Academy Lineup Announced for Road Clash with New York
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOBOKEN, NJ – Toronto Arrows Academy Director and Head Coach Cory Hector has named his starting lineup for Sunday’s academy clash with the New York Foundry.
The travelling squad features representation from 10 different Canadian post-secondary institutions and 14 different Canadian grassroots clubs.
Sam Mace – one of four senior Arrows named to the lineup – will captain the young side, with fellow senior player Will Kelly deputizing.
Sunday’s match, played at JFK Stadium in Hoboken, NJ, will kick off at 12 p.m. ahead of Rugby New York’s senior team clash with NOLA Gold. It marks the second game of the Academy’s inaugural season, with the young side having travelled to Boston to take on the New England Independents in mid-March.
The Academy’s 2022 campaign kicked off in early February, with under-18 to under-23 athletes training regularly at two regional sites in Ontario (Guelph, Kingston) and one in Quebec (Montreal).
Toronto Arrows Academy Lineup vs. New York Foundry:
- Aidan Vachon | University of Guelph / Brantford Harlequins
- Sam Mace* (C) | University of Ottawa / Bytown Blues
- Stephen Martinez | Concordia University / Beaconsfield
- Tom Richards | McGill University
- Matt Fish | Wilfrid Laurier University / Waterloo County
- Gelel Rezig | Ecole de Technologie Superieur / Town of Mount Royal
- Will Matthews | Queen’s University / Beaconsfield
- Marcello Wainwright* | University of Guelph / Toronto Scottish
- Cole Brown* | McMaster University / Ajax Wanderers
- Will Kelly* (VC) | McMaster University / Brantford Harlequins
- Josh Eustace | University of Waterloo / Brantford Harlequins
- Jacob Ince | University of Guelph / Oakville Crusaders
- Liam McLaughlin | Seneca College / Ajax Wanderers
- Paul Schroeder | University of Waterloo / Balmy Beach
- Stan Blazkowski | Concordia University / Town of Mount Royal
- David Scollon | University of Guelph / Oakville Crusaders
- Evan Roy | University of Ottawa / Ottawa Beavers
- Tom Artmann | Concordia University / Beaconsfield
- Max Goodwin | University of Guelph / Aurora Barbarians
- Kevin Oh | University of Waterloo / Waterloo County
- James Webb | Queen’s University / Toronto City
- Adam McNee | Wilfrid Laurier University / Cobourg Saxons
- Noah Van Dam | University of Waterloo / Guelph Redcoats
* = Senior Team player
Toronto Arrows Academy Staff
Cory Hector | Head Coach (Arrows Academy – Director)
Dave Butcher* | Assistant Coach (Arrows Academy – Ontario East Lead)
John Lavery | Assistant Coach (Arrows Academy – Quebec Lead)
Adam Maahs | Assistant Coach (Arrows Academy – Ontario West Lead)
* = not travelling
About Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club:
Established in 2018, the Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club is Canada’s first and only professional rugby union team.
Competing in Major League Rugby, the team is equipped to compete against top-tier North American professional club teams, providing emerging Canadian talent with enhanced and more frequent opportunities to hone their skills at an elite level.
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