The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference has announced the selections to the 2019 All Conference Teams.
This year, the conference has selected an all-conference team from the D1AA competition, an all-conference team from the DII competition, and an overall first 15 Dream Team. Each team was given the opportunity to nominate players from their own team plus identify players from the fall competition that they then could also nominate.
The D1AA All-Conference team is lead by a very talented group of men, including Kennesaw State’s Ben Dorsey at center, Kentucky’s Brendon Esson at flyhalf and Tennessee’s Ben Schwartz at fullback. Forward standouts include locks Greg Janowick (UT) and Campbell Robinson (KSU), and Alabama’s Ethan Miner at Flanker.
The DII All-Conference team is led in the forwards by Memphis’ front rowers Austin Kelley and Musa Banat, along with Auburn’s Jerome Bohuslavizki at #8. Standout backs included centers JJ Greatrex (MTSU), Calvin Gentry (Memphis) and Sam Delmerico (Georgia Tech).
The 2019 15s D1AA Player of the Year is the University of Tennessee's Ben Schwartz. Schwartz (Senior Mechanical Engineering major from Knoxville, TN) led the Volunteers at fullback in a season that saw more teams than ever before turn to tactical kicking. He capped the year with 16 points in the conference championship match (4 conversions, 1 penalty kick and 1 try). The MVP of the conference championship match is also the 2019 SCRC D1AA Player of the Year.
The 2019 15s DII Player of the year is the University of Memphis’ Austin Kelley. Kelley (Sophomore Pre-Law major from Collierville, TN) led the Tigers at prop in a season that saw Memphis win the SCRC DII regular season title and advance to the USA DII National round of 8.
Tennessee's Ben Schwartz
|2||Dirk van den Berg||Kentucky|
|5||Campbell Robinson||Kennesaw St|
|12||Ben Dorsey||Kennesaw St|
|14||Chris Bagby||Kennesaw St|
Memphis' Austin Kelley
|Shea O'Hanlon||Kennesaw State|
|Ben Dorsey||Kennesaw State|
|Chris Bagby||Kennesaw State|
|Josh Inglis||Kennesaw State|
|Connor Hoefer||South Carolina|
|Luke Harris||South Carolina|
|Campbell Robinson||Kennesaw State|
|Dirk van den Berg||Kentucky|
|Tommy Maxwell||South Carolina|
|Sam Delmerico||Georgia Tech|
|John Dentamore||Mississippi State|
|Cam Massengil||Mississippi State|
|Jermiah Russell||Georgia Tech|
|Andrew Allen||Georgia Tech|
|Jas Pyneni||Georgia Tech|
|Jason Leonard||Mississippi State|