Player Profile: Benjamin Roach

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Benjamin Roach

Nickname
Benjamin

Ben RoachHometown
San Jose, CA

Current place of residence
Springfield, MA

Club(s)
Exeter Chiefs A, La Rochelle Pro d2, American international College, Olympic Club, Young Munster Ireland, Munster Colleges Ireland, Bellarmine College Prep

7s Positions
Hooker, fly half, sc...

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Open Tryouts Scheduled for Boston and NY

The Northeast Olympic Development Academies (ODA) will be holding open try-outs for all male players aged 18 and over with the Empire (New York) Academy on Saturday, May 10 at the Columbia University facility at Baker Field in New York, check-in 11.30am...

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Player Profile: Jonathan Feldman

Name
Jonathan Feldman

Nickname
Chewy

Jon FeldmanHometown
Huntington, NY

Current place of residence
Huntington, NY

Club(s)
Stony Brook University, Long Island RFC

7s Positions
Half-back

Height
5’11″

Weight
185

Who has influenced your rugby career most, and why?
Jerry Mirro has been an amazing coach, mentor, and...

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Northeast 7s ODA Announces 2014-15 Tournament Schedule

Northeast Olympic Development Academy / New York City 7’s / Boston 7’s

Following is the expanded schedule for the Northeast Olympic Development Academy for the upcoming season:

Name Location Dates
CRC 7′S Philadelphia, Pa. May-31
World Club 7′s Houston TX June 6 – 7
Cape Fear Wilmington...
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Alex Magleby Sevens Clinic

Alex Magleby 7s Clinic

For All Players & Coaches, March 8, Dartmouth

The Northeast ODA is pleased to be part of Alex Magleby’s 7s clinic, to be held at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) on March 8th.

This program is available for both players and coaches of all ability levels who are looking to bett...

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Player Profile: Jon Kokinda

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Jon Kokinda

Nickname
N/A

Jon Kokinda

Jon Kokinda

Hometown
Langhorne, PA

Current place of residence
Wakefield, MA

Club(s)
Bloomsburg University, Old Gold Rugby Club, Middlesex

7s Positions
Hooker, Prop, Scrum Half

Height
5’9″

Weight
200 lbs.

Who has influenced your rugby career most, and why?
My coaches, tea...

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Player Profile: Derek Lipscomb

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Derek Lipscomb

Nickname
Big D, Dez, DL

Derek Lipscomb

Derek Lipscomb

Hometown
Cincinnati, OH

Current place of residence
NYC, NY

Club(s)
Old Blue

7s Positions
Prop, Hooker, Wing

Height
6’2″

Weight
230 lb.

Who has influenced your rugby career most, and why?
My coaches, since I have began to play rugby, have alw...

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Player Profile: Jared Collinson

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Jared Collinson

Nickname
none

Jared Collinson

Jared Collinson

Hometown
Sandwich, MA

Current place of residence
Boston, MA

Club(s)
Middlesex

7s Positions
Fly Half, Center, Wing

Height
5’10

Weight
200

Who has influenced your rugby career most, and why?
My coaching staff and fellow players at Middlesex and the ODA...

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Player Profile: Dan Freed-Pastor

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Name
Dan Freed-Pastor

Nickname

Dan Freed-Pastor

Dan Freed-Pastor

DFP

Hometown
Canfield, OH

Current place of residence
New York, NY

Club(s)
Old Blue RFC, Scioto Valley RFC, Ohio Wesleyan RFC

7s Positions
Prop, Hooker

Height
5′ 11″

Weight
215

Who has influenced your rugby career most, and why?
All of my coaches in Oh...

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Player Profile – Duran Vota

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Name
Duran Vota

Nickname
“The Pride of Providence”

Duran Vota

Duran Vota

Hometown
North Scituate, RI

Current place of residence
Cambridge, MA

Club(s)
Boston RFC

7s Positions
Hooker, scrumhalf, center, wing

Height
5’11″

Weight
195

Who has influenced your rugby career most, and why?
The have been multiple influ...

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