What got you interested in rugby and why did you join the Crusaders?

I've played sports my whole life (specifically soccer), and I just got over a knee injury when I moved to St. Louis. One of the team members asked me to come to a practice and I had so much fun that I kept coming back.

What position(s) do you play?

I'm a back; usually an inside back.

How long have you played rugby?

I started practicing with the team in April when I moved here.

What do you do for a living?

Health Insurance

What's a fun fact about you?

I am one of 10 children (number 9)...and yes my parents are Catholic!

What's your favorite thing about rugby?

I love driving through tackles or making a big tackle. I'm a competitor and enjoy giving myself a challenge to overcome.

Do you have any advice for people who are on the fence about playing?

My advice would be to give practice a try. You never know if something isn't for you unless you make an attempt at it.

Overall, how has rugby affected your life?

Being new to the city, it has really helped me meet a lot of new people and make some really great friends.