Mystic Collegiate Select XV Return to Montreal!

MALDEN, MA — The Mystic River Rugby Collegiate Select XV will be traveling to Montreal, Quebec on Friday, June 17 to take on the Lower Canada Voyageurs for their fourth annual rugby contest. The 25 members of the Collegiate Select squad were selected following three weeks of tryouts hosted at Pine Banks Park in Malden, MA. The player pool consists of players who attend a variety of colleges across the United States and one in Ireland. The Lower Canada Voyageurs are a representative U19 side drawn from Eastern Ontario and Quebec.

Special thanks are due to Mystic River’s primary tour sponsor, Gentle Giant Moving Company and secondary tour sponsor G.F. Sprague Roofing. Thanks are also due to the Mystic volunteer coaching and logistical team who have put the trip together and devoted their time to managing the tryout sessions.

The Mystics are hoping to maintain their unbeaten record against the Voyageurs, having gone 2-0-1 against the Canadian side over the last three years. Friday night’s match should prove to be another exciting, well-contested game of rugby.

The following players and coaches will be representing their respective colleges and country this weekend:

2016 Mystic River Rugby Club Collegiate Select XV

Dylan Amore Keene State
Casey Brackett Keene State
David Caputo University of Michigan
Dave Chinappi Providence College
Paul Coste Northeastern University
John Daly (Vice Captain) Syracuse University
Connor Daly University of Vermont
Cody Davidowicz Plymouth State University
Carlos Dominguez Wheeling Jesuit University
Mike Griffin University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Nathan Huebschmann Colby College
Andres Marin University of Vermont
Sean McElhinney Northeastern University
Brian Michele Stony Brook University
Ben Nathan Boston College
Timmy O’Conner University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Spencer Reynolds University of Vermont
Phil Salter Stony Brook University
James Sheridan Stony Brook University
Sam Swain Colby College
Will Taylor American University
Patrick Thacker Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)
Thomas Thekaekara (Captain) University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Mike Weinstein Weslyan University
Nick Wells Northeastern University

Coaching Staff

Kareem Afifi Boston College
Thomas Clark St. John’s Prep
Michael Bozza St. John’s Prep
Matt Maloney Mystic River Rugby Club