Collegiate Selects

Annually, Mystic River fields a select team consisting of the best collegiate rugby players from the Northeast and beyond. After tryouts and training, the team travels to Montreal, Canada competing against one of the very best Canadian U23 teams, the Lower Canada Voyageurs.

For the fifth year in a row, the Mystic Collegiate Selects will be traveling to Montreal, Quebec on Friday, June 16th to take on the Lower Canada Voyageurs!

Thanks to our sponsors this year, the Mystic Collegiate Selects will be donning these specially designed, one-of-a-kind uniforms:

College XV 2017 Jersey

To find the best collegiate talent, we will be holding try-outs at Pine Banks Park starting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. If you are interested in trying out, or know of any collegiate players who would be great additions to the Mystic family, please contact Ben Nathan ([email protected]) by April 29th.

A tentative schedule for 2017 practices are:

Tues 5/30 – 8-10pm
Thurs 6/1 – 8-10pm
Tues 6/6 – 8-10pm
Thurs 6/8 – 8-10pm
Tues 6/13 – 8-10pm
Thurs 6/16 – 8-10pm

Like any tour, the trip is expensive and requires player travel and housing for the weekend. While corporate sponsorships will offset some of the cost, donations of any amount are always greatly appreciated. If you would like to make a contribution to the trip or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ben Nathan at [email protected].

Our corporate sponsor are:

Gentle Giant – Entering their 2nd year as the Collegiate Selects main sponsor, Gentle Giant proudly employs ruggers while providing exceptional customer experience whether you are moving nearby or cross-country.

GF Sprague – Serving Massachusetts for more than 45 years later, GF Sprague provides its customers with the highest quality roof repair and roof replacement available and the best customer service while consistently re-earning the highest Trade-specific accreditations. GF Sprague has been a sponsor of the Collegiate Selects for all 5 years.

Wheelhouse – Starting with the freshest ingredients and build it just the way you like, Wheelhouse will make you the best burger you’ve ever had. Also, try their unique spin on signature classic breakfasts like steak and eggs, glazed ham steak and griddled muffins with honey butter. Go in for a bite Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at 63 Broad St, Boston, Massachusetts. This is Wheelhouse’s first year as a sponsor of the Collegiate Selects.

Flight Performance & Fitness – Specializing in sports specific training, Flight provides the best certified strength and conditioning expertise. From one-on-one to group or team training for every age group, Flight is here to help people look, feel, and perform better on and off of the field. Flight is located at 225 Riverview Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts. This is Flight’s first year as a sponsor of the Collegiate Selects.

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Former Collegiate Select players turned Mystic club members:

Diego Maquiera (’14), Chris Frazier (’14), Joe Hastry (’14), Thomas Thekaekara (’14, ’15), Aaron Smith (’14), Michael Rudzinsky (’13, ’14), Martin Keuchkerian (’15,’16), Sean Sawyer (’13).