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.@THEDUKESLC names Freibott (@SalesianumLax), McAvoy (Wyomissing), Schreiner (@devils_lax) as Ortale Scholarship winners

Tuesday, 26th January 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 1/26/16
From Press Release

Avon Grove’s Will Schreiner (now a sophomore goalie at Penn State), Salesianum School’s Freddy Freibott (now a sophomore defensemen at Ohio State) and Wyomissing’s Scott McAvoy (now a sophomore at Lafayette) have been named as recipients of the annual Peter Ortale Memorial Fund Award by the Duke’s Lacrosse Club.

Duke's LC Peter Ortale Scholarship winners

Duke’s LC Peter Ortale Scholarship winners Freddy Freibott (Salesianum/Ohio State), Scott McAvoy (Wyomissing/Lafayette) and Will Schreiner (Avon Grove/Penn State)

The award was from the 2014 high school season.

The scholarship awards of $1,000 each may be used toward their college expenses. 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.

Schreiner, Freibott and McAvoy 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.

Schreiner was a US Lacrosse and Under Armour All-American, and had a .64 save percentage, a 5.34 goals against average and 237 saves in 2014. He led the Devils to the District 1 title and a PIAA finals berth.

Freibott was a US Lacrosse All-American and First-Team All-State pick in 2014 who collected 83 groundballs and seven goals. He helped the Sals reach the state final.

McAvoy earned US Lacrosse Academic All-American and All-Berks First Team in 2014. He was a member of the National Honor Society and was an AP Scholar.

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