Senior Spotlight: Tom Martella

Name: Tom Martella

Position: Scrum Half

Hometown: Warwick, RI

Major: Cognitive Science, but I’m all set with that so I’m trying to go to grad school for Landscape Architecture

Favorite Movie: Lawless

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones

Favorite Food: Grilled Pizza

Go to Pre game Pump-up Song: Always changing, but right now, No Problem by Chance the Rapper – (it) gets me cheesin before practice

How long have you been playing rugby?
This will be my 6th semester

How many years have you been on UConn Men’s Rugby?


What is your favorite part about playing for UCRFC?
Rugby is the best sport I’ve ever played

What is your favorite memory of playing for UCRFC?

This season right now is going to be I can tell already. A lot of us have been playing together for 3-4 years now and we’re gelling like I’ve never seen.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about playing rugby/ what advice would you give them?
Confidence is key. The game changes when you get some confidence behind the ball, and the only way to get there is to throw yourself into the game. If you’re not confident yet, fake it till you get there and be ready to learn.

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