Newly minted 2Lt Mitch Cochell earned national recognition from USA Rugby as an Honorable Mention to the Collegiate All-American Squad. Lt Cochell was the captain of the USAFA Men's Rugby Team and graduated earlier this summer with the Class of 2017. Mitch also received an invite earlier this year to the All American training camp in California with another Zoomie, 2Lt Dylan Brown. Earlier this year, Mitch was recognized as the D1A West Conference Back of the Year for the 2016-2017 playing season.
Lt Cochell is now serving his country as a contracting officer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. We wish Mitch and his wife (and high-school sweetheart), Kirsi, all the best in their travels with the Air Force.
You can read more about this year's All-Americans at: https://www.usarugby.org/2017/07/honorary-mens-collegiate-all-americans-announced-for-2016-17-school-year/ -and-