GRR: Penn State
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.
Kim Magrini was a powerhouse scrumhalf for Penn State and was an excellent example of how the old USA U23 program helped produce talented and smart rugby players.
Navy put its hand up for some rankings love with an impressive 38-12 defeat of Penn State this weekend.
Navy has beaten seven ranked DIA teams in a row, including two teams that have since done even better—Rugby East champions Kutztown, and Davenport, which has started very well this fall.
Kutztown University is now in 1st place in the Rugby East after defeating Penn State Saturday, riding a torrid first half and holding on as the Lions roared back.
Aaron Gray went over in the first five minutes to give Kutztown an early lead, and two minutes later scrumhalf Tai Kauwe zipped in and with Thorne O'Connell's conversion Kutztown led 12-0 after eight minutes.
Penn State is now atop the Rugby East after beating St. Bonaventure 43-20 Saturday.
The Nittany Lions put in a solid performance up front with Anthony Adamcheck setting the tone at tighthead prop, and Will Lyke have a strong game at No. 8.