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Tony Pacheco has named several newcomers for the Serevi Rugbytown 7s tournament, the climactic event for his 7s All Americans. Capped 7s Eagle Aladdin Schirmer, one of Pacheco's charges at Central Washington, captains the side. He's joined by fellow Wildcat Josh Bower.
Several high performers from the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship also make the list. Navy's Jack McAuliffe, Kutztown's Wes Hartmann and Alex Faison-Donahoe, and 2015 CRC MVP Jake Anderson help fill out the squad. New England College's Ian Luciano, who helped NEC to a second-place finish in the NSCRO portion of the CRC, caught Eagle coach Mike Friday's eye at the Philadelphia event and has gotten the call-up.
Josh Anderson is the first BYU Cougar to suit up for the 7s All Americans since Ryan Roundy, Seth Halliman represents American International College, Mason Baum returns from Davenport, Cooper Maloney hails from St. Mary's and Arizona State's Keenan Mayfield rounds out the roster.
This selection of players represents a diverse group, with players coming from 10 different programs, eight states and four levels of competition - Varsity Cup, DI-A, DI-AA and NSCRO.
The All Americans won the whole enchilada in 2013 in Glendale and claimed the bowl last year. They start off Friday against the Bahamas and Negro y Azul.
Jake Anderson - Cal
Josh Anderson - BYU
Mason Baum - Davenport
Josh Bower - Central Washington
Alex Faison-Donohoe - Kutztown
Seth Halliman - American International College
Wes Hartmann - Kutztown
Ian Luciano - New England College
Cooper Maloney - St. Mary's
Keenan Mayfield - Arizona State
Jack McAuliffe - Navy
Aladdin Schirmer - Central Washington