Old Glory DC signed Nic Mirhashem for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. Nic is 5’11” and 206 lbs and is originally from Barcelona, Spain. He began playing rugby with Rugby Club Sitges and also played for the Spanish national team U16s, U17s, and U18s.
Nic attended The Britsh Shcool of Barcelona from 2010-2015 and then the University of California, Berkeley from 2015-2019. In May he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on International Business, Globalization, and Economic Development. He also obtained a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Nic was a stand-out collegiate athlete and team captain of the Cal Varsity Rugby Team. Cal Varsity Rugby, which plays USA Division 1A Rugby, won three PAC 7s Championships (2015, 2016, 2018) and four Pac 12 Conference XV Championships (2016-2019). Cal Varsity Rugby claimed two National Championships in 15s (2016 and 2017) and two National Championships in 7s (2016 and 2017).
He received many athletic honors while Cal. He was named to the 2018 Rugby Sevens Magazine Dream Team for the USAR Collegiate 7s Nationals. He was named to the Men’s Collegiate All-American squad that defeated the All-Canadian University XVs IN Glendale, CO on July 27, 2019. As Co-Captain of the Team, the All-American team beat Canada Universities XV, 23-22.
Mirhashem also achieved Scholar-Athlete Academic Honors in 2018 and 2019 and was a 2019 Rudy Scholz Award Nominee that is given annually to the best men’s college rugby player in the country since 2016.
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“I’m very grateful for the opportunity and extremely excited to join the Old Glory family and to represent the city and its fans,” Nic Mirhashem said. “I cannot wait to get to work and take on this new challenge, hoping to make our fans proud.”
Nic will bring his strong Cal Varsity Rugby work ethic to Old Glory in 2020. “Personally, I want to develop as a player and I’m eager to work as hard as I possibly can to help this team reach our objectives. From speaking to Coach Douglas, I think the setup at Old Glory is fantastic and I believe it is the best place for me to start my professional career. I am excited about coming into a program with a world-class staff. I am hoping to learn as much as possible from both players and staff to be able to improve as a player and to be able to bring the MLR shield to DC.”
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