Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/28/16
From Press Release
Malvern Preo’s Drew Schantz, Salesianum School’s Ryan Kern and Tower Hill’s Andrew Pettit have been named as recipients of the annual Peter Ortale Memorial Fund Award by the Duke’s Lacrosse Club for 2015.
The scholarship awards of $1,000 may be used toward their college expenses. Kern (goalie) is playing lacrosse at Navy Prep this year, Pettit (attackman) is playing at Lehigh and Schantz (midfielder) at Notre Dame.
The Award was created both to honor Ortale – a former Duke’s player who passed away while working at the World Trade Center in the 9-11 terrorist act – and to support the Duke’s mission to support tradition, sportsmanship and community service.
Kern, Pettit and Schantz were chosen for their positive attributes and contributions to the Duke’s LC. Ortale, a Penn Charter graduate, starred at Duke. Ortale was 37 years old and working as a securities broker for Euro Brokers Inc. when the World Trade Center was attacked.
Kern was the Phillylacrosse.com Delaware Co-Player of the Year (along with Pettit) and led Salesianum to the state championship in 2015. He was a US Lacrosse All-American.
Pettit, aside from his Co-Player of the Year honor, was a US Lacrosse All-American and First-Team All-State pick. He had 59 goals and 42 assists, leading the Hillers to a berth in state semifinals.
Schantz was a US Lacrosse All-American who had 27 goals, 13 assists, and 64 groundballs and led the Friars to a tie for second in the Inter-Ac League.