Captains

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George Harrington

George started playing rugby in the UK for both his School and Harrogate Rugby Club. This is his fourth year playing on Staples Varsity team. In summer 2018 George participated on CT ALL STARS (ALL STATE) when CT won the championship title in NJ. Beyond rugby he is also Captain for Staples Wrestling Team and was LL State Champion and FCIAC Champion in 2018. George is a 3 year varsity starter in football and was recognized as All-FCIAC (All Conference) 2 years in a row. Only Staples HS player to be named to Walter Camp State HS Team and New Haven Register All State Team

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Enrique Pesantez

Enrique started playing rugby as a freshman at Staples. In the summer of 2018 he participated on the CT ALL STARS (ALL STATE) rugby team when CT won the championship title in NJ. Enrique also received an invitation to play on the All American rugby team during the winter of 2018. He has participated in USA Rugby and Dartmouth clinics and programs. Enrique has been offered a position on the Marist College rugby team based on his performance and leadership skills if he chooses to attend the college next year.

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Tom Messenger

Tom has been a fan of rugby since he could start watching with his dad and started playing when he was a freshman. This is Tom's fourth year on the Staples Varsity Team. Tom has participated in Collegiate Development at Dartmouth College and was invited to join the 2018 CT ALL-STARS.

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Zach Iannacone

Zach is currently a junior and began playing rugby his freshman year with the encouragement of Coach Lyme. He is looking forward to working with his teammates, enjoying the games, and striving for a successful season.

In addition to rugby, Zach has been playing football since 6th grade and is a player on the Staples football team. Outside of sports, Zach is involved with the school radio station WWPT 90.3. He was a finalist in 3 categories at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards in New York and placed 3rd in the best newscast category at the John Drury High School Radio Awards in Chicago.