Boys High School All-Americans headed to Canada for two-match tour

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - USA Rugby Boys High School All-American Head Coach Salty Thompson scouted players at several Regional Cup Tournaments this month, and has selected a touring team of 26 young men to play in two matches against the Ontario Blues under-19 development team.

The BHSAAs arrive in Oakville, Ontario, Monday, June 27, prior to June 30 and July 2 match days on the campus of Appleby College. The private school is hosting the team, which is made up of 13 high school seniors, 12 juniors, and one sophomore, with nine BHSAA veterans in the squad.

Thompson is joined by former Eagle prop Scott Bracken and Eagle Impact Rugby Academy and Stars and Stripes Camp coach Brendan Keane on the coaching staff, continuing the Training and Education Development pathway for domestic coaches.

Though three young athletes were not eligible for selection due to injury or prior commitments, 25 players of the 26 named to the travel team represented the Northeast, South, and West regions at Regional Cup Tournaments this month. Additionally, 17 attended the High School All-American Winter Camp in Casa Grande, Ariz., where 111 high school student-athletes were identified for the high performance setup.

Boys High School All-Americans | Ontario Tour

NamePositionHS YearRugby ClubRCTRCT Team
Andrew BaldadoCenterSeniorSt. IgnaciousSouthCeltic, Ohio
Steven BensonLockJuniorLittle Rock Junior StormersSouthArkansas
Luke BienstockWingSeniorGreenwich High SchoolNortheastGreenwich
Zachary BiggsHookerSeniorPenn Boys RugbySouthN Indiana
Brandon BoonFly halfSeniorUnionville Rugby ClubNortheastPennsylvania
John BradfieldFull backJuniorSt Edward High SchoolSouthCeltic, Ohio
Reid BrandtLockJuniorCharlotte Catholic SchoolSouthN Carolina
Grant BroederFull backSeniorEureka RugbyWestMissouri
Satchel CarninePropSeniorPenn High SchoolSouthN Indiana
Ruben de HaasScrum halfJuniorLittle Rock Junior StormersSouthArkansas
Jayden DemmyCenterSeniorWest Shore UnitedNortheastPennsylvania
Isaac GoodCenterJuniorBrownsburg Rugby ClubWestS Indiana
Jake HedgeHookerSeniorShore School, Sydneynonenone
Zach HeisterkampFlankerSeniorSt Edward RugbyNortheastPennsylvania
Mike JenningsCenterJuniorStaplesNortheastConnecticut
Jack MillerFlankerSeniorBrooklineNortheastMYRO
Eric Naposki-AbdalahWingJuniorFairfield PegasiNortheastGreenwich
Karem OdehPropSeniorBrunswickNortheastCeltic, Ohio
Luke PersanisScrum HalfJuniorPelham High SchoolNortheastMet NY
Jonas PetrakopoulosPropJuniorRoyal IrishWestS Indiana
Joe Rusert-CuddyFlankerJuniorPalmer TerrorsWestTeam 5785
Joshua SchnellLockJuniorKaty Rugby ClubWestTexas
Bronson TelesEightSeniorKaty Rugby ClubWestTexas
Nathan WattsPropSeniorDallas Harlequin ColtsWestTexas
Bailey WilsonEightSophomoreUnitedWestUtah
Marcos YoungFly HalfJuniorKey BiscayneSouthFlorida Juice