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John Carroll

Place of birth:
Los Angeles, California

Position played:
No. 8, Lock, Flanker

Summary of rugby career:

First Started Playing Where:
Harvard High School

Clubs represented and Years:
Harvard High School (1971-1972)
Stanford University (1972; 1975-1976)
Stanford in Britain (1973)
XO’s (1977)
Santa Monica Rugby Club (1978-1981)
Manhattan Beach Body Surfing Association, Rowing, Rodeo, and
Rugby Football Club (7s) (1978-1981)

Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:
Northern Cal Team (1976-1977)
Northern Cal Select Team versus NZU (1976)
Southern Cal Griffins (1978-1981)
Pacific Coast Select Team versus Fiji/Queensland Australia (1978)
Pacific Coast Grizzly (1981)

No of Caps (if applicable):

No of International Matches (if applicable):

Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
Britain - Stanford University (1973)
Australia - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1978)

Awards and Recognition:
Captain - Stanford University (1973, 1976)
Most Valuable Player - San Diego Ruby Tournament (1978)
Captain - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1981)
Most Valuable Player - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1981)
Most Valuable Player - Southern California Sevens Tournament (1981)

Impact rugby had on your life:
Solidified my discipline and self motivation.

Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
Larry Petrill – “Pace”
Trevor Morgan - Because he knew how to get the best from me.
Special mention to Lee Carlson of Harvard High School who loved and lived the game and brought me to it.

What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
You cannot be too fit.

Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):
Married to Heidi. Sons Quint (28) and Hayden (13). Daughter Jake (13)

Favorite quote:
“It's not having what you want. It's wanting what you've got”
– Sheryl Crow

Prone Paddleboard Racing, Kite Surfing, Skiing, Surfing, &
Sailboat racing

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