2015 All Empire Conference 15s Squad

Congratulations to Binghamton University’s Jason McKenna for being named to the All-Empire Conference 15’s Team and to Nick Coppola and Chris Mallinson for being named to the All-Empire Conference 15’s Reserves.


The Empire Rugby Conference has named its all-conference team.

The list includes 15 starters and a subs bench of ten more players, league champion Syracuse providing the most number of players, with six.


All-Empire Conference Team

Name (Primary Position, Class, School, Hometown (HS Rugby Club if Applicable))

1. Tight 5 – Michael Rasmussen, Prop/Lock, Freshman, Colgate University, Western Springs, IL (Lyons Township HS – West Suburban Bulls)

2. Tight 5 – Joseph Farneti, Hooker, Junior, Stony Brook University, Babylon, NY

3. Tight 5 – Jason McKenna, Lock, Sophomore, Binghamton University, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY (Sachem North HS)

4. Tight 5 – LeRoid Jones, Flanker, Senior, USMMA Kings Point, Destrehan LA (Jesuit HS)

5. Tight 5 – James Sheridan, Lock/Prop, Senior, Stony Brook University, Jericho, NY

6. Loose Forward – Jack Faure, Senior, Syracuse University, New York, NY (French-American School of New York)

7. Loose Forward – Phil Salter, 8-man, Senior, Stony Brook University, Mission Viejo, CA

8. Loose Forward – Angus Bishop, Junior, Syracuse University, Sydney, Australia (Sydney Grammar School)

9. Halfback- John Daly, Senior, Syracuse University, Boston, MA (St. John’s Prep (MA))

10. Halfback – Alex Hodgkinson, Senior, Syracuse University, London, England (Latymer Upper School)

11. Outside Back – Charles Murphy, Fullback, Senior, Colgate University, Armonk, NY (Byram Hills HS)

12. Center – Shane Wend, Inside Center, Senior, Stony Brook University, East Northport, NY

13.  Center- Seth Gilgus, Senior, Syracuse University, Lee’s Summit, MO (Lee’s Summit West High School)

14. Outside Back – Matt Hoalcraft, Senior, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (East Syracuse Minoa HS)

15. Outside Back – Bryan Michel, Full Back, Junior, Stony Brook University, Hamburg, NY (Hamburg HS)


16.  Tight 5 – Josh Raines, Hooker, Senior, USMMA Kings Point, Keller TX (Keller HS)

17.  Tight 5 –Loose Forward – Zachary Herzog, Back Row, Senior, Colgate University, South Salem, NY (John Jay HS)

18.  Tight 5 – Andrew Kaczmarek, Hooker/Flanker, Senior, Fordham University, Cheshire, CT (Cheshire HS)

19.  Loose Forward- Nick Coppola, Back Row, Senior, Binghamton University, Hicksville, NY (Chaminade HS)

20.  Halfback– Elijah Brick, Fly-Half, Junior, Colgate University, Lexington, MA, (Lexington HS)

21.  Halfback – Steve McGuire, Fly-Half, Senior, USMMA Kings Point, East Rockaway, NY (Chaminade HS)

22.  Center – Trevor Vail, Fly-Half/Inside Center, Sophomore, The College at Brockport, Hamburg, NY (Hamburg Rugby Club)

23.  Center – Zach Marcellus, Inside Center/Fly-Half, Senior, The College at Brockport, West Potsdam, NY

24. Outside Back- Chris Mallinson, Fullback, Senior, Binghamton University, Melville, NY, (Walt Whitman HS)

25.  Outside Back – Sean Porrata, Fullback/Wing, Junior, The College at Brockport, Greece, NY