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ASU places six on USA Rugby All-America team


BOULDER, Colo. – Six Arkansas State University rugby players have been named to the USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-America team for 2012.  Overall, 30 All-Americans and 30 Honorable Mentions were chosen in recognition of outstanding play in the 2011-2012 Season.

For Arkansas State, first-team members include forward Sean Paterson, and backs Patrick Sullivan and Zac Mizell. Honorable Mention selections include forwards Jake Mizell and Paul Benade along with back Dean Gericke. 

The All-Americans are recognized for their on-field performances, a result of their efforts balancing the responsibilities of being a college athlete, and the academic demands of being a student.

The Red Wolf rugby team, ranked third, fell short in its quest for a national title, dropping a close 49-42 decision to top-ranked Brigham Young May 19 in the USA Rugby Men’s D1A College Rugby National Championship in Sandy, Utah.

The collegiate All-Americans are also identified as players who can project to higher levels of competition and eventually, the USA Men’s National Team.  Currently, of the USA Men’s National Team’s 36-man camp roster, 18 players are current or former All-Americans.

All-Americans, Honorable Mentions, and other notable collegiate players will be invited to attend the MCAA combine-style camp in Houston on June 23 at BBVA Compass Stadium.  Out of that camp, the Collegiate All-Americans staff will name a touring side for a tour to Ireland in early August.

2012 USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Americans:


Matt Crawford (St. Mary’s College – California)

Mikey Su’a (BYU)

Nick Mostyn (Utah)

Ray Forrester (BYU)

Jamie Kelm (San Diego State)

Andrew Cook (St. Mary’s College – California)

Mike Lawrenson (Kutztown)

Jack Bristol (Air Force)

TJ Allred (BYU)

Brendan Daly (Cal)

Ryan Roundy (BYU)

Cam Dolan (Life University)

Seamus Siefring (Navy)

Danny Barrett (Cal)

Sean Paterson (Arkansas State)

Hynie Leaaetoa (BYU)



Shaun Davies (BYU)

Don Pati (Utah)

J.P. Eloff (Davenport)

Pat Sullivan (Arkansas State)

Seamus Kelly (Cal)

Paul Lasike (BYU)

Zac Mizell (Arkansas State)

Hoseki Kofe (BYU)

Tim Maupin (St. Mary’s College – California)

Colton Cariaga (Life University)

Madison Hughes (Dartmouth)

Joe Cowley (Life University)

Kingsley McGowan (St. Mary’s College – California)

Will Holder (Army)


Honorable Mention


Jake Mizell (Arkansas State)

O.J. Auimatagi (Life University)

Nick Wallace (St. Mary’s College – California)

Mike Shepherd (Utah)

Glen Maricelli (Life University)

Jamie Gregory (Kutztown)

Demecus Beach (Davenport)

Nate Brakeley (Dartmouth)

Kyle Sumsion (BYU)

Kyle Stroman (Indiana)

Ryan Hargraves (Davenport)

Lester Soloai (Utah)

Paul Bester (Life)

Jordan Badia-Ballinger (Claremont)

Mike Erickson (Penn State)

Paul Benade (Arkansas State)



Chris Saint (Penn State)

Paul Bosco (Cal)

Dylan Lubbe (BYU)

Conor Mills (Texas A&M)

Sam Sirell (UCLA)

Dean Gericke (Arkansas State)

Nick Evans (Tennessee)

Luke Lahman (Colorado)

John Gallo (UCSB)

Anthony Lombardo (Cal)

Tim Stanfill (Central Washington)

Jake Anderson (Cal)

Joe Baker (Penn State)

Sione Tonata Lauti (Utah)

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