Northeast Academy Squads To Compete In Las Vegas Sevens Invitational

Northeast Academy men’s and women’s teams travel to Las Vegas this week to compete in the USA Rugby Sevens Invitational, March 3-5.


Men’s Squad

Harry Higgins

Derek Lipscomb

Gavan D’Amore

Mike St. Clair

Alex Schwarz

Kyle Granby

Chris Mattina

Ian Luciano

Rich Kirkland

Vini Daley

Jared Collison

Jon Sullivan


The Northeast Academy Men’s Squad is led by head coaches Josh Smith and Dominic Wareing and will be managed by Tom Clark.


Women’s Squad

Tahlia Brody

Xanni Brown

Corinne Heavner

Emily MaGee

Deanna Nash

Kat Rampage

Morgan Roberts

Lisa Roselin

Jenn Salomon

Claire Stingley

Miranda Wakimoto

Danielle Pola Walko-Siua


Steve Lewis and John McGeachy will coach the women, and Gary Heavner will serve as manager.


Laurel Myers will be the athletic trainer for both squads.


The Northeast Academy is a National Development Academy sanctioned by USA Rugby as the official designated pathway to the USA Eagles National Team selection for both Men and Women in the Northeast of America. With training locations in New York City, Boston and Buffalo, the Academy offers development in three distinct areas: elite player advancement; coach education; and local union enrichment; and has the ultimate goal to augment the skills of players and coaches alike, growing the game within the EMPIRE and NERFU Unions.