USA Preseason HS All Americans

For Immediate Release
November 3, 2009

USA Rugby Names its Pre-Season High School All-Americans

BOULDER, Colo. – Following a development camp held at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., this summer, USA Rugby coaches have named their selections for the High School All-American Team and its Honorable Mentions.

2009 marked the creation of USA Rugby’s High School All-Americans program and this summer marked their initial assembly, allowing Head Coach Scott Lawrence a chance to work with 40 of the nation’s standout High School players. The camp focused on skill and athletic development, followed by an inter-squad trial match.

“This first group of All-Americans has shown not only a standout performance in camp, but have also shown commitment to their fitness testing outside of camps,” Lawrence said. “We are pleased with the standard of the players selected in this first group and are focused on the job of identifying more national caliber athletes in the next nine months.”
The High School All-Americans next camp will be held in Southern California over winter break, in an effort to align the program closely with the scholastic and sporting calendar. The camp will feature two matches against the Canada Under-17s and Under-18s side.

Invitations to the New Years camp will come from the summer camp’s High School All-Americans, Honorable Mentions, previous standouts from the 2009 High School season, National Championship and Regional All-Star Tournaments and coaching recommendations from around the country.

For more information on the USA Rugby High School All-American Program, please visit www.usarugby.org/goto/HS_AllAmericans.

High School All-Americans
October 2009

Forwards:
Sean Carley (Xavier HS, New York); Patrick Coleman (Xavier HS, New York); Cameron Falcon (Louisiana); Jason Fry (Jesuit HS, California); Chuck Koehler (Pulaski Roos, Wisconsin); Daniel Metcalf (Dallas Jesuit, Texas); Travis Moscone (Piedmont RFC, California); Drew Ohmann (North Carolina).

Backs: Mike Durant (Boston College HS, Massachusetts); Mateaka Hausia (Diablo RFC, California); Sione Hausia (Diablo RFC, California); Madison Hughes (Cobham RFC, UK); Will Magie (Merchant Taylors’ School, UK); Jonathan Marshall (Chapel Hill Highlanders, North Carolina); Jesse Milne (California); Adam Sandstorm (Lake Country RFC, Wisconsin).

Honorable Mentions
October 2009

Forwards:
Fernando Assing (Texas); Joe Brady (Union County HS, New York); Jorge Cuisana (Xavier HS, New York); Jordan Harestead (Minnesota); Bryant Larson (Moundsview, Minnesota); Alex Marshall (Wisconsin); Rashawn Rogers (Columbus, Ohio); Kyle Ruane (Albuquerque, New Mexico); Michael Sangaline (Colorado); Ray Taumaoe (Chuckenut Bay, Washington); Caleb Tracey (Portland, Maine); Evan Von zur Muelen (West Lake HS, Texas).

Backs:
Gavin Brown (North Central, Indiana); Charlie Denk (Ohio City Warriors, Ohio); Hunter Frisinger (Hong Kong FC, Hong Kong); Parker Gilbert (Saracens, UK); Nick Glocke (Grafton RFC, Wisconsin); Riley Locker (Chuckenut Bay, Washington); Dion Opperman (Florida); Christian Shupay (Broad Ripple, Indiana); Tei Staladi (Liberty RFC, Washington); Joe Sullivan (Royal Irish, Indiana); Gregory Wood (Cathedral, Indiana).

USA RUGBY, founded in 1975, is the national governing body for rugby and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Rugby Board (IRB). The organization is responsible for the development of boys, girls, high school, collegiate and club rugby programs, as well as the nation’s rugby coaches, referees, administrators and all of its national teams that represent the U.S. in international competitions. As part of this development, USA Rugby hosts a number of courses, clinics, National Championship events and international matches throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.usarugby.org.

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