Captains

SENIOR

Felix Pollmann

Felix is currently a Senior and started playing Rugby at the age of 5 in England for both his school team as well as the Tunbridge Wells Rugby Club. This coming season will be his third year on the Staples Varsity team. In the summer of 2019, Felix played for the CT All-Stars team which won the Championship title against several other Northeastern states in New Hampshire. He was also selected to go on tour with the U16 Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) team to play two test matches against Canada in Ontario. Felix participated in the Cal Berkeley Rugby summer camp for the last 4 years and would have made it 5, had it not been cancelled due to Covid.

SENIOR

Ben LaFontan

Ben is currently a Senior and started playing rugby for his local club in Amersham, England at the age of 7. He continued his rugby career in Sydney, Australia for 8 years before moving to the U.S. in 2017. Ben started playing for the 8th grade PAL team, followed by 3 years for Staples High School. Ben has also played for the Staples soccer and football teams during the past 4 years. He also participated in the EIRA rugby camp in Arizona in 2019 and was chosen to tour with them in 2020 but due to Covid, all games were cancelled . Ben hopes to further his rugby career in college.

SENIOR

Sam Seideman

Sam, a current Senior, has been playing rugby since age 13. Starting in eighth grade on the first ever P.A.L rugby team and now a Senior on the Staples team, Sam has found a true passion and love for the sport. While away as a counselor for a sleep away camp, Sam set up rugby clinics and games for the kids. Introducing a new sport some kids fell in love with was one of the highlights of his summer. Sam, who has played on the rugby team every year of high school, prepared for a varsity season last year; however, it was cut short due to covid. Anticipating a successful season, Sam is looking forward to getting back out on the field for the 2021 season.

SENIOR

Dylan Garra

Dylan is currently a Senior and started playing Rugby at the age of 10. He has actively participated in several club and school level camps, tournaments, summer leagues, and matches throughout the years. Dylan has played all throughout the tri-state area. He hosted players from The Leventhorpe School of England that were traveling the Northeast playing local Connecticut teams. Dylan has participated in the US Collegiate Development Camp @ Dartmouth since 2018 and Cal Berkeley Rugby Camp in 2019. An active team player in high school, Dylan prepared for the Staples Varsity team last year, unfortunately it was cut short due to Covid. He is looking forward to the 2021 season with his teammates