The New England Free Jacks has Isaiah Lopez for the 2019 exhibition match against the Utah Warriors. The 23-year-old center is 5’11” and 205 lbs.
Izzy is from La Quinta, California and attended La Quinta High School. He graduated in 2013 and was a member of the La Quinta Rugby Club, as well as team MVP in 2013. He then went to Cambridge, New Zealand and played with Hautapu Premiere A. In 2014, he was invited to an MJAA Under-20s Camp in Tempe, Arizona.
Izzy attended New England College and majored in Outdoor Education. In 2015 he helped led the team to an NSCRO National Championship in 15s and the team was runners-up in NSCRO 7s Nationals. During Fall 2015 was an ECRC Honorable Mention and led the team in tries with the team finishing in 3rd place.
Izzy is also an accomplished rugby 7s player. He played for Santa Monica in the 2015 USA Club 7s Nationals and for Mystic River in the 2016 USA Club 7s Nationals. In 2016 he also played for the Ramblin Jesters. He helped New England College to an 11th place finish in the Spring 2016 Collegiate Division 1 National 7s.