Honorary Men’s Collegiate All Americans Sevens Announced

Coaching staff recognizes honorary Men's Collegiate All Americans Sevens recipients, as a reflection of the performances that each one of these individuals has put in for his team during the most recent college 7s season.

Lafayette, CO.-  Coaching staff recognizes honorary Men's Collegiate All Americans Sevens recipients.

These selections are a reflection of the performances that each one of these individuals has put in for his team during the most recent college 7s season. Making this team is no easy feat, and the selection process to whittle down the player pool into this preliminary list was meticulous, to say the least.

The players selected into these squads are done so as recognition for their outstanding performances over the course of this season. This list is just the start of a busy summer for the MCAA7s program. Another selection for the MCAA 7s side to play at the RugbyTown USA 7s will come later this summer. Head Coach Steve Lewis noted, "From this list will be selected an extended squad who will go on to represent the USAR MCAA's at the prestigious RugbyTown 7's in Glendale in late August."

The MCAA program has given a start to some of the most prominent figures in the Men's national teams, players such as; Madison Hughes, Danny Barrett, and Ben Pinkelman. Lewis is excited at the prospect adding more names to that list, "Coach Macy and I look forward to preparing that team and allowing the nation's best collegiate players to compete at the top level putting their hands up for full USA honors. The program has seen numerous players graduate "up" over the years and I am confident this year will be no different."

Across the three teams named for DI, twenty different schools had a player recognized. The program also recognized twenty new faces after a banner year of collegiate sevens in 2017-2018. In D2, Champion Charlotte saw the most players selected, with a total of four, UW Whitewater was close behind them with three players selected.

RugbyTown 7s will be played from August 25-27 in Glendale CO, and will pit the best 7s programs from America and beyond against one another. Last year, the All-Americans won the bowl while a development side from Fiji boasting several Olympians took home the cup.

The group of honorary awards can be found below:

1st Team 

Ben Broselle University of California, Los Angeles
Mike  Dabulas Pennsylvania State University
Justin Dunn University of California, Berkeley 
Nick Feakes Lindenwood Univeristy
Jake Lachina  U.S. Military Academy, West Point 
Troy Lockyear University of California, Berkeley 
Connor McNeary U.S. Naval Academy 
Eric Naposki University of California, Los Angeles
Dmontae Noble  Kutztown University
Lorenzo Thomas Lindenwood University
Duncan Van Schalkwyk  Life University
Harley Wheeler Life University

Second Team

Cian Barry University of California, Los Angeles
Sam Cusano  University of California, Berkeley 
Alex Dorrier Indiana University
Philip Dalke  U.S. Naval Academy 
Mike Eife Pennsylvania State University 
Jihad Khabir American International College
Deion Mikesell Lindenwood University
Noah Niumataiwalu St. Joseph's University
Cristian Rodriguez Lindenwood University
Michael Scarcella  Iona College
Chris Schoeman  Lindenwood University
Mitch Wilson Life University

Honorable Mention

JP Aguirre Lindenwood University
Keegan Barnes  Kutztown University
Tyler Crass University of Wisconsin, Madison  
Ollie Engelhart Dartmouth College
John Gerard  Virginia Tech University
Campbell Johnstone Mount St. Mary's Univerity
Kyle Rogers  University of Arizona
Tyler Sousley  Indiana University
Austin Taefu Grand Canyon University
Zachary Tavenner University of California, Berkeley 
Marcus Tupuola  Notre Dame College
Cole Zarcone  Central Washington University 


First Team

Michael Basnett  University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Keegan Frick Norwich University 
Tyrek Huntley  University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Jack Kieran North Carolina State
Marcus Morrison Bloomsburg University
Robbie Sindic University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Levi Van Lanen University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Second Team

Shay Haase  University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Ryan Johns University of North Carolina, Charlotte
John LeFevre Old Dominion Univeristy 
Robert McAloney Principia College 
Matthew Plott University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Dylan Ring University of Hartford
Nate Rolling Norwich University