Former USA 15s All American Captain Aladdin Schirmer Signs with Seawolves

31-Oct-2017

Seattle, October 31, 2017: The Seattle Seawolves and Head Coach Tony Healy are proud to announce the signing of USA 7s and 15s Eagle Aladdin Schirmer. “The Seawolves and the MLR are a great opportunity for not only players like myself looking to improve their game but also rugby as a whole,” said Schirmer. “To be a part of great players and coaches across the nation competing on the highest level of rugby available domestically while bringing it into the public eye is a dream come true. To be able to say that I am a part of bringing that dream to fruition here in my hometown is everything to me. I am grateful for the opportunity the Seawolves organization has extended to me and look forward to taking on this season with the boys. Up Seattle!”

The North Bend, WA native began playing rugby while at Central Washington University and quickly progressed through the ranks within USA Rugby. He was the Central Washington University Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2016. Schirmer also played locally for the Seattle Saracens. In 2012, Schirmer was a member of the USA U20 Junior World Rugby Trophy winning team.

Schirmer earned a spot on the USA 7s All American team as a captain in 2015, followed by captaining the USA 15s All American team in 2016. He also played with the USA 15s Selects team while climbing the ranks. The 6-foot 3-inch, 225 pound 8-man played in international matches with the USA 7s Eagle team in Dubai and South Africa.

We are proud to welcome Aladdin Schirmer to the Seawolves family.

 

More About the Seawolves:

The Seawolves are proud to be Seattle's Major League Rugby franchise. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneurs Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner, the club was formed in 2017 and is a founding member of Major League Rugby. The inaugural season kicks off in Spring 2018 and the team’s home games will be played at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.

The Seawolves organization strives to develop, cultivate and expand the sport of rugby in the US while empowering discipline, duty, respect and a spirit of inclusion both on and off the pitch. The Seattle Seawolves aim to foster a winning culture by enabling its members to meet their true potential while pursuing excellence within the Major League Rugby competition. Community outreach is a key tenant of the Seawolves philosophy, and our organization strives to continually help to enrich and give back to the greater Seattle and Pacific Northwest areas.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Brian Jones at brian@seattleseawolves.com.

 

Media Contact:

Media@SeattleSeawolves.com