Recruit Spotlights


10/11/2018

RugbyRecruits Prepare for Junior Olympics in Argentina

The USA Junior Olympic 7s team begins play this Saturday, 10/13, with big hopes of bringing home a medal.  Head Coach and RugbyRecruiter JD Stephenson @CoachStephenson has selected his squad for the past year.  Coach Stephenson selected a squad of 12 players from around the country, 4 of whom are RugbyRecruit members and recent high school graduates.  

Congrats on the selection young men!  We know you will represent the country with honor!

Inoke "Junior" Waqavesi (Captain) @InokeW

Jasper Green @Jasperfwgreen

Uluamu Niutupuiva @uluamu

Zachary Neff @ZachNeff

 

Link- Schedule and Build Up for Olympics

Link- Full USA Rugby Roster for Junior Olympics

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10/01/2018

RugbyRecruit Success Story: From Thailand to the USA

Maek Kongsawad @maekkongsawad fell in love with rugby as a school boy playing for the Bangkok Southerner Men's RFC.  Maek joined RugbyRecruit in the fall of 2017 as a Premier Recruit with dreams of playing collegiate rugby somewhere in America.  RugbyRecruit staff connected Maek with a number of Premier Recruiters, and Maek eventually got to know the staff at Lindenwood University-Belleville @BellevilleMensRugby.  Here are a couple of questions that we asked Maek last week about his journey to LU-Belleville:

RugbyRecruit:  Congrats on starting your freshman year at LU-Belleville!  Was RugbyRecruit useful in helping you find a good fit for you?

Maek: Yes, RugbyRecruit played a big part.  Coach Joe found my profile and sent me an email about recruitment.  Thank you!

RugbyRecruit:  How has your time at LU-Belleville been so far?

Maek: I'm having a great time at LU-B.  It's a great program and very competitive.

RugbyRecruit: That's why your're there, right?  The only way to get better is by playing against better competition.  Where would you say you are on the depth chart right now?

Maek: Right now I'm playing JV, but I'm competitive for playing time on the varsity.  The depth chart for loose forwards pretty deep.

RugbyRecruit: Was it difficult for you to get a student visa, or did the school help you out? 

Maek: Getting the visa was pretty easy.  Once the school gave me the I20 all I had to do was hand it over to the embassy during the interview and my visa was approved. 

RugbyRecruit:  Good luck on the rest of your season and college career Maek!  Looking forward to watching your development. 

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10/01/2018

2018 College Freshman- Where Did RugbyRecruits End Up?

This list will be continually updated as we confirm where the rest of our 2018 grads and 18-19 transfers are headed.  

Updated list 10/1/18

Amar Dhillon @amardhillon - Brown University

Updated list 9/11/2018

Obed Cruz @Obed32 - Life University

Trevor Babcock @tsbabcock1999 - Mount St. Mary's 

Will Devine @willdeviine - St. Mary's College of California

Parker Dixon @Parkerdixon1 - Long Beach State

Matthew Dodd @matsdodd - Cal

Killian Keane @Killiankeane - Grand Canyon University

Shane McGeehan @shanemcgeehan22 - Marist College

Mason Phillips @Phillipsm18 - University of Arizona

Jonah Wolfe @JonahWolfe - Cal Maritime Academy

 

Original list below created 9/10/2018

Joseph Marchant @jvmarchant - St. Mary's College of California

Inoke Waqavesi @InokeW - Lindenwood University

Oliver Kwete @Oliver - Stars 7s, Lindenwood University

Luke Freeman @LukeFreeman - Cal = 

Jason Severance @JasonSeverance - Cal

Ethan McVeigh @EthoRugga - Cardiff Metropolitan (Wales)

Evan Conlon @EvanConlon - Lindenwood University

Dante Bandoni @dantebandoni - Arkansas State University

Niklas Lundqvist @lundqw00 - Penn State University

Maxwell Sackett @maxsackett - Army West Point

Jasper Green @Jasperfwgreen - Dartmouth 

Braeden Looper @Bloop99 - University of Arizona

Kaden Loversky @loversk - UC Santa Cruz

Luke Ogburn @LukeOgburn - Cal

Luca Gillespie-Brown @LucaGB - San Diego State University

Alex Evans @alexthomasevans - Cal 

Ronnie McElligott @ronniemc00 - St. Mary's College of California

Jack Slimm @jslimm7 - Texas Christian University

Cameron Crane @CameronC16 - Arkansas State University

Julian Artega @Julian10Art - Grand Canyon University

Declan Wilson @decwils - LSU 

Evan Thomas @Etcanes - Cardiff Metropolitan (Wales)

Ethan Gruber @Egruber77 - Colgate University

Kevin Regan @kevinregan - St. Mary's College of California

Kyle Curry @gingerhawk58 - Boise State University

Angel Figueroa @angel11 - Grand Canyon University

Joshua Allan @JoshAllan - St. Mary's College of California

Nick Cox @nickcox - Purdue University

Jacob Goeppner @Jbgep4 - University of Kentucky

Maek Kongsawad @maekkongsawad - Lindenwood-Belleville

Chase Mathis @Chaserm07 - University of North Alabama

Clement Farias @Clemdog - University of Nevada Reno

Sam Cormier @samcormier1 - UC Santa Cruz

Cameron Lugo @rugbylugo - Arizona State University

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