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Atlantis Names U19 Boys for Vegas

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Atlantis Names U19 Boys for Vegas

This Atlantis team won the Surfside 7s.

The Atlantis select-side program has named its Boys U19 squad for the Las Vegas Invitational Boys HS Elite 7s.

One player remains to be confirmed in the squad of 12, as Ryan Bradfield has been called up to the HS All American team. A player to replace him will be confirmed shortly.

The other 11, working under coach Jack Foley, who is Villanova’s Head Coach, are:

Atlantis U19 Boys Elite Squad

Connor Cassidy PSU Scrumhalf/Flyhalf
Mike Dabulas NJ Blaze Scrumhalf/Flyhalf
Jayden Demmy West Shore United Center
Alex Galantino Penn State Hooker/prop
Rob Irimescu Penn State Center/Prop
Royaal Jones NYRC Center
Aedan Mangan University of Dayton Center
Jack McLean Conestoga HS Prop
Christopher Minor Maryland Exiles Wing/Center
James Ronan Penn State Scrumhalf/Flyhalf
Cale Williams New York Rugby Club Halfback

Coach: Jack Foley

Coach: Keith McLean

Manager: Stacey Foley

 

“This is a good team,” said Foley. “We have some good athletes and several guys who were with the team last year. We weren’t sure how we would compete last year, and we went 3-3. That was a pretty good showing. We’re trying to get some high-level rugby to guys who want to be seen, and I think we’re doing that.”

In 2014 Atlantis made the Plate Final. During the tournament they beat Ontario 2, Toronto, and Washington Loggers, and lost to Northern California and the two High School All American teams. 

This year they will be a little more experienced, and could well pull off an upset.

It will be interesting to see how Jayden Demmy performs. The West Shore United player was a standout running back for the Cedar Cliff HS football team, rushing for 1,721 yards in 12 games and being named all-district. He is expected to play rugby at Penn State.