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:

D1
1st Team 

Ben BroselleUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Mike  DabulasPennsylvania State University
Justin DunnUniversity of California, Berkeley 
Nick FeakesLindenwood Univeristy
Jake Lachina U.S. Military Academy, West Point 
Troy LockyearUniversity of California, Berkeley 
Connor McNearyU.S. Naval Academy 
Eric NaposkiUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Dmontae Noble Kutztown University
Lorenzo ThomasLindenwood University
Duncan Van Schalkwyk Life University
Harley WheelerLife University

Second Team

Cian BarryUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Sam Cusano University of California, Berkeley 
Alex DorrierIndiana University
Philip Dalke U.S. Naval Academy 
Mike EifePennsylvania State University 
Jihad KhabirAmerican International College
Deion MikesellLindenwood University
Noah NiumataiwaluSt. Joseph's University
Cristian RodriguezLindenwood University
Michael Scarcella Iona College
Chris Schoeman Lindenwood University
Mitch WilsonLife University

Honorable Mention

JP AguirreLindenwood University
Keegan Barnes Kutztown University
Tyler CrassUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison  
Ollie EngelhartDartmouth College
John Gerard Virginia Tech University
Campbell JohnstoneMount St. Mary's Univerity
Kyle Rogers University of Arizona
Tyler Sousley Indiana University
Austin TaefuGrand Canyon University
Zachary TavennerUniversity of California, Berkeley 
Marcus Tupuola Notre Dame College
Cole Zarcone Central Washington University 

D2

First Team

Michael Basnett University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Keegan FrickNorwich University 
Tyrek Huntley University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Jack KieranNorth Carolina State
Marcus MorrisonBloomsburg University
Robbie SindicUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Levi Van LanenUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Second Team

Shay Haase University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Ryan JohnsUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
John LeFevreOld Dominion Univeristy 
Robert McAloneyPrincipia College 
Matthew PlottUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
Dylan RingUniversity of Hartford
Nate RollingNorwich University