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CWU Rugby Announces Recruits

CWU Head Coach Tony Pacheco has announced his 2012 recruiting class as well as the 2012 Fall Competition Schedule. Pacheco said, “The men coming into the program significantly boosts the national profile of CWU Rugby.” The recruits include 13 student-athletes from Washington, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Montana.  Not only do the incoming ruggers come from all over the United States, their size is all over the place. Ranging from Hobie Sisk (6’5″ 265 Lbs.) a Juanita High School (Kirkland, WA) graduate, to the other end of ruler with Austin Haecherl, a native of Hopkins, MN at (5’6″ 160 Lbs.). The 2012 class also includes two West Valley High School of Yakima products, Jose Serrano (5’10” 160 Lbs.) and Ronnie Roosendaal (6’2″ 180 Lbs.). The Wildcats also picked up Max Narewski (6’0″ 200 Lbs.) who will make the longest trek to campus arriving from Dowington, PA via Bowling Green where he was a Collegiate 7’s All American this past summer playing under Pacheco. CWU Rugby also continued the growing trend of bringing student-athletes to Central from California. The Cats picked up teammates Beau Davis (6’1″ 205 Lbs.) and Doug McKinley (6’0″ 180 Lbs.) of Orinda, CA and Miramonte High School, Gavin Schang (5’11 210 Lbs.) a Lafayette, CA native. All three played for the California State Champions and Number 1-ranked High School program in the nation, La Morinda. Other Washington recruits include Dustin Melton (5’10 170 Lbs.) of Gig Harbor, WA and Micheal Alvernaz (6’3″ 185 Lbs.) of Kent, WA. Other out-of-state recruits include Zach Siemens (5’10” 190 Lbs.) of Minnetonka, MN who played and won with current Wildcats Tanner Barnes and Aladdin Schirmer in the U-20 World Trophy this past June. John Ray (6’1″ 190 Lbs.) of Missoula, MT, and Korbin Lindell (6’2″ 220 Lbs.) of Wales, WI round out the excellent 2012 class. Pacheco also added, “We are adding 13 high class, high integrity individuals that portray the ideals of CWU Rugby.”

2012 Class

Player Height Weight Hometown High School/College
Michael Alvernaz 6’3 185lbs Kent, WA Kentridge High School
Beau Davis 6’1 205lbs Orinda, CA Miramonte High School
Austin Haecherl 5’6 160lbs Hopkins, MN Hopkins High School
Korbin Lindell 6’2 220lbs Wales, WI Kettle Moraine High School
Doug McKinley 6’0 180lbs Orinda, CA Miramonte High School
Dustin Melton 5’10 170lbs Gig Harbor, WA Gig Harbor High School
Max Nawerski 6’0 200lbs Downington, PA Downington High School/Bowling Green
John Ray 6’1 190lbs Missoula, MT Sentinel High School
Ronnie Roosendaal 6’2 180lbs Yakima, WA West Valley High School
Gavin Schag 5’11 210lbs Lafayette, CA Acalanes High School
Jose Serrano 5’10 160lbs Yakima, WA West Valley High
Zach Siemens 5’10 190lbs Minnetonka, MN Minnetonka High School/Trinity College
Hobie Sisk 6’5 265lbs Kirkland, WA Juanita High School

Shutout City!!!Men’s Rugby, Wins both Pool Matches on Thursday.

Rust. Most people would expect  rusty play after a two month break from 7’s competition. Maybe a slow start or missed conversions, but CWU Rugby had different ideas. The Wildcats started the Las Vegas Invitational like they were still at Texas A&M in December.  Central Washington totaled 92 points in two pool matches against the University of Indiana and Weber State. In the morning session they stepped on the gas right away and never let up, scoring from the first offensive  possession  for Central, en route to a 45-0 shelling of the Hoosiers.

In the afternoon session, different team, same story. Central came out of the gates fast and furious, Weber did not even have a chance. They shut out Weber, by a score of 47-0. Not only was it the second consecutive shut out for the Wildcats. 11 of the 12 players that entered the game scored a try. Head Coach Tony Pacheco “was very encouraged by the way the players are sharing the ball and executing the attack systems.”

Next up for the Cats is Yale University at 9:20 Friday Morning. They will then advance to bracket play Friday afternoon.

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