Eamonn approaches rugby the way that he approaches life; with determination to do his best, to be part of a team, and with character. He is an outstanding young man, and I am very proud to know him.
I hope you selected since you have great potential and truly deserve it
Nice Mirhashem_Cal is the best. With best wishes for him.
You are very good player Nic Mirhashem
You are very best
Dear Nic, we are proud of you
Nic is the best footballer
lovely intelligence athlete
Very good 100%nic mirhashem
Neik Mirhashem is good player
Billy Kelly! Laughing aloud here picturing the a future post-game (match?) drink-up when "Chris" has the pleasure of making your acquaintance in person... Go Eamon & GO BONNIES!
Good luck & all the best .
Eamonn Matthews, now this is a young man that will go far. Not only is he a fierce, intelligent rugby player, he is also one of the most genuine, personable funny young men I have ever met. He’s got my vote.
Tanner Pope is an amazing Rugby player and an even better person. He’s an Eagle Scout, active in community service and will graduate with a Business degree in May. Not common for a Prop to receive this recognition. He does the dirty work inside and moves a ruck both directions. He also picks up the rock and scores. He simply changed the course of a game. Amazing athlete and amazing young man. Give him your support!!!!
“Chris” you’re right, Eamonn does have a lot of friends and people who have played and coached against him that nominated him and recognized him as MVP of the Rugby East Conference. He helped bring an unranked program, that competed against 6 of the top20 teams in the country, to #12. Eamonn did not ask to be nominated and he takes pride in just being in the same class as the other incredibly talented nominees. Proud to put my name on this “Chris” and so you know, St. Bonaventure University is the oldest Franciscan University in the country whose alumni include CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world, surgeons, entrepreneurs, professional rugby players ...and really good people with backbones that who put their names to things. You may like feeling like an important troll. If you knew anything about Eamonn and the people who represent his program, they just think it’s important to be nice. Rugby is a gentleman's game, you may want to consider another sport.
Eamonn must have a lot of friends cause I never herd of st. Bonaventure. Oh ya cause there not ranked in the top #2
Tanner all the way!
3 Cheers for a humble player. A dedicated player. & A player with vision. 3 CHEERS FOR EAMONN!! ???? ???? ???? Take a risk when you have to...and you'll never lose a chance.
Keep up the great work Eemonn!
Good Luck and congratulations for being nominated! Shout out to dad from KJ Hudson Catholic class 15’
Bravo and good luck
Good luck Eamonn
good luck Eamonn. congratulations
The truth about Eamonn Matthews is that he'd be the first one to root for the others. That's his character. That's who he is. Heart, integrity, spirit and drive. You deserve this buddy...
Eamonn..cheering with Pom Poms in the air! Good luck from Ernie, Ethan and their mom!
We wish you the best of luck Eammon..Cruz Family!
All the best Eamonn. Go get 'em!!
Best of luck Eamonn!!!!!
The Roman family wishes you success in all of your endeavors. To be selected with this elite group is an honor in it’s self. Your already a Champion. Best Wishes!
All these people from Hudson Catholic voting for Eamonn Matthews after Terrace Matthews abuses VP of Hudson Catholic power to gain votes for his son. Amazing
Eamonn Matthews, you come from the best Royaal and I am rooting for you.
Rooting for you, Eamonn!
Rooting for you, Eamonn Matthews. From HSAA to USA U20s to MVP of the entire Rugby East Conference from the #9 position, no less, you have made yourself and your teammates better every step of the way. As a 2+ yr captain, you’ve helped lead St Bonaventure University from unranked to #12 in the country. You’re a leader on and off the pitch and a Dean’s List student, too. You’re in great company on this list and you have earned the right to be there.
Way to go Eamonn Matthews cheering for you to go all the way!!!
Best of luck Eamonn! From Le'Aja McNeill's family.
Good Luck, Eamonn!!!
From: Tanya Ward(Michaela Ladson's Mom)
This is paige Besante mom.Good luck Eamonn Matthews. Paige Besante attends hudson catholic.
Eamonn, best of luck again! Pom poms upnin the air!
Eamonn...This is Ernest’s (Hudson Catholic) mom. Ernest and I will be rooting for you! Good luck!
Best of luck Eamonn !
Best of luck !
A true leader leads by example. Eamonn Matthews is that leader on and off the field. Being the Captain of a 70+ man team is no easy job, different personalities, different playing styles and different values. Eamonn has worked with the coaches and his teammates to pull it all together to produce a nationally ranked team.
A strong player and a even stronger leader!
Remarkable ethics.in an age of narcissistic athletes to leave his team better than he found it. Congrats, Aemonn , Mom & Dad Matthews!
Good luck Eamonn!
Good Luck E.Matthews!
Eamonn is the most deserving candidate for sure!!!
Good Luck ????
Tanner Pope will represent the way it should be.
Hey everyone, Chet Nuts here again. I’m writing to say that Sir Spencer Craig is without a doubt the primest of candidates. He can down a brewski and clear a ruck with such grace it’ll make your grandma cry. Elegant violence and aggressive beauty from this gent.
All these players are fantastic. But, as an avid Rugby watcher, the clear cut choice in my humble opinion is Tanner Pope. The tenacity he plays with and his ability to change the trajectory of a game I feel is what separates him from the back. Jump on the bandwagon everyone!!!!
Eamonn Matthews is the best Role Model on the list. I had Eamonn as a student when I was starting my career as a Drama teacher at a large urban Elementary school in Jersey City, NJ. He was always the boy who would volunteer and try new parts not worrying about what people thought but being creative with his class. He would support his friends when they went up on stage too and was a wonderful role model too. Eamonn has a gift for leading others and a compassionate heart to go along with it. I hope Eamonn rises to the top like I know he should.
Go Eamonn Matthews!
Your Drama teacher,
Good luck Nic, you are the best
Tanner Pope is it. No question. He plays one of the toughest positions in the SEC of college rugby. Tough. Strong enough to control a scrum, but nimble/quick enough to be a scoring threat every time he touches the ball. Ask Mid-South front-rowers whom they LEAST want to face in a pivotal scrum and they will choose this man. He regularly wreaks havoc on both sides of the ball. If ever a prop deserved such an accolade, it is now.
Spencer Craig vs the world
Tanner Pope will skunk all these kids in rugby and Apex. Good luck fellas....
Good luck Nic Jan. You are the best????????????????????
The names on this list are the best of the best. Each of them has the rugby resume that lists All American and all the other accolades that are deserving.
What separates Eamonn Matthews is where the Program WAS and where the program IS NOW. He captained a team that began the season unranked and ended the season ranked #12 in the country. He is a Deans List student and bleeds BONA blood. The best legacy is that he will eventually leave the program and it will just keep getting better and THAT is what the goal always was. #WelcomeToStBonaventure
Very proud of you dear Nic ❤️❤️
Awesome job Nic
You deserve it all your hard work has paid off
Wishing you a beautiful ,happy,prosperous future
Good luck Eamonn! We are so proud of you.
Good luck Nic! You are the best
GO NIC!! Love you!
Mucho suetre nic
Very proud of you Nic Mirhashemi. Go Nic!!!!!!!
Suerte Nic Mirhashem
St Bonaventure has benefited and grown exponentially because of the leadership of Eamonn Matthews.
From Western NY to the boroughs of NYC and NJ, he has brought awareness of the sport, is a champion for the game itself and has represented the USA in international competition. Eamonn is truly deserving of this award.
Go Matty!!!! Outstanding player
Great job, very proud of you
Matty Rogers for President!!
Strong, physical, COACHABLE, more heart than any other Collegiate rugby player.
Very valuable member to ASU rugby team