Cathedral Gael now a Marauder

McMaster welcome an Ontario commit to their 2017 class.

Sebastian Paciocco, a defensive end from Cathedral High School, knows McMaster’s football field well, but now he will get to know it even more intimately after signing with the McMaster Marauders.

Suiting up with the maroon and white has been a long-awaited moment for Paciocco, who hails from Hamilton, Ontario. “I grew up playing football games at Ron Joyce Field and being around the campus,” he said, adding that he is interested in multi-media studies. “The school also has a long history of excellence in not only football, but also schooling and I look forward to attending the school.”

Sebastian Paciocco and his family. Courtesy of Sebastian Paciocco.

With getting a chance to play with his hometown team in the back of his mind, Paciocco was also drawn to the school by the coaches and staff. “Through the whole recruiting process, the coaches really made me feel like a part of the Marauder family. The universities coaching staff is incredible.”

He added that, “They all have many years of experience not only coaching, but also playing at the next level and also professionally. I believe that there’s no one better to learn from than those who made it professionally themselves.”

Sebastian Paciocco goes for the tackle. Courtesy of Sebastian Paciocco.

Standing at 6’1, 235lbs, he has suited up for the Hamilton Ironmen (OVFL), the Hamilton Varsity Tiger Cats (OFC), Team Ontario and the Cathedral Gaels (Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association). He was a most valuable defensive lineman with the Gaels, a provincial championship with the Varsity Tiger Cats and the Steel City Bowl MVP.

Now, Paciocco will have a chance to add to his title collection at the U Sports level. He said, “I am more than excited to begin working with this excellent coaching staff and phenomenal players.”


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