Old Glory DC re-signed Mike Dabulas for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old flyhalf is 5’11”, 187lb, and is from Westfield, New Jersey.
“While Dabulas made appearances in only two games in 2020, (listed as a reserve in all five matches) his presence on the pitch did not go unnoticed. Coming off the bench with less than ten minutes left in the team’s MLR debut in New Orleans, Dabulas managed to claim one of two Old Glory tries following a cross-field kick from Dylan Taikato Simpson.”
Mike attended Westfield High School and played youth rugby for the Union Rugby Football Club Mudturtles. While on the Under-18s, the team won the Rugby New Jersey Division 1 State Championship. Following his graduation in 2015, he attended Penn State University until 2019 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Energy, Business, and Finance. He was a First Team All Rugby East in 2016 and served as the team’s captain while there. He attended the Men’s Collegiate All-American Selection Camp in 2018 and in 2019 and was an All-American those years.
Mike played for Atlantis and won the New York Sevens College Men’s Division in 2015 and played with the Under-18s at the Rugbytown 7s in 2017, winning the Championship over the Utah Lions.
On July 27, 2019, Dubulas was on the All-American Squad that defeated an All-Canadian University All-Stars 23-22 at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. The match served as a curtain-raiser for the senior Men’s Eagles test match against rival-Canada, as part of Pacific Nations Cup 2019.
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“Players like Mike are the long-term future of Old Glory,” said Head Coach Andrew Douglas. “He is an exciting player who possesses a high level of skill, as well as speed and toughness. Not only will he play an important role for OG, but I believe for USA Rugby as well. He learned a lot in year one, and I’m sure he’ll put those learnings in place this coming season.”
Welcome back to DC, Mike Dabulas!