Captains

SENIOR

Eoin Cuddy

Eoin is currently a Senior at Staples and started playing rugby at the age of 5. He played in Ireland until 6th grade when he moved to the U.S and played for Fairfield throughout Middle School. During his Sophomore year, he played Wing and competed at Nationals where Staples came 4th. He played Flyhalf his Junior year where he helped the team return to Nationals to take 7th place and won a State Championship against Greenwich. Eoin is excited for his Senior year and plans to go back to Nationals and win State finals for Staples one last year before he leaves to continue to play rugby at college.

SENIOR

Rohan Narang

Rohan started playing rugby at the age of 12 and played PAL in 7th and 8th grade. Rugby was immediately his passion. Rohan played both Lock and Flanker. During his Sophomore year, he was called up to the Varsity team to be a rotational Lock and was part of the team that made it to the 2021 National Championship tournament. During Rohan’s Junior year, he started as Lock and went to the National Championship and won the 2022 State Championship. Rohan is excited for his Senior year as he plans on attending Nationals again along with winning another State Championship before he leaves to continue his rugby career at college.

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Ari Perkins

Ari began his rugby career at 9 years old. He found a real passion for the game through his PAL years. Ari play's both Prop and Hooker. Ari was apart of the 2021 and 2022 team during his Sophomore and Junior years, respectively, where a run for the National title at High School Rugby Nationals was made, and later on won the CT State Championship. Ari was selected to play U18 rugby in the 2022 Maccabiah Games. Ari has played football since 7th grade. He's looking forward to winning another State title trophy, as well as a National Title this upcoming season.

SENIOR

Sam Pirkl

Sam is currently a Senior at Staples High School and began playing rugby in 6th grade, when he joined the newly created P.A.L. Rugby team. At the time, Sam saw rugby as a second sport, but he soon became obsessed with it. Sam dedicated his time to rugby when he started High School. He got the chance to start on the Wing during his Sophomore year at Nationals in Kansas City. The following year, he assisted the team in placing 7th in the country, and winning the State Championship, from the Fullback position. Sam is excited to spread the love of the game and teach it to others.

SENIOR

Parker Pretty

Parker is currently a Senior and started playing rugby when she was a Junior at Staples. Although she is new to rugby, Parker has been playing soccer since the age of 3 and is currently a player on the Staples Girls Varsity soccer team. Parker has loved the intensity and competitiveness of soccer since she was a child and after learning about rugby, she was thrilled to join such an amazing team. Parker is excited to lead this team to a successful season in the upcoming year.

SENIOR

Jeni von Bartheld

Jeni is currently a Senior at Wilton High School. She started playing rugby in the beginning of 2020 after watching her cousin play for Marist College. She joined Staples Rugby in their first year of having a girls team but when her first season was cut short due to COVID she knew she had to work harder to make the next season count and get the team off the ground. In doing so, she has earned the role as captain since her first official season in 2021. She is super excited to see what this year has in store for her and the team!