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RugbyToday.com has named its men's collegiate All Americans, choosing a list of 30 players - the 1st team and the 2nd team - plus 17 Honorable Mention players.

The All Americans are chosen based on position - two players per position on the rugby field - but the Honorable Mentions were not selected based on position, thus allowing for a position that is deep with talent to have multiple players named there.

This also recognizes that as players move up the ranks in rugby, they might change position (case in point, Eric Fry was an All American as a lock and a flanker, but plays for the USA as a prop).

This year's list is as diverse as any we've seen, with players from nine different college programs represented in Rugby Today's 1st team, and five more programs represented in the 2nd team.

These players were picked based on their contribution throughout the season. However, specific game performances did push some to the top. Two examples of this would be Paul Lasike, who didn't play a great deal for BYU but was huge when he needed to be in the Varsity Cup final, and Kingsley McGowan, who played very well throughout the season, but probably saved his best game for the DIA final against Life.

RUGBYMag.com 2013-2014 Men's Collegiate All Americans

1st Team

2nd Team
1 Paris Hollis Life 1 Steve Saia BYU
2 Mike O'Neill St. Mary's 2 Glenn Maricelli Life
3 Angus McLellan Davenport 3 Zach Walker Life
4 Mike Lawrenson Kutztown 4 Jackson Bristol Air Force
5 Jake Anderson Life 5 Scott Watters UCF
6 Aladdin Schirmer CWU 6 Gerhard Veit UCF
7 Alec Gletzer Cal 7 Spencer Wilson Navy
8 Kyle Sumsion BYU 8 Shaun Potgeiter Arkansas State
9 Niku Kruger Kutztown 9 Joey Reavy St. Mary's
10 Jack McAuliffe Navy 10 Garrett Brewer St. Mary's
11 Madison Hughes Dartmouth 11 Tanner Barnes CWU
12 Paul Lasike BYU 12 Christian Adams AIC
13 Seamus Kelly Cal 13 Gavin Brown Arkansas State
14 Kingsley McGowan St. Mary's 14 Tonata Lauti Utah
15 Joe Cowley Life 15 Cooper Maloney St. Mary's



RUGBYMag.com 2013-2014 Men's Collegiate All American Honorable Mentions
Jake Anderson Fullback Cal
Jack Arnold Center Arizona
Michael Baska Back Arkansas State
Tommy Boyle Hooker Arizona State
Tiaan de Nysschen Flanker Cal
Dave Dolinar Lock Navy
Ara Elkington Flanker BYU
Johnathan Linehan Flyhalf BYU
Tanner Mohr Prop Cal
Ben O'Donnell Flyhalf Lindenwood
Grant Penny Scrumhalf UCLA
James Poli Center Lindenwood
Adam Sandstrom Fullback Arizona State
Justin Santos Scrumhalf Washington
Seb Sharpe Back UCLA
Gabe Sochanek Hooker Davenport
Jared Whippy Center BYU


Comments

I have subscribe to your magazine via Amazon payment but dont seem to have access to it, Please can you help me.
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The new website sucks, Making people pay to view all articles online is not the way to go. This will lead to the end of RugbyMag or Rugby Today or whatever you want to call it. Site like Thisisamericanrugby.com will pass you up in views soon
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Obviously the editors have no idea who is who in college rugby. Steve Saia from BYU is a back up and only came in for the last 20 mins of a few games.
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WOW!! First you rank St Marys ahead of BYU with the explanation that SM did better than BYU in scoring against common opponents when in reality, the #1 ranking should have been determined strictly (as is commonly and regularly done in rugby) in head to head competition and who came out with the higher point differential which in this case was BYU. It doesn't matter what they did or didn't do against common opponents. What is most objective and what matters most is what they did against each other. And now you name a reserve who saw limited action and only started one game (against ASU-even then, he only played the first half before the coaches came to their senses and put regular starter Kody Thompson back in-what were you thinking coach?!?) as a 2nd team All American? Did he even play in the championship game?? These two instances prove to me that Rugbymag has no idea what it is doing. In my eyes, you have lost all credibility.
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