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All American 7s Coach Alex Magleby has chosen his squad for the National All-Star Championships.
The players who didn’t make the team will get a chance to play during this weekend’s tournament, but Magleby did have to whittle his squad down.
“We know that the Territories are here to win a territorial championship,” said Magleby. “We respect that, but we’ve got a slightly different goal, as we are trying to develop international players.”
Magleby said his choices were made in part by who projected to international play soonest.
“We have a good cross-section of players,” he added. “The players who played club 7s during the summer certainly came in with more savvy and were making decisions a lot quicker. But everyone worked hard to get up to speed. I am happy with how everyone performed.”
Magleby put the players through three-a-days to replicate the IRB World Series game days, and even when his squad scrimmaged Southern California, they did so after a series of trainings.
Among those who seem to have broken into 7s with success is Davenport flyhalf JP Eloff, who has hardly put a foot wrong all year, and Sacramento State’s Brett Willis.
Muhammed Abdul- Shakoor Dartmouth College
Timothy Acker Kutztown University
Nate Brakeley Dartmouth College
JP Eloff Davenport University
Will Holder United States Military Academy
James Bubba Jones St. Mary's College
Duncan Kelm San Diego State University
Garrett Lambert Life University
David Martini University of California, Los Angeles
Rocco Mauer Bowling Green State University
Dustin Muhn University of California, Berkekely
Don Pati University of Utah
Tim Stanfill Central Washington University
Brett Willis California State University, Sacramento