Heavy dose of D1A on MCAA roster

D1A Rugby: Heavy dose of D1A on MCAA roster
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BOULDER, Colo. – Following a camp held this past weekend in Merrimack, Mass., consisting of 53 players, Head Coach Matt Sherman and his coaching staff have selected 33 of college rugby’s best who will make up the 2014 Men’s Collegiate All-American touring side.

The 33-man squad consists of 19 players representing D1A teams. Those men who have worked hard to earn the privilege of representing USA Rugby are:

Garrett Brewer, Flyhalf – Saint Mary’s

Connor Cook, Lock – Arkansas State

Dom DeFalco, Wing – Penn State

Michael Gierlach, Lock – Lindenwood

Harry Higgins, Lock – Arkansas State

Paris Hollis, Prop – Life

Stephen Karas, Prop – Colorado State

Kalei Konrad, Flyahlf – San Diego State

Niku Kruger, Scrumhalf – Kutztown

Michael Lawrenson, Lock – Kutztown

Angus MacLellan, Prop – Davenport

Peter Malcolm, Flanker – Wheeling Jesuit

Cooper Maloney, Wing – Saint Mary’s

Kingsley McGowan, Outside Center – Saint Mary’s

Kyle Peterson, Flanker – Saint Mary’s

James Poli, Inside Center – Lindenwood

Shaun Potgieter, Number 8 – Arkansas State

Ryan Pratt, Prop – Saint Mary’s

Dino Waldren, Prop – Saint Mary’s

The team is currently training at Dartmouth College for a three-match domestic tour against international competition. The team’s first match will be held at Dartmouth, while the following two will be played at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, Mass.

Here is the schedule for the 2014 Men’s Collegiate All-American tour:

June 21 versus Cambridge University

June 25 versus Cambridge University

June 28 versus Ontario Blues

For more on the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans, including a full roster, visit USARugby.org.