Old Glory DC re-signed Nic Mirhashem for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old flanker (24 in December) is 5’11” and 210 lbs. Nic was a reserve during Old Glory’s first two matches of the season. He is currently in Spain playing for FC Barcelona Rugby.
Nic is from Barcelona, Spain, and 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 looking forward to getting back to work with the boys,” said Mirhashem. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to come back, and I can’t wait to put on the jersey, represent DC, and hopefully make our fans proud. We left some unfinished business last year, and I’m excited to get back and build on it.”
Since March, Mirhashem has been quarantining at home in Barcelona, Spain, and working hard with a new business venture.
“I founded Kyros Education Consultancy alongside my former Cal Rugby teammate, Troy Lockyear,” said Mirhashem. “We are helping students from all over the world make their dreams of studying in the US a reality. I also adopted a pup, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I called him El Chapo.”
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