CPD: Round 8 Player of the Week

College Premier Division Players of the Week for April 23


Congratulations, to Sean Kilfoyle from Colorado, on being voted the CPD National Player of the Week for Round 7 of play.  He had four tries and five conversions, for 30 points, in a 60-17 win over Wyoming in Round 7.


Who should be named the CPD Round 8 Player of the Week?


Rugby East Ben Leatigaga, Army, Sr., Wing (Newport News, Va.)

Saturday: Five tries in a 50-26 win over Penn St.
Coach Notes: Good on the kick chase, which set up one of his tries after putting pressure on the catch stabbing it through and scoring under the posts. Great under the high ball and very strong on counter attack and turnover ball.



Mid-South Pat Sullivan, Arkansas St., Soph., Flyhalf (Mokena, Ill.)

Saturday: Two tries, 1 PK, 7-for-7 on conversions in a 52-17 win over Texas A&M
Coach Notes: 10 + tackles in a win against Texas A&M to secure home field advantage in playoffs



Western Travis Hughes, Arizona State, Sr. No. 8 (Bullhead City, Ariz.)

Saturday: Three tries in a 23-21 win over Air Force
Coach Notes: Travis stepped up this week. He was hurt in practice, sucked it up because our Captain Steven Johnson couldn't play. Travis assumed the captaincy of the team. Played on a severely twisted ankle (couldn't walk on Thursday) and then scored 3 tries.



Pacific Tyler Harrison, UC Davis, Sr., Fullback (Sacramento, Calif.)

Saturday: One try, two conversions and two PKs in a 20-5 win over Claremont
Coach Notes: Accounted for 15 of UC Davis points against Claremont.  1 try, 2 conversions and 2  penalty kick. Lead Davis to it's first CPL victory, with several well positioned penalty kicks to pinning Claremont deep in there own zone. Great change of pace, ability to read defenses and place pressure on opposing team to defend his attacking ability and kicks.  In edition, made several key tackles at the fullback position to stop Claremont breakaways.