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Meet the 2021 NOLA Gold Draft Picks

August 20, 2021 - Major League Rugby (MLR) - NOLA Gold News Release


Round 1 Pick 11

George Sharpe

Position: Hooker

University: Arkansas State University

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Age: 23

Height: 71 inches

Weight: 237

Rugby History

USA South Panthers VS. Nola Gold - November 2020

Beat Nola, Started as Hooker

Arkansas State University - 2016-2021

Started as a hooker freshman year against Cal in Varsity Cup: 2016-2017

Selected as Captain: 2020-2021

USA South U19 - 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

Won RAN Tournament started as Hooker both times

NC All-Star Varsity Team- 2015-2016

Started as hooker

NC All-star JV Team-2013-201

Round 2 Pick 22

Christian Alvarez

Position: Scrum Half

University: Pennsylvania State University

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Age: 23

Height: 74 inches

Weight: 198

Rugby History

2021 North American Invitation 7's Champions Salt Lake City with team Oasis

PSU Men's Rugby 2018-2021

CRC's 2019 PSU Men's Rugby

PSU Berks Men's Rugby 2016-2018 (Captain and Club President under Head Coach Mark Dawson)

Selected for MARC Collegiate Men's All-Star Team 2017

Selected for MARC West All-Stars team 2017

NSCRO All-Conference Team 2016

Denver Black Dragons 7's 2017

Counties Manukau Under 18's 2016 (NZ)

Papakura Premier Men's Rugby Club 2015-2016 (NZ)

Sacred Heart College High School, Auckland 2010-2015 (NZ)

Auckland School Boys 4A Champions 2015

Junior Rugby for Waiuku Rugby Club and Pukekohe Rugby Club 2008-2010

Round 3 Pick 30

Carmen Consolino

Position: Fly Half

University: American International College

Hometown: Elkhorn, WI

Age: 22

Height: 70 inches

Weight: 180

Rugby History

I was a four-year varsity player in high school.

Three state finals appearances, Man of Match honor in the state final as a senior in 2017.

Three-year player for Team Wisconsin Selects, U-17 and U-19,

Team Wisconsin Captain honor in 2017.

FloRugby Top 25 Scrum-half 2017.

3rd Place finish at Rocky Mountain RCT 2017.

A four-year starter at AIC, three-year Captain: Associate Captain as a sophomore 2018-2019.

Backs Captain 2019-2020 as a junior.

Vice-Captain 2020-2021 senior year.

Selected to represent Northeast Academy in the 2018 New York Sevens Tournament.

Helped bring AIC to a conference championship in the fall of 2018 and a second-place finish at College 7s Nationals in Spring 2019.

2019 Milwaukee Rugby team - Won 2nd in the Midwest 7s Championship series and competed at the Men's Club 7s National Championship.

Thank you to The Kamp in Harahan for hosting our 2021 Draft Party and We All Asked For You catering and BBQ for providing the food!

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