Ricky Whelan Book Scholarship Recipients

2017  Anthony Giuliani  LaSalle College HS/University of Pennsylvania

2017  Brett Baskin  LaSalle College HS/Johns Hopkins University

 

2016  Erik DiGirolamo  Parkland HS/Lehigh University

2016  Connor Gaffney  Lenape HS, NJ/Lehigh University

 

2015  Matt Petrick  Kennett HS/Drexel University

2015 Dustin Buchanan  CB East/St. Josephs University/WCU

 

2014  Tyler Butler  CB East/Penn State University

2014  Mikey Zadroga  Upper Merion/Marquette University

 

2013  Trevor Kupecky  Upper Merion/Hofstra University

2013  Jimmy Murphy  Hatboro Horsham/Marist College

 

2012  Chris Panichelli  Bishop Shanahan/Drexel University

2012  Bryan Garrahan  Archmere Academy/St. Josephs University

 

2011  Joe McCallion  Haverford School/University of Pennsylvania

2011  Jeff Heath   St. Joes Prep/University of Delaware

 

2010  Ahmad Zachary  Lower Merion HS/University of Vermont

2010  Adam Yee      Penncrest HS/University of Hartford

 

2009  Grady Stevens  Unionville HS/Johns Hopkins University

2009 David Alyanakian  Strath Haven HS/Delaware/Lynchburg College

 

 

 

@THEDUKESLC names Baskin, Giuliani of @LaSalle_Sports as 2017 recipients of Ricky Whelan Book Scholarship

Monday, 27th November 2017  

 


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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/27/17
From Press Release

 

The Duke’s Lacrosse Club has announced that program graduates Brett Baskin (La Salle, Johns Hopkins) and Anthony Giuliani (La Salle, Penn) have each been awarded $250 in book scholarship money in the name of the late Ricky Whelan.

Ricky Whelan winners Brett Baskin (left), Anthony Giuliani

Whelan, a popular Duke’s player who starred at Brown, passed away in his sleep over 12 years ago.

Whelan exemplified the quality of player and person by exhibiting drive and determination the Dukes wish to promote. Whelan played for Ashbee Lacrosse, Episcopal Academy and Brown University, and was an was an Honor student and standout player at Brown where he was voted the team’s Unsung Player as a senior.

The Dukes continue to honor Whelan by naming their development clinics after him. These clinics are offered each Fall for current Dukes players or those aspiring to play for the club.

Baskin, a US Lacrosse All-American and the Catholic League MVP in 2017 at La Salle, helped lead the Explorers to the Catholic League and District 12 championships as well as a berth in the state quarterfinals. He had 62 goals and 30 assists and also was All-EPLCA and All-Catholic First Team. 

Giuliani also was a a US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA and First Team All-Catholic League honoree for the Explorers.

Past winners

2016
Conor Gaffney (Lenape-NJ, Lehigh)
Erik DiGirolamo (Parkland, Lehigh)

2015
Dustin Buchanan (Central Bucks East/St. Joseph’s)
Matt Petrick (Kennett HS/Drexel)

2014
Tyler Butler (CB East/Penn State)
Mikey Zadroga (Upper Merion/Marquette/Cabrini)

2013
Trevor Kupecky (Upper Merion/Hofstra)
Jimmy Murphy (Hatboro Horsham/Marist)

2012
Chris Panichelli (Bishop Shanahan/Drexel)
Bryan Garrahan (Archmere/St Joseph’s University)

2011
Joe McCallion (Haverford School/UPENN)
Jeff Heath (St. Joe’s Prep/Delaware)

2010
Ahmad Zachary (Lower Merion/Vermont) *was a co-captain at Vermont
Adam Yee (Penncrest/Hartford)

2009
Grady Stevens (Unionville/Hopkins) current grad asst coach at Hopkins
David Alyanakian (Strath Haven/Delaware/Lynchburgh)

 
 

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@THEDUKESLC names Gaffney, DiGirolamo of @LehighLacrosse as recipients of Ricky Whelan Book Scholarship

Sunday, 26th November 2017  

 


Categories Boy's/Men's, Club   

 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/26/17
From Press Release

 

The Duke’s Lacrosse Club has announced that program graduates Conor Gaffney (Lenape-NJ, Lehigh) and Erik DiGirolamo (Parkland, Lehigh) have each been awarded $250 in book scholarship money in the name of the late Ricky Whelan.

Ricky Whelan Scholarship winners Erik DiGirolamo (left) and Conor Gaffney

Whelan, a popular Duke’s player who starred at Brown, passed away in his sleep over 12 years ago.

Whelan exemplified the quality of player and person by exhibiting drive and determination the Dukes wish to promote. Whelan played for Ashbee Lacrosse, Episcopal Academy and Brown University, and was an was an Honor student and standout player at Brown where he was voted the team’s Unsung Player as a senior.

The Dukes continue to honor Whelan by naming their development clinics after him. These clinics are offered each Fall for current Dukes players or those aspiring to play for the club.

Gaffney was a US Lacrosse All-American at Lenape in 2016 and helped lead Indians to the SJ Group 4 finals by winning more than 80 percent of his face-offs. Impressive in the classroom, he posted a 6.0 weighted GPA (4.0 unweighted) at Lenape and finished tied for first in his class, was the Senior Male Outstanding, and Student-Athlete of the Year. As a freshman at Lehigh he was a standout, finishing eighth nationally in faceoff percentage (.610) and fifth in groundballs in per game (8.00), He closed the year by winning 139-of-228 draws while collecting a team-high 96 groundballs. He is majoring in Engineering.

As a senior at Parkland, DiGirolamo was first team All-Eastern PA Conference, first team Morning Call All-Area and the Defensive MVP for Parkland. He also was a captain of the Dukes Lacrosse Club team. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor. He was a member of the Principal’s List freshman through senior year for a 4.0 GPA or higher, taking AP, Honors and GHP courses. He was on the Eastern PA Conference Student Athletic Character Council and was the 2016 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Scholar-Athlete for lacrosse. He also was named Boys First Place for the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Award for the 2015 season by Phillylacrosse.com. At Lehigh he finished his freshman year with two goals on two shots, an assist, 11 groundballs and two caused turnover in 13 games, with four starts, seeing time at both close defense and long-stick midfield.

Past winners

2015
Dustin Buchanan (Central Bucks East/St. Joseph’s)
Matt Petrick (Kennett HS/Drexel)

2014
Tyler Butler (CB East/Penn State)
Mikey Zadroga (Upper Merion/Marquette/Cabrini)

2013
Trevor Kupecky (Upper Merion/Hofstra)
Jimmy Murphy (Hatboro Horsham/Marist)

2012
Chris Panichelli (Bishop Shanahan/Drexel)
Bryan Garrahan (Archmere/St Joseph’s University)

2011
Joe McCallion (Haverford School/UPENN)
Jeff Heath (St. Joe’s Prep/Delaware)

2010
Ahmad Zachary (Lower Merion/Vermont) *was a co-captain at Vermont
Adam Yee (Penncrest/Hartford)

2009
Grady Stevens (Unionville/Hopkins) current grad asst coach at Hopkins
David Alyanakian (Strath Haven/Delaware/Lynchburgh)

 
 

.@THEDUKESLC names Buchanan (@cbeastlacrosse), Petrick (Kennett) 2015 Ricky Whelan Book Scholarship recipients

Sunday, 17th January 2016  

 


Categories Boy's/Men'sHigh School   

 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/17/16
From Press Release

The Duke’s Lacrosse Club has announced that recent graduates Dustin Buchanan (Central Bucks East/St. Joseph’s) and Matt Petrick (Kennett HS/Drexel) have each been awarded $500 in book scholarship money in the name of the late Ricky Whelan.

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Ricky Whelan Scholarship winners Dustin Buchanan (Central Bucks East, St. Joseph’s) and Matt Petrick (Kennett, Drexel)

 

Whelan, a popular Duke’s player who starred at Brown, passed away in his sleep nine years ago.

Whelan exemplified the quality of player and person by exhibiting drive and determination the Dukes wish to promote. Whelan played for Ashbee Lacrosse, Episcopal Academy and Brown University, and was an was an Honor student and standout player at Brown where he was voted the team’s Unsung Player as a senior.

The Dukes continue to honor Whelan by naming their development clinics after him. These clinics are offered each Fall for current Dukes players or those aspiring to play for the club.

Buchanan was a US Lacrosse All-American, a Second Team All-Phillylacrossse.com pick and the Suburban One Continental Conference Most Valuable Player in 2015, He led the Patriots to a two-year record of 36-10 in his junior and senior seasons. In 2015 he posted 101 ground balls, 71 caused turnovers, five goals, and four assists. He earned high honors at CB East and is majoring in sports marketing.

Petrick was a First Team All-Ches-Mont League pick as a senior and a Second Team pick as a sophomore and a junior. He was an Honor Roll student throughout high school and a Roselle Cup recipient for excellence in the classroom and sports. He also was a Jena Slater and John Manfredi scholarship recipient.

 

 

Past winners

2014
Tyler Butler (CB East/Penn State)
Mikey Zadroga (Upper Merion/Marquette/Cabrini)

2013
Trevor Kupecky (Upper Merion/Hofstra)
Jimmy Murphy (Hatboro Horsham/Marist)

2012
Chris Panichelli (Bishop Shanahan/Drexel)
Bryan Garrahan (Archmere/St Joseph’s University)

2011
Joe McCallion (Haverford School/UPENN)
Jeff Heath (St. Joe’s Prep/Delaware)

2010
Ahmad Zachary (Lower Merion/Vermont) *was a co-captain at Vermont
Adam Yee (Penncrest/Hartford)

2009
Grady Stevens (Unionville/Hopkins) current grad asst coach at Hopkins
David Alyanakian (Strath Haven/Delaware/Lynchburgh)

 
 
 

.@THEDUKESLC names Butler (@cbeastlax), Zadroga (U. Merion) as Ricky Whelan scholarship winners

Saturday, 27th December 2014  

 


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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/27/14

The Duke’s Lacrosse Club has announced that recent graduates Tyler Butler (Central Bucks East) and Mikey Zadroga (Upper Merion) have each been awarded $500 in book scholarship money in the name of the late Ricky Whelan.

Duke's L.C. Ricky Whelan Scholarship winners Tyler Butler (CB East, Penn State), Mikey Zadroga (Upper Merion, Marquette)

Duke’s L.C. Ricky Whelan Scholarship winners Tyler Butler (CB East, Penn State), Mikey Zadroga (Upper Merion, Marquette)

Whelan, a popular Duke’s player who starred at Brown, passed away in his sleep eight years ago.

Whelan exemplified the quality of player and person by exhibiting drive and determination the Dukes wish to promote. Whelan played for Ashbee Lacrosse, Episcopal Academy and Brown University, and was an was an Honor student and standout player at Brown where he was voted the team’s Unsung Player as a senior.

Butler, a four-time Duke’s L.C. captain, was a First-Team All-Continental Conference pick in 2014 and helped Central Bucks East win the conference title and reach the District 1 quarterfinals. He is a freshman defenseman at Penn State and amassed 181 ground balls, 91 caused turnovers, five goals and an assist in high school.

Zadroga, also a Second Team All-Phillylacrosse.com pick, is a freshman midfielder at Marquette University who tallied 143 career goals and was a First-Team Suburban One American Conference pick from 2012-2014.

The Dukes continue to honor Whelan by naming their development clinics after him. These clinics are offered each Fall for current Dukes players or those aspiring to play for the club.

 

 

Past winners

2013
Trevor Kupecky (Upper Merion/Hofstra)
Jimmy Murphy (Hatboro Horsham/Marist)

2012
Chris Panichelli (Bishop Shanahan/Drexel)
Bryan Garrahan (Archmere/St Joseph’s University)


2011
Joe McCallion (Haverford School/UPENN)
Jeff Heath (St.Joes Prep/Delaware)
Past recepients

2010
Ahmad Zachary (Lower Merion/Vermont) *Captain at Vermont
Adam Yee (Penncrest/Hartford)

2009
Grady Stevens (Unionville/Hopkins) current grad asst coach at Hopkins
David Alyanakian (Strath Haven/Delaware/Lynchburgh)

 
 
 

Duke’s L.C. names Kupecky (U. Merion), Murphy (Hatboro-Horsham) as Whelan scholarship winners

Wednesday, 8th January 2014  

 


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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/8/14

The Duke’s Lacrosse Club has announced that recent graduates Jimmy Murphy (Hatboro-Horsham) and Trevor Kupecky (Upper Merion) have each been awarded $500 in book scholarship money in the name of the late Ricky Whelan.

Trevor Kupecky and Jimmy Murphy

Trevor Kupecky and Jimmy Murphy were named winners of the Ricky Whelan scholarship

Whelan, a popular Duke’s player who starred at Brown, passed away in his sleep seven years ago.

Whelan exemplified the quality of player and person by exhibiting drive and determination the Dukes wish to promote. Whelan, who played for Ashbee Lacrosse, Episcopal Academy and Brown University, was an Honor student and standout player at Brown where he was voted the team’s Unsung Player as a senior.

Murphy, an All-EPSLA, Suburban One Liberty and Second Team Phillylacrosse.com selection, is a freshman midfielder at Marist College. Kupecky, also a Second Team All-Phillylacrosse.com pick, is a freshman attackman at Hofstra University.

The Dukes continue to honor Whelan by naming their development clinics after him. These clinics are offered each Fall for current Dukes players or those aspiring to play for the club.

 

 

All winners

2013
Trevor Kupecky (Upper Merion/Hofstra)
Jimmy Murphy (Hatboro Horsham/Marist)

 

2012
Chris Panichelli (Bishop Shanahan/Drexel)
Bryan Garrahan (Archmere/St Joseph’s University)


2011
Joe McCallion (Haverford School/UPENN)
Jeff Heath (St.Joes Prep/Delaware)
Past recepients

2010
Ahmad Zachary (Lower Merion/Vermont) *Captain at Vermont
Adam Yee (Penncrest/Hartford)

2009
Grady Stevens (Unionville/Hopkins) current grad asst coach at Hopkins
David Alyanakian (Strath Haven/Delaware/Lynchburgh)

 
 
 

Duke’s L.C. names Panichelli (Bishop Shanahan), Garrahan (Archmere Ac.) as Whelan scholarship winners

Monday, 22nd October 2012  

 


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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/22/12

The Duke’s Lacrosse Club has announced that recent graduates Chris Panichelli (Bishop Shanahan) and Bryan Garrahan (Archmere Academy, DE) have been awarded $500 in scholarship money in the name of the late Ricky Whelan.

Bishop Shanahan grad Chris Panichelli (left) and Archmere Academy’s Bryan Garrahan were this year’s Duke’s L.C. Ricky Whelan Scholarship winner

Whelan, a popular Duke’s player who starred at Brown, passed away in his sleep seven years ago.

Whelan exemplified the quality of player and person by exhibiting drive and determination the Dukes wish to promote. Whelan, who played for Ashbee Lacrosse, Episcopal Academy and Brown University, was an Honor student and standout player at Brown where he was voted the team’s Unsung Player as a senior.

Panichelli, an All-EPSLA, Ches-Mont League pick and Phillylacrosse.com High Honorable mention selection, is a freshman defenseman at Drexel University. Garrahan, an All-State and All-Phillylacrosse.com Northern Delaware pick, is a freshman midfielder at St. Joseph’s University.

The Dukes continue to honor Whelan by naming their development clinics after him. These clinics are offered each Fall for current Dukes players or those aspiring to play for the club.

 

Ricky Whelan Scholarship winners

 

2009 – Grady Stevens (Johns Hopkins), David Alayankian (Delaware, Lynchburg)

 

2010 – Ahmad Zachary (Vermont), Adam Yee (Hartford)

 

2011 – Joe McCallion (UPENN), Jeff Heath (Delaware)

 

2012 – Chris Panichelli (Drexel), Bryan Garrahan (St. Josephs)

 
 
 

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