A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Mickey played halfback for Kings College 1st 15 for 2 years, arguably the most difficult high school rugby competition in the world, and represented Auckland in three age groups.
Life already owned the rights to the 2017 Mid-South title before getting on a bus for Michigan, but its 45-11 win over Davenport earned the Running Eagles its fourth consecutive undefeated conference season.
Neither Clemson or Lindenwood were able to protect their home pitch over the weekend when Arkansas State went to South Carolina and pummeled the Tigers, while Life traveled to Missouri and earned a victory against the Lions.
Nine of the 11 D1A teams competing in Vegas are doing so in sevens at the CRC qualifier. The field includes Buffalo, Clemson, Colorado, Lindenwood, Michigan State, Santa Clara, St. Bonaventure, Utah State and Wheeling Jesuit.