NOLA Gold Rugby Club have added Kevin O’Connor to the squad ahead of the team’s match against the Utah Warriors. The 24-year-old back row and is 6’1″ and 220 lbs.
Kevin is from San Mateo, California. He attended St. Ignatius College Prep from 2008-2012, playing football, basketball, and soccer. He then attended Saint Mary’s College of California from 2012-2017, earning a BBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance. He also played rugby at St Mary’s and was an Honorable Mention All-American in 2016 and a First Team All-American in 2017. He also played on the USA MCAA tour to Queensland, Australia in 2016. Kevin as also a study abroad student at John Cabot University in 2014.
Following his graduation from St. Mary’s, he attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland from 2017-2018, earning an M.S in International Business. He played briefly with the team in Ireland, as a foot injury derailed his season.
Kevin joined the NOLA Gold Rugby Academy and the New Orleans RFC for the 2018-2019 season. He played in a pre-season match in December with NOLA Gold and joins the team in 2019.