Dallas Jackals Announce Contract Extension for Forward Sam Golla
Dallas, TX May 15, 2023 – The Dallas Jackals have signed a three-year contract extension with 2023 first-overall draft pick, Sam Golla. This contract extension ensures his continued presence on the team through 2026. This exciting development comes as a testament to Golla’s exceptional performance and his vital role in shaping the Dallas Jackals’ journey.
Expressing his delight at the contract extension, Dallas Jackals General Manager Santiago Sodini stated, “We are so pleased to see Sam continue his incredible career with the Dallas Jackals. Sam has been such a central figure in shaping the story of the Dallas Jackals while being one of the best players in the League in his first year. Sam’s contract renewal is testament to the continued growth and high ambitions of our organization and is fantastic news for the Dallas Jackals and our fans.”
Sam Golla himself is thrilled to remain a part of the organization, acknowledging the pivotal role played by Head Coach Agustin Cavalieri and General Manager Santiago Sodini in his development as a player. Golla said, “I want to start by saying thank you to [Head Coach Agustin Cavalieri] who has been monumental in my development as a player and [Sodini] for giving me the chance to continue my career here in Dallas. The coaching staff and my teammates have been critical towards my development as a player, and I am beyond grateful to call Dallas home for at least the next three years. I am excited to continue to grow with this program and bring wins to our fans and the city of Dallas. Go Jackals!”
Golla is drawing praise across Major League Rugby. The league named Golla to the Starting XV on March 21 and March 28 on Left Lock. Golla is a defensive monster, ranking second in the league for tackles at 160 behind teammate Adriaan Booysen (197).
Golla’s stat line is impressive. The former University of Cal Golden Bear has started in every match, recorded two tries, ran 382 metres, beaten six defenders and registered a 85.56% tackle success rate. Golla was also named to the USA Men’s Eagles Player Pool for the 2023 August Tour earlier this month.
The Dallas Jackals are looking forward to witnessing Golla’s exceptional skills on the field as they continue to strive for success. With the contract extension in place, the Jackals are confident in their continued growth and aim to bring excitement and victories to their loyal fans.
About Dallas Jackals: The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team based in Arlington, Texas. Founded in 2020, the Jackals are committed to growing the sport of rugby in the United States and becoming a force to be reckoned with in Major League Rugby (MLR). With a strong roster of talented players and dedicated coaching staff, the Jackals are determined to make a mark in the league and showcase the thrilling sport of rugby to all of North Texas and beyond.
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