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Summer Traveling Roster Named for Eagle Men

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Summer Traveling Roster Named for Eagle Men

Greg Peterson skippers the USA this summer. Photo Irakli Bigvava.

The USA Men's 15s National Team has two test matches set for this summer, and their 30-play roster has been named by Head Coach Scott Lawrence.

The Eagles will play Romania July 5 in Chicago at SeatGeek Stadium and then meet Scotland July 12 at Audi Field in Washington, DC.

Tickets are available at with both games streamed live on FloRugby.

“We’ve picked a balance of experienced Eagles and new players in key positions, aimed toward future growth into the Eagle jersey in this first mission of Project Gemini," said Lawrence, referring to the idea that Project Gemini was NASA's precursor to the Apollo program to the moon. "It was a highly competitive pool in certain positions, and there will be others in reserve and continuing to play domestically still who will challenge for a spot in the Pacific Nations Cup and beyond. It must be earned.”

This will be the first full assembly for the USA Men’s Eagles in 2024. This match with Romania will be for the Pershing Cup, a challenge trophy between the two national teams.

Five potential new caps are named to the traveling roster—USA-eligible Renger Van Eerten, who plays for Brive in France; Seattle Seawolves scrumhalf JP Smith played for South Africa's U20s in 2014 but has been playing in the USA for five years now; Seattle Seawolves wing Connor Mooneyham (Life University, The Woodlands); Saint Mary's center Erich Storti (Saint Mary's, De La Salle); Anthem Rugby Carolina fullback Steffan Crimp joined Anthem just last month and while he played mostly in Wales, his mother was born in Indiana so that leaves him eligible for the Eagles.

Veteran lock Greg Peterson, now with the San Diego Legion after a long career in the UK and Australia, has been named captain. The selections mark some significant changes in some positions for the USA team. Notably the scrumhalf and fullback picture is certainly different from the way it looked two years ago. And there are new faces in the second row, and perhaps even more telling is the non traveling reserves list, which includes many more players with no caps.

USA Men’s Eagles 30 Player Roster for Summer, 2024    
NAME Current Team US College Team US HS Team
Jack Iscaro Old Glory DC Cal Gonzaga
Jake Turnbull Anthem RC    
Paul Mullen Utah Warriors    
Alex Maughan RFCLA Life University Charlotte Tigers
Nate Sylvia San Diego Legion Cal Poly  
Mike Sosene-Feagai Agen (FRA)    
Dylan Fawsitt Chicago Hounds    
Kapeli Pifeleti Saracens (ENG)    
Renger Van Eerten CA Brive Rugby (FRA)    
Jason Damm RFCLA Clemson Charlotte Tigers
Greg Peterson San Diego Legion    
Cam Dolan NOLA Gold Life University Naples
Sam Golla Dallas Jackals Cal Denver East
Ben Bonasso Miami Sharks    
Paddy Ryan San Diego Legion    
Jamason Fa'anana-Schultz Old Glory DC    
No. 8      
Thomas Tu'avao Utah Warriors American River Coll.  
Ruben De Haas Cheetahs (RSA)   Little Rock
JP Smith Seattle Seawolves    
AJ MacGinty Bristol Bears Life University  
Luke Carty Chicago Hounds    
Bryce Campbell Chicago Hounds Indiana Royal Irish
Tavite Lopeti Seattle Seawolves Saint Mary's Hayward
Erich Storti Saint Mary's College Saint Mary's De La Salle
Tommaso Boni Old Glory DC    
Christian Dyer Houston SaberCats Cal Jesuit Sacramento
Nate Augspurger Chicago Hounds Minnesota Southside HS
Connor Mooneyham Seattle Seawolves Life University The Woodlands
Mitch Wilson New England Free Jacks Life University  
Steffan Crimp Anthem RC    
Non-Traveling Reserves      
Payton Telea San Diego Legion Saint Mary's Archbishop Riordan
Kaleb Geiger New England Free Jacks    
Pono Davis Houston SaberCats    
Sean McNulty Miami Sharks    
Lucas Gramlick Anthem RC    
Viliami Helu San Diego Legion Saint Mary's Danville
Bailey Wilson Utah Warriors Utah Valley U. United
Corey Daniel Old Glory DC UNC  
Collin Grosse Old Glory DC West Point Spokane
Luke White Chicago Hounds    
Ethan McVeigh Old Glory DC Cardiff Met St. Augustine
Lauina Futi Seattle Seawolves    
Noah Brown Chicago Hounds Indiana Penn HS
Toby Fricker New England Free Jacks    
Injury Recovery or Unavailable      
Connor McManus Anthem RC   Fort Hunt
Chris Hilsenbeck Biarritz (FRA)    
Mika Kruse Utah Warriors   Bullard HS
Paul Lasike Utah Warriors BYU  
Dominic Besag Saint Mary's College Saint Mary's De La Salle
Joe Mano Utah Warriors    
Chris Mattina San Diego Legion Delaware Xavier HS
David Ainu'u Stade Toulousain   Liberty HS
Joe Taufete'e Seattle Seawolves   Belmont Shore

USA Men’s Staff | 2024 American Series July Internationals
Scott Lawrence | Head Coach
Alama Ieremia | Backs and Attack Coach
Nick Easter | Forwards and Defense Coach
Jono Phillips | Skills Coach
Blake Bradford | Scrum Coach
Alex Ross | Head of Athlete Performance
Jimmy Harrison | Analyst
Rodolfo Broggi | Athlete Performance
Dehra Harris | Performance Psychology
Michael Sheridan | Head Athletic Trainer
Ron Klingensmith | Assistant Athletic Trainer
Deanna Sisti | Assistant Athletic Trainer
Willie Berlanga | Sports Massage Therapist
Steve Levin | Team Doctor
Sam Akhavan | Team Doctor
Oscar Alvarez | Team Manager