Week 3 Rugger of the Week: Zach Stones

Posted: March 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Name: Zach Stone [Stones]

Home Town: Shrewsbury, MA

DOB: 08/21/94

Height: 5′ 8″

Weight: 185

Position: Flanker

Year: Freshman

Major: Business (Marketing)

I had taken a hiatus from playing sports during high school to help balance working and my studies. Which in hindsight was a decision that I wish I did not make. I had played football throughout middle school and it was a sport that I loved. I knew that I could not play football in college because I had not played in high school, this was a disappointing truth that I had to accept. So I made a decision that in college I would make an attempt to play a sport of some kind.

Over the summer going into my first semester I had happened to be surfing through the Class of 2016 group page on Face Book. I noticed a post from an upperclassmen asking incoming freshman what their thoughts on Rugby were, not knowing anything about the sport I did a quick Google search on the sport. My search ended with me watching highlights from the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

After I finished watching I knew that this was something I wanted to be a part of. I got in contact with the other members of the team and I was able to attend some of the preseason practices with the members of the team. Instantly the bond of brotherhood was very noticeable and I knew that I had made the right decision to start playing rugby.

Every time I lace up my boots, whether its practice at the Boathouse field, under the lights at Costello or even after a drive to an opposing school, I know I am going to have a great time playing alongside my teammates.

I am very happy with my decision to join the team because I have many people that I can turn to for support. On the team we all help each other with problems that arise, which being a first semester freshmen was something that has helped me greatly with my transition into college.

After college I hope to continue down the path of working in the sales and marketing aspect of the mechanical engineering field. I have always had an interest in how things work, disassembling and reassembling toys when I was younger to helping my father (who works in this field) on his service calls when a flow meter is not working to proper order.

But most importantly I plan on playing rugby for the rest of my life.

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