Austin Gilgronis re-signed Sidney Shoop for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 21-year-old scrumhalf (22 in April) is 5’7″ and 165 lbs.
Sidney played 38 minutes in 4 matches for the Gilgronis in 2021. He then played with Seattle Rugby Club in the Rugby XV league this Fall.
The Indiana native attended AC Reynolds High School in Asheville, North Carolina where he played football. He also traveled an hour to play rugby with South Greenville RFC in South Carolina. In 2017 he toured Northern Ireland with the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy, after attending one of their training camps. The following year, he attended a second EIRA camp. He also attended a rugby camp at Furman University while playing with the Chapel Hill Highlanders.
In 2018 he was recruited by the University of Arizona and in 2019 attended the Rugby Americas North Combine at Glendale, Colorado. a North American U21 team was selected for the Aspen Ruggerfest.
During the 2019-2020 season, he played with Seattle RFC in the British Premier League and planned to go to New Zealand, before the pandemic changed his plans and instead, played with 404 Rugby ATL in Fall 2020.