BOULDER, Colo. – The USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans, sponsored by Aircraft Charter Solutions, have been named for the English Schools Rosslyn Park Sevens.
The 12-man roster for the English Schools Rosslyn Park Sevens contains nine players that played in the Las Vegas Invitational and adds Ben Pendowski, senior, Budd Bay Barbarians, Jahlani Tavai, senior, Los Angeles Rugby Club, and Jesse Mander, senior, St Paul's, London.
Hanco Germishuys, senior, West Side H.S. Omaha, and Ben Cima, senior, Gonzaga College H.S., both AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans selections for the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy in April, bring 15s experience along with Mander and Suwaiter Poch, senior, Hilo Reign, Hawaii. All progressed through the Under-17s along with Junior Helu, senior, Hayward Griffins. Mander is the only returner from last year’s HSAA Plate Semifinalists.
Matt Brennan, senior, Seattle Vikings, and Tyler Sousley, senior, Penn H.S. Indiana, made an impact in Las Vegas in their first showing with the HSAAs. Also Ben Pendowski, senior, Budd Bay Barbarians, was selected for Rosslyn Park based on his performances for the Washington State Loggers in Las Vegas.
Evan Clark, the only junior in the team, Santa Monica Rugby Club, is joined by Austin Taefu, senior,Tempe Rugby, and Jonah Eldridge, McClatchy Lions, Sacramento, to complete the squad. All three played for the HSAAs in Las Vegas.
GAME SCHEDULE - Thursday March 27
12.20pm - ICEF Public Schools (Los Angeles)
1.20pm - Coleg Gwent, (Wales)
2.20pm - Sherborne (England)
4.20pm - Bishop Burton (England)
"This is the third year attending Rosslyn Park and it provides invaluable experience for our players," HSAA Head Coach Salty Thompson said.
Boys High School All-Americans | Rosslyn Park Sevens
|Matt Brennan||5'10"||190||Senior||Seattle Vikings|
|Benjamin Cima||6'1"||185||Senior||Gonzaga College High School|
|Evan Clark||5'10"||165||Junior||Santa Monica|
|Jonah Eldridge||6'0"||168||Senior||McClatchy Lions|
|Junior Helu||5'11"||211||Senior||Hayward Griffins|
|Jesse Mander||5'10"||175||Senior||London Wasps|
|Benjamin Pendowski||5'11"||216||Senior||Budd Bay Barbarians|
|Suwaiter Poch, Jr.||6'0"||230||Senior||Hilo Reign|
|Tyler Sousley||5'11"||180||Senior||Penn Rugby|
|Austin Taefu||5'7"||156||Senior||Tempe Rugby|
|Jahlani Tavai||6'4"||225||Senior||Los Angeles|