Lindenwood University lock Emmanuel Albert has won the 2021 Rugby Scholz Award as the nation's best Men's Collegiate rugby player.
The captain of Life University, George Phelan joined Life as a freshman from Sedbergh School in England.
The fullback, who can play pretty much anywhere, combines leadership, athletic ability, and a deep understanding of the game toanchor the Running Eagles backline, and team as a whole.
We get some notable performances from some regions where we haven't seen a lot of info, such as Rugby Colorado's club season and Rugby Washington,
And that means we can recognize more players in more states, and we like that.
Here are our Gamebreakers for the weekend of May 8-9:
The 2020 Rudy Scholz Award-winner, Payton Telea-Ilalio has not let up in 2021.
The Saint Mary's prop, who got his start in the Bishop Riordan program in Northern California, has only really been stopped by COVID, as the Gaels have, so far, only been able to play three games.
Eagan, Minnesota product Emmanual Albert is a finalist for the Rudy Scholz Award because he has become the foundation upon which Lindenwood's best-ever 15s season has been built.
Quiet but a leader, Albert plays lock and flanker and excels at both.