FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (Washington, DC July 29, 2020) Old Glory DC is pleased to welcome back Jack Iscaro, 23-year-old prop and Gonzaga College High School alum, for the 2021 season.
Jack Iscaro graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in the Spring of 2019 and immediately joined Old Glory DC for the exhibition season at Catholic University. Iscaro played in two exhibition matches, in which Old Glory DC claimed two victories over select-side opponents, the USA Rugby South Panthers and the Ontario Blues. Catching the attention of visiting Scottish Rugby officials, Iscaro accepted an invitation to join the Glasgow Warriors’ pre-season training as they prepared for their fall 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 campaign, returning to Washington in time to begin MLR training with Old Glory. This assignment was an early example of the advantages of Old Glory partnering with one of its investors, the Scottish Rugby Union, owner of the Warriors as well as Scotland’s other professional team, Edinburgh Rugby.
“Jack is such a great example of the rugby development pathway we want to build around Old Glory – from youth and high school play with the Exiles and Gonzaga, through one of the best collegiate rugby programs in the U.S., and on to a shot in Scotland with the Warriors. It was extremely validating for us to see that Scottish Rugby and the Warriors saw the potential in Jack, as a rugby professional, that we do,” said Old Glory DC Chairman Chris Dunlavey.
Although the prop succumbed to an upper body injury during a preseason match against Rugby ATL in January, Iscaro worked tirelessly through the squad’s first five matches in order to maintain his anticipated return date in the middle of the MLR season. While the MLR never made it to the sixth week due to COVID-19, Iscaro looks towards 2021.
“I’ve been quarantining in the DC area with family while rehabbing with our fantastic group at the Medstar facility,” said Iscaro, who is anticipated to return to rugby at full strength in 2021.
“I’m very happy to be coming back to Old Glory,” said Iscaro. “After having my season cut short with an injury, I’m excited to return and continue to build on what the team and coaching staff established this past year. I’m looking forward to seeing all the fans and hopefully giving them something to cheer about in the 2021 season.”
Jack grew up in the greater DC area and played his youth rugby with the Maryland Exiles program, as well as high school rugby with Gonzaga College High School from 2011-2015. He then moved on to the University of California – Berkeley from 2015- 2019, where he helped to earn two national rugby championships before graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography.
Welcome back to Old Glory, Jack Iscaro!
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