Cal Poly’s Jack Marchant

“I remember the first time I stepped on the pitch. I remember feeling my nerves, yet excitement, not yet knowing that I would find a home and many brothers on this exact pitch,” said Jack Marchant. 

Jack began his rugby career as a freshman at Jesuit High School appearing on both 7s and 15s sides. He quickly recognized that the sport was an emotional outlet for him to let out any anger, feel free of any everyday stressors of life, have fun, and develop long lasting relationships with his teammates. At Jesuit, he played in three National Invitational Tournaments and won a national championship! 

His natural abilities as a player, teammate, and leader on the pitch do not go unrecognized. He is described as the kind of guy you want on your team. 

“Jack is an accomplished player through his outstanding work ethic during practices, leadership on the pitch, and his humble disposition. Jack possesses a variety of strengths and abilities that set him apart from other players, yet I believe his stronger attributes are his field awareness and decision-making skills. He has a gift to see opportunities exposing his opponents and the immediate fearless judgment to act upon the opening, combined with skills to deliver the end result,” said John Shorey, Head Varsity Coach for Jesuit High School Rugby. 

His high academic achievement, combined with extracurricular involvement, has molded him into a well-rounded student-athlete. In addition to rugby, he was an active participant in volunteer work at soup kitchens in San Francisco, served as a Kairos and Senior Retreat Leader, Big Brother mentor, and was involved with the Jesuit High School Football team as a player and student manager. As a result of Jack’s success both on and off the field, he will be furthering his rugby career at the next level at California Poly Technic State University for the Mustangs. 

“Off the field Jack has been a model clubman. He has embraced our club’s team culture and social aspects. He is a popular and well-integrated member of the club after only a few months. He has been progressing well academically and managing his time well between academic and rugby commitments,” said Cal Poly Rugby Head Coach, James Tesoriero. 

Jack is on the path to a career in civil engineering. His goals are simple, he hopes to do what he loves for a living and remain involved in the rugby community in any capacity throughout the future!