Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/13/17
From Press Release
Penncrest’s Ryan Granger (rising sophomore at Marquette), Harriton’s Matt Binnion (rising sophomore at Richmond) and Shipley School’s Amir Fluellen (rising sophonore at Salisbury) have been named recipients of the annual Peter Ortale Memorial Fund Award by the Duke’s Lacrosse Club for 2016.
The scholarship awards of $1,000 may be used toward their college expenses. Granger (defenseman) redshirted at Marquette this year, Binnion (defenseman) redshirted at Richmond and Fluellen (midfielder) was a valuable reserve for the Division III National champion Sea Gulls.
The Award was created both to honor Ortale – a former Duke’s player and Penn Charter standout 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.
Granger, Binnion and Fluellen 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.
Granger and Binnion were first-team All-Central League First-Team picks in 2016 and Fluellen was a First-Team All-Friends Schools League selection. In addition, Binnion was a Second-Team All-Phillylacrosse.com selection and Granger was a Third-Team pick as well as an All-EPLCA pick.