Old Glory DC is proud to welcome back former Cal Varsity Rugby Flanker Nic Mirhashem to the 2021 squad

“I’m looking forward to getting back to work with the boys,” said Mirhashem. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to come back, and I can’t wait to put on the jersey, represent DC, and hopefully make our fans proud. We left some unfinished business last year, and I’m excited to get back and build on it.”

Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Nic Mirhashem started his rugby career with Rugby Club Sitges and played for the Spanish national team at U16, U17, and U18. A recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, the Golden Bear Flanker contributed to Cal Varsity Rugby prowess, claiming three PAC 7s Championships (2015, 2016, 2018) and four Pac 12 Conference XV Championships (2016-2019). Cal Varsity Rugby claimed two National Championships in 15s (2016 and 2017) and two National Championships in 7s (2016 and 2017.)

Mirhashem was named to the Men’s Collegiate All-American squad that defeated the All-Canadian University XVs IN Glendale, CO, on July 27, 2019. As Co-Captain of the Team, the All-American team beat Canada Universities XV, 23-22. A scholar and an athlete, Mirhashem achieved Scholar-Athlete Academic Honors in 2018 and 2019 and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on International Business, Globalization, and Economic Development this past May. The flanker was also a 2019 Rudy Scholz Award Nominee. The award has been given annually to the best men’s college rugby player in the country since 2016.

Since March, Mirhashem has been quarantining at home in Barcelona, Spain, and working hard with a new business venture.

“I founded Kyros Education Consultancy alongside my former Cal Rugby teammate, Troy Lockyear,” said Mirhashem. “We are helping students from all over the world make their dreams of studying in the US a reality. I also adopted a pup, and I couldnt be happier about it. I called him El Chapo.”