Alexander Diegel

Flanker / Old Gaelic Rugby and Capital Selects



Alexander Diegel is a professional rugby player for the Capital Selects. When Alex isn’t playing rugby, he is a journalist and writer. Alexander Diegel picked up an interest for writing while attending Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. He has since published articles for ESPN, Bleacher Report, and The Atlantic. He has also successfully finished his first novel, Red Night.

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April 2, 1988 (age 30)


6 ft 2 in (188 cm)


220 lb (100 kg; 15 stone 10 lb)


Old Gaelic Rugby and Capital Selects



Diegel to Lead the the Capital Selects as Captain in Nola's Inaugural Match

"Stoked to lead the the Capital Selects as captain and #7 vs the MLR's NOLA Gold in Nola's inaugural match." - Alexander Diegel

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Alexander Diegel Holiday Gift Guide

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Great Night Back on Campus!

Reading and book signing went great last night. Happy to be back on campus, meet some cool students and admins, and make a few sales. -Alex

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Alumni Evening with Author Alexander Diegel: Book Reading and Signing

Join fellow alumni and campus community members for a free and fun-filled evening with author Alexander Diegel ’10 as he explores his recently-published post-apocalyptic novel Red Night. 

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Alexander Diegel and the Beltway 7's are on to Nationals!

Another Qualifier win for the Beltway! This one sealed a Mid-Atlantic Championship and put us into Nationals. I'll be training hard the next two weeks before we go for a National Championship in Mi

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Another Tournament Win for Beltway 7s!

Another tournament win for Beltway 7s! This time in one of the National Qualifiers. There's a lot more work to do but this puts us in good position to get to Nationals. And just for good measure I

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Alexander Diegel at Career Day

Had a great day with the kids at North Chevy Chase Elementary School (Montgomery County, MD). Went to speak for Career Day. Gave the kids like a pro swag as trivia prizes. They loved it!

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Alexander Diegel Reflects on Covering USA Rugby Nationals

So my team finished a game out of D1 Playoffs this year. But covering the USA Club Rugby National Quarter and Semifinals was a pretty cool consolation. This was my first live sports reporting since

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Alexander Diegel's Final Four Predictions

Alexander Diegel checked in with Like A Pro to share his picks for March Madness!

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Alex's New Favorite Workout Accessory

Just ordered my new armband! Will be much better than fumbling with my phone in my pocket during workouts. Pumped!  -Alex

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Get A Personalized Tweet From Professional Rugby Player Alex Diegel

For a limited time, Alex Diegel is offering to do a custom Birthday/Congrats/etc tweet to the Twitter handle of your choice. Surprise your spouse or kids on their birthday, or congratulate them on

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Alexander Diegel Recaps Lehigh Valley 7s Tournament

Had a blast captaining the Beltway Elite 7s squad to its first tournament champion ship. The new team competed in its first tournament together and went 6-0 on the day. To capture the Lehigh Valley

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On a chilly December Saturday in Richmond, Virginia, the Capital Selects avenged their 2015 loss to the USA South Panthers with a hard-earned 28-20 win. In a highly anticipated rematch, both team

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Alex Diegel’s Take On The Future Of Professional Rugby

With the recent launch and challenges faced by the Professional Rugby League (PRO), rugby players such as Alexander Diegel are very excited with the huge potential for growth and popularity within

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How Alex Diegel Started Playing Rugby

After playing soccer for many years, Alexander Diegel made a transition into the world of Rugby. Since starting at 19 years of age, Diegel hasn't looked back and has risen to play the sport at a ve

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Alex Diegel Explains When He Fell in Love with Writing

Alexander Diegel’s love for writing goes beyond his day job - it runs in his family. As a freelance writer, Diegel is continuing a family tradition. In this video, Alexander discusses he loves abou

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Alex Diegel’s Typical Workout

Training for such a physically demanding sport as Rugby can take a toll on its athletes. Alexander Diegel talks about how he prepares for the Rugby season and what aspects of weightlifting that he

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What Alex Diegel Does to Relax

When professional Rugby player Alexander Diegel isn’t playing or practicing on the pitch, he can often be found reading. A self-proclaimed Game of Thrones nerd, Diegel loves to read fiction novels

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What Does Being a Professional Athlete Mean to Alex Diegel

Alexander Deigel’s hope of becoming a professional athlete seemed unachievable until he found the sport of Rugby. He always had an excess amount of hustle and energy but very little skill in sports

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Why Does Alex Diegel Compete

Professional rugby player Alexander Diegel lives by a value his father instilled in him at a very early age; “if it has your name on it, you should put pride in it.” Diegel takes brings this motto

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Alex Diegel’s Favorite Cheat Food

A physically demanding sport such as Rugby requires its athletes to be in top physical shape. This often starts with nutrition, and Alexander Diegel relies an incredibly disciplined food regimen. I

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Alex Diegel’s Workout Routine

Professional rugby player Alexander Diegel follows an intense workout regimen to stay in the best shape possible. Even though Diegel focuses on muscle groups like back and shoulders, he says that s

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