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With so many players displaying most valuable player qualities and stats, it is hard to narrow down an All-CRC squad to just seven players. Rugby Today decided on the top 12 guys that had the most impact on the tournament. Either they were integral parts of their team’s plan or led the tournament in stats, all deserve praise for exemplary play.
Niall Barry – The UCLA back was the CRC try leader with six leading UCLA to its first ever final.
Jack Braun – Led Dartmouth to an undefeated pool record and scored two tries against Kutztown in a tight quarterfinal match.
Zinzan Elan-Puttick – After missing last year’s tournament due to injury, he added a new dynamic to the Red Wolves’ offense. He tallied five tries and four conversions in four games.
Chad Gough – As the stalwart of the Utah team, the forward did it all. He scored tries, played tremendous defense, was disruptive in the breakdowns, and kicked the Utes’ conversions.
Wes Hartmann – The big forward captained another talented Kutztown side. Known for the dirty work, he scored the game winning try against Dartmouth.
Cody Melphy – In his first CRC, Melphy didn’t disappoint. He was one of the most dynamic and attacking players on the pitch all weekend.
Jesse Milne – As tournament MVP, his presence was felt both offensively and defensively.
Seb Sharpe – The UCLA vet displayed his experience and skill scoring five tries for the Bruins. He also made a number of crucial tackles making him one of the best all-around players at the CRC.
Tyler Sousley – The young Arizona product had a hat trick against Navy and showed tremendous pace all weekend.
Jake Syndergaard – The Badger was the overall points leader. After a rough loss to UCLA, he led Wisconsin to a plate title.
Evan Towle – He was the architect of the biggest upset of the tournament when Virginia Tech beat Life in pool play.
Russell Webb – The Cal captain arguably could have been the tournament MVP.
|Zinzan Elan-Puttick||Arkansas State|
|Evan Towle||Virginia Tech|