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
- Conor O'Brien – Albany – Scrumhalf/Flyhalf
- Clinton Olaniyi – Albany – Flanker/Center
- Ashkon Assemi – Binghamton - Prop
- Brandon Healy - Binghamton - Flyhalf/Wing
- Nick Cappola – Binghamton -Front Row/Back Row
- Sean Porrata - Brockport - Utility Back
- Michael Rasmussen – Colgate - Prop
- Tommy Abram - Delaware - Scrumhalf/Flyhalf
- Jared Smallwood – Fordham - Prop/Second Row
- Brandon Wynne - Iona College – Flanker/Hooker
- Elliot Collins - Iona College - Scrumhalf
- Alex Tiarks – Northeastern - Center/ Fullback
- Ryan Crowe –Northeastern - Fullback/Wing/Center
- Chris Sweeney – Rutgers - Center
- Nick Dillon – Rutgers - Prop/Hooker
- Jimmy Wolfer - St Joe's - Scrumhalf/Flyhalf/Center
- Bryan Michel - Stony Brook – Fullback/Flyhalf
- Jed Hendrixson - Stony Brook - Second Row/Back Row
- Conor Sperzel - Stony Brook - Fullback/Wing/Flyhalf
- Steven Kopcho - Stony Brook - Flanker
- Terrence Cullen – UMass - Second Row/Back Row
- Timmy O'Connor – UMass - Second Row/No. 8
- David Buchanan – UMass - Scrumhalf/Flyhalf/Fullback
- Thomas Taekera – UMass – No. 8
Climb to the Top of Gibbs Lighthouse
Climb to the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for a surreal birds-eye view of Bermuda, and an accompanying dose of local history. On the way up, you'll climb 185 steps or eight flights of stairs!
Book Your Luxurious Room at the Hamilton Princess
Book your room today for the USA Islanders vs Saracens game! Enjoy a week's stay at the beautiful Hamilton Princess Hotel in Bermuda.
Watch the Collegiate All-Stars #LRCvsTex Rugby Match
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.
Purchase a USA Islander Jersey
Own a piece of history and help the Islanders fund their trip to Bermuda.