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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|
|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|
|Michael Baska||Back||Arkansas State|
|Tommy Boyle||Hooker||Arizona State|
|Tiaan de Nysschen||Flanker||Cal|
|Adam Sandstrom||Fullback||Arizona State|