Andrew Quattrin Named First Recipient of the S. Marcus Calloway Award
Toronto Arrows community leader honoured with inaugural postseason award recognizing the player who has made positive community impact while exuding the values of the sport of rugby.
(DALLAS) June 25, 2022 – Major League Rugby (MLR) today announced that Andrew Quattrin of the Toronto Arrows is the recipient of the inaugural S. Marcus Calloway Community Impact Award. Quattrin was presented with a commemorative trophy and a $5,000 donation to Optimism Place (his non-profit of choice) at the MLR Championship Final today.
The award, named for the late S. Marcus Calloway, former chairman and majority owner of Rugby ATL, is awarded to the player who shows passion, excellence and integrity on and off the field, inspires others to action, shows strength in character, aids those less fortunate, and embraces the core values of rugby, while displaying solidarity, discipline and respect.
“Major League Rugby is honored to name Andrew Quattrin as the first-ever recipient of the S. Marcus Calloway Community Impact Award,” said MLR Commissioner George Killebrew. “Andrew epitomizes the leadership and legacy that Marcus Calloway stood for. Andrew’s commitment to community and inspiring others is a tribute to Marcus’ spirit. We’re proud of Andrew and the many other worthy candidates who were considered for the award this year. Major League Rugby will continue to follow Marcus’ lead in our commitment to community.”
By conservative estimates, Quattrin poured more than 100 hours into community initiatives across Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area throughout 2022, and inspired teammates to invest several hundred more. The club’s designated Community Leader, he ensured all Arrows-supported community events were well organized and well attended by the players while balancing a rigorous training and travel schedule. A week did not go by where Quattrin was not involved in a community event, either by attending in-person, arranging for teammates to attend, or supporting from afar when the team was travelling. And he did so without an expectation of any fanfare or recognition. Quattrin’s efforts as an Arrows ambassador directly and positively impacted thousands of individuals across the city, primarily youth.
For seven years running, Quattrin has been helping run donation drives for Optimism Place, a Stratford, Ontario-based emergency shelter for women who are experiencing violence. The organization provides basic needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, diapers, and baby formula free of charge, and offers an array of services and supports to women in need.
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On the field, Quattrin was one of the top MLR players at his position. The durable hooker featured in all 16 regular season matches in 2022 (13 starts) and was dangerous on both sides of the ball; he led all hookers across MLR in ball carries (152; fifth among all players) and defending breakdown arrivals (60; 23rd among all players), and was third at the position in completed tackles (168; 24th among all players). He was named to the MLR First XV Team of the Week on three occasions.
Quattrin was widely regarded by staff and teammates as the player who brought the team together. As a champion of team culture, he excelled at creating an inclusive environment where everyone felt welcomed, supported, and a valued member of the organization.
Each Major League Rugby team nominated one player for the award, where a committee made up of MLR Commissioner George Killebrew, Deputy Commissioner Bill Goren and Marcus’ widow Clea Calloway, selected Quattrin from the 13 nominees.
About S. Marcus Calloway: The award is named for the late S. Marcus Calloway, former chairman and majority owner of Rugby ATL. Calloway was an attorney who practiced real estate law for nearly 50 years, but his true love was Rugby. He was dedicated to expanding the footprint of Rugby in Atlanta and the greater southeast area of the United States. In 2017, Calloway felt Atlanta needed a world-class Rugby team. Calloway founded Rugby ATL and under his ownership, Rugby ATL won the Eastern Conference Championship in 2021. Calloway passed away in December 2021.
About Major League Rugby: Major League Rugby is a professional sports league in its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018 to 13 teams in 2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, among other national and local market platforms. Select matches are available to stream live in North America on The Rugby Network, and all matches are available to stream live on The Rugby Network for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit www.MajorLeague.Rugby.
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