Free Jacks Sign Livewire Saint Mary’s Half-Back Tom Brusati
Tom Brusati to join the Free Jacks for the 2021 season
BOSTON – October 20, 2020 – The Free Jacks are proud to announce the signing of third Saint Mary’s University addition, Tom Brusati for the 2021 season.
“I am incredibly excited and grateful to have a chance to play rugby at the next level and further develop as a player,” said Brusati. “I had to compete for every minute of playing time I got at Saint Mary’s and look forward to putting forth the same effort with the Free Jacks. I can’t wait to contribute everything I can to the team and make the most of this awesome opportunity.”
Tom graduates from Saint Mary’s University with a degree in business administration. At Saint Mary’s, Brusati honed his skills as a scrum half with two current MLR half-backs, Sean Yacoubian (Free Jacks) and Holden Yungert (NOLA Gold).
A versatile and athletic player, Brusati is known for his speed and agility around the field, frequenting the wing when required. Tom was pivotal in steering Saint Mary’s to a 10-0 2019-2020 season, receiving California All-Conference first-team honors along the way.
“It’s exciting to have another Saint Mary’s Gael join an MLR franchise and head to the opposite coast to give it a crack at the next level,” commented Saint Mary’s Assistant Coach, Brendan O’Meara. “Tom has all the characteristics you’d want in a young 9 — quick, athletic, savvy and has a great skill-set that will only get better at the next level. The Free Jacks up-tempo style could be the perfect fit.”
Hailing from San Rafael, California, Tom, one of four boys, comes from a sporting family that owns and manages a small sporting goods store. At Terra Linda High School, San Rafael, it was through his Mom’s guidance that he needed to find a new sport to play that Tom started playing rugby. Tom played all four seasons at Terra Linda High and helped the varsity side reach nationals all three years he was in the side.
The Free Jacks are excited to welcome Tom to the New England area and see him join the exciting raft of collegiate additions from the 2020 graduating class.
Join Tom and the Free Jacks for a virtual Town Hall “News and Brews,” on November 12. Grab a Free Jacks IPA, join the virtual gathering and get to know the newest Free Jacks and the returning players. RSVP using the link here: https://freejacks.com/news-and-brews/.
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