GRR: All Americans
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.
USA Rugby has today announced new naming standards for its men’s and women’s age-grade programs, with the All Americans monikers not used anymore for teams competing on the field.
High School and Collegiate All-American terms will now only be used for honors lists.
Naming schemes are as follows and will be consistent across men’s and women’s programs: