Honorary Men’s Collegiate All-Americans announced for 2016-17 school year

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - USA Rugby has announced a list of 122 student-athletes named to the Men's Collegiate All-Americans for the 2016-17 season. The comprehensive list includes a combined 30 players honored with First XV and Second XV recognition in 15s, 72 on the Honorable Mention list, and 36 athletes - including a dozen from the Division II ranks - as Sevens All-Americans.

"The Collegiate All-American staff, working with coaches around the country, the Collegiate Director, and HP Manager, have identified this year's Honorary List," USA Rugby AIG Men's Collegiate All-American Head Coach Gavin Hickie said. "Each year, the All-American Honorary List becomes tougher to select, due to the increased competition and standards set by our student-athletes.

"Congratulations to all those selected and we hope to work with a number of these student-athletes in our game against Oxford University later this year."

D1A Rugby's top-three ranked teams - Saint Mary's College, Life University, and Cal - lead from the front with three players from each program receiving the nod for First XV selection. Life's one-loss season paved the way for 10 total players to be named 15s All-Americans - more than any other school.

Harley Davidson (Life), Matt Jensen (Brigham Young University), Cody Melphy (Life), and Russell Webb (University of California, Berkeley) were the four lone All-Americans to return to the First XV from the 2015-16 First XV squad.

Lindenwood University, winner of the 2017 USA Rugby College 7s National Championships, had the most players rewarded with places on the All-American Sevens teams. Seven Lions made the All-American cut in the Olympic code of rugby, while the Division II College 7s National Champion, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, placed a pair of athletes on the DII All-American side.

Collegiate All-American First XV

1. Kevin Sullivan - University of California, Berkeley

2. Chad Gough - University of Utah

3. Chance Wenglewski - Lindenwood University

4. Connor Sweet - University of California, Berkeley

5. Matthew Jensen - Brigham Young University

6. Alec Barton - Saint Mary's College

7. Kevin O'Connor - Saint Mary's College

8. Maciu Koroi - Life University

9. Holden Youngert - Saint Mary's College

10. Russell Webb - University of California, Berkeley

11. Harley Davidson - Life University

12. Cody Melphy - Life University

13. Bryce Campbell - Indiana University

14. Marcus Tupuola - Notre Dame College

15. Cristian Rodriguez - Lindenwood University

Collegiate All-American Second XV

1. Estevan Florez - Life University

2. Peter Malcolm - Wheeling Jesuit University

3. Alex Maughan - Life University

4. Thomas Cheslek - Davenport University

5. Jeremy Lenaerts - Central Washington University

6. Malcolm May - Pennsylvania State University

7. Khristoffer Walser - Arkansas State University

8. Vili Helu - Saint Mary's College

9. Roland Blackiston - California State University, Long Beach

10. Duncan van Schalkwyk - Life University

11. Tyler Sousley - Indiana University

12. Zach Young - Arkansas State University

13. Anthony Salaber - University of California, Berkeley

14. Sam Cusano - University of California, Berkeley

15. Dylan Audsley - Saint Mary's College

Collegiate All-American Honorable Mention

Juan Pablo Aguirre - Center, Lindenwood University, Belleville

Dominique Bailey - Loose forward, Davenport University

Mickey Bateman - Scrum half, Lindenwood University

Lukem Beaumont - Center, Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Trace Bolstad - Scrum half, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Matt Brennan - Loose forward, Arizona State University

Maceo Brown - Center, Grand Canyon University

Chris Burian - Loose forward, Pennsylvania State University

Michael Cesar - Hooker, University of Southern California

Mitchell Cochell - Center, United States Air Force Academy

Colten Collings - Hooker, University of California, Davis

Connor Cudeback - Prop, California Polytechnic University

Jason Damm - Loose forward, Clemson University

Scott Dean - Fly half, Central Washington University

Sione Fangaiuiha - Center, Arkansas State University

Josh Farnsworth - Full back, University of California, Davis

Alex Faison-Donahoe - Wing, Kutztown University

Nick Feakes - Fly half, Lindenwood University

Jake Feury - Center, Middlebury College

Zach Forro - Center, Notre Dame College

Drew Gaffney - Loose forward, University of California, Berkeley

Brady Gent - Full back, Davenport University

Tomas Ghattas - Prop, Lindenwood University

Jake Glass - Prop, Kutztown University

Corey Graham - Fly half, Notre Dame College

Dan Gresser - Full back, Xavier University

Patrick Hafenbridle - Hooker, Bethel College

John Hayden - Prop, Central Washington University

Terrence Hellender - Loose forward, University of Wyoming

Jake Hidalgo - Wing, Indiana University

William Hock - Hooker, Boston College

Ryan Iskowitz - Prop, University of Mary Washington

Mike Islava - Lock, Life University

Luc Joseph - Hooker, University of Notre Dame

Thomas Kacor - Loose forward, Western Michigan University

Jackson Kaka - Loose forward, Brigham Young University

Jihad Khabir - Fly half, American International College

Jake Lachina - Full back, U.S. Military Academy West Point

Faaitua Laei - Wing, Brigham Young University

Isaiah Lopez - Center, New England College

Jordan Lupton - Loose forward, Florida State University

Alexander MacDonald - Loose forward, Life University

Brendon MacDonald - Fly half, Claremont Colleges

Vetekina Malafu - Wing, Kutztown University

Bradley Mapes - Wing, University of California, Davis

Aaron Matthews - Center, Saint Mary's College

Hugh McAllister - Lock, Wheeling Jesuit University

Brian McKellar - Prop, Pennsylvania State University

Conor McNerny - Loose forward, United States Naval Academy

Ani Mteto - Center, Iowa Central Community College

Selby Niumataiwalu - Center, Pennsylvania State University

James Ronan - Scrum half, Pennsylvania State University

Alex Ruiz - Scrum half, Florida State University

Michael Scarcella - Center, Iona College

Chris Schoeman - Lock, Lindenwood University

Kevin Schofield - Wing, Brigham Young University

Kadis Simmons - Loose forward, Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Seimou Smith - Wing, Southern Connecticut State University

Nathan Sylvia - Prop, California Polytechnic University

Teddy Terezis - Fly half, Indiana University

Clayton To - Loose forward, Claremont Colleges

Vili Toluta'u - Loose forward, Central Washington University

Alex Vorster - Hooker, Brigham Young University

Zach Webber Wing, Brigham Young University

Dante Weeks - Wing, University of Arizona

Harley Wheeler - Wing, Life University

Jared Whippy - Fly half, Brigham Young University

Josh Whippy - Full back, Brigham Young University

Calvin Whiting - Center, Brigham Young University

Mitch Wilson - Full back, Life University

Dawit Workie - Fly half, Dartmouth College

Jacob Zinda - Wing, San Diego State University

Collegiate All-American Sevens First Team

Dylan Audsley - Saint Mary's College

Cian Barry - University of California, Los Angeles

Alex Dorrier - Indiana University

Sione Fangaiuiha - Arkansas State University

Nick Feakes - Lindenwood University

Vetekina Malafu - Kutztown University

Cody Melphy - Life University

Cristian Rodriguez - Lindenwood University

Kyle Rogers - University of Arizona

Anthony Salaber - University of California, Berkeley

Tyler Sousley - Indiana University

Russell Webb - University of California, Berkeley

Collegiate All-American Sevens Second Team

Michael Baska - Lindenwood University

Maceo Brown - Grand Canyon University

Jack Casey - University of Arkansas

Sam Cusano - University of California, Berkeley

Reece Czarnecki - Davenport University

Chad Gough - University of Utah

Jihad Khabir - American International College

Lorenzo Thomas - Lindenwood University

Duncan Van Schalkwyk - Life University

Jimmy Wolfer - Saint Joseph's University

Dawit Workie - Dartmouth College

Zach Young - Arkansas State University

Collegiate All-American Sevens Division II Team

Jesse Adelberg - Endicott College

Dylan Carrol - Southern Connecticut State University

John Grams - University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Niklas Hathaway - Principia College

Tyrek Huntley - University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Ryan Johns - University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Kyle Kent - Drexel University

Nate Rolling - Norwich University

Troy Salt - University of Hartford

Semiou Smith - Southern Connecticut State University

Tom St. Pierre - Norwich University

Levi Van Lanen - University of Wisconsin, Whitewater