Seattle Homegrown Wing Sio Activated to Roster, Set to Debut in Utah
TUKWILA, WASHINGTON (APRIL 22, 2022) – The Seattle Seawolves have activated development squad player, Jeremiah Sio, to the Seawolves Major League Rugby roster. Sio attended the Seawolves’ 2021 Talent ID Camp and was invited to train with the team shortly after. The promising wing has been in camp with the team since preseason and will make his first Major League Rugby appearance against the Utah Warriors.
“Jeremiah is a local boy, playing his past few seasons with Seattle Rugby Club, that we first identified at our first Talent ID camp last July,” said Seawolves director of rugby and head coach Allen Clarke. Since joining the Seawolves on an APC contract, he has shown tremendous commitment in developing his game understanding, positional play, and physical development to compliment his natural ability. He’s a great role model for other young players in the area and we’re delighted he is one of our brothers.”
Originally from South Seattle, 22-year-old Sio grew up playing an array of sports, including football for Rainier Beach High School. He found rugby in high school, playing for the Eastside Lions of Rugby Washington. Sio quickly earned year-after-year selection to the Washington Loggers and other touring sides, such as the Atavus All-Stars and EVO 7s. Sio continued to play rugby after high school in the club scene, most recently landing back home with Seattle Rugby Club. Making waves on the wing for the Orcas, Sio was ready to take the next step in his career, raising his hand at the Seawolves’ first talent identification camp in July 2021. After a strong showing, head coach Allen Clarke invited Sio to attend preseason in November and then into the 2022 season. Sio got minutes under his belt in a Seawolves jersey against his home club, Seattle, during the Seawolves’ 2022 preseason fixture against the Orcas where he scored at the 60’. Continuing to work and build towards his debut, the young back has progressed in camp to earn his first MLR opportunity in week 12. The 5’10, 195 lb. back has natural talent and core skills that he will continue to harness in the professional setting with the Seawolves.
“I’m excited to be the first from South Seattle to play for the Seawolves,” said Sio.
Week 12 sees Seattle back on the road to Utah to face the Warriors (2-7) on Saturday, April 23. Kick off will be at 7:00 PM PT and streamed live on Fox 13+ and The Rugby Network.
The Seattle Seawolves will return to Starfire Stadium on Sunday, May 8 to face the Dallas Jackals at 7:00 PM PT. Seattle versus Dallas will be broadcast on ROOT SPORTS regionally and streamed online on The Rugby Network. Fans can purchase single match tickets at here.
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