Roster announced for Men’s Collegiate All-American Selection Camp 2019

Two camps will be hosted on the East and West Coast USA after which final selections will be made for the final round and match in Glendale, CO

Head Coach James Willocks and staff have identified 72 student-athletes for the second annual Men’s Collegiate All-American Selection Camp 2019 beginning tomorrow. 

The 2019 assembly will take place in three phases with regional camps hosted on the West and East Coast United States at Silver Lakes Complex in Norco, CA from June 19-22 and Iona College in New Rochelle, NY from June 26-29, respectively.

Both camps will be used to make selections for the final round in Glendale, CO from July 21-28 where the All-Americans will face a newly formed All-Canadian University XVs team on July 27 at Infinity Park. The match will serve as a curtain raiser for the senior Men’s Eagles test match against rival-Canada as part of Pacific Nations Cup 2019.

First, Second and Third team All-Americans will be announced following the match where the full pool of players who originally assembled for Selection Camp will be considered. Athletes who were invited but unavailable to attend at any phase will also be considered for All-American honors.

Selection Camp 2019 will build on the success of its inaugural year where two players went on to make their national team debut including Men’s Eagles’ Chance Wenglewski and Eagles Sevens Marcus Tupuola.

Wenglewski has since earned three caps in fifteens while Tupuola helped the USA Men’s Sevens qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and reach a historic World No. 2 ranking.

Head Coach James Willocks said: “With the vast landscape of college rugby, we’ve been able to utilize the great network of coaches and All-Conference lists to compile a very diverse pool of students across multiple conferences and divisions. We are excited by some of the fresh faces who will compete for a shot at All-American honors. After a very successful camp last year we are excited to get into it. As a staff we are very thankful for the efforts and sacrifices these students, their supporters and families make to allow them to compete at the highest level.”

The 2019 Selection Camp roster features 18 players who return from last year. Athletes at each camp will work directly with All-American staff to train and compete in trial games where performances will be evaluated for advancement to the final round in Colorado.

Tickets for the All-American curtain raiser and senior test match on July 27 at Infinity Park start at only $30 for General Admission at usarugby.org/tickets. One ticket is valid for both games with broadcast details to be announced closer to date.

West Camp Roster | Norco, CA 

NamePOSITIONSchool
Ethan AlversonLockColorado
Christian BaderLockStanford
Tommy ClarkFlankerAmerican International College
Jamie DemersLockMichigan
Eric ElsnerFlankerMinnesota Duluth
Robert FigleyFlyhalfArizona
John FondalePropChico State
Anton HolmFlyhalfChico State
Jacob JenkinsWingCal Maritime
Juwann JohnsonCenter/WingOregon State
Joseph KrygerHookerFresno State
Troy LockyearFullbackCal
Tavite LopetiCenterSt Mary's of California
Alex MackenzieFlankerCentral Washington
Daynon MatthewsHookerCal Maritime
Alec McDonnellPropLindenwood
Jack MillerFlankerColorado 
James MockeLockBrigham Young University
Ronan MurphyLoose ForwardSt Mary's of California
Brian NaultHookerCentral Washington
Noah NiumataiwaluFlyhalfSt Josephs
Casey RenaudLockKutztown
Christopher RicoCenterChico State
Joe Rusert-CuddyFlankerColorado State
Jarrad SaintScrumhalfSacramento State
Jeremy SantiagoCenterMiraCosta Community College
Jourden StanleyFullbackAngelo State
Payton Telea-IlalioPropSt Marys of California
Bronson TelesLockArizona
Michael TumusiimeFlyhalfCal Maritime
Sam VoegelePropLindenwood Belleville
Cale WilliamsScrumhalfStanford
Sean YacoubianScrumhalfSt Mary's of California

East Camp Roster | New Rochester, NY 

PLAYER NAMEPOSITIONSCHOOL
Anthony AdamcheckPropPenn State
Paul AdamsPropArmy West Point
Pedro AlverezFlankerArkansas State
John BradfieldFullbackNotre Dame College
Connor BuckleyScrumhalfIona College
Marco CarrabottaPropArmy West Point
Alex ChuraFullbackSt. Bonaventure
Chandler Cotton Jr.WingAmerican International College
Mike DabulasFlyhalfPenn State
Cameron DavidowiczFlankerPlymouth State
Cameron DiGiorgioFlankerIona College
Brendon EssonFlyhalfKentucky
Calvin GentryWingArkansas State
Aaron GrayWingKutztown
Jason GreenWingArmy West Point
Andrew GuerraFlankerNotre Dame College
Nathaniel HeisterLockOhio State
Robert IrimescuHookerPenn State
Mike IslavaFlankerLife
Peter JeanFlankerPenn State
Mike JenningsLockPenn State
Mason KochHookerDartmouth College
Tabo MareeFlankerArkansas State
Santiago MascoloFlankerIona College
Harry MastersScrumhalfMary Washington
Mike MatarazzoLockNotre Dame
Julian MontesPropLife
Eamonn MatthewsScrumhalfSt. Bonaventure
Kareem OdehPropLife
Luke PersanisScrumhalfDelaware
Tanner PopePropArkansas State
Connor RobinsonPropBoston College
Ryan SantosCenterHarvard
Michael ScarcellaCenterIona College
Patrick SheehyFlyhalfDartmouth College
Andrew SkowPropDartmouth College
Tyler SousleyCenterIndiana
Tosh WilcoxFlankerBrigham Young University
Maxim ZhitnikCenterFordham

MEN’S COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN STAFF

Head Coach | James Willocks
Assistant Coach | Blake Bradford
Assistant Coach | Justin Hundley
Assistant Coach | Tui Osborne
Assistant Coach | Paul Emerick
Strength and Conditioning | Jim Haley
Performance Analyst | Paul Caron
Performance Analyst | Phil Terrigno
Team Manager | Kevin McCorry


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