Old Glory DC re-signed Sean Hartig for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old scrumhalf is 5’7″ and 165 lbs.
Sean played in a preseason match against the Navy but was not on the matchday roster for the five-match truncated 2020 MLR season.
Sean is from Crofton, Maryland, and attended DeMatha Catholic High School. He played baseball through his Sophomore year and then turned to rugby with the Maryland All-Star High School Team in 2011. Following his graduation in 2012, he attended Mount St. Mary’s University from 2012-2016. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
While playing rugby for the Mounts, the team advanced to the NSCRO Final 4 in 2014 and finished in fourth place. In 2015 the team finished in second-place and 2016 won the NSCRO National Championship. Sean was an NSCRO First Team selection in 2015 and 2016, as well as the team’s captain. He spent time in New Zealand during Summer 2014 and played with Katikati Rugby Club.
Sean was a Potomac Rugby Union MVP during the Fal 2015-2016 season and a Mid-Atlantic MVP in Spring 2015.
Sean has played with Rocky Gorge Rugby Club since 2016 and with the Capital Selects since 2017. With the Selects, he played against USA Rugby South in 2017 and in 2019, against NOLA Gold in 2018 and the Houston SaberCats in 2019. Sean also played in all four 2019 exhibition season matches with Old Glory DC in May and June.
Sean joined Old Glory DC for its inaugural season in Major League Rugby in 2020 and is excited about returning to the team in 2021.
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Sean Hartig, 26-year-old scrum-half and Mount Saint Mary’s graduate, has been re-signed to Old Glory DC for 2021.
Head Coach Andrew Douglas extended Hartig an invitation to play with Old Glory in the club’s inaugural Major League Rugby season after watching him play during the team’s exhibition season campaign in the Spring of 2019.
“It’s been an amazing experience to be a part of Old Glory’s growth since the exhibition season,” said Sean Hartig. “Our momentum was growing last season, especially with Old Glory fans in the stands. I’m looking forward to being a part of that again and making my MLR debut in 2021.”
Hartig has been quarantining at his home just outside of Annapolis, MD, and enjoying the Maryland summer, taking advantage of the long offseason and getting his body right next year.
Welcome back to OG, Sean Hartig!
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