60 D1A Players Selected to the Men’s Collegiate All-American Selection Camp

D1A Rugby: 60 D1A Players Selected to the Men’s Collegiate All-American Selection Camp
Photo Credit: Jamie Farmer

GLENDALE, CO. – USA Rugby today announced the 83 collegiate players selected to participate in the upcoming Men’s Collegiate All-American (MCAA) Selection Camp. The camp will occur from August 9-17 at Infinity Park — home of the 2018 College 7s National Championships and be split into two halves.  The first four days, or half, will include a mixture of training and trial games; after the initial portion of the camp the player pool will be whittled down to 30 athletes. The remaining athletes will then stay on to work directly with the Men’s Collegiate All-American staff.

The camp will conclude with a match against the Glendale Raptors on August 17; after which USA Rugby will name the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Team All-Americans. 1st Team All-Americans will be announced LIVE on facebook.com/usarugby.

“Our coaching staff is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the top collegiate players in the country,” said James Willocks, Head Coach of the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans. “It is always a challenge to identify the top players with the college game being so expansive. We believe that we have selected a wide squad of players available, with representation across most conferences, divisions and programs throughout the country.”

Of all the players invited, D1A programs led the way with a total of 61 athletes selected. Every conference within D1A Rugby saw one of their players selected to the camp.  The Mid South was the best performing conference with 24 selected, while Rugby East and PAC both had eight athletes selected.

The selection camp will be covered across USA Rugby’s digital and social media platforms with admission to see the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans face the Glendale Raptors on August 17 at Infinity Park free to the public.

A Full list of the D1A Players selected can be found below. The full 83 player roster, is available via usarugby.org

NAMEPOSITIONSCHOOL
Adamcheck, AnthonyPropPenn State University
Adams, BrennonWingClemson University
Alvarez, PedroFlankerArkansas State University
Berrisford, JamieLockLife University
Buckley, ConnorScrumhalfIona College
Casey, JackFlyhalfUniversity of Arkansas
Cheslek, ThomasFlankerDavenport University
Ciquera, KylePropSt. Bonaventure University
Crass, TylerCenterUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Dabulas, MikeFlyhalfPenn State University
Davis, SamuelFlankerUnited States Naval Academy
De Waal, MichaelFlankerLindenwood University
Demers, JamieLockUniversity of Michigan
Eife, MichaelWingPenn State University
Feakes, NicholasFlyhalf/FullbackLindenwood University
Gerbino, ChristopherFlankerSanta Clara University
Harmon, MatthewPropLife University
Koroi, MaciuNo. 8Life University
Krueger, SpencerPropOhio State University
Layne, JonathanLockBrigham Young University
Lebon, GardyScrumhalfUnited States Naval Academy
Maree, TaboFlankerArkansas State University
Marshall, DevenLockCentral Washington University
Mascolo, SantiagoNo. 8Iona College
Matarazzo, MichaelLockUniversity of Notre Dame
Matthews, AaronCenter/ FullbackSaint Mary’s College of California
Maughan, CullenPropLife University
May, MalcolmLockPenn State University
McNerney, ConnorNo 8United States Naval Academy
Meagher, PatrickHookerArkansas State University
Mendes, YanickLockUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Meyer, CalebPropUniversity of Utah
Mikesell, DeionWingLindenwood University
Miller, JackFlyhalfUniversity of Colorado
Morris III, StewartCenterBaylor University
Muntanga, BrianHookerLife University
Phelan, GeorgeFullbackLife University
Pupunu, KelsinFullbackUniversity of Utah
Rees, RyanScrumhalfLife University
Robinson, ConnorPropBoston College
Rogers, KyleFullbackUniversity of Arizona
Rogers, MatthewScrumhalfUniversity of Arizona
Scarcella, MichaelCenterIona College
Sullivan, KevinPropUniversity of California, Berkeley
Teles, BronsonLockUniversity of Arizona
Trotter, KevinFullbackPenn State University
Tupuola, MarcusFullback/ WingNotre Dame College
Van Schalkwyk, DuncanFlyhalfLife University
Wallace, ThomasWingSaint Mary’s College of California
Weeks, DanteWingUniversity of Arizona
Wenglewski, ChancePropLindenwood University
Westall, NorthHookerSt. Bonaventure University
Wheeler, HarleyWingLife University
White, WesleyNo. 8Lindenwood University
Whiting, CalvinCenterBrigham Young University (BYU)
Wilcox, ToshFlankerBrigham Young University (BYU) 
Wilson, MitchellCenterLife University
Yacoubian, SeanScrumhalfSaint Mary’s College of California
Young, ZacharyCenterArkansas State University
Zhitnik, MaximCenterFordham University


2018 MEN’S COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN STAFF

Head Coach | James Willocks
Assistant Coach | Tui Osborne
Assistant Coach | Blake Bradford
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Tom Kindley
Performance Analyst | James Harrison
Team Manager | Kevin McCorry

2018 MEN’S COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN SELECTION CAMP SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 9th
Candidates Assemble

Sunday, August 12th
Trial Game #1 | 10 AM MT
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Admission is FREE

Trial Game #2 | 11:30 AM MT
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Admission is FREE

Monday, August 13th
Program filtered to 30 players

Friday, August 17th
Men’s Collegiate All-Americans vs Glendale Raptors | 7 PM MT
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Admission is FREE

Announcement of 1st Team All-Americans
Facebook LIVE | Time TBD