: Lafayette, CO.-  Coaching staff recognizes honorary Men’s Collegiate All Americans Sevens recipients.

These selections are a reflection of the performances that each one of these individuals has put in for his team during the most recent college 7s season. Making this team is no easy feat, and the selection process to whittle down the player pool into this preliminary list was meticulous, to say the least.

The players selected into these squads are done so as recognition for their outstanding performances over the course of this season. This list is just the start of a busy summer for the MCAA7s program. Another selection for the MCAA 7s side to play at the RugbyTown USA 7s will come later this summer. Head Coach Steve Lewis noted, “From this list will be selected an extended squad who will go on to represent the USAR MCAA’s at the prestigious RugbyTown 7’s in Glendale in late August.”

The MCAA program has given a start to some of the most prominent figures in the Men’s national teams, players such as; Madison Hughes, Danny Barrett, and Ben Pinkelman. Lewis is excited at the prospect adding more names to that list, “Coach Macy and I look forward to preparing that team and allowing the nation’s best collegiate players to compete at the top level putting their hands up for full USA honors. The program has seen numerous players graduate “up” over the years and I am confident this year will be no different.”

Across the three teams named for DI, twenty different schools had a player recognized. The program also recognized twenty new faces after a banner year of collegiate sevens in 2017-2018. In D2, Champion Charlotte saw the most players selected, with a total of four, UW Whitewater was close behind them with three players selected.

RugbyTown 7s will be played from August 25-27 in Glendale CO and will pit the best 7s programs from America and beyond against one another. Last year, the All-Americans won the bowl while a development side from Fiji boasting several Olympians took home the cup.

The group of honorary awards can be found below:

D1
1st Team

Ben BroselleUCLA
Mike  DabulasPenn State
Justin DunnCalifornia
Nick FeakesLindenwood
Jake LachinaArmy
Troy LockyearCalifornia
Connor McNearyNavy
Eric NaposkiUCLA
Dmontae NobleKutztown
Lorenzo ThomasLindenwood
Duncan Van SchalkwykLife
Harley WheelerLife

Second Team

Cian BarryUCLA
Sam CusanoCalifornia
Alex DorrierIndiana
Philip DalkeNavy
Mike EifePenn State
Jihad KhabirAIC
Deion MikesellLindenwood
Noah NiumataiwaluSt. Joes
Cristian RodriguezLindenwood
Michael ScarcellaIona
Chris SchoemanLindenwood
Mitch WilsonLife

Honorable Mention

JP AguirreLindenwood
Keegan BarnesKutztown
Tyler CrassWisconsin
Ollie EngelhartDartmouth
John GerardVirginia Tech
Campbell JohnstoneMount St. Mary’s
Kyle RogersArizona
Tyler SousleyIndiana
Austin TaefuGrand Canyon
Zachary TavennerCalifornia
Marcus TupuolaNotre Dame College
Cole ZarconeCentral Washington

D2

First Team

Michael Basnett Charlotte
Keegan FrickNorwich
Tyrek HuntleyCharlotte
Jack KieranNC State
Marcus MorrisonBloomsburg
Robbie SindicUW Whitewater
Levi Van LanenUW Whitewater

Second Team

Shay HaaseUW Whitewater
Ryan JohnsCharlotte
John LeFevreOld Dominion
Robert McAloneyPrincipia
Matthew PlottCharlotte
Dylan RingHartford
Nate RollingNorwich

 

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