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NERFU College All-Stars Named for Boston Bean Pot

by Ted Hardy, Editor, Rugby America

The Northeast Rugby Football Union has named their collegiate All-Star team that will play against Mystic River tomorrow night in the Boston Bean Pot competition.

NERFU Collegiate All-Stars

  • Alex Reeves – WPI
  • Anthony Rosati – Merrimack College
  • Aarom Smith – St. Anselm
  • Colin Yip – Boston University
  • Dave Cunha – Wentworth
  • Kyle Kicia – Wentworth
  • Chris Rosa – Southern Connecticut
  • Phil Pepe – Southern Connecticut
  • Joey Matarazzi – Trinity
  • Luke Cressman – UMass Lowell
  • Christian Mrozek – Mass Maritime Academy
  • Dan Moran – Merrimack
  • Duke Makina – American International College
  • Jordan Schmitz – American International College
  • Atoa Ripley – American International College
  • Nate Guerette – University of New England
  • Eric Derba – Umass Lowell
  • Colin Giles – Mass Maritime Academy
  • Chris Fell – Mass Maritime Academy
  • Seth Barron – UMass Lowell
  • Rob Brennan – Stonehill
  • Shaun McCardle – Central Connecticut
  • Colin Barolomeo – American International College
  • Wesley Haughton – American International College
  • Head Coach – Josh Smith (Bentley & Middlesex Barbarian Head Coach)
  • Asst. Coach – Jeff Sperling (Providence, RI Men Head Coach)
  • Asst. Coach – Andy Baron (Mass Maritime Head Coach)
  • Team Manager – Dan Mullane

4 comments on “NERFU College All-Stars Named for Boston Bean Pot

  1. Rob
    April 6, 2011

    Southern plays in MetNY, how are their players eligible for NERFU all stars? Also, once again disappointing the lack of involvement of the DI NERFU teams

    • Carrick Pell
      April 11, 2011

      How can this be a lack of involvement from NERFU D1 clubs?
      Mystic, Boston and BIW (the 3 D1 teams based in Boston) came together over the winter to establish a mid-week match up for the 3 teams and invited the NERFU College Selects to participate for development. The 3 teams have agreed to make this competition about the development of players and give them something to work hard for each week as well as give them match experience.
      On behalf of all the players, coaches and fans from Mystic River, BIW and Boston, I consider it an insult to question our level of involvement. We train tues and thurs and play on Sat – but added 4 wed nights during the spring to help develop the sport in the community. Where were you on Wed night?
      Carrick Pell
      Co-founder of Boston Beanpot Rugby Tournament

      • Rob
        April 11, 2011

        I don’t mean the Men’s clubs, I mean the college teams. Over the last few years the amount of DI teams allowing their players to play has diminished, not a single player on the all-star team is from a DI NERFU team. I didn’t mean to say anything about the men’s clubs (this is a great idea), or the All-Star team players or managers, its just disappointing from the Army, BC, Northeastern, UMass and UConn guys.

        Again, this is a great idea and I didn’t mean any disrespect to you at all

  2. Carrick
    April 20, 2011

    Thank you and I am sorry for the misunderstanding on my part! Tonight was the 2nd of the 3 regular weeks and it was a cracker! NERFU played the Wolfhounds to 10 points (2 tries – 30-20). While the larger schools may not allow or release their players, it is only beneficial to those smaller and less developed schools to have this be the case. The competition is intense. The bigger schools are missing out.

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