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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Stars Name Roster For Vegas, Vancouver


The rosters for teams at the LVI continue to pour in with the Stars the latest to announce their rosters. The Stars are one of, if not the, most traveled teams in the country with director Liz Entwhistle a pro at getting teams to events. This year the Stars will be fielding two teams each in the Women's Elite and the Men's Elite. The team will also be headed to Vancouver featuring one team in each division.

Headlining the women's roster are former Eagles Ida Bernstein , and Dana Meschisi. Also not he side is club star Justine Wypych, who has been outstanding for Wisconsin. In addition to their load of players from the U.S., there are players from Canada and Australia on the roster. Six women have played on previous Stars tours.

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The men's teams also have an international flavor with the U.S., Canada, and Australia represented. One of the best attributes of the Stars is that they combine players from "smaller" clubs and from "larger" clubs. There are DII players and there are PRP players on the roster for both Vegas and Vancouver.

The Stars 2 women are in Pool C with the USA Select, South Africa, and Brazil while the Stars 1 are in Pool D with the Maple Leafs, Atlantis, and the Northeast Academy. The Stars 2 men are in Pool C with the Northeast Academy, Chile, and the Air Force. The Stars 1 are in Pool A with Daveta, Peru, and the Cayman Islands 2.

Vegas Roster Women:

Dana Alimena - fly/center/prop - Claremont Foxes, Claremont, USA
Missy Bass - center- University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada
Ida Bernstein - prop/center/wing - At Large, Colorado Springs, USA
*Lizzy Bristow - scrumhalf/flyhalf/hooker - Chicago Lions/ARPTC, Chicago, USA
Tahlia Brody - prop/center - SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, USA
*Ashlee Byrge - hooker/scrumhalf.wing - Davenport University, Grand Rapids, USA
Kelly Dean - center/scrumhalf - San Diego Surfers, San Diego, USA
*Emilia Ferrara - prop/center - Notre Dame College, Cleveland, USA
Frieda Fetuu - prop - Berkeley All Blues, Berkeley, USA
Erica Fowler - flyhalf/center/prop - Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia
Autumn Garibay -center/prop - Wichita Valkyries, Wichita, USA
Mickey Ghannam - prop - ARPTC/Little Rock Stormers, Little Rock, USA
Jacque Harrell - wing - HARC, Houston, USA
Tee Kawaihoa-Marquez - prop - Lady Harlequins, Honolulu, USA
Gianna Khoudary - scrumhalf - Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, USA
Erica Legaspi - wing - Budd Bay Bandits, Olympia, USA
Josephine Maejiirs (Bavatu) - wing/prop - Sydney Rams, Sydney, Australia
Melanie Marotta - wing/center - NJ Blaze, Rockaway, USA
Nita Maynard - scrumhalf/wing - Sydney Rams, Sydney, Australia
Dana Meschisi - scrumhalf/prop/center - At Large, San Diego, USA
Madeline Midas - wing - Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, USA
Tina Tela - flyhalf/center - Utah Vipers, Salt Lake City, USA
*Sarah Thomas - prop - Wisconsin Women, Madison, USA
*Amy Verdonik - scrumhalf - University of Scranton/NEODA, Scranton, USA
Angelina White - prop - Buffalo Women, Buffalo, USA
*Justine Wypych - wing - Wisconsin Women, Madison, USA

INJURY RESERVES:

*Tricia Harris - scrumhalf - Youngbloodz/Minnesota Valkyries, Minneapolis, USA
Evan Hoese - prop/center - Berkeley All Blues, Berkeley, USA
*Nikki Kenyon - wing/center - Life West Gladiatrix, Hayward, USA
*Madison Taylor - wing - Berkeley All Blues, Berkeley, USA
*Breean Walas - scrumhalf - Little Rock Stormers, Little Rock, USA

COACH: Liam Hutchinson, St Albert, Canada
COACH: Marcus Hurley, Indianapolis, USA
ASSISTANT COACH: Nic Benson, San Diego, USA
PHYSIO: Kemba Noel-London, Trinidad and Tobago
HEALTH & WELLNESS: Erica Black, Seattle, USA
DIRECTOR: Liz Entwhistle, Chicago, USA

*indicates veteran of previous Stars tours

Vegas Roster Men:

*Brandon Baker - wing/center - Campion Grads RFC, Regina, Canada
Harry Boileau - hooker/scrumhalf, Tribe 7s, Sydney, Australia
Sam Caslick - flyhalf - Tribe 7s, Brisbane, Australia
Lewie Catt -prop - Iconz 7s, Sydney, Australia
Tom Connor - hooker/center - Tribe 7s, Sydney, Australia
*Daniel Cook - prop - Snake River Rugby, Boise, USA
Cliff Davidson -hooker/prop - San Antonio RFC, San Antonio, USA
Loui Fesolai -center/prop/hooker - Caloundra RFC, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Antony Fitch -scrumhalf/flyhalf - Bournemouth, Wimborne, England
Tyler Herrara -center/scrumhalf - San Antonio RFC, San Antonio, USA
*Lee Hoskins - prop - Youngbloodz 7s, Minneapolis, USA
Bradley Jones - center/flyhalf - Bond University Rugby Club, Gold Coast, Australia
Tola Kasali - prop - Washington Rugby Club, Washington DC, USA
*Bobby Kling - hooker/center - DC Irish, Washington DC, USA
*Nick Laws - scrumhalf/center/wing - Sunnybank, Brisbane, Australia
Evan Pierson - wing - Kansas City Blues, Kansas City, USA
Junior Va’a Pulu - prop/hooker - Nashville RFC, Nashville, USA
Andreas Robertson - prop/center - Esher, England
*Matt Ryan - prop/hooker - Old Aztec, San Diego, USA
*Marcus Satavu - hooker/prop/wing - New Haven RFC, New Haven, USA
Zack Schell - prop/center/wing - Pittsburgh Harlequins, Pittsburgh, USA
*John Sullivan - prop - Saint Bonaventure, Buffalo, USA
John Taulaga - flyhalf - Denver Barbarians, Denver, USA
Bradley Yandle - prop/center - Austin Blacks, Austin, USA

INJURY RESERVES:

*Garrett Jones - scrumhalf/flyhalf/wing - OMBAC, San Diego, USA
*Matt Long - wing - OMBAC, San Diego, USA
*Kameron Moeller - flyhalf - Belmont Shore, Los Angeles, USA

COACH: Togamau Fanueli, Washington DC, USA
COACH: Jacko Ah Hoy, Charlotte, USA
ASSISTANT COACH: Nic Benson, San Diego, USA
PHYSIO: Kemba Noel-London, Trinidad and Tobago
HEALTH & WELLNESS: Erica Black, Seattle, USA
DIRECTOR: Liz Entwhistle, Chicago, USA

*indicates veteran of previous Stars tours

Vancouver 7s Roster Women:


Manuela Abreu - prop/flyhalf/center, Belo Horizonte Rugby Clube, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Parisa Asgharzadeh - center/prop - Seattle Saracens, Seattle, USA
Alanna Fittes - wing/center - Leprechaun Tigers, Edmonton, Canada
*Erica Fowler - flyhalf/center/prop - Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia
*Tee Kawaihoa-Marquez - prop - Lady Harlequins, Honolulu, USA
Ruby Kinsella - back - Calgary Hornets, Calgary, Canada
*Erica Legaspi - wing - Budd Bay Bandits, Olympia, USA
*Josephine Maejiirs (Bavatu) - wing/prop - Sydney Rams, Sydney, Australia
*Emily Speyer - wing - At Large, Buffalo, USA
Karina Stevenson - scrumhalf/wing - Titans, Calgary, Canada
*Sarah Thomas - prop - Wisconsin Women, Madison, USA
*Justine Wypych - wing - Wisconsin Women, Madison, USA

COACH: Liam Hutchinson, St Albert, Canada
PHYSIO: Kemba Noel-London, Trinidad and Tobago
DIRECTOR: Liz Entwhistle, Chicago, USA

*indicates veteran of previous Stars tours

Vancouver 7s Roster Men:

*Brandon Baker - wing/center - Campion Grads RFC, Saskatchewan, Canada
*Tom Connor - hooker/center - Tribe 7s, Sydney, Australia
*Daniel Cook - prop - Snake River Rugby, Boise, USA
*Loui Fesolai -center/prop /hooker- Caloundra RFC, Sunshine Coast, Australia
*Antony Fitch -scrumhalf/flyhalf - Bournemouth, Wimborne, England
*Julius Fletcher - center/prop - Treasure Coast, Port Saint Lucie, USA
Lucas Hotton - prop - Town of Mount-Royal RFC, Montreal, Canada
Bradley Jones - center/flyhalf - Bond University Rugby Club, Gold Coast, Australia
*Matt Lancor - scrumhalf/flyhalf, Chicago Lions, Chicago, USA
*Nick Laws - scrumhalf/center/wing - Sunnybank, Brisbane, Australia
*Robert Newcomb - wing/prop - Potomac Exiles, Washington DC, USA
*Mikey Reinhard - scrumhalf - Surrey Beavers, Surrey, Canada
*Matt Ryan - prop/hooker - Old Aztec, San Diego, USA
Eric Soto - prop - Seattle Saracens, Seattle, USA

COACH: Togamau Fanueli, Washington DC, USA
PHYSIO: Kemba Noel-London, Trinidad and Tobago
DIRECTOR: Liz Entwhistle, Chicago, USA

*indicates veteran of previous Stars tours

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