Sunday, January 29, 2017

Stars Rugby XVs Rosters v Capital Selects

Stars Rugby XVs, the fifteens developmental sides for Stars Rugby 7s, is thrilled to start the 2017 touring season with a rematch vs the Capital Selects this Sunday in Leesburg, CA. The women's team has been building the roster for this matchup with developmental tours to play Lindenwood University and Life University in fall 2016. Those trips featured of a Midwest D2 Women's Club and a mix of collegiate players due to the unavailability of D1 Women's Club players in the new Gold Cup competition and WPL nationals. With the late January competition window wide open, the Stars women roster has more of their normal mix of athletes with representation from WPL, D1, and D2 clubs, as well as collegiates. Players of note include capped Eagle Frieda Fetu'u of the Berkeley All Blues, Emily Hranchook who represented Oakland University at the recent NASCs, Nicole Burr of the Augusta Furies also an NASC veteran, Norwich University alumna Emily Oor, a trio of Chicago North Shore players with props Kadie Sanford & Charli Jacoby and flyhalf Rose DiBalsamo, and the strong contingent or W1823/Scioto Valley Squirrels including center Cyndi Campbell, Katy Marlow, and Devonna (D) Francis.

The men's side most recently took on Life University in November and will feature many players new to the Stars team. Prop Anthony Parry of NYAC brings PRO Rugby experience back to the Stars for his 3rd XVs tour while NYAC teammate and former USA U-20 Eagle Ross Deacon makes his debut in the red and blue kit before departing for Ireland on Wednesday. Zack Stryffeler is another PRO Rugby veteran with the capability to play as a flanker or center; he has experience in Ireland, with Columbus Rugby Club and the Tiger Academy. Backs Mike Stoll of Kent State University, Tyler Myles of Mount Saint Marys and forwards Jack Dugan & Patrick Hafendbridle (who attended MCAA camp in Chula Vista earlier this month) are playing their rookie tours where Dugan is expected to pair with Jacob Sanger of local Washington Rugby Football club in the 2nd row with Canadian provincial representative Ted McGregor at #8. Hafenbridle will make his case for the starting hooker spot, while Stoll and Myles are projected to start on the wing and at flyhalf respectively. Mike Fletcher and Bobby Kling round out a core of Stars veterans with experience with the program in 7s and 15s alike having shared time int he back row in last year's DC XVs tour as well as on the 7s pitch at Cape Fear.

Women’s Lineup
Position/Name (Jersey #)
1. Kadie Sanford (1)   - Captain
2. Lis Gallant (152)
3. Charli Jacoby (103) - Vice Captain
4. Rebecca Trapp (22)
5. Nicole Burr (134)
6. Christa Banks (165)
7. Frieda Fetu'u (116)
8. Katy Marlow (153)
9. Sharyn Beodecker (163)
10. Devonna Francis (155)
11. Andrea Sanchez (156)
12. Emily Hranchook (168)
13. Cyndi Campbell (148)
14. Madison Taylor (108)
15. Abby Smith (161)
16. Julie Bode (164)
17. Ryhan Nadji (154)
18. Keta Sutton (158)
19. Rehlyn Jehlik (167)
20. Chip Bell (125)
21. Emily Oor (120)
22. Rose DiBalsamo (139)

Women’s Lineup
*Christa Banks - flanker/8/center - Scioto Valley Squirrels, Ohio, USA
*Chip Bell - flanker - Scioto Valley Squirrels, Ohio, USA
Sharyn Beodeker - scrumhalf - Scioto Valley Squirrels, Ohio, USA
*Julie Bode - prop - Kansas City Jazz, Missouri, USA
*Nicole Burr - 2nd row - Augusta Furies, Georgia, USA
*Cyndi Campbell - center - Scioto Valley Squirrels, Ohio, USA
Rose DiBalsamo - flyhalf/scrumhalf - Chicago North Shore, Illinois, USA
*Frieda Fetu’u - flanker/center - Berkeley All Blues, California, USA
*Devonna Francis - scrumhalf/flyhalf - Scioto Valley Squirrels, Ohio, USA
*Lis Gallant - hooker/flanker - Tampa Women/Fort Miami, Florida, USA
Emily Hranchook - center - Oakland University, Michigan, USA
*Charli Jacoby - prop/2nd row - Chicago North Shore, Illinois, USA
Raelyn Jehlik - flanker - Charlotte Women, North Carolina, USA
*Katy Marlow - prop/2nd row/8 - Scioto Valley Squirrels, Ohio, USA
*Ryhan Nadji - 2nd row/flanker - Atlanta Harlequins, Georgia, USA
*Emily Oor - scrumhalf - St Albert RFC, St Albert, Canada
*Andrea Sanchez - wing - Scioto Valley Squirrels, Ohio, USA
Kadie Sanford - prop/hooker - Chicago North Shore, Illinois, USA
*Abby Smith - fullback/wing - Kansas City Jazz, Missouri, USA
*Keta Sutton - hooker/flanker -  Atlanta Harlequins, Georgia, USA
*Madison Taylor - wing/center - Berkeley All Blues, California, USA
*Rebecca Trapp - prop/2nd row - Pittsburgh Angels, Pennsylvania, USA
*Rian Van Nordheim - 2nd row - James River, Virginia, USA (Stars veteran, made Capital Selects, playing development half with Stars)

COACH: Nic Benson, San Diego, USA
COACH: Joel Bonnaud, Columbus, USA
COACH: Jeff Horton,Kent, USA
CHIROPRACTOR: Marissa Hols, Tampa, USA
DIRECTOR: Liz Entwhistle, Chicago, USA

*Veteran of Previous Stars Tour

Men’s Lineup

Position/Name (Jersey #)
1. Anthony Parry (74)
2. Patrick Hafenbridle (133)
3. Bryan Baiss (146)
4. Jacob Sprang (137)
5. Ross Deacon (140)
6. Mike Fletcher (38)
7. Bobby Kling (91)
8. Ted McGregor (119)
9. Chase Brooks (122)
10. Zack Stryffeler (138) - Captain
11. Junior Sucu (1)
12. Casey Hansen (121)
13. John Murray (132)
14. David Coleman (128)
15. Duncan Crystal (136)

16. Ben Holstine (131)
17. Dan Fulcoly (147)
18. Jack Dugan (126)
19. Michael Scanlon (120)
20. Mike Stoll (163)
21.  Tyler Myles (135)
22. Joe Lippert (107)
23. Martin Pittman (139)

Men’s Roster
Bryan Baiss - prop - Tampa Krewe, Florida, USA
*Chase Brooks - scrumhalf/flyhalf - West Virginia University, USA
David Coleman - wing/scrumhalf - Birmingham Vulcans, Alabama, USA
Duncan Crystal - fullback - Washington Rugby Football Club, Washington DC, USA
Ross Deacon -flanker - NYAC, New York, USA
Jack Dugan - 2nd row - Bethel College, Indiana, USA
*Mike Fletcher - flanker - DC Irish, Washington DC, USA
Dan Fulcoly - hooker - DC Irish, Washington DC, USA
*Casey Hansen - center - Bremer County Bucks, Iowa, USA
Patrick Hafenbridle - hooker - Bethel College, Indiana, USA
Benjamin Holstine - prop - Milwaukee Barbarians, Wisconsin, USA
*Bobby Kling - flanker - DC Irish, Washington DC, USA
*Joe Lippert - scrumhalf/flyhalf - Bremer County Bucks, Iowa, USA
Ted McGregor - 2nd row/flanker/8 - Montreal Wanderers RFC, Quebec, Canada
John Murray - flyhalf - Glendale Raptors/Washington Rugby Football Club, Denver/Washington DC, USA
Tyler Myles - flyhalf - Mount Saint Mary’s University, Maryland, USA
*Anthony Parry - prop - NYAC, New York, USA
Martin Pittman - scrumhalf - Washington Rugby Football Club, Washington DC, USA
Michael Scanlon - flanker - Chicago Griffins, Illinois, USA
Jacob Sprang - 2nd row - Washington Rugby Football Club, Washington DC, USA
Mike Stoll - wing - Kent State University, Ohio, USA
Zack Stryffeler - flanker/center - Columbus Rugby Club, Ohio, USA
*Junior Sucu - wing - Potomac Exiles, Washington DC, USA

COACH: Vaha Esikia, Las Vegas, USA
COACH: Jovilisi Fotofili, Washington DC, USA
COACH: Joe Lippert, Davenport, USA
COACH: Dumont Walker, Washington DC, USA
CHIROPRACTOR: Marissa Hols, Tampa, USA
DIRECTOR: Liz Entwhistle, Chicago, USA

*Veteran of Previous Stars Tour

Stars Rugby 7s would like to thank the following tour sponsors: Extreme Sportswear, Budd Bay Promotions & Apparel, Big Block Athletics, Ruck Science, Optimum Health & Performance, Erica Black Wellness, All American Training Center, Rugby 12. Stars would like to thank the Frederick Indoor Sports Center for providing quality indoor field space and expert trainers during this tour.

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, Cape Fear 7s, and select 15s tours with numerous championship appearances and titles won.


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