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Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:47    PDF Print Write e-mail
USA Rugby Names Men 7s All Americans
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USA Rugby's 7s All Americans Head Coach Tony Pacheco has named his 7s All Americans for 2013.

USA Rugby 2013 Collegiate All-American Sevens
Madison Hughes. Andy Lewis photo.1st Team
Patrick Blair - Central Washington University
Garrett Brewer - Saint Marys College
Zac Mizell - Arkansas State
Dean Gericke - Arkansas State
Robert Elan-Puttick - Arkansas State
Madison Hughes - Dartmouth
Danny Barrett - Cal
Joe Cowley - Life University
Colton Cariaga - Life University
JP Eloff - Davenport University
Jake Anderson - Cal
Brett Thompson - Arizona

2nd Team
Tim Acker - Kutztown University
Sebastian Sharpe - UCLA
Seamus Kelly - Cal
Glen Thommes - Delaware
Shaun Potgieter - Arkansas State
Dom Mauer - Bowling Green
Cam Dolan - Life University
Kelly Harris - Saint Marys College
Jack McCauliffe - Navy
Tanner Barnes - Central Washington University
Dylan Carrion - Arkansas State

Honorable Mention
Morgan Findley - Lindenwood University
Connor Mills - Texas A&M
Mike Shea - SDSU
Stephen Thomasin - SDSU
Gareth Lorens - Kutztown University
Robert Stortz - Kutztown University
Shelby Williams - Central Washington University
Mike Haley - Saint Marys College
Steyne Benade - Arkansas State
Dimitri Efthimiou - Northeastern
Joe Baker - Penn State
Ryan Matyas - Arizona

USA Rugby 2013 Collegiate All-American Sevens 
1st Team 
Patrick Blair - Central Washington University 
Garrett Brewer - Saint Marys College 
Zac Mizell - Arkansas State 
Dean Gericke - Arkansas State 
Robert Elan-Puttick - Arkansas State 
Madison Hughes - Dartmouth 
Danny Barrett - Cal 
Joe Cowley - Life University 
Colton Cariaga - Life University 
JP Eloff - Davenport University 
Jake Anderson - Cal 
Brett Thompson - Arizona

2nd Team 
Tim Acker - Kutztown University 
Sebastian Sharpe - UCLA 
Seamus Kelly - Cal 
Glen Thommes - Delaware 
Shaun Potgieter - Arkansas State 
Dom Mauer - Bowling Green 
Cam Dolan - Life University 
Kelly Harris - Saint Marys College 
Jack McCauliffe - Navy 
Tanner Barnes - Central Washington University 
Dylan Carrion - Arkansas State

Honorable Mention 
Morgan Findley - Lindenwood University 
Connor Mills - Texas A&M 
Mike Shea - SDSU 
Stephen Thomasin - SDSU 
Gareth Lorens - Kutztown University 
Robert Stortz - Kutztown University 
Shelby Williams - Central Washington University 
Mike Haley - Saint Marys College 
Steyne Benade - Arkansas State 
Dimitri Efthimiou - Northeastern 
Joe Baker - Penn State 
Ryan Matyas - Arizona


 
Written by Press Release    Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:21    PDF Print Write e-mail
USA Rugby Names Men's 15s All Americans
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From USA Rugby
 – USA Rugby AIG Men’s Collegiate All-American Sevens Head Coach Tony Pacheco and AIG Men’s Collegiate All-Americans Head Coach Matt Sherman have selected their 2013 Collegiate All-Americans.

This year's breakout player, John Cullen of Utah. Ian Muir photo.The MCAA Sevens team will be competing in the Serevi RugbyTown Sevens at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., August 17-18 in two teams – the MCAAs and the USA Falcons.

The MCAAs recently returned from their New Zealand Tour, where they split a two-match series against a combined New Zealand Universities side and narrowly lost to Heartland Championship club Wairarapa Bush.

USA Rugby 2013 Collegiate All-Americans
Forwards:
Jordan Bouey - Saint Mary’s College
Angus McLellan – Davenport
Nick Wallace - Saint Mary’s College
Eric Parsons - Cal Poly
Paris Hollis - Life
Clint Lemkus - CWU
Mike Sheppard - Utah
Glen Maricelli - Life
Gabe Sochanek - Davenport
Ben Landry - University of Wisconsin- Whitemarsh
John Cullen - Utah
Cameron Dolan - Life
Kyle Sumison - BYU
Mike Lawrenson - Kutztown
Badia-Bellinger - Claremont
Alec Gletzer - Cal
Ryan Roundy - BYU
Danny Barrett - Cal
Shaun Potgeiter - Arkansas State

Backs:
Jake McFadden - Life
Don Pati - Utah
JP Eloff - Davenport
Pat Sullivan - Arkansas State
Will Holder - Army
Seamus Kelly – Cal
Paul Lasike - BYU
Seki Kofe - BYU
Dean Gericke - Arkansas State
Tim Maupin - Saint Mary’s College
Zack Mizell - Arkansas State
Mike Haley - Saint Mary’s College
Steve Tomasin - SDSU
Josh Tucker - Cal
Madison Hughes - Dartmouth
Life star Joe Cowley. Andy Lewis photo.Joe Cowley - Life
Colton Carriaga - Life
Jake Anderson - Cal

USA Rugby 2013 Honorable Mention Collegiate All-Americans
Forwards:
Zach Walker - Life
Tanner Mohr - Cal
Jamie Gregory - Kutztown
Spencer Vickery - Utah
Ray Forrester - BYU
OJ Aumitagi - Life
Autin Tijerina - Lindenwood
Jamie Kelm - SDSU
Mike O’Neil - Saint Mary’s College
Brendan Daly - Cal
Jack Bristol - Air Force
Pierre Courpon - UCLA
Metcalf - Penn State
Mike Shea - San Diego State
Ryan Hargreaves - Davenport
Glen Thomes - Delaware
Rich Kessler - Notre Dame
Gerhard Veit - Central Florida
Kyrk Pretorius - Arkansas State

Backs:
Grant Penny - UCLA
Sean Kilfoyle - Colorado
Ricky Neel-Feller - Navy
Paul Bosco - Cal
Garrett Brewer – Saint Mary’s College
Barnaby Audsly - Occidental
Alex Hodgkinson - Syracuse
Tim Acker - Kutztown
Jack McCauliffe - Navy
Jonny Linehan - BYU
Kalei Konrad - San Diego State
Matias Cima - Maryland
Tanner Barnes - Central Washington
Brendan Cox - Colorado
Ryan Matyus - Arizona
Chris Wernli - BYU
Ryne Haitsuka - Oregon State
Morgan Finley - Lindenwood
Sebastian Sharp - UCLA
Anthony Lombardo - Cal
Tonata Lauti - Utah

 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Tuesday, 16 July 2013 13:42    PDF Print Write e-mail
USA 10th at World University Games
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In their last match of the World University Summer Games, the USA fell just short of Japan, 10-5, in the 9th place match. The USA ends their Russian campaign with a 1-4 record.

Russia heavy favorite for WUSG gold.

There were only 10 teams in the competition, so the top eight after pool play qualified for the quarterfinals. Japan had gone winless in Pool A, while the USA finished 1-3 in Pool B, getting their lone win against Italy in round two (coincidentally, the one team that the USA beat is heading to the final). Both sides struggled to express themselves on offense, as Japan managed only three tries through pool play, while the USA did slightly better with six.

That, combined with desperate defenses, produced a scoreless first half during the 9th place match earlier today. The teams started to chip away at each other in the second stanza, but it was Japan who ended on top. Tries from Noriko Taniguchi and Chisato Yokoo were good enough to beat Erika Pedersen’s five-pointer, and 9th place belonged to Japan.

On the opposite end of the competition, Russia and Italy are poised for the title bout tomorrow, while Canada and Great Britain vie for third. Host Russia is the heavy favorite to take home the inaugural gold medal and has run into little resistance en route to the final. The hosts have outscored opponents 188-22, and it’s no surprise: All but one player was on the Rugby World Cup Sevens squad that competed in Moscow in late June. That team went toe-to-toe with adult, full-time athletes and bowed out during the Plate semifinals (losing 7-5 to Australia). If Russia doesn’t keep the gold medal on home turf, it will be a huge upset.

The final matches occur tomorrow. For a full schedule and results, visit here. For a recap of the USA’s pool play performance, visit here.

USA Roster and Stats

Sadie Anderson, Penn State – 10 pts (2 Tries)

Ryan Carlyle, South Carolina – 5 pts (1 Try)

Nicole Castro, Navy

Tayler Davidson

Karissa Kleinschmidt

Phoebe Kotlikoff

Kacey Liscomb, Navy – 5 pts (1 Try)

Erika Pedersen, Navy – 5 pts (1 Try)

Lauren Rhode, Princeton – 7 pts (1 Try, 1 Conversion)

Riacca Slater, Navy

Katherine Smith, Navy

Siera Snapp, Navy – 5 pts (1 Try)


 
Written by Alex Goff    Monday, 15 July 2013 15:50    PDF Print Write e-mail
Key Week for Army Men's Rugby - P
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The West Point Men's Rugby Team is entering a crucial few days this week.


 
Written by Jackie Finlan    Monday, 15 July 2013 10:57    PDF Print Write e-mail
USA to Play for 9th in WUSG
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2013 marks the first year that rugby 7s is included in the World University Summer Games (WUSG), and the USA women are part of that inaugural class. This past weekend in Kazan, Russia, the USA struggled on the scoreboard, finishing 1-3 in pool play and consequently eliminated from the quarterfinals. The USA will play for 9th against Japan tomorrow.

The 2013 USA World University Summer Games team.

The USA started their campaign against Brazil and pushed the first seven minutes to a 5-all tie, thanks to a try from Ryan Carlyle. The USA 7s resident has spent a significant amount of time in Russia this past month, having played for the Rugby World Cup Sevens team that finished third at the world cup in Moscow.

But Brazil got the game-winner in the second half, having sent Thamara Rangel and Raquel Kochhann over for tries, while Kochhann added a conversion, 12-5. In the end, this opening-round loss would prove to be the most damaging, standings wise, for the USA.

The USA rallied with their only win of the tournament thus far. In game two, the USA overcame a 14-5 halftime deficit to defeat Italy 17-14. Sadie Anderson (USA 7s resident), Lauren Rhode (Princeton graduate) and Siera Snapp (Navy) ran in the five-pointers, while Rhode added a conversion. Italy got all of their first-half points from Sara Barrattin, but the USA defense was spot-on in the last seven minutes, and contained Italy’s main threat nicely.

Arguably the team’s toughest competition, China dominated the teams’ third-round game, shutting out the USA 24-0. Scoring two tries in each half, China saw Zhenzhu Yi dotted down twice, along with Hong Liu and Guye Gong. Jiawen Pei handled the extras.

That loss was followed by a 21-10 defeat to Great Britain. Despite the 11-point differential, the Americans were only outscored three tries to two. The Americans kept it tight in the first half, down only two points, but Katie Louise Mason and Sarah McKenna converted both of Deborah Grace Fleming’s two tries as well as Megan Ellery’s. Anderson and Navy’s Kacey Liscomb scored in either half for the USA.

At this point, the quarterfinals weren’t necessarily out of reach for the USA. There was one more pool play game remaining on the day: Italy vs. Brazil. Both teams were 1-2 entering the final round, meaning one team would likely finish 1-3, like the USA, and point differential would decide who moved onto the quarterfinals. Unfortunately for the USA, however, Italy and Brazil tied 12-12, so they both finished 1-2-1 and earned an extra point in the standings, relegating the USA to the 9th place match against Japan.

Here’s how the rest of the field stands:

Pool Play Scores
Brazil 12-5 USA
Canada 27-10 Japan
Canada 29-21 France
China 24-0 USA
China 26-10 Brazil
France 22-0 Japan
Italy 12-12 Brazil
Italy 26-14 China
Russian Federation 19-5 Japan
Russian Federation 33-5 Ukraine
Russian Federation 36-0 France
Russian Federation 38-7 Canada
Ukraine 17-10 Ukraine
Ukraine 19-0 Japan
Ukraine 38-7 Canada
United Kingdom 21-10 USA
United Kingdom 24-19 Italy
United Kingdom 35-0 China
United Kingdom 35-10 Brazil
USA 17-14 Italy

STANDINGS







POOL A W L T Tries PF PA PD PTS
Russia 4 0 0 19 126 17 109 12
Ukraine 3 1 0 13 79 50 29 10
Canada 2 2 0 12 70 107 -37 8
France 1 3 0 9 53 82 -29 6
Japan 0 4 0 3 15 87 -72 4









POOL B W L T Tries PF PA PD PTS
United Kingdom 4 0 0 17 115 39 76 12
China 2 2 0 9 64 71 -7 8
Italy 1 2 1 10 71 67 4 7
Brazil 1 2 1 8 44 78 -34 7
USA 1 3 0 6 32 71 -39 6

USA Box Scores

Brazil 12
Tries: Thamara Rangel, Raquel Kochhann
Convs: Kochhann
USA 5
Tries: Ryan Carlyle


USA 17
Tries: Sadie Anderson, Lauren Rhode, Siera Snapp
Convs: Rhode
Italy 14
Tries: Sara Barattin 2
Convs: Barattin


China 24
Tries: Hong Liu, Guye Gong, Zhenzhu Yi 2
Convs: Jiawen Pei 2
USA 0


United Kingdom 21
Tries: Deborah Grace Fleming 2, Megan Ellery
Convs: Katie Louise Mason, Sarah McKenna
USA 10
Tries: Sadie Anderson, Kacey Liscomb

 


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