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2022 DI Elite All-Americans

  • 04 Jun 2022
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The College Rugby Association of America (CRAA) has named its 2022 class of DI Elite All-Americans. The honorary teams include 30 players from the competition’s four members: Central Washington University (Ellensburg, Wash.), Life University (Marietta, Ga.), Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Mo.) and Penn State University (State College, Pa.).

Four-time reigning national champion Lindenwood leads all selections, placing eight players on the First Team and four players on the Second Team. Life University follows with five players on both the First and Second teams, while Central Washington has six players – two on the First Team, four on the Second Team. Penn State put three players on the Second Team.

There are six freshmen between the two lists, and Lindenwood supplies the three first-years on the First Team. There are six sophomores, three juniors, 11 seniors and four graduate students.

CRAA Rugby

Six All-Americans in one photo / Photo: Jackie Finlan

CRAA D1 Elite All-Americans

FIRST TEAM

Props
Jess Keating – Sr., Life
Keia Mae Sagapolu – Sr., Central Washington

Hooker
Destiny Arena – Grad., Lindenwood

Locks
Emerson Allen – Sr., Life
Moira Dillow – Sr., Lindenwood

Flankers
Tessa Hann – Soph., Central Washington
Freda Tafuna – Fr., Lindenwood

No. 8
Kapoina Bailey – Jr., Lindenwood

Scrumhalf
Autumn LoCicero – Sr., Life

Flyhalf
Sativa Tarau-Peehikuru – Grad., Lindenwood

Inside Center
Eti Haungatau – Soph., Lindenwood

Outside Center
Saher Hamdan – Sr., Life

Wings
Su Adegoke – Sr., Life
Amy Brice – Fr., Lindenwood

Fullback
Helen Van Hattem – Fr., Lindenwood

Penn State Rugby

Penn State’s Natalie Bjorklund / Photo: Jackie Finlan

SECOND TEAM

Sam Tancredi – Sr., Lindenwood
Georgia Budd – Soph., Central Washington
Kaitlyn Sosa – Fr., Penn State
Lauren Odette – Sr., Central Washington
Kat Murrell – Fr., Lindenwood
Brooklyn Vaifanua – Soph., Life
Angelina Niu – Sọph., Life
Makayla Lowe – Grad., Life
Taina Tukuafu – Jr., Lindenwood
Charity Tenney – Grad., Lindenwood
Natalie Bjorklund – Sr., Penn State
Maryjane Pasioles – Sr., Central Washington
Amaya Moala – Soph., Life
Nina Mason – Fr., Life
Camile White – Jr., Penn State

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