Men’s Collegiate All-Americans Conclude Selection Camp with 55-10 Victory over Glendale Raptors

1st, 2nd and 3rd Team All-Americans named

GLENDALE, CO. - The Men's Collegiate All-Americans have concluded their eight-day selection camp with a thrilling 55-10 victory over the Glendale Raptors. Contested at Infinity Park, the All-Americans displayed a dominant performance from the very beginning, making precise offloads, managing space and scoring try after try to showcase the bright future of American rugby. 

Standout Harley Wheeler emerged with four tries in tonight's well-earned feat, sealing his position as Man of the Match and adding to his Dream Team selection from the recent Club 7s National Championships. 

The All-Americans came out strong, scoring three tries within the first 15-minutes to take an early lead over the Raptors. Two more tries would follow, after which the Raptors would claim one for themselves before both teams were sent to their halftime break. When play resumed, the All-Americans continued to expose mistakes in their opposition. They claimed three more tries, giving up only one, and concluded their week-long program on a high note. 

Following the match, USA Rugby named 1st Team All-Americans in a special presentation, showcased LIVE on Facebook, after which 2nd and 3rd Team All-Americans were named, as well. James Willocks -- Head Coach of the Men's Collegiate All-Americans -- was proud of his squad for both their performance tonight and commitment to a rigorous selection process. 

After four initial days of training and trial games, an original group of 80 All-American candidates was filtered down to a Top-30 with six athletes coming in from the recent Club 7s National Championships to make tonight's extended 36-man roster. 

As a whole, Selection Camp was modeled much like many mainstream American sport combines. Athletes participated in training sessions with national team staff, had performance metrics measured by STATS GPS technology and even built player profiles that indicated both athletic and academic goals. 

The combination of training and interaction between coaches and players, as well as players and their peers, allowed participants of selection camp to build relationships that can ultimately foster postgraduation opportunities. 

Having concluded the 2018 Men's Collegiate All-American Selection camp with momentum, the All-Americans will travel home tomorrow having gained much from the program. And, though camp may have ended, the All-Americans have much to look forward to as national team coaches begin evaluations for upcoming developmental and national team tours.  

2018 FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS 

Player NameSchool
Chance WenglewskiLindenwood Universtiy
Alex MaughanLife University
Matt HarmonLife University
Malcolm MayPenn State University
Jamie BerrisfordLife University
Connor McNerneyUnited States Naval Academy
Wesley WhiteLindenwood Universtiy
Maciu KoroiLife University
Sean YacoubianSt Mary's College of California
Duncan Van SchalkwykLife University 
Harley WheelerLife University 
Mitch WilsonLife University 
Zachary YoungArkansas State
Deion MikesellLindenwood University 
George PhelanLife University 

2018 SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Player NameSchool
Kevin SullivanUniversity of California, Berkeley 
Brian MuntangaLife University
Jackson DayWestern Michigan University 
Tommy Hunkin-ClarkAmerican International College
Santiago MascoloIona College
Michael De WaalLindenwood University
Tosh WilcoxBrigham Young University (BYU)
Tabo MareeArkansas State University 
Ryan ReesLife University
Mike DabulasPenn State University
Anelisa MtetoIowa Central Community College
Kyle RogersUniversity of Arizona 
Aaron MatthewsSt Mary's College of California 
Mike ScarcellaIona College
Kevin TrotterPenn State University 

2018 THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Player NameSchool
Spencer KruegerOhio State University 
Rob IrimescuPenn State University 
Kyle CiqueraSt. Bonaventure University
Deven MarshallCentral Washington University 
Mike MatarazzoUniversity of Notre Dame
Pedro AlvarezArkansas State University 
Samuel DaviesUnited States Naval Academy 
Thomas CheslekDavenport University 
Oliver EngelhartDartmouth College 
Nicholas FeakesLindenwood University 
Marcus TupuolaNotre Dame College 
Noah NiumataiwaluSaint Joseph's University 
Gardy LebonUnited States Naval Academy 
Christian RodriguezLindenwood University 
Kelsin PupunuUniversity of Utah 

2018 MEN'S COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN STAFF

Head Coach | James Willocks
Assistant Coach | Tui Osborne
Assistant Coach | Paul Emerick
Assistant Coach | Blake Bradford
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Tom Kindley
Performance Analyst | James Harrison
Team Manager | Kevin McCorry