GRR: All Americans
Santa Clara, Calif. — The College Rugby Association of America’s (CRAA) has announced its D1A All-American selections for the 2021-2022 Season.
Paul Emerick is one of the greatest American outside backs.
Generally playing at outside center, the former University of Northern Iowa All American and later Chicago Lions was a favorite with fans because he never, ever backed down, was brutally honest about his performance good or bad, and was just plain fun to watch.
Mike Petri has been at the top of the game since he started playing at Xavier HS.
Captain of a very strong Xavier HS team, Petri went on to captain the USA U19s, Penn State, and the Collegiate All Americans. A smooth passer and an expert defender among scrumhalves, Petri was a winner at every level he played at.
Life University Head Coach Colton Cariaga is now the USA U23 Men's Sevens Head Coach, and the announcement is a big step in the work to develop D1A coaches to higher levels.