83 Players Announced For Collegiate All-American Selection Camp

83 Players Announced For Collegiate All-American Selection Camp

USA Rugby Announce 83 college players to compete for a week at the 2018 Collegiate All-American Camp

Aug 6, 2018 by Austin Willis
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Glendale, CO. - USA Rugby has annonced the names of 83 of the nation's top student-athletes who have been chosen to participate in the upcoming Men's Collegiate All-American (MCAA) Selection Camp. 

Taking place August 9-17 at Infinity Park -- home of the Glendale Raptors of Major League Rugby -- the first four days will include a mixture of training and trial games; after which 30 athletes will stay on to work directly with the Men's Collegiate All-American staff.

The camp will conclude with a match against the Glendale Raptors on August 17; after which USA Rugby will name the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Team All-Americans. 1st Team All-Americans will be announced LIVE on facebook.com/usarugby.

"Our coaching staff is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the top collegiate players in the country," said James Willocks, Head Coach of the Men's Collegiate All-Americans. "It is always a challenge to identify the top players with the college game being so expansive. We believe that we have selected a wide squad of players available, with representation across most conferences, divisions and programs throughout the country."

Of all the players invited, the 83 available to attend span a variety of different conferences. D1A programs hold the strongest representation with 60 candidates that include the Mid South (24), Rugby East (8), PAC (8) and five independent institutions in the mix. Eight athletes come from D1AA programs with D2 (7) and NSCRO (6) rounding out the bunch. All athletes will be considered for All-American honors.

The selection camp will be covered across USA Rugby's digital and social media platforms with admission to see the Men's Collegiate All-Americans face the Glendale Raptors at Infinity Park free to the public.

Being named an All American remains an honor players want to achieve, and the program remains part of the USA National Team player identification plan. By being named below, the players in the camp list have already been recognized as among the best.


Adamcheck, AnthonyPropPenn State University
Adams, BrennonWingClemson University
Adeoye, AitalokahiFullbackSan Jose State University
Alvarez, PedroFlankerArkansas State University
Berrisford, JamieLockLife University
Bradley Jr, RoyLockFurman University
Buckley, ConnorScrumhalfIona College
Casey, JackFlyhalfUniversity of Arkansas
Cheslek, ThomasFlankerDavenport University
Ciquera, KylePropSt. Bonaventure University
Cooke, SteviePropVirginia Military Institute
Crass, TylerCenterUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Cutrone, JosephPropSacred Heart University
Dabulas, MikeFlyhalfPenn State University
Davis, SamuelFlankerUnited States Naval Academy
Day, JacksonPropWestern Michigan University
De Waal, MichaelFlankerLindenwood University
Demers, JamieLockUniversity of Michigan
Eife, MichaelWingPenn State University
Ellis, LukeFullbackWest Virginia University
Engelhart, OliverScrumhalfDartmouth College
Feakes, NicholasFlyhalf/FullbackLindenwood University
Gerbino, ChristopherFlankerSanta Clara University
Harmon, MatthewPropLife University
Harris, GeorgeLockSaint Joseph's University
Hunkin-Clark, TommyLockAmerican International College
Koroi, MaciuNo. 8Life University
Krueger, SpencerPropOhio State University
Layne, JonathanLockBrigham Young University
Lebon, GardyScrumhalfUnited States Naval Academy
Maree, TaboFlankerArkansas State University
Marshall, DevenLockCentral Washington University
Mascolo, SantiagoNo. 8Iona College
Masters, HarryScrumhalfUniversity of Mary Washington
Matarazzo, MichaelLockUniversity of Notre Dame
Matthews, AaronCenter/ FullbackSaint Mary's College of California
Maughan, CullenPropLife University
May, MalcolmLockPenn State University
McCrimmon, ThomasPropUniversity of North Carolina, Wilmington
McNerney, ConnorNo 8United States Naval Academy
Meagher, PatrickHookerArkansas State University
Mendes, YanickLockUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Meyer, CalebPropUniversity of Utah
Mikesell, DeionWingLindenwood University
Miller, JackFlyhalfUniversity of Colorado
Moala, SimioneCenterWashington and Lee University
Morris III, StewartCenterBaylor University
Mteto, AnelisaCenter/ WingIowa Central Community College
Muntanga, BrianHookerLife University
Niumataiwalu, NoahFlyhalfSaint Joseph's University
Phelan, GeorgeFullbackLife University
Powell, RyheemPropSusquehanna University
Pupunu, KelsinFullbackUniversity of Utah
Rees, RyanScrumhalfLife University
Robinson, ConnorPropBoston College
Rogers, KyleFullbackUniversity of Arizona
Rogers, MatthewScrumhalfUniversity of Arizona
Russell, RyanHookerUniversity of Kansas
Saccomanno, PaulWingSan Francisco State University
Scarcella, MichaelCenterIona College
Stanley, JourdenWingAngelo State University
Sullivan, KevinPropUniversity of California, Berkeley
Teles, BronsonLockUniversity of Arizona
Trankle, ThomasLockFurman University
Trotter, KevinFullbackPenn State University
Tumusiime, Michael MFlyhalfCalifornia Maritime Academy
Tupuola, MarcusFullback/ WingNotre Dame College
Van Lanen, LeviCenterUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Van Schalkwyk, DuncanFlyhalfLife University
Wallace, ThomasWingSaint Mary's College of California
Weeks, DanteWingUniversity of Arizona
Wenglewski, ChancePropLindenwood University
Wepner, FranklinScrumhalfAppalachian State University
Westall, NorthHookerSt. Bonaventure University
Wheeler, HarleyWingLife University
White, WesleyNo. 8Lindenwood University
Whiting, CalvinCenterBrigham Young University (BYU)
Wilcox, ToshFlankerBrigham Young University (BYU) 
Williams, DarellWingSan Francisco Community College
Wilson, MitchellCenterLife University
Yacoubian, SeanScrumhalfSaint Mary's College of California
Young, ZacharyCenterArkansas State University
Zhitnik, MaximCenterFordham University


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


Thursday, August 9th 
Candidates Assemble

Sunday, August 12th 
Trial Game #1 | 10 AM MT
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Admission is FREE

Trial Game #2 | 11:30 AM MT
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Admission is FREE

Monday, August 13th 
Program filtered to 30 players

Friday, August 17th 
Men's Collegiate All-Americans vs Glendale Raptors | 7 PM MT
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Admission is FREE

Announcement of 1st Team All-Americans
Facebook LIVE | Time TBD