July 22, 2014 at 3:44 AM CDT - Updated July 21 at 1:17 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (USARugby.org) – USA Rugby has selected the 2013-14 Men’s Collegiate All-American, Honorable Mention All-American, and Sevens All-American teams, honoring deserving men’s college rugby players from across the country.
Matt Sherman’s AIG Men’s Collegiate All-Americans recently finished their summer tour with matches against Cambridge University and Ontario Blues, while the MCAA Sevens team will participate in the Serevi RugbyTown Sevens – a tournament Tony Pacheco’s squad won in 2013 – in Glendale next month.
Among the list of recipients are four players from College 7s National Champion Arkansas State University.
“Collegiate rugby continues to improve and produce high-level talent,” Pacheco said. “These student-athletes were the best of the best this year and are deserving All-Americans.”
Recipients will receive commemorative certificates to mark their accomplishment.
All-American Forwards | First Team Jake Anderson (Life) Ryan Blythe (West Virginia) Jack Bristol (Air Force) Connor Cook (Arkansas State) Tiaan De Nysschen (Cal) Michael Gierlach (Lindenwood) Alec Gletzer (Cal) Harry Higgins (Arkansas State) Paris Hollis (Life) Jace Jackson (Denver) Stephen Karas (Colorado State) Benjamin Landry (Wisconsin-Whitewater) Michael Lawrenson (Kutztown) Angus MacLellan (Davenport) Peter Malcolm (Wheeling Jesuit) Michael O'Neill (Saint Mary's) Tino Paophavihahn (Bellevue) Kyle Petersen (Saint Mary's) Shaun Potgeiter (Arkansas State) Ryan Pratt (Saint Mary's) Alladin Schirmer (Central Washington) Kyle Sumsion (Brigham Young) Vili Toluta'u (Central Washington) Gerhard Veit (Central Florida) Dino Waldren (Saint Mary's) Zach Walker (Life)
All-American Forwards | Honorable Mention Oliva Auimatagi (Life) Andrew Bailey (UCLA) Steyn Benade (Arkansas State) Mike Brown (Bowling Green) David Collins (Brigham Young) Pierre Courpon (UCLA) Jason Damm (Clemson) David Dolinar (Navy) Arawa Elkington (Brigham Young) Stephen Gillissie (Rhode Island) Wesley Hartmann (Kutztown) Richard Kessler (Notre Dame) Ryan Koewler (Arizona State) James Kondrat (Cal) Jeremy Leber (Lindenwood) Glen Maricelli (Life) Zane Mendenhall (Brigham Young) Dan Metcalf (Penn State) Tim O'Hara (Santa Clara) Joe Pikula (Brigham Young) Ben Pinkelman (Colorado State) Spencer Vickery (Utah) Scott Watters (Central Florida) All-American Backs | Honorable Mention Barnaby Audsley (Occidental) Dylan Audsley (Saint Mary's) Tanner Barnes (Central Washington) Tristin Baum (Davenport) Paul Bosco (Cal) Gavin Brown (Arkansas State) Danny Christensen (Utah) Matias Cima (Maryland) Andrew Early (Cal Poly) Zack Fowler (Dartmouth) Mark Holkenburg (South Carolina) Sean Kilfoyle (Colorado) Jordan Lowry (Brigham Young) Jack McCaulliffe (Navy) Blane McIlroy (Life) Jay Muniz (New England College) Joseph Reavey (Saint Mary's) Shawn Riley (Notre Dame) Andrew Spencer (Arizona) Brian Wanless (Colorado)
Sevens All-Americans | First Team Tanner Barnes (Central Washington) Garrett Brewer (Saint Mary's) Dylan Carrion (Arkansas State) Harley Davidson (Life) Zin Zan Elan-Puttick (Arkansas State) Tom Haussrer (Arkansas State) Madison Hughes (Dartmouth) Seamus Kelly (Cal) Michael Lawrenson (Kutztown) Cooper Maloney (Saint Mary's) Ben Pinkelman (Colorado State) Sebastian Sharpe (UCLA)
Sevens All-Americans | Honorable Mention Jake Anderson (Cal) Jacob Bates (Central Washington) Mason Baum (Davenport) Jack Bristol (Air Force) Reece Czarnecki (Davenport) Bruce Dolan (Kutztown) Brad Harrington (Cal) Paris Hollis (Life) Sebastian Kalm (Lilndenwood) Niku Kruger (Kutztown) Jack McAuliffe (Navy) Shaun Potgeiter (Arkansas State) Joey Reavy (Saint Mary's) Ben Roach (American International College) Adam Sandstrom (Arizona State)