I first started playing rugby 7 years ago, and have played literally every position on the field since. Some worked for me some did not, I've found that my place is either at scrumhalf or as a loose forward, although due to my size I sometimes get put out on wing. I was lucky enough to join a hidden gem of a collegiate program during my freshman year at Canisius College where in my first year of playing we were DIII NYS Champs and with only a few months of experience under my belt was playing in the DIII Nationals game. The next year we had another undefeated season and were 2nd in NYS.
When I graduated from college I took a small break from rugby to focus on my career and landed the job of my dreams on the design team at New Era Cap headquarters in Buffalo, NY. Being permanently settled in Buffalo unfortunately does not offer much for a rugby player due to a lack of highly competitive rugby. In January of 2011 the South Buffalo Men's team helped to form a sister team, the South Buffalo Sinners, which I was lucky enough to be a founding member of. I was appointed captain in our inaugural season, and have been playing with the Sinners ever since. Although we are currently only a social club, our president does a great job of scheduling us against tough competition to truly challenge us and grow us. We travel quite a bit, being a young team, so I have been lucky enough to play teams from all over the northeast!
A big thanks to everyone who has been and is making this possible for us!