USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani
Following the conclusion of Selection Camp 2019 and a strong collegiate rugby season, USA Rugby officially confirms Men’s Collegiate All-American honors lists in both XVs and 7s along with honorable mention.
For years, the All-American program has served as a coveted honor for up-and-coming players throughout the collegiate game and also an important feeder to the senior national teams.
Many Men’s National Team XVs and 7s players came up through the All-American program including Men’s Eagles Captain and two-time Rugby World Cup athlete Blaine Scully, as well as Men’s Eagles Sevens Captain and 2016 Olympian Madison Hughes.
Men’s Collegiate All-American XVs Head Coach James Willocks said: “This year’s selection process was one of the most difficult, a testament to the development of the collegiate game. The staff has been back and forth over the last week with names and selections, trying to balance the body of work through the regular season and performance over the regional and final camps has been a real challenge. We are thankful for the efforts of the students and all involved in the collegiate game.”
Men’s Collegiate All-American 7s Head Coach Steve Lewis said: “Selection for the All-Americans is recognition for a job well done and an impressive series of performances. These players are a credit to themselves, their coaches and of course, the colleges they represent.”
USA MCAA Honorable Mention: Tanner Pope (Prop, Arkansas State), Casey Renaud (Lock, Kutztown), Keegan Sparks (Flanker, Life), Julian Roberts (Wing, Life), Jack Miller (Flanker, Colorado), Connor Buckley (Scrumhalf, Iona College), Alex Mackenzie (Flanker, Central Washington), Andrew Guerra (Flanker, Notre Dame College), Paul Adams (Prop, Army West Point), Chandler Cotton Jr. (Wing, American International College), Mason Koch (Hooker, Dartmouth), Anthony Adamcheck (Prop, Penn State), Michael Tumusiime (Flyhalf, California Maritime)
2019 COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN 7s Division 1, 1st Team: 1. Tommy Clark (American International College) 2. Santi Moscolo (Iona) 3. Lorenzo Thomas (Lindenwood) 4. Cristian Rodriguez (Lindenwood) 5. Cian Barry (UCLA) 6. Harley Wheeler (Life) 7. Wesley White (Lindenwood) 8. D’Montae Noble (Kutztown) 9. MIke Dabulas (Penn State) 10. Sam Cusano (Cal) 11. Christian Dyer (Cal) 12. Cole Zarcone (Central Washington)
2019 COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN 7s Division 1, 2nd Team: 1. Vili Helu (St. Mary’s) 2. Jack McLean (Penn State) 3. Tyren Al-Jiboori (Lindenwood) 4. Aaron Gray (Kutztown) 5. Filippo Banzato (AIC) 6. Cole Euverard (Navy) 7. Coleson Warner (Lindenwood-Belleville) 8. Liam Tipyon-Fletcher (Notre Dame College) 9. Duncan Van Schalkwyk (Life) 10. Eric Naposki (UCLA) 11. Troy Lockyear (Cal) 12. Wes Pan (Virginia Tech)
2019 COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN 7s Division 1, Honorable Mention: 1. Darious Brown (Western Washington) 2. Brady Elrich (Davenport) 3. Jack Wendling (Central Washington) 4. MJ Spangenberg (Lindenwood) 5. Jake Jacobson (Lindenwood-Belleville) 6. Nathan Tadesse (Virginia Tech) 7. Aaron Matthews (St. Mary’s) 8. Mike Weir (Dartmouth) 9. Nick Taylor (Lindenwood) 10. Owen Sheehy (Wisconsin) 11. Kyler Williams (Western Michigan) 12. Nic Franklyn (AIC)
2019 COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN 7s Division 2, 1st Team: 1. Trevaughn Goodman (Principia) 2. Levi Van Lanen (Wisconsin-Whitewater) 3. Alex Treuhardt (Wisconsin-Whitewater) 4. Charles Harrocks (North Carolina State) 5. Jack Kiernan (North Carolina State) 6. Jeff Calzaretta (Eastern Carolina) 7. Pierre Wansbury (Iowa Central)
2019 COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN 7s Division 2, 2nd Team: 1. Matthew Aronowitz (UNC-Charlotte) 2. Rhys Smith (Iowa Central) 3. Brandon Corkery (North Carolina State) 4. Zeya Kyaw (Principia) 5. Dom Hegglin (Hartford) 6. John Roberts (Eastern Carolina) 7. Tyrek Huntley (UNC-Charlotte)