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McGlone, Leonard, Whelan highlight @THEDUKESLC 20-Year Anniversary All-Time Midfielders

Sunday, 24th March 2019

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/24/19
From Press Release

In the continuing celebration of the Duke’s Lacrosse Club’s 20th Anniversary All Time Team, directors recognized the All-Time Midfielders (see all-time Attackmen) as well as other significant offensive players who deserve recognition because of their outstanding contributions to the program.

From left, Bill McGlone, Greg Leonard, Ricky Whelan

Many players further blossomed in their college or pro careers, but the focus is on how they performed during the course of their Duke’s Club career. It is a daunting enough task to be fair with so many great players to review from the 20-year history, so here they are.

First Team Middies:
Leading off is the late Ricky Whelan. Ricky was and still is the heartbeat for everything that Duke’s Lacrosse represents. He is remembered every year through the Ricky Whelan Fall Clinics and was one of the toughest, strongest and talented middies to come out of the Duke’s Lacrosse Program and Pennsylvania High School Lacrosse in general. He was an All-American at Episcopal Academy before matriculating to Brown University. His legacy will live on forever in our hearts and minds.

The next 1st Teamer to highlight was Greg Leonard.
Leonard was the antithesis of the “Big Bull” middies who took over games with his sheer power and strength. He had the Unique ability to run down hill through and over defenders but was also a smooth and gifted lefty shooter who took over games with big plays in big moments.
Leonard played at Marple Newtown before playing his college career at Loyola University.

The last player highlighted on the First Team is Bill McGlone. If ever the term, “The Natural” applied to a player, it would be McGlone. He was laid back yet fiery. He was relaxed yet a powder keg waiting to be lit. He was just a very gifted and dynamic and a big game player who led Ridley to multiple State Championships and then excelled and was an All-American at Maryland. He went onto play professionally and simply was impactful at every Level.

The additional First Teamers are :
Andrew Mackrides, Malvern Prep/Penn State; Stevie Hill, Ridley/Drexel/Cabrini; Chris Schiller, Duke’s Adult/Penn State; Trevor Walker, Episcopal Academy/Georgetown; Dan Woods, Duke’s Adult/Springfield-Delco/Penn State; Joe McCallion, Haverford School/Penn; Mike Sutton, St. Augustine Prep/Penn State; Pete Schwartz, La Salle/Harvard; Ray Vandegrift, Penn Charter/St. Joseph’s; Vinny DeAngelo, Ridley/Hofstra; Sean Coleman, La Salle/Harvard; Kevin “Special K” Kaminski, Strath Haven/Delaware.

Honorable Mention:
Curtis Zappala, Episcopal Academy/Originally signed with Maryland; Marc Mackrides, Penncrest/Whittier; Tim Muir, Episcopal Academy/Johns Hopkins; Forry Smith, Haverford School/Johns Hopkins; Mikey Drake, Salesianum School/Notre Dame; Andrew Pettit, Tower Hill/Lehigh; Henry Blynn, Haverford School/Brown; Kevin Forster, La Salle/Maryland/St. Joseph’s; Kyle Long, Springfield-Delco/Maryland; Joey Jones, Abington; Rich Rambo, Abington/Hofstra/Rutgers; Mike Vandegrift, Abington/Penn State; Conrad Ridgway, La Salle/Penn State; Brad Loizeaux, Tatnall School/ Hofstra; Matt Moore, Garnet Valley/Virginia; Dan Kinek, Emmaus/Michigan; Adam Goldner, Malvern Prep/Penn; Chase Stewart, Downingtown/Gettysburg; Chris Gannett, Downingtown/Penn State; Eric Gartner, Villanova.

Next: Goalies and Face-Off Specialists

Greg Leonard
Bill McGlone
Ricky Whelan

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