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Honorary Men's Collegiate All-Americans announced for 2016-17 school year

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – USA Rugby has announced a list of 122 student-athletes named to the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans for the 2016-17 season. The comprehensive list includes a combined 30 players honored with First XV and Second XV recognition in 15s, 72 on the Honorable Mention list, and 36 athletes – including a dozen from the Division II ranks – as Sevens All-Americans.

“The Collegiate All-American staff, working with coaches around the country, the Collegiate Director, and HP Manager, have identified this year’s Honorary List,” USA Rugby AIG Men’s Collegiate All-American Head Coach Gavin Hickie said. “Each year, the All-American Honorary List becomes tougher to select, due to the increased competition and standards set by our student-athletes.

“Congratulations to all those selected and we hope to work with a number of these student-athletes in our game against Oxford University later this year.”

D1A Rugby‘s top-three ranked teams – Saint Mary’s College, Life University, and Cal – lead from the front with three players from each program receiving the nod for First XV selection. Life’s one-loss season paved the way for 10 total players to be named 15s All-Americans – more than any other school.

Harley Davidson (Life), Matt Jensen (Brigham Young University), Cody Melphy (Life), and Russell Webb (University of California, Berkeley) were the four lone All-Americans to return to the First XV from the 2015-16 First XV squad.

Lindenwood University, winner of the 2017 USA Rugby College 7s National Championships, had the most players rewarded with places on the All-American Sevens teams. Seven Lions made the All-American cut in the Olympic code of rugby, while the Division II College 7s National Champion, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, placed a pair of athletes on the DII All-American side.

Collegiate All-American First XV

1. Kevin Sullivan – University of California, Berkeley [su_stats cms=”1117″ class=”icon”]

2. Chad Gough – University of Utah [su_stats cms=”872″ class=”icon”]

3. Chance Wenglewski – Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

4. Connor Sweet – University of California, Berkeley [su_stats cms=”1117″ class=”icon”]

5. Matthew Jensen – Brigham Young University [su_stats cms=”1459″ class=”icon”]

6. Alec Barton – Saint Mary’s College [su_stats cms=”611″ class=”icon”]

7. Kevin O’Connor – Saint Mary’s College [su_stats cms=”611″ class=”icon”]

8. Maciu Koroi – Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

9. Holden Youngert – Saint Mary’s College [su_stats cms=”611″ class=”icon”]

10. Russell Webb – University of California, Berkeley [su_stats cms=”1117″ class=”icon”]

11. Harley Davidson – Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

12. Cody Melphy – Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

13. Bryce Campbell – Indiana University [su_stats cms=”597″ class=”icon”]

14. Marcus Tupuola – Notre Dame College [su_stats cms=”654″ class=”icon”]

15. Cristian Rodriguez – Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

Collegiate All-American Second XV

1. Estevan Florez – Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

2. Peter Malcolm – Wheeling Jesuit University [su_stats cms=”621″ class=”icon”]

3. Alex Maughan – Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

4. Thomas Cheslek – Davenport University [su_stats cms=”622″ class=”icon”]

5. Jeremy Lenaerts – Central Washington University [su_stats cms=”1017″ class=”icon”]

6. Malcolm May – Pennsylvania State University [su_stats cms=”617″ class=”icon”]

7. Khristoffer Walser – Arkansas State University [su_stats cms=”870″ class=”icon”]

8. Vili Helu – Saint Mary’s College [su_stats cms=”611″ class=”icon”]

9. Roland Blackiston – California State University, Long Beach [su_stats cms=”811″ class=”icon”]

10. Duncan van Schalkwyk – Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

11. Tyler Sousley – Indiana University [su_stats cms=”597″ class=”icon”]

12. Zach Young – Arkansas State University [su_stats cms=”870″ class=”icon”]

13. Anthony Salaber – University of California, Berkeley [su_stats cms=”1117″ class=”icon”]

14. Sam Cusano – University of California, Berkeley [su_stats cms=”1117″ class=”icon”]

15. Dylan Audsley – Saint Mary’s College [su_stats cms=”611″ class=”icon”]

Collegiate All-American Honorable Mention

Juan Pablo Aguirre – Center, Lindenwood University, Belleville [su_stats cms=”1611″ class=”icon”]

Dominique Bailey – Loose forward, Davenport University [su_stats cms=”622″ class=”icon”]

Mickey Bateman – Scrum half, Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

Lukem Beaumont – Center, Louisiana State University – Alexandria

Trace Bolstad – Scrum half, University of Minnesota, Duluth [su_stats cms=”750″ class=”icon”]

Matt Brennan – Loose forward, Arizona State University [su_stats cms=”1118″ class=”icon”]

Maceo Brown – Center, Grand Canyon University [su_stats cms=”1122″ class=”icon”]

Chris Burian – Loose forward, Pennsylvania State University [su_stats cms=”617″ class=”icon”]

Michael Cesar – Hooker, University of Southern California [su_stats cms=”816″ class=”icon”]

Mitchell Cochell – Center, United States Air Force Academy [su_stats cms=”625″ class=”icon”]

Colten Collings – Hooker, University of California, Davis [su_stats cms=”780″ class=”icon”]

Connor Cudeback – Prop, California Polytechnic University [su_stats cms=”610″ class=”icon”]

Jason Damm – Loose forward, Clemson University [su_stats cms=”1482″ class=”icon”]

Scott Dean – Fly half, Central Washington University [su_stats cms=”1017″ class=”icon”]

Sione Fangaiuiha – Center, Arkansas State University [su_stats cms=”870″ class=”icon”]

Josh Farnsworth – Full back, University of California, Davis [su_stats cms=”780″ class=”icon”]

Alex Faison-Donahoe – Wing, Kutztown University [su_stats cms=”616″ class=”icon”]

Nick Feakes – Fly half, Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

Jake Feury – Center, Middlebury College

Zach Forro – Center, Notre Dame College [su_stats cms=”654″ class=”icon”]

Drew Gaffney – Loose forward, University of California, Berkeley [su_stats cms=”1117″ class=”icon”]

Brady Gent – Full back, Davenport University [su_stats cms=”622″ class=”icon”]

Tomas Ghattas – Prop, Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

Jake Glass – Prop, Kutztown University [su_stats cms=”616″ class=”icon”]

Corey Graham – Fly half, Notre Dame College [su_stats cms=”654″ class=”icon”]

Dan Gresser – Full back, Xavier University [su_stats cms=”1865″ class=”icon”]

Patrick Hafenbridle – Hooker, Bethel College [su_stats cms=”1446″ class=”icon”]

John Hayden – Prop, Central Washington University [su_stats cms=”1017″ class=”icon”]

Terrence Hellender – Loose forward, University of Wyoming [su_stats cms=”628″ class=”icon”]

Jake Hidalgo – Wing, Indiana University [su_stats cms=”597″ class=”icon”]

William Hock – Hooker, Boston College [su_stats cms=”1451″ class=”icon”]

Ryan Iskowitz – Prop, University of Mary Washington [su_stats cms=”1633″ class=”icon”]

Mike Islava – Lock, Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

Luc Joseph – Hooker, University of Notre Dame [su_stats cms=”1120″ class=”icon”]

Thomas Kacor – Loose forward, Western Michigan University [su_stats cms=”734″ class=”icon”]

Jackson Kaka – Loose forward, Brigham Young University [su_stats cms=”1459″ class=”icon”]

Jihad Khabir – Fly half, American International College [su_stats cms=”656″ class=”icon”]

Jake Lachina – Full back, U.S. Military Academy West Point [su_stats cms=”620″ class=”icon”]

Faaitua Laei – Wing, Brigham Young University [su_stats cms=”1459″ class=”icon”]

Isaiah Lopez – Center, New England College [su_stats cms=”1668″ class=”icon”]

Jordan Lupton – Loose forward, Florida State University [su_stats cms=”1538″ class=”icon”]

Alexander MacDonald – Loose forward, Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

Brendon MacDonald – Fly half, Claremont Colleges [su_stats cms=”819″ class=”icon”]

Vetekina Malafu – Wing, Kutztown University [su_stats cms=”616″ class=”icon”]

Bradley Mapes – Wing, University of California, Davis [su_stats cms=”780″ class=”icon”]

Aaron Matthews – Center, Saint Mary’s College [su_stats cms=”611″ class=”icon”]

Hugh McAllister – Lock, Wheeling Jesuit University [su_stats cms=”621″ class=”icon”]

Brian McKellar – Prop, Pennsylvania State University [su_stats cms=”617″ class=”icon”]

Conor McNerny – Loose forward, United States Naval Academy [su_stats cms=”663″ class=”icon”]

Ani Mteto – Center, Iowa Central Community College

Selby Niumataiwalu – Center, Pennsylvania State University [su_stats cms=”617″ class=”icon”]

James Ronan – Scrum half, Pennsylvania State University [su_stats cms=”617″ class=”icon”]

Alex Ruiz – Scrum half, Florida State University [su_stats cms=”1538″ class=”icon”]

Michael Scarcella – Center, Iona College [su_stats cms=”615″ class=”icon”]

Chris Schoeman – Lock, Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

Kevin Schofield – Wing, Brigham Young University [su_stats cms=”1459″ class=”icon”]

Kadis Simmons – Loose forward, Louisiana State University – Alexandria

Seimou Smith – Wing, Southern Connecticut State University [su_stats cms=”1756″ class=”icon”]

Nathan Sylvia – Prop, California Polytechnic University [su_stats cms=”610″ class=”icon”]

Teddy Terezis – Fly half, Indiana University [su_stats cms=”597″ class=”icon”]

Clayton To – Loose forward, Claremont Colleges [su_stats cms=”819″ class=”icon”]

Vili Toluta’u – Loose forward, Central Washington University [su_stats cms=”1017″ class=”icon”]

Alex Vorster – Hooker, Brigham Young University [su_stats cms=”1459″ class=”icon”]

Zach Webber Wing, Brigham Young University [su_stats cms=”1459″ class=”icon”]

Dante Weeks – Wing, University of Arizona [su_stats cms=”650″ class=”icon”]

Harley Wheeler – Wing, Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

Jared Whippy – Fly half, Brigham Young University [su_stats cms=”1459″ class=”icon”]

Josh Whippy – Full back, Brigham Young University [su_stats cms=”1459″ class=”icon”]

Calvin Whiting – Center, Brigham Young University [su_stats cms=”1459″ class=”icon”]

Mitch Wilson – Full back, Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

Dawit Workie – Fly half, Dartmouth College [su_stats cms=”1498″ class=”icon”]

Jacob Zinda – Wing, San Diego State University [su_stats cms=”619″ class=”icon”]

Collegiate All-American Sevens First Team

Dylan Audsley – Saint Mary’s College [su_stats cms=”611″ class=”icon”]

Cian Barry – University of California, Los Angeles [su_stats cms=”1119″ class=”icon”]

Alex Dorrier – Indiana University [su_stats cms=”597″ class=”icon”]

Sione Fangaiuiha – Arkansas State University [su_stats cms=”870″ class=”icon”]

Nick Feakes – Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

Vetekina Malafu – Kutztown University [su_stats cms=”616″ class=”icon”]

Cody Melphy – Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

Cristian Rodriguez – Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

Kyle Rogers – University of Arizona [su_stats cms=”650″ class=”icon”]

Anthony Salaber – University of California, Berkeley [su_stats cms=”1117″ class=”icon”]

Tyler Sousley – Indiana University [su_stats cms=”597″ class=”icon”]

Russell Webb – University of California, Berkeley [su_stats cms=”1117″ class=”icon”]

Collegiate All-American Sevens Second Team

Michael Baska – Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

Maceo Brown – Grand Canyon University [su_stats cms=”1122″ class=”icon”]

Jack Casey – University of Arkansas [su_stats cms=”666″ class=”icon”]

Sam Cusano – University of California, Berkeley [su_stats cms=”1117″ class=”icon”]

Reece Czarnecki – Davenport University [su_stats cms=”622″ class=”icon”]

Chad Gough – University of Utah [su_stats cms=”872″ class=”icon”]

Jihad Khabir – American International College [su_stats cms=”656″ class=”icon”]

Lorenzo Thomas – Lindenwood University [su_stats cms=”624″ class=”icon”]

Duncan Van Schalkwyk – Life University [su_stats cms=”623″ class=”icon”]

Jimmy Wolfer – Saint Joseph’s University

Dawit Workie – Dartmouth College [su_stats cms=”1498″ class=”icon”]

Zach Young – Arkansas State University [su_stats cms=”870″ class=”icon”]

Collegiate All-American Sevens Division II Team

Jesse Adelberg – Endicott College [su_stats cms=”1524″ class=”icon”]

Dylan Carrol – Southern Connecticut State University [su_stats cms=”1756″ class=”icon”]

John Grams – University of Wisconsin, Whitewater [su_stats cms=”740″ class=”icon”]

Niklas Hathaway – Principia College [su_stats cms=”1022″ class=”icon”]

Tyrek Huntley – University of North Carolina, Charlotte [su_stats cms=”1475″ class=”icon”]

Ryan Johns – University of North Carolina, Charlotte [su_stats cms=”1475″ class=”icon”]

Kyle Kent – Drexel University [su_stats cms=”1508″ class=”icon”]

Nate Rolling – Norwich University [su_stats cms=”1691″ class=”icon”]

Troy Salt – University of Hartford [su_stats cms=”1566″ class=”icon”]

Semiou Smith – Southern Connecticut State University [su_stats cms=”1756″ class=”icon”]

Tom St. Pierre – Norwich University [su_stats cms=”1691″ class=”icon”]

Levi Van Lanen – University of Wisconsin, Whitewater [su_stats cms=”740″ class=”icon”]