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Men's All American Camps Announced

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Men's All American Camps Announced

Mike Jennings of Penn State. Lance Polcyn photo.

Head Coach James Willocks and staff have identified 72 student-athletes for the second annual Men’s Collegiate All-American Selection Camp 2019 beginning tomorrow. 

The 2019 assembly will take place in three phases with regional camps hosted on the West and East Coast United States at Silver Lakes Complex in Norco, CA from June 19-22 and Iona College in New Rochelle, NY from June 26-29, respectively. 

Both camps will be used to make selections for the final round in Glendale, CO from July 21-28 where the All-Americans will face a newly formed All-Canadian University XVs team on July 27 at Infinity Park. The match will serve as a curtain raiser for the senior Men’s Eagles test match against rival-Canada as part of Pacific Nations Cup 2019. 

First, Second and Third team All-Americans will be announced following the match where the full pool of players who originally assembled for Selection Camp will be considered. Athletes who were invited but unavailable to attend at any phase will also be considered for All-American honors. 

Selection Camp 2019 will build on the success of its inaugural year where two players went on to make their national team debut including Men’s Eagles’ Chance Wenglewski and Eagles Sevens Marcus Tupuola. 

Wenglewski has since earned three caps in fifteens while Tupuola helped the USA Men’s Sevens qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and reach a historic World No. 2 ranking. 

Head Coach James Willocks said: “With the vast landscape of college rugby, we’ve been able to utilize the great network of coaches and All-Conference lists to compile a very diverse pool of students across multiple conferences and divisions. We are excited by some of the fresh faces who will compete for a shot at All-American honors.  After a very successful camp last year we are excited to get into it. As a staff we are very thankful for the efforts and sacrifices these students, their supporters and families make to allow them to compete at the highest level.”

The 2019 Selection Camp roster features 18 players who return from last year. Athletes at each camp will work directly with All-American staff to train and compete in trial games where performances will be evaluated for advancement to the final round in Colorado. 

Tickets for the All-American curtain raiser and senior test match on July 27 at Infinity Park start at only $30 for General Admission at usarugby.org/tickets. One ticket is valid for both games with broadcast details to be announced closer to date. 

WEST CAMP ROSTER | NORCO, CA

Name

POSITION

School

Ethan Alverson

Lock

Colorado

Christian Bader

Lock

Stanford

Tommy Clark 

Flanker

American International College

Jamie Demers

Lock

Michigan

Eric Elsner

Flanker

Minnesota Duluth

Robert Figley

Flyhalf

Arizona

John Fondale

Prop

Chico State

Anton Holm

Flyhalf

Chico State

Jacob Jenkins

Wing

Cal Maritime

Juwann Johnson

Center/Wing

Oregon State

Joseph Kryger

Hooker

Fresno State

Troy Lockyear

Fullback 

Cal

Tavite Lopeti

Center 

St Mary's of California

Alex Mackenzie

Flanker

Central Washington

Daynon Matthews

Hooker

Cal Maritime

Alec McDonnell

Prop

Lindenwood

Jack Miller

Flanker

Colorado State

James Mocke

Lock

Brigham Young University 

Ronan Murphy

Loose Forward 

St Mary's of California

Brian Nault

Hooker

Central Washington

Noah Niumataiwalu

Flyhalf

St Josephs

Casey Renaud

Lock

Kutztown

Christopher Rico

Center

Chico State

Joe Rusert-Cuddy

Flanker

Colorado State

Jarrad Saint

Scrumhalf

Sacramento State

Jeremy Santiago

Center

MiraCosta Community College

Jourden Stanley

Fullback

Angelo State

Payton Telea-Ilalio

Prop

St Marys of California

Bronson Teles

Lock

Arizona

Michael Tumusiime

Flyhalf

Cal Maritime

Sam Voegele

Prop

Lindenwood Belleville

Cale Williams

Scrumhalf

Stanford

Sean Yacoubian

Scrumhalf

St Mary’s of California

 

 

EAST CAMP ROSTER | NEW ROCHELLE, NY

PLAYER NAME

POSITION

SCHOOL

Anthony Adamcheck

Prop

Penn State

Paul Adams

Prop

Army West Point

Pedro Alverez

Flanker

Arkansas State

John Bradfield

Fullback

Notre Dame College

Connor Buckley

Scrumhalf

Iona College

Marco Carrabotta

Prop

Army West Point

Alex Chura

Fullback

St. Bonaventure

Chandler Cotton Jr.

Wing

American International College

Mike Dabulas

Flyhalf

Penn State

Cameron Davidowicz

Flanker

Plymouth State

Cameron DiGiorgio

Flanker

Iona College

Brendon Esson

Flyhalf

Kentucky

Calvin Gentry

Wing

Arkansas State

Aaron Gray

Wing

Kutztown

Jason Green

Wing

Army West Point

Andrew Guerra

Flanker

Notre Dame College

Nathaniel Heister

Lock

Ohio State

Robert Irimescu

Hooker

Penn State

Mike Islava

Flanker

Life

Peter Jean

Flanker

Penn State

Mike Jennings

Lock

Penn State

Mason Koch

Hooker

Dartmouth College

Tabo Maree

Flanker

Arkansas State

Santiago Mascolo

Flanker

Iona College

Harry Masters

Scrumhalf

Mary Washington

Mike Matarazzo

Lock

Notre Dame

Julian Montes

Prop

Life

Eamonn Matthews

Scrumhalf

St. Bonaventure

Kareem Odeh

Prop

Life

Luke Persanis

Scrumhalf

Delaware

Tanner Pope

Prop

Arkansas State

Connor Robinson

Prop

Boston College

Ryan Santos

Center

Harvard

Michael Scarcella

Center

Iona College

Patrick Sheehy

Flyhalf

Dartmouth College

Andrew Skow

Prop

Dartmouth College

Tyler Sousley

Center

Indiana

Tosh Wilcox

Flanker

Brigham Young University 

Maxim Zhitnik

Center

Fordham

 

MEN’S COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN STAFF

Head Coach | James Willocks

Assistant Coach | Blake Bradford

Assistant Coach | Justin Hundley

Assistant Coach | Tui Osborne

Assistant Coach | Paul Emerick

Strength and Conditioning | Jim Haley 

Performance Analyst | Paul Caron 

Performance  Analyst | Phil Terrigno

Team Manager | Kevin McCorry