Warriors add Australian kicker

by Stephen Tsai on July 7, 2017

Kicker Ryan Meskell is set to the join the Warriors when training camp opens on July 26.

Meskell was a goalkeeper for soccer teams at Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois and for teams in his native Australia.

Meskell has trained as a football kicker at Prokick, a Melbourne-based program that developed Alex Dunnachie, Scott Harding and Stan Gaudion.

Meskell, Michael Boyle and Alex Trifonovitch will compete for the place-kicking job vacated with Rigo Sanchez’s graduation. Sanchez signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts.

1 snowmantoo July 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

More Aussies, good on ya mate! Foist?

2 Inyoface. July 7, 2017 at 9:43 am

Right on for answering my question Stephen! You da man!

3 Stephen Tsai July 7, 2017 at 9:46 am

Height wise, Ulu-Perry isn’t the prototypical tackle.
But he’s got the reach, and he and Allen are regarded as the top linemen. They’re athletes, in a system that requires athletic linemen.
The unheralded one is Wa‘a. He’s physical, and makes some pretty good decisions on his pull blocks.

4 Andrew July 7, 2017 at 11:18 am

If capable, I think re-incorporating the rugby style punt would be something to look at. That was such a great asset when Scott Harding was punting. With an improved overall team than we had from those years, it could even further the field advantage that the punts created. Granted it would be difficult to duplicate the skills that Scott Harding had, but if our current punter/ the new Aussie kicker are able to do so, I hope coach considers it.

5 ai-eee-soos July 7, 2017 at 11:41 am
6 ai-eee-soos July 7, 2017 at 11:47 am
7 Akamai Okole July 7, 2017 at 11:48 am

Great Morning All!

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie…

8 Akamai Okole July 7, 2017 at 11:49 am

Das it

9 ai-eee-soos July 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

that should have been ” One of Chris Browns LB’s ? “.

10 Ipu Man July 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

When I was a child, I shoveled Turkey
poop out of the coop
on a river named, “Kickapoo” River…

11 Ipu Man July 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Well, not into the river. Re-plowed it into the
farm fields. My those onions were tasty…

12 Ipu Man July 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm

So Aloha to Aussie Kicker Ryan Meskell.
We need all the help we can get
down under, up under, wherevah…

13 H-Man July 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Chow staff had difficulty recruiting and keeping healthy defensive linemen, especially interior linemen. Rolo and staff are having bad luck with offensive tackles. Hope this doesn’t turn out to be a trend.

14 Sangamon Keith July 7, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Injuries are a fact of life … and not unusual for big men in particular. A few years ago, I remember UH losing two starting defensive tackles for the season on two successive plays. Record goes to USC many years ago when they had to use five different guys at center in a single game due to injuries. It’s not trend … it’s a fact that every team and coach has to deal with. That’s probably why most coaches are not that upset when having to dismiss a kid here or there … they know they lose someone just as suddenly to a injury and need to have a “be prepared” attitude at all times. What is truly upsetting is what happens to kids like Kalepo … injuries that might affect their lives forever.

15 Inyoface July 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm

At least it feels like the most loaded O-line, as far as experience and talent, we’ve seen in a very long time.

16 cappie the dog July 8, 2017 at 4:27 am

If Noah Allen gets any sort of significant playing time today, I am confident that he’ll put up more than five points.

17 Lowtone123 July 8, 2017 at 7:32 am

Where is Chris Posa in the OL mix?

18 H-Man July 8, 2017 at 8:41 am

Athlon lists Chris Posa as back-up left tackle on the 2-deep chart, but that was before losing three O-linemen for the season.

19 kev-1 July 8, 2017 at 10:31 am

Does the new kicker have any American football experience other than training for it?

20 turfwar July 8, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Was able to watch live feed of Outrigger 17’s win the gold medal this morning at Junior Nationals. They beat some of the finest boys volleyball players in the country. Big accomplishment for a local boys squad. Hope someone at SA does a write up. USA Volleyball did a nice job of the feed with great play by play. Jon Stanley Jr. 6’4″ OH son of legendary Jon Sr. and brother of Clay had a great tourney as did Iolani’s 6’4″ MB junior Cole Hogland. Both made all tourney along with Punahou all state libero Shea Suzumoto and the setter Saffery. Jon was named MVP and should now start to get some attentin from some pretty good volleyball schools.

21 tom-warriornation July 8, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Phil Steele (philsteele.com) college football preview says our OL will be one of the best in the MW. His magazine, which came out last month, also listed Ryan Meskell as our starting Kicker, and incoming recruit Manu Rasmussen, as our starting CB. Do you want me to post his predicted starting lineup and depth chart?

22 808WarriorFan July 8, 2017 at 12:47 pm

#21 Tom … if you don’t mind that would be great … !!!!!

23 DaveLetterMan July 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Howzit Tsaikos!
Tom, Yes please!!

24 Stephen Tsai July 8, 2017 at 3:10 pm

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