Friday, November 27, 2015

New York 7s Rosters

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November 27 2015

Stars Rugby 7s is making its debut at New York 7s back-to-back after the Atlanta Life Rugby XVs tour last weekend. The Men's and Women's Premier teams met up Friday in New Jersey where they were hosted by the Morris Rugby Corporation for training and a STARBQ benefiting the girls high school program.

Games kickoff at Randall's Island Saturday morning with the following schedule, both teams are in Pool B of the Premier Brackets:

10:20am Women vs NE Academy 1 Field 74
11:00am Men vs Quebec Field 75
11:40am Women vs Scion Field 75
12:00pm Men vs Bulldog Field 74
1:00pm Women vs Mexico Field 74
1:40pm Men vs Mexico Field 74
3:00pm Women’s Cup Semis A1 v B2 Field 74, A2 v B1 Field 75
3:20pm Men’s Cup Semi A2 v B1 Field 75
3:40pm Men’s Cup Semi A1 v B2 Field 75
4:40pm Women’s Cup Final Field 75
5:10pm Men’s Cup Final Field 75

Vivian Bahlmann - Germany 7s
Justina DeBruzzi - Minnesota Valkyries
Ally Dykes - Roger Williams University
Emilia Ferrara - Notre Dame College 
Kat Gorham - North Shore Rugby
Grace Hovde - Wisconsin Women
Courtney Jessamy - Charlotte Rugby
Kassi Shultice - University of Northern Iowa
Emily Speyer - unattached
Sarah Thomas - Wisconsin Women 

Coach: Marcus Satavu
Director: Liz Entwhistle

Sonny Adjei - Chicago Lions 
Zach Blalock - Birmingham Vultures
Matt Lancor - Chicago Lions
Nick Laws - Sunnybank (Australia)
Diego Maquieira - Mystic River
Kieran McGuire - USMMA
Steve McGuire - USMMA 
Austin Mennen - Blackhawk Rugby
Enrique Palafox - Central Coast Beach Dogs
Meli Ratumaimuri - EPA Razorbacks
John Wesley - USMAA

Coach: Nemani Delaibatiki
Director: Liz Entwhistle

About Stars Rugby 7s
Stars Rugby 7s was founded in November 2013 with the mission of developing rugby 7s players in elite tournament settings. Teams compete in multiple high performance assemblies and international tournaments each year with a deep talent pool combining internationally capped 7s and 15s players, elite prospects, athletically gifted players new to the game of 7s, and crossover athletes. There is a major focus on recruiting players that lack regular exposure to high level coaching /playing opportunities due to geographic restraints and the lack of resources which varies greatly throughout the United States. While mostly US based, the Stars rosters include players from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK and welcomes any players committed to the team and rugby camaraderie. Tours have included the Las Vegas Invitational, Calgary Stampede 7s, Australia Central Coast 7s, Tobago 7s, Serevi Rugbytown 7s, and Atlanta 7s with numerous championship appearances and titles won.