2018 Junior Touch World Cup Squads

TEMPE, Ariz – Final rosters were confirmed today for the U18 Boys and Girls teams that will represent the United States at the FIT Junior Touch World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The tournament will run August 8-11, 2018 at the Equestrian Park, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

As this is the first time the United States has participated at the Junior level of the FIT World Cup, the selection of these squads is a diverse group of players from all over the country.  Traditional Touch clubs are well represented, with Cayman, Portland, San Francisco, Arizona and Los Angeles featuring players in the touring sides.

Several players from Singapore where the women’s game is strong, were also selected.  Singapore has won the bronze medal in the last two Open World Cups in the women’s division.  Four USA eligible players from Singapore on the U18 Girls team.

The U18 Boys team features players from the USA Rugby 7’s High Performance pool, including a member of the Youth Olympic Games squad who will be attending the Youth Olympic Games later in the year.

We look forward to seeing these names continue to represent the United States at future Youth and Open Touch events, especially as we prepare for the FIT Touch World Cup in April, 2019.  Congratulations to each of the participants below!

Girls U18

NameClub
Ashley BrownsbergerLos Angeles Royals
Bethany BergholmPortland Hunters
Brooke McConaghyTin Hill Royal Touch
Ella WesselTin Hill Royal Touch
Jazmin ZageTanglin Rugby Club
Karissa PostulaPortland Hunters
Kiana MillerSan Francisco Touch
Kyah WattersNWS Hornets
Mya HeissCayman Touch
Ria PlunketCayman Touch
Ruby LongPortland Hunters
Skylar SmithCayman Touch
Sonja WesselSingapore American School
Sophia OlsonSan Mateo

Boys U18

NameClub
Adam LundgreenRed Mountain Youth Rugby
Doug RowlandCayman Touch
Garreth EvansPortland Mavericks
Jaden MuurrayPortland Mavericks
Jonah WahlbergPhoenix Rise
Junior WaqavesiCK McClatchy Rugby
Kendal MurrayPortland Mavericks
Kyle LazeraJupiter Sharks Rugby
Lewis GrayJupiter Sharks Rugby
Macon JonesSan Francisco Touch
O'Shea SettleGenesis Rugby
Richard MacDonaldPhoenix Rise
Ruairi DwyerLife West
Thomas Belz-LopesPortland Hunters
Tommy KehoeCayman Touch

Staff

NameRoleAffiliation
Nathan MurrayBoys Head CoachPortland Mavericks
Molly Luft Girls Head CoachPortland Hunters
Mick KehoeBoys ManagerCayman Touch
Jean MillerGirls ManagerSan Francisco Touch
Kaitlin SigadoYouth Development CoordinatorUSA Touch
Justin GoonanHead of Athlete PerformanceUSA Touch
PJ Rovinelli Recovery SpecialistUSA Touch
Jason AndrusMedia SpecialistUSA Touch
David ParkerMen's 30's Head CoachUSA Touch
OJ HaweaMen's Program DirectorUSA Touch
JD StephensonHP Development ManagerUSA Rugby

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