USA Rugby Names Mens Collegiate All-American Team

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USA Rugby Names Mens Collegiate All-American Team

Following the USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Star Championships this weekend, USA has announced the 2010 Collegiate All-Americans and Honorable Mentions.

"With a pool of approximately 15,000 men’s collegiate players across the US, 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, who also serves as the head coach at Ivy League rugby power Dartmouth.

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.

The 2010 All-American team is headlined by nine players from National 15’s Champion, Cal, and three from National 7’s Champion, Utah.

"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."

Unlike other sports where the All-American team is just a designated honor, rugby All-Americans actually compete for their country in a series of matches each summer. Past All-American teams have played in South Africa, New Zealand, and Ireland, among other places. The overseas tours serve to continue to the development of some of the best and brightest rugby players in America.

2010 Collegiate All-Americans


Forwards

Asbun, Derek (California)

Barrett, Danny (California)

Evans, Roland (Arkansas State)

Farr, Roan (Arkansas State)

Fenoglio, Zachary (Loyola Marymount)

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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