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DII Men College Gamebreakers This Week ... and Last Week

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DII Men College Gamebreakers This Week ... and Last Week

Tomasso Lorenzetti finds some space. Photo Marian University Rugby.

OK, yes, we missed posting this column last week—our apologies—so we cover two weeks of top performances from Men's DII College Rugby in this week's Gamebreakers.

Forgive us.

Tomasso Lorenzetti, Marian

The freshman scrumhalf, who hails from rugby-mad Rovigo in Italy, scored 32 points against Miami of Ohio from 13 conversions and two penalty goals. Physically strong as well as skilled, Lorenzetti was also excellent in defense.

Cam McLoughlin, Grand Valley State

The captain and No. 8 for GVSU carried the offensive load and was a strong leader as his team defeated Calvin College.

Jacob Sherman, Norwich

Solid in defense and an extra dimension in attack, the Norwich fullback helped lead the Cadets to a 42-6 defeat of Vermont October 9.

Nick Cinquepalmi, Marquette

Don't let the experimental hair fool you, Cinquepalmi is the real deal as he battled a smash in the face and a very physical UW-Platteville team to lead Marquette to victory with his scoring touch, aggressive attacking, and unflicnhing defense.

John Schnieder, Marist

The Marist prop scored a try and flattened opponents, earning Player ofo the Game honors in Marist's 22-15 defeat of the US Merchant Marine Academy.

Derek Skibba, UW-Platteville

In a losing effort this past weekend, but in a winning effort the week before, the Platteville flanker is a non-stop wrecking crew.

Spencer Perrin, Boston University

Charging through for tries and leading the attack, the BU No. 8 led his side to a big win over Sacred Hear.

Michael Regan, USMMA

Singled out by his opponents for the way he pulled the strings on attack and his kicking ability, Regan set up both Kings Point tries and was hugely influential despite a close loss to Marist.

Virgil Pryor, Memphis

The Tigers flanker was superb in defense in a win over Alabama-Birmingham

Sjaen Lucas, Damir Conci, and Bradley Mayekiso, Principia

The Thunder Chickens defeated St. Louis University in emphatic fashion and this 9-10-12 combo was especially dangerous in running the Principia attack.

Matias Caramuti, Thomas More

Thomas More won big over Western Kentucky, and Caramuti scored an astounding 64 points with six tries and 17 conversions. 

Brady Kline, Norwich

The freshman hooker out of the Titans high school program in Colorado has taken control of the #2 jersey for Norwich and was central to his team's win over Providence College October 2.

Nate Curtis, Central Michigan

The CMU center scored five tries in October 2nd's win over Ferris State. This was no surprise, as Curtis has been scoring multiple tries in just about every game.

Mathieu Thuiller, UNC Wilmington

The UNC-W flyhalf orchestrated a key win over UNC Chapel Hill October 2.

Brian Arnold, IUP

In the October 2 win over Kent State, Arnold scored three tries.

Jon Brabo, UMass-Lowell

Playing fullback, Brabo put in a pretty heroic performance for UMass-Lowell in their close win over Boston University a week ago. Brabo played hurt and finished the full 80 minutes, scoring a try early and then finishing the game off with the game-winner as time was winding down.

Kaleb Boleyn, Northern Iowa

In a shutout of Northwestern, Boleyn scored three tries and led from the front as UNI established itself as one of the most high-powered teams of the Great Midwest.

Niall McStay, Providence College

The Friars' captain and No. 8 led his team to a 12-6 upset win over Coast Guard Academy. He was excellent in the lineout and also scored a key try after stealing the ball in the breakdown.