Old Glory DC signed Mitchel MacCartney for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old utility back is 6’2″ and 205 lbs.
Mitchel is from Chesapeake, Virginia. He attended Bishop Sullivan High School and graduated in 2012. He was a multi-sport athlete playing rugby, football, basketball, hockey, and soccer.
He attended the University of South Carolina from 2012-2016, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He also played on the rugby team. He attended Wheeling Jesuit University from 2016-2017 before attending graduate school at Queen’s University of Charlotte from 2017-2018 and earning a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Mitchel then traveled to Seville, Spain and joined the professional Spanish team Cajasol Ciencias, which plays in Liga Heineken, the top competition of rugby played in Spain. He returned home in 2019 and played with the Norfork Blues. He also was the Virginia Arts Festival Coordinator for the NATO Rugby Festival in which the Norfork Blues played the French Army XV du Pacifique team.
Old Glory DC Comments
On joining the Old Glory, Mitchel MacCartney said, “I am extremely excited about returning close to home and playing in front of family, friends, and all of the amazing supporters. Old Glory is an incredible opportunity to bring premier level rugby to this area.”
“Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas have a huge rugby culture with outstanding clubs, and it means a lot to the community for this to develop,” MacCartney adds. The back has ties to Capital Rugby Union club Norfolk Blues.