• Player Profile

    Ryan Sodano

    by  • February 14, 2012 • Player Profile • 2 Comments

    It’s been an interesting journey watching the young Sharks continue to develop their rugby skills.  Ryan is no exception.  Coming from the banner rookie year that brought us Steve ‘The Velvet Fog’ Tormey, Timmy ‘T-Mac’ McCall and Matt ‘Where Did He Go’ Pullen; Ryan has emerged as a perennial crowd favorite with his “Mighty...

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    Tim McCall

    by  • February 8, 2012 • Player Profile • 0 Comments

    It’s hard to believe that Timmy has been playing for 6 years; the time really does fly when you are having fun. His on and off the field contributions have helped the Sharks and Hibernians remain competitive throughout the years. His recent campaign to rally the troops to work out through the ‘Shark Fit’...

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    John Vella

    by  • January 28, 2012 • Player Profile • 0 Comments

    Johnny is a perennial crowd favorite with his explosive runs, deceptive quickness, and dedication to the team. Coming up through our feeder Union high school program and playing straight through college he has positioned himself as an experienced leader. He has been appointed Captain of the Hibernians and has led them through some good...

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    Dan Johnson

    by  • January 13, 2012 • Player Profile • 0 Comments

    Dan’s speed and awareness on the field is very impressive for someone so new to the game. It became obvious early on in the season that we needed to get the ball out wide so he could use his speed in open space. I had a funny moment as I was cheering him on...

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    Daniel Emmons

    by  • January 11, 2012 • Player Profile • 0 Comments

    Dan made an immediate impact with his defensive mindset.  His Union experience had him familiar with the general concepts, and his League debut was sensational.  He has an impressive fitness level and his tenacious approach to the game makes him an impact player at multiple positions.  Recently he came back from college to step into a Hibernian rugby game and his presence was felt immediately.  Towards the end of the game when everyone was gassed he was able to stand in and complete the game; which went down as one of the more memorable games in the recent rebirth of the Hibernians.  His attention to detail manifests in his critique of Facebook grammar; let’s hope that type of manic behavior leads to continued development of his League skills.

    Name: Daniel Emmons
    Height: 6ft
    Weight: 215
    Age: 22
    Position: Lock/Center

    What was your greatest experience during the 2011 season?
    Traveling to different states to play elite rugby teams

    What is the greatest strength you brought to The Sharks this year?
    Youth and disciplined defensive play

    What do you plan to bring to team in your sophomore season?
    Better knowledge of the game and desire to be an accountable player

    Most Challenging aspect of playing rugby league in the AMNRL and for the Sharks?
    Elite competition, raising the necessary capital to cover operating & travel costs

    Goals for the 2012 season:
    Make other teams not want to play us

    What does playing for The Sharks mean to you?
    80 minute street fight alongside a bunch of my Levitown, Fairless Hills & Yardley buddies followed immediately by consumption of a lot of beer

    What is your rugby league career goal?
    Bring the sharks back to dominance

    What is most important to The Sharks Success Moving forward?
    Accurate spelling on the Facebook page

    Name one team in the AMNRL that you want to beat more than any other:
    Knights

    Who is your greatest influence in Rugby league?
    Dean Schofield got me into the sport, but the older fellas like Phil, Tomo, and Freddie taught me how to play.  Natural leaders like Justin ‘Beluga’ Zadnik have been instrumental to my growth on and off the field.

    What message would you like to send to the fans and competitors of The Bucks County Sharks?
    Come out to a match and get weird after

    Tackling machine

    Dean Schofield

    by  • January 9, 2012 • News, Player Profile • 1 Comment

    Dean is a throw back player who relies heavily on his work ethic and grit to get the job done on the field.  Having never played a game of Rugby League before we could see right away that there was going to be a short learning curve as he hit the line at pace...

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    Jeff Pesature

    by  • December 31, 2011 • Player Profile • 0 Comments

    Ol’ Sharky was impressed with Jeff’s play from the first moment he saw him on the field.  Having never played the game he has amazing awareness and is deceptively elusive.  Don’t let the fact that his height, weight, and depth are all the same dimensions (earning him the nickname ‘Spud’) fool you, he can get around the field quite effectively.  A more lasting impression of his natural feel for the game was his ability to stand in as Hooker for multiple Rugby Union matches with the Hibernians without any formal training.  His off the field shenanigans are equally impressive due to the fact he rocks a minivan, and manages to look cool in the process.  Jeff has been a solid addition to the club, and we look forward to his development on and off the field.

    Name: Jeff Pesature
    Height: 5’9″
    Weight: 230
    Age: 23
    Position: Center/Second row

    What was your greatest experience during the 2011 season?
    The whole season was great an a ton of fun. I don’t think I could pick one thing .

    What is the greatest strength you brought to The Sharks this year?
    I would have to say my tackling.

    What do you plan to bring to team in your sophomore season?
    I want to be more involved on the offensive side of the ball.

    Most Challenging aspect of playing rugby league in the AMNRL and for the Sharks?
    The most challenging part was the rule changes from league to union.

    Goals for the 2012 season:
    Make it to the finals

    What does playing for The Sharks mean to you?
    It’s mean a lot because of the history of the team.

    What is your rugby league career goal?
    To have a long, healthy career. Maybe play in a different country at some point.

    What is most important to The Sharks success moving forward?
    Keep growing with committed players.

    Name one team in the AMNRL that you want to beat more than any other:
    New York Knights

    Who is your greatest influence in Rugby league?
    I’d have to say Tim McCall. I wouldn’t be playing if it wasn’t for him harassing me every year to play.

    Nice pass