Derek Lipscomb has been around the New York rugby scene for quite some time now, and he looks to make the jump to professional rugby in 2019. After attending local Ivy League powerhouse Columbia, he joined Old Blue and has played for both their 7 and XV aside teams that have been regulars in national championship playoffs. Whilst playing for Old Blue, Lipscomb was selected to join the Northeast Academy 7’s squad, based in New York City. Because of his trophy winning success with the academy in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Lipscomb earned looks with the US National team. He has attended high performance sevens camps at the US Olympic Training Center and found great success touring South America with the USA Falcons.