The rain ceased and the Jesuit Rugby Varsity Team came ready to play. Fullback Max Schumacher got the Marauders on the board first with a penalty. Schumacher brought his kicking boots and did not miss a kick on the day.
Jesuit made the trip up the hill to play Mother Lode at Ponderosa High School. The first ten minutes were error-strewn with the wet, cold day having an impact on both teams.
The Jesuit team was led by Senior Captains George Henry Miller, playing hooker, and Max Schumacher, lining up at outside center. It wasn’t until almost 15 minutes were gone before the Jesuit backline was able to find some space. A good interchange allowed wing David Starnes to get free and score under the posts. Schumacher hit the conversion. Jesuit 7- Mother Lode 0.
Fred is the director and head coach of the Jesuit Rugby Program. He began the program in 1997 and has grown the program into a National powerhouse, with over 140 boys participating in two different leagues, at the Varsity and JV levels. Coach Khasigian’s other coaching venture outside of Jesuit, was in 1996, with the Ashton RFC.
Coach Khasigian earned his AB Degree from the University of Southern California in 1970 and his Medical Degree in 1974. He also earned his MBA at California State University-Sacramento in 2003.