New Orleans Gold Rugby & Malcolm May
New Orleans Gold Rugby Club signed Penn State Collegiate All-American flanker Malcolm May for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.
The 22-years-old May is from Chicago, Illinois and went to St. Ignatius College Preparatory School. In high school, he played football as a running back and defensive end. He also played rugby in high school and was honored in both 2012 and in 2014 as a High School All-American. In 2014 the All-Americans traveled to Argentina. In 2014 he also played for the U.S. in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China in rugby sevens.
After high school, May attended Penn State University from 2013 through 2018 majoring in Rehabilitation and Human Services. In 2017 he was selected to the second team Collegiate All-Americans and in 2018 to the first team. He attended camp for the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans in 2018 and was part of the team that beat the Glendale Raptors.
NOLA Gold Rugby Club commented about his signing encouraging “Gold fans – please welcome Malcolm May to the brotherhood! Malcolm comes to us by way of Penn State where he served as team captain. May plays in the back row and some of his former rugby achievements include being a Collegiate All American, High School All American & Junior Olympian. Expect crunching tackles and gainline carries from this unit!”