An Inside Look at the Liberty Conference All-Star Players

Stony Brook University's Bryan Michel will lead an all-star cast of Liberty Rugby Conference student-athletes in a contest against the Republic of Texas All-Stars in Bermuda on August 10, 2017. With a spectacular Stony Brook career including several Empire Conference championships, Michel is poised to continue his winning ways on the popular destination island of Bermuda.

The newly formed Liberty Rugby Conference makes its debut in style at the URugby Collegiate Rugby All-Star Cup scheduled just before the -destined to be epic- match between USA Islanders and the Saracens. Together the two matches make up the 2017 Atlantic Rugby Cup. The Liberty Conference begins league play in earnest this fall. Liberty Conference teams include Delaware, Iona College, Fordham, Rutgers, Stony Brook, Albany, Syracuse, Colgate, Binghamton, Brockport, Rhode Island, Tufts, Fairfield, UMass, Northeastern and UConn.

In an interview with Andrew Gheraldi, Fordham's Head Coach and Liberty Conference Commissioner, Gheraldi stated, "we joined and formed the Liberty Conference to have like minded schools/institutions in the Northeast, who wished to compete at the highest level of rugby, join together."

2017 Liberty Rugby Conference All-Star Lineup

Jerry Mirro - Stony Brook - Head Coach
David Chapman - Colgate - Assistant Coach

  1. Conor O'Brien – Albany – Scrumhalf/Flyhalf
  2. Clinton Olaniyi – Albany – Flanker/Center
  3. Ashkon Assemi – Binghamton - Prop
  4. Brandon Healy - Binghamton - Flyhalf/Wing
  5. Nick Cappola – Binghamton -Front Row/Back Row
  6. Sean Porrata - Brockport - Utility Back           
  7. Michael Rasmussen – Colgate - Prop
  8. Tommy Abram - Delaware - Scrumhalf/Flyhalf
  9. Jared Smallwood – Fordham - Prop/Second Row
  10. Brandon Wynne - Iona College – Flanker/Hooker
  11. Elliot Collins - Iona College - Scrumhalf
  12. Alex Tiarks – Northeastern - Center/ Fullback
  13. Ryan Crowe –Northeastern - Fullback/Wing/Center
  14. Chris Sweeney – Rutgers - Center   
  15. Nick Dillon – Rutgers - Prop/Hooker
  16. Jimmy Wolfer - St Joe's - Scrumhalf/Flyhalf/Center
  17. Bryan Michel - Stony Brook – Fullback/Flyhalf
  18. Jed Hendrixson - Stony Brook - Second Row/Back Row
  19. Conor Sperzel - Stony Brook  - Fullback/Wing/Flyhalf
  20. Steven Kopcho - Stony Brook - Flanker         
  21. Terrence Cullen – UMass - Second Row/Back Row
  22. Timmy O'Connor – UMass - Second Row/No. 8
  23. David Buchanan – UMass - Scrumhalf/Flyhalf/Fullback
  24. Thomas Taekera – UMass – No. 8    

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Climb to the Top of Gibbs Lighthouse

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Book your room today for the USA Islanders vs Saracens game! Enjoy a week's stay at the beautiful Hamilton Princess Hotel in Bermuda.

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Watch the Collegiate All-Stars #LRCvsTex Rugby Match

Collegiate All-Stars

The first match on our agenda is the newly formed Liberty Rugby Conference All-Stars doing battle against the Republic of Texas All-Stars. It will be epic.

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Finish your vacationing by watching the #ISLvsSAR Rugby Match

Take time out of your vacation to watch the USA Islanders vs Saracens. The Saracens are one of the best teams in the world. A must for any sports enthusiast, the highly anticipated, fast-paced match is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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