Name: Rahul Desai
Occupation: Physician Assistant
Hometown: Greensboro, NC (by way of Gweru, Zimbabwe)
Club affiliation: Carolina
Years playing polocrosse: 17
What got you started in polocrosse?: As a young boy growing up in Zimbabwe, my best friends family was active in polocrosse, thereby exposing me to the game / sport.
Favorite or most memorable polocrosse moment: 1. The many weekend trips throughout Zimbabwe traveling to tournaments as a young boy, camping and making lasting memories with friends. 2, Winning the 2013 A grade nationals on our home field in Pinehurst, NC.
Greatest achievement in the sport: Helping coach and develop juniors starting from when they first started the sport to now consistently competing for international teams including world cup.
Goals: 1. Not only represent my country at the highest level, but to compete and help my country win at the highest level. 2. To be a positive influence and role model for everyone I interact with and to always put forth my very best effort, not only on the field, but in life in general.
Current horse(s): Keystone Specialist, Keystone Madalyn, Yahoo Paparazzi, Mopane, Tilly.
Accomplishments: 2007 USA Under 21 Tour vs Ireland, 2008 USA Adult Tour vs UK, 2011 USA World Cup Long List Member, 2013 A Division National Champions, 2015 USA Adult Tour vs Zambia – Head Coach, 2016 USA Adult Mens Test vs South Africa, 2017 USA Adult Open Quadrangular Tour vs South Africa and UK, Carolina Polocrosse Club Head Coach – several years running now.
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