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

Sunday, 17th January 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, 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.


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 11 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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