TRU Collegiates earn All American Status

Congratulations to all the young men below who earned the distinction of being named to the USA All American Squad.

Well done gentlemen!

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2010

USA Rugby Releases its Men’s Collegiate All-Americans

BOULDER, Colo. – Following the USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Star Championships this weekend, selectors announced their list of Collegiate All-Americans and Honorable Mentions.

“With a pool of approximately 15,000 men’s collegiate players across the U.S., the Collegiate All-American selectors and coaches spent nearly nine months on player identification, fitness testing, standards implementation and monitoring to narrow the list to 37 All-Americans and 29 Honorable Mentions,” said All-American Coach Alex Magleby.

The All American Team is made up of the nation’s best collegiate rugby players who are picked annually on the basis of performance over the course of the domestic collegiate rugby season, the National Collegiate Championships, and the Collegiate National All-Star Championship.

The All-American team has long been a precursor to international honors, with many All-Americans graduating to the USA National Team.

“Congratulations to our collegiate players and coaches–fitness and skill levels once again exceeded those from previous years,” Magleby added. “The standards continue to improve with healthier high school programs coupled with progress in collegiate player development and coaching. Now comes the equally challenging task of picking an All-American tour team.”

The All-American and Honorable Mentions are selected from players who attend a domestic American University and compete for an American University Team, while the selection process for the All-American Touring Team, which will be announced soon, could potentially include players eligible to play for America, who are studying at Universities domestically or abroad.

Collegiate All-Americans
Forwards
Asbun, Derek (California)
Barrett, Danny (California)
Evans, Roland (Arkansas State)
Farr, Roan (Arkansas State)
Fenoglio, Zachary (Loyola Maramount)
Fry, Eric (California)
Jarvis, Paul (Dartmouth College)
Kimble, Kevin (Penn State)
Knab, David (Ohio State)
McTiernan, Ryan (NYAC/Fordham)
Mokate, Taylor (Oklahoma)
Parker, Chris (Texas A&M)
Roundy, Ryan (BYU)
Shephard, Michael (Indiana University)
Su’a, Mike (BYU)
Wessels, Nardus (Arkansas State)
Wunderli, Matt (Utah)

Backs
Clark, Chad (St. Mary’s College of California)
Davies, Shaun (BYU)
Engelbrecht, Keegan (California)
Gallinger, Sean (California)
Goff, Benjamin (Tennessee)
Hawley, Colin (California)
Kelly, Seamus (California)
Kelm, Duncan (San Diego State)
Leatigaga, Ben (Army)
Leland, Hunter (Texas A&M)
Lubbe, Dylan (BYU)
Mateialona, Benny (Life University)
Muhn, Dustin (California)
Palamo, Thretton (Utah)
Pati, Don (Utah)
Regas, Nick (Claremont McKenna College)
Roberts, Hamish (Texas A&M)
Ross, Alex (San Diego State)
Saint, Chris (Penn State)
Scully, Blaine (California)

Honorable Mentions
Forwards
Allred, TJ (BYU)
Bertrand, Conor (Texas A&M)
Bester, Paul (Life University)
Bontranger, Conrad (Indiana)
Buboltz, David (San Diego State)
Burd, Camden (Utah)
Civetta, Nick (Notre Dame)
Honaker, Darrell (San Diego State)
Hyjer, Drew (California)
Latu, Patrick (San Mateo Community College)
Leinweber, Luke (Northern Colorado)
Metcalf, Scott (Utah)
Pasque, Tommy (University of Colorado – Boulder)
Potgieter, Shaun (Arkansas State)
Purcell, Brendan (San Diego State)
Salamon, Tyler (Life University)
Vimahi , Viliami (BYU)

Backs
Angilau, Naki (Utah)
Bredesen, Chris (San Diego State)
Caswell, David (Arkansas State)
Ducoing, Adam (LSU)
Folau, Tupu (BYU)
Geib, Dave (Army)
Harrison, Tyler (UC Davis)
Johns, Bobby (LSU)
Jones, Gareth (Temple)
Mauer, Rocco (Bowling Green)
Sullivan, Pat (Arkansas State)
Vaha’I, Latu (Army)

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