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Iona Incoming Class Highlights Latest Commits

Evan DaCruz will be joining Iona in the fall.

In our tracking of college commits for the fall semester, we've got a large number of players from the Marin Highlanders out of Northern California connecting with college rugby programs all over the country, from Oregon to Wisconsin to Arizona to West Point.

Meanwhile, Iona has released a list of incoming freshmen. They include several second-generation rugby players, including Chris Durnan, whose dad (also Chris) played many years for Old Blue NY and was a former teammate and opponent of Iona Head Coach Bruce McLane. John Martin's father also was a former teammate of McLane's. There remains a strong Bishop Hendricken-Iona connection, as two Hendricken players (both named Evan) join the Gaels, where Hendricken alumni Mike Scarcella, Jon Petteruti, Mike Marro, and Rhys Humphrey. 

It's a diverse group of athletes with flyhalf Evan DaCruz being 5-9, 160, and flyhalf Ruiairi Bentley (who has a superb boot) at 6-2, 205. Look for McLane to shift some of these things around. 

Also of note, 6-3, 290 football and rugby standout Jagger Greschner is the son of longtime New York Rangers tough guy Ron Greschner (almost 1,000 games in the NHL). 

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Latest Commits To College Programs For 2020-21
Player Name HS Team State/Region Position Prospective College Men/Women
Abbey Terpstra Hopkins MN Center Quinnipiac University Women
Alex Goulet North County Rugby Football Club MO Loose Forward Marian University Men
Andre Lopez Marin Highlanders CA Loose Forward West Point Men
Austin Sio South OC Raptors/Murrieta HS CA Prop Notre Dame College Men
Chris Durnan Long Beach HS NY Flanker Iona Men
Connor Hannon South OC Raptors/Murrieta HS CA Flyhalf Notre Dame College Men
Connor Justeson De La Salle High school CA Prop Marian University Men
Daniel Fassler Marin Highlanders CA Scrumhalf/Wing Oregon Men
Eoin Moriarty Tappan Zee NY Center Iona Men
Evan DaCruz Bishop Hendricken RI Flyhalf Iona Men
Evan Giampietro Bishop Hendricken RI Wing Iona Men
Henry Minturn Marin Highlanders CA Loose Forward/Prop Ole Miss Men
Isaac Haneline Hamilton Southeastern IN Center Indiana University Men
Jack Kelly Chaminade HS NY Prop Iona Men
Jack Loebakka Marin Highlanders CA Center Wisconsin Men
Jack Pocock Marin Highlanders CA Lock/Loose Forward Butte College Men
Jackson Williams Hamilton Southeastern IN Flyhalf Indiana University Men
Jafer Snipes Marin Highlanders CA Center Cal Men
Jagger Greschner Greenwich HS CT Prop Iona Men
James Resker Xaverian NY Center Iona Men
Jeff Puu Marin Highlanders CA Prop UC Santa Cruz Men
Joe Calzeretta Marin Highlanders CA Hooker College of Idaho Men
John Martin Archbishop Molloy NY Wing/Center Iona Men
Joseph VanBuskirk South OC Raptors/Murrieta HS CA Prop Notre Dame College Men
Julian Deraffele Marin Highlanders CA Wing/Center Boise State Men
Kobe Gerstein Marin Highlanders CA Loose Forward Arizona Men
Luke McKernan Marin Highlanders CA Wing/Scrumhalf Cal Poly Men
Luke Shull South OC Raptors/Murrieta HS CA Loose Forward Notre Dame College Men
Matt Molinaro Morris Knolls HS NJ Flanker Iona Men
Max Hendry St Columbus School Scotland Wing/Fullback Marian University Men
Maximo Tribuzio Marin Highlanders CA Center/Wing Oregon Men
Nathan White Noblesville IN Center Louisville University Men
Nicholas Albinson St Augustine Prep Hermits Rugby NJ Prop St Joseph's University Men
Nick Janowsky Marin Highlanders CA Center/Loose Forward Navy Men
Oliver Russell West Houston Lions Rugby Club TX Hooker Marian University Men
Parker Callegari Woodlands Rugby TX Scrumhalf Texas Men
Ruairi Bentley Mystic River MA Flyhalf Iona Men
Sean Boyle St. Anthony's NY No. 8 Iona Men
Sean Vasser Marin Highlanders CA Loose Forward Chico State Men
Shawn Kealoha South OC Raptors/Murrieta HS CA Prop Notre Dame College Men
Wyatt Schrader Royal Irish IN Center Indiana University Men
Zack Bjursten Marin Highlanders CA Prop/Loose Forward Washington State Men