For Immediate Release
March 29, 2011
College Premier Division Players of the Week: Round 4
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby has announced the players of the week in each conference of the College Premier Division for the week of March 26. All of the conference players of the week will be up for the CPD National Player of the Week Honors. Fans can vote for the National Player of the Week here: http://on.fb.me/g9ta3e.
Congratulations to BYU’s Ryan Roundy for winning the CPD National Player of the Week for the week of March 19 after an outstanding seven try performance against the University of Colorado.
CPD CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – WEEK OF MARCH 26
Charlie Grant, Dartmouth, Sr. Tight Head Prop (Boxford, Mass.)
Saturday: Two tries in a 22-19 loss to Penn State
Coach Notes: Played like a flanker. High work rate across the pitch; multiple tackles. Massive in support at the tackle contest.
Previous Rugby East Winners
March 19: Ryan Goulding, Penn St., Lock
March 12: Jimmy Kowalski, Delaware, Fullback
March 5: Ricky Neel-Feller, Navy, Scrumhalf
Samuel Anderson, Tennessee, Jr., Outside Center (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Saturday: Three penalty kicks, two conversions and one try in a 28-25 win over Texas A&M
Coach Notes: Normally a fullback, Sam moved to outside center on Saturday and was outstanding in midfield defense and attacking on offense.
Previous Mid-South Winners
March 19: Sean Peterson, Notre Dame, Flyhalf
March 12: David Caswell, Arkansas St., Wing
March 5: Cameron Dolan, Life, No. 8
Travis Hughes, Arizona State, Sr. No. 8 (Bullhead City, Ariz.)
Saturday: Arizona State defeated Arizona 38-15
Coach Notes: Set up three turnovers that led to tries against Arizona. Travis constantly leads from the front and though not a try scorer against Arizona was a pivotal player for ASU and was awarded the ASU player of the game.
Previous Western Winners
March 19: Ryan Roundy, BYU, No. 8
March 12: Don Pati, Utah, Scrumhalf
March 5: Carson Cleveland, Air Force, Flyhalf
Andrew Cook, St. Mary’s, Sr., Hooker (San Ramon, Calif.)
Saturday: St. Mary’s defeated Claremont 49-0
Coach Notes: Led five freshman, four sophomores and three juniors in a solid performance vs. Claremont. Leads from the front in the truest sense — no flash, no rah rah — 100% first up tackle stat, recorded an assist on 5 of SMC’s 9 scores. Very professional in his approach to the game.
Previous Pacific Winners
March 19: Joe Brophy, St. Mary’s, No. 8
March 12: Duncan Kelm, San Diego St., Center
March 5: Stuart Sharpe, Cal Poly-SLO, Fullback