Mike Matarazzo

Matarazzo was drafted 8th overall by Rugby ATL in the 2020 MLR Collegiate Draft and looks to expand his career in Dallas. 

Matarazzo, 23, began playing rugby as a freshman at University of Notre Dame. Quickly becoming a stand out, he was named Collegiate All-American in 2017, just his second year playing rugby. Matarazzo went on and captained Notre Dame his junior and senior year. 

Following graduation, he was selected #8 overall in the first-ever 2020 MLR Collegiate Draft by Rugby ATL. Matarazzo made his MLR debut in the final week of 2021 play against the New England Free Jacks. Just recently, he was selected to compete on the U23 7s National team at Rugbytown 7s. 

Growing up in Staten Island, New York, Matarazzo was a multi-sport athlete playing basketball and baseball at Monsignor Farrell High School. He made a name for himself on the diamond being awarded MVP of the NYC Baseball All-Star Game. Matarazzo has a younger sister who has followed in his footsteps as a Junior at Notre Dame.

Position Second Row
Hometown Staten Island, NY