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Clayton To of The Claremont Colleges Named MVP of 2017 Men's National Champions Cup

By NSCRO, 05/10/17, 1:00PM EDT

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Following the 2017 NSCRO Champions Cup National Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO on 30 April 2017, Stephen Cohen, president of NSCRO, presented the following awards:

2017 Men's Champions Cup MVP, Clayton To of The Claremont Colleges

2017 Men's Champions Cup MVP, Clayton To of The Claremont Colleges with USA Rugby CEO, Dan Payne

Most Valuable Player (best overall player during the event)

Clayton To, The Claremont Colleges

Heart & Soul Awards
NSCRO custom match ball is given to a player on each team who was been an inspiration and significant contributor to the club on and off the field. The match ball is signed by his teammates in appreciation of what he has meant to their club. The recipients were:

The Claremont Colleges – Frankie Reyis
Xavier University – Matt Flynn
Tufts University – Jed McKinney
Louisiana State University Alexandria – Eoin Keenan (not pictured)

2017 Men's Champions Cup Heart & Soul Award Winners

2017 Men's Champions Cup Heart & Soul Award Winners (Eoin Keenan of LSUA not pictured)

2017 Men's Champions Cup Most Impressive Tackler Winners

2017 Men's Champions Cup Most Impressive Tackle Winners (Luken Beaumont of LSUA not pictured)

Most Impressive Tackler Awards

A fit kit from NSCRO partner Impact Protection for a free custom mouthguard was presented to the player who tackled everything in sight. The recipients were:

The Claremont Colleges – Spencer Swensrud
Xavier University – Brett Moore
Tufts University – Henry Seidel
Louisiana State University Alexandria – Lukem Beaumont (not pictured)

NSCRO “All Championship XV”

NSCRO recognized the 15 "best" players by position. Each player received a custom NSCRO t-shirt courtesy of Rhino Rugby recognizing their selection. See the list below of the selected players.

POSITION PLAYER SCHOOL
MVP Clayton To The Claremont College
1 - Prop Anthony Portelas Louisiana State University Alexandria
2 - Hooker Omar Rodriguez The Claremont Colleges
3 - Prop Matt Flynn Xavier University
4 - 2nd Row Sean Pyne The Claremont Colleges
5 - 2nd Row Nick Urban The Claremont Colleges
6 - Back Row Kadis Simmons Louisiana State University Alexandria
7 - Back Row Clayton To The Claremont Colleges
8 - Back Row Jacob Garrell Tufts University
9 - Scrumhalf Rodrigo Mejias The Claremont Colleges
10 - Flyhalf Brendan MacDonald The Claremont Colleges
11 - Wing Spencer Swensrud The Claremont Colleges
12 - Center Lukem Beaumont Louisiana State University Alexandria
13 - Center Shane Pico The Claremont Colleges
14 - Wing Gator Adams The Claremont Colleges
15 - Full Danny Gresser Xavier University
2017 Men's Champions Cup All Championship XV Team

2017 Men's Champions Cup All Championship XV Team (LSUA players not pictured)

The Claremont Colleges captains, Nick Urban and Brendan MacDonald at 2017 Men's Champions Cup

The Claremont Colleges captains, Nick Urban and Brendan MacDonald

Trophies were also given to each of the teams, along with medals for each of the players on the top three finishing teams (gold – first place, silver – second place, bronze – third place). All teams were also provided gift certificates, courtesy of Rhino Rugby ($500 – first place, $250 – second place, $150 – third place, $100 – fourth place).