Rosters Announced for CanAm Futures Sevens Tournament

25 boys and 28 girls High School All-Americans to compete during 45th annual CanAm Rugby Tournament

  • Rosters set for CanAm Futures Sevens tournament
  • 28 girls and 25 boys High School All-Americans to compete over three days (July 27-29) 
  • Men's extended squad to be nominated to the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Team on final day, pending approval from the United States Olympic Committee 
  • FloRugby to broadcast final games on July 29 

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. - More than 50 future olympians have been selected to compete at the CanAm Futures Sevens during the 45th Annual CanAm Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake Placid this weekend. With 28 girls and 25 boys High School All-Americans (U18) set to face one another on either USA red, white or blue teams (on each side), USA Rugby high performance coaches capitalize on evaluating the next generation of sevens players amongst their peers.

The CanAm Futures Sevens tournament will take place July 27-29 with the final game broadcast LIVE on FloRugby Sunday, July 29 at 2:30 PM ET. A men's extended squad will be nominated to the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Team, pending approval from the United States Olympic Committee that day also; chosen for the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.

"We are extremely grateful for John Morgan facilitating this opportunity for our players to compete, which will provide not only an integral development stage but serve as a key selection vehicle for our final squad," says JD Stephenson, Head Coach of the Men's Youth Olympic Games Team.

Though the girls High School All-Americans did not qualify for the Youth Olympic Games, the tournament still provides a valuable forum for all 28 under-18 athletes to see more playing time. USA Rugby's General Manager for Women's High Performance Emilie Bydwell understands the importance of these competitions and how they benefit the long-term future of Olympic hopefuls.

"We are very grateful to John Morgan and his vision to launch a Futures Sevens event at Saranac Lake Placid. This provides us the opportunity to assemble the top 28 under-18 players with sevens potential and put them in an environment to accelerate their development," says Bydwell. "This event allows us to build on Youth Olympic Games momentum and continue to track and challenge our young talent."

Both girls and boys teams have arrived in Saranac Lake Placid and are being housed at Paul Smith's College. The CanAm Futures Sevens tournament kicks off this Friday, July 27 with the final game broadcast on FloRugby (Sun, July 29) and updates available by following @USARugby on Twitter. A comprehensive schedule will also be available closer to tournament start.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICANS ROSTER | 2018 CANAM FUTURES SEVENS 

NAMESCHOOL/CLUB
Susan AdegokePRUSA Academy
Leireena AnjolokLand Park Harlequins
Kapoina BaileyKona Bulls High School
Kristin BitterTorrey Pines High School
Katherine BuzbyYoung Aztecs Sevens
Isabella DevoreRancho Bernardo High School
Paige FallonBattle Ground
Abby FeareyCoastal Dragons
Madison HaddenWestside Swarm
Sophia HaleyHopkins Royals
India HornsView Park High School 
Mary JibokLand Park Harlequins
Clara Lemal-BrownHudson High School
Taylor MarascoKahuku High School
Destiny NashLand Park Harlequins
Cecelia PennellSummit High School
Alexandra PipkinNorth Bay Rugby
Olivia PoppLand Park Harlequins
Madeline RoseScottsdale Wolves
Jillian RovettiLife West
Soneva ScottWestside Swarm
Taina ScottKahuku High School
Kelly TosheffLa Costa Canyon High School
Nohea UluaveKahuku High School
Paula VinczeSummit High School
Alexandra WantlinWizards Rugby
Sarah WellsView Park High School
Camile WhiteNorth Bay Rugby

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICAN STAFF | 2018 CANAM FUTURES SEVENS

Program Director | Martha Daines
Coach | Josie Ziluca
Coach | Emily Record
Coach | Ryszard Chadwick
Athletic Trainer | Katherine Henry
Team Manager | Annemarie Farrell

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICANS ROSTER | 2018 CANAM FUTURES SEVENS 

NAMESCHOOL/CLUB
Dante BandoniGranite Bay
Shane BarryRamblin' Jesters
Elijah BillipsPlay Rugby USA U19 Boys
Max ClarkBrighton College
Alexander ClearyChuckanut Bay Rugby
Kenji EllisonEG United/ Rhinos Rugby Academy
Lauina FalateaKahuku Rugby
Junior GafaBackbay Sharks
Dylan HendricksPulaski
Charles KeaweehuKahuku Rugby
Isaia KruseBullard Rugby
Lewis GrayJupiter Sharks
Dylan RamirezSouthBay Spartans
Jon RodriguezPlay Rugby USA Academy
Cole SemuChuckanut Bay
Johnny MaheKahuku Rugby
William StantonGenesis/Utah Cannibals
Ty Al-JibooriUnion Rugby
Inoke "Junior" WaqavesiC.K. McClatchy Rugby
Richard WierengaValley Center Avengers
William ChevalierNeuqua Valley Wildcats
Jasper GreenSt. Paul's School
Zachary NeffC.K. McClatchy Rugby
Uluamu NiutupuivahaKahuku Rugby
Viliami Hopoi ViliamiJesuit High School

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICAN STAFF | 2018 CANAM FUTURES SEVENS

Head Coach | JD Stephenson
Assistant Coach | Dave Fee
Assistant Coach | Brendan Keane
Assistant Coach | Shalom Suniula
Analyst | Tom Argy
Team Manager | Mike Elam
Athletic Trainer | Alan Wallace
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Robbie Lavery