Mid-South All Conference Teams Selected

D1A Rugby: Mid-South All Conference Teams Selected
Photo Credit: Mid-South Conference

The Mid-South Conference has announced their All-Conference teams for the 2017/18 D1A Season. Unsurprisingly Life University, the National Champions, were the side with the best representation. They had eight players selected in the first team, and three in the second team. Lindenwood had four players selected in the first fifteen and six selected in the second fifteen. Arkansas State had three players crack the first squad and four in the second; while Davenport and Clemson rounded it out with one player from each school selected into the 2nd side.  

In what is widely regarded as the toughest conference in D1A these were the players that were considered to have risen above the rest. Stand out selections include the capped Eagle from Lindenwood Chance Wenglewski, who was the anchor for Lindenwood in their incredibly strong scrum. Lorenzo Thomas, another capped Eagle, was selected to the second team. Life’s excellent halves pairing of Duncan Van Schalkwyk and Ryan Rees were also rewarded for their standout performances. Combined the two players scored twenty tries, with Van Schalkwyk’s boot adding over 150 points on the season. Both were instrumental in orchestrating the potent attack that defined the Running Eagle’s season.


Below are the full teams:

First XV

  1. Chance Wenglewski- Lindenwood University
  2. Brian Muntanga- Life University
  3. Alex Maughan- Life University
  4. Asa Carter- Arkansas State University
  5. Mike Islava- Life University
  6. Tabo Maree- Life University
  7. Michael de Waal-Lindenwood University
  8. Maciu Koroi- Life University
  9. Ryan Rees-Life University
  10. Duncan Van Schalkwyk- Life University
  11. Harley Wheeler- Life University
  12. Mitch Wilson- Life University
  13. Zach Young- Arkansas State University
  14. Dion Mikesell- Lindenwood University
  15. Cristian Rodriguez- Lindenwood University

Second XV:

  1. Corey Harmann- Lindenwood University
  2. Patrick Meagher- Arkansas State University
  3. Tanner Pope- Arkansas State University
  4. Jamie Berrisford- Life University
  5. Jack Huckstepp- Lindenwood University
  6. Justin Johnson- Life University
  7. Pedro Alvarez- Arkansas State University
  8. Wesley White- Lindenwood University
  9. Noah Zomberg- Davenport University
  10. Nick Feakes- Lindenwood University
  11. Ruan Knuppel- Arkansas State University
  12. Juan Pablo Aguirre- Lindenwood University
  13. Lorenzo Thomas- Lindenwood University
  14. Brennon Adams- Clemson University
  15. George Phelan- Life University