Magpie Profiles

The Magpies are a unique bunch of men and women. Our leadership on and off the field sets us apart. Find out some interesting facts about our coaches, management team, players, and alumni. Once a Magpie, always a Magpie!

Alex Aurrichio

Alex Aurrichio

Current Residence Kew, Victoria with Former NY Magpie Joel Daniher, his wife Nicci and daughter, Addison Favorite Footy Teams Carlton, as a member of the Northern Blues I’m keen on seeing how the big club performs this year How did you get involved with Australian Rules Football? I was recruited by AFL recruiters to attend […]

Mike Fraietta

Mike Fraietta

Place of Birth: Deptford, New Jersey, USA Current Residence: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Technologist Favourite Footy Team: Geelong Cats How did you get involved in footy?: I learned about footy while studying in Melbourne in 2000 then began playing in Colorado in 2004. What do you like most about footy?: Attempting to take speckys. […]

Barron Hanson

Barron Hanson

Place of Birth: Nowra, NSW Current Residence: Chinatown, NY Profession: Event Production Favourite Footy Team: Sydney Swans How did you get involved in footy?: I was too small to play Rugby League. What do you like most about footy?: Running with the ball Position: Fullback Aspirations: Back to back National championships Favourite Drink: Water Favourite […]

Richard Marian

Richard Marian

Place of Birth: Perth, which is according to a recent NY Times article “More hipster than Williamsburg”. Current Residence: West Village, NYC Profession: CFO Favourite Footy Team: Freo Dockers How did you get involved in footy?: Schoolyard in Perth What do you like most about footy?: Taking hangers. Preferably over Juice Position: On ball, but […]

Lissette Hinojosa

Lissette Hinojosa

Place of Birth:  Queens, NY Current Residence: Somewhere on a Long Island. Profession:  Special Education Mathematics Teacher Favorite Footy Team:  The Magpies, duh How did you get involved in footy?:  Once Melo told me he played, I knew this was something I had to see. Of course, he wouldn’t allow me to watch unless it […]

Sam Wolf

Sam Wolf

Place of Birth: Jenkintown, PA, a one square mile town just outside of Philly that you’ve probably never heard of Current Residence: Harlem, New York Profession: Children’s Book Publishing Favourite Footy Team: Lady Pies How did you get involved in footy?: A friend brought me to a game and after-party at the Australian. I was […]

Alison Vorsatz

Alison Vorsatz

Place of Birth: San Francisco, CA Current Residence: Greenwich Village, NYC Profession: Global Consulting and Tech Sales Favourite Footy Team: Lady Pies How did you get involved in footy?: Back in August of 2007, I drove across the country with one of my best friends, Jeff, to help him move into his Brooklyn apartment. He […]

Melissa Fudor

Melissa Fudor

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY Favorite Footy Team: Brisbane Lions What do you like most about footy?The spirit – the aggression, the all in, the rush! Position: Anywhere I’m tackling Aspirations: To tackle you in the near future Favorite Drink: Tequila & Ginger Favorite Food: Mexican Favorite Show: Homeland! Most Favorite […]

Janet Beyersdorf

Janet Beyersdorf

Place of Birth: Midland, Michigan Current Residence: A basement in South Brooklyn Profession: Hopefully, this will say High School History Teacher really soon. Favourite Footy Team: North Melbourne How did you get involved in footy?: I lived in Melbourne as a kid and then we moved (back) to the U.S. and my dad got involved […]

Rob Donner

Rob Donner

Place of Birth: A small town in south Florida, but I grew up in Santa Barbara, CA Current Residence: Long Island City Favorite Footy Team: San Diego Chargers. Pardon? Position: Full forward Aspirations: Realistically, there are few left. However I would like to see the Magpies win a national championship with me up front. Favorite […]

Brad Davis

Brad Davis

Place of Birth: New York Current Residence: Manhattan, NY Favorite Footy Team: I’m a free agent for AFL fandom. Position: Operations for Management team, Defense on the field Aspirations: Look like I know what I’m doing…on the playing field. Favorite Drink: Benton’s Old Fashioned (Bacon Bourbon Old Fashioned) Favorite Food: Stewed Eggplant with minced ham […]

Ciara Lehane

Ciara Lehane

Name: Ciara Lehane, or “You’re Dan’s Sistah” Place of Birth: The BX Current Residence: Sometimes Yonkers, but usually the 4 train Favorite Footy Team: The Magpies Position: Anywhere, just not the Ruck Favorite Food: Mudbugs with a side of mac and cheese and cornbread Favorite Drink: Red Breast Whiskey, neat Favorite Movie: Anchorman Most Favorite […]

Ed McCormick

Ed McCormick

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA Current Residence: Hoboken, NJ Profession: Hedge Fund Manager Favourite Footy Team: The Magpies (NY & Collingwood) How did you get involved in footy?: Brother-in-law talked me into it. What do you like most about footy?: Teammates–The men and women of the Pies are individually and collectively an amazing group of […]

Paul Guarino

Paul Guarino

Place of Birth: Unknown Current Residence: 388 Greenwich (Citi/Work) Profession: Investment Banker aka “Glorified Consultant” aka “I had nothing to do with the recession, I swear.” Favourite Footy Team: Carlton Blues and the Magpies How did you get involved in footy?: Thought it was rugby. What do you like most about footy?: Never knowing when […]

Chris Norman

Chris Norman

Place of Birth: Tongala, home to the “Golden Cow”, the “most progressive” Dairy Centre in Oz. According to wiki also home to a recently opened ‘Donkey Retreat’ providing “care and shelter for abused, abandoned donkeys rescued throughout Victoria.” (Population, 1623) Current Residence: With two cool chicks and a guy in Chelsea Profession: Finance Favourite Footy […]

James Polulach

James Polulach

Place of Birth: Adelaide, Australia Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY Profession: Marketing Director Favourite Footy Team: Sturt Football Club How did you get involved in footy?: Parents…but being Australian, it’s innate. What do you like most about footy?: Having a kick with your mates, fitness, and having a beer afterward. Position: half back flank Aspirations: Win […]

Ojas (Juice) Desai

Ojas (Juice) Desai

Place of Birth: Queens, NY…”I am Queens Boulevard.” Current Residence: New York Profession: Real Estate Finance Favourite Footy Team: New York Magpies How did you get involved in footy?: Used to watch it on TV, boredom What do you like most about footy?: Groupies Position: On ball Aspirations: To win a flag with the Pies […]

Chris Murray

Chris Murray

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Current Residence: West Village in New York (soon to be Dubai) Profession: Transfer Pricing at PwC Favourite Footy Team: Was Fitzroy Football Club (RIP), now North Melbourne (and the New York Magpies of course) How did you get involved in footy?: I had no choice.  I was born into […]

E. Tobias Tornay

E. Tobias Tornay

Place of Birth: Harlem, New York Current Residence: Brooklyn Profession: Marketeer Favourite Footy Team: Magpies, Lady Magpies, The Jets How did you get involved in footy?: These 2 crazy girls What do you like most about footy?: Knocking heads, boat races, and road trips Position: The guy who runs around hitting people Aspirations: To be […]

Mike (Magic) Murphy

Mike (Magic) Murphy

Place of Birth: NYC’s NYU Medical Center, 1st Ave and 33rd Street, Room 607. Current Residence: Well, I currently don’t pay rent anywhere, so I am sort of a squatter between Brooklyn and Yonkers.  I guess I am a resident of Bronkers or Yonklyn whichever you fancy. Profession: Master of Legal Studies and part time […]

Nick Walker

Nick Walker

Place of Birth: Boston, Mass. Current Residence: The land of great Greek food and Beer Gardens, Astoria Queens Profession: It’s a work in progress. Favorite Footy Team: NY Magpies / Bronx Warriors – It’s the Year of the Warrior! How did you get involved in footy?: After many Friday afternoons of watching YouTube AFL clips […]

Andy Brennan

Andy Brennan

Place of Birth: Ararat, Victoria – born and bred! Current Residence: Upper West Side Profession: Kaplan – yes I wear a purple shirt Favourite Footy Team: Western Bulldogs (and the New York Magpies of course!) How did you get involved in footy?: From the age of 5 started imitating Gary Ablett Sr out the front […]

Andrea Casillas

Andrea Casillas

Place of Birth: Alberquerque, NM Current Residence: BROOKLYN! Profession: Permanent student of life currently dabbling in international property law Favourite Footy Team: Good ole Collingwood forever How did you get involved in footy?: I drank the fruit punch…then found out it was sangria and came to during a game. Best weekend ever! What do you […]