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.
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.
Conor Gaffney (Lenape-NJ, Lehigh)
Erik DiGirolamo (Parkland, Lehigh)
Dustin Buchanan (Central Bucks East/St. Joseph’s)
Matt Petrick (Kennett HS/Drexel)
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)