Gu­towiecz, Orr earn Ryan Memo­rial awards

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Se­niors Madi­son Gu­towiecz of Sun Val­ley and Blair Orr of Epis­co­pal Academy will re­ceive the Wil­liam “Butch” Ryan Memo­rial awards at the As­ton Sports Hall of Fame’s 19th awards din­ner Thurs­day, March 22, at Kings Mill.

Gu­towiecz is a fouryear mem­ber of Sun Val­ley’s var­sity soft­ball team and has been cap­tain as a ju­nior and se­nior. She earned the Coaches Award as a sopho­more and was named most valu­able player as a ju­nior.

She has com­pleted a num­ber of Ad­vanced Place­ment and Hon­ors cour­ses and is a mem­ber of the National Honor So­ci­ety, the National Math Honor So­ci­ety, the National Span­ish Honor So­ci­ety and the National Science Honor So­ci­ety.

She has been in­volved in the As­ton Com­mu­nity Day, helped with cleanup at neigh­bor­hood parks and has been a youth soft­ball clinic in­struc­tor. She will at­tend The Univer­sity of the Sciences in Philadel­phia and en­roll in its sixyear Pre-Phar­macy Early As­sur­ance pro­gram.

Orr had a 157-36 record as a var­sity wrestler at Epis­co­pal Academy. His win to­tal ranks No. 2 in school his­tory. He was a four-time place win­ner at the Penn­syl­va­nia In­de­pen­dent Schools Tour­na­ment and a four-time National Prep Tour­na­ment qual­i­fier.

He has been named win­ner of his school’s All­man Award (ca­reer con­tri­bu­tions) and Bates Sharp Award (out­stand­ing wrestler) as well as a Sev­enth Con­gres­sional District Distin­guished Scholar-Ath­lete Award.

He is Epis­co­pal Academy’s Fi­nan­cial Lit­er­acy Club pres­i­dent, has taken part in the EA-THON fundraiser for Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal, and has been a mem­ber of the Key Club and the Farm Club.

Among the in­di­vid­u­als join­ing the Hall of Fame will be soft­ball player Al­lie Alkins; foot­ball play­ers Glenn Wal­rath and Ken Novotni; bas­ket­ball play­ers Sue Mal­loy (Adel­man) and Jenna Crow­ley; track and field ath­lete Caitlin Yakas; multi-sports ath­lete Jim Buggy Jr.; base­ball player Dickie Noles; and coach Chris Lam­bert.

The 2012 Sun Val­ley soft­ball team also will be hon­ored, and Nancy Sip­ple will be the re­cip­i­ent of the Life­time Achieve­ment award.

Alkins earned Al­lDelco and All-State hon­ors in soft­ball at Sun Val­ley, where she won the Ray Withelder Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship and re­ceived the Penn­syl­va­nia Sports Hall of Fame/Delaware County Chap­ter’s Ag­gie Stegmuller Memo­rial Award. She made the Pres­i­den­tial List of Schol­ars at Wi­dener Univer­sity as well the Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence All-Aca­demic team. She was Wi­dener’s Class of 2016 vale­dic­to­rian.

Wal­rath was Sun Val­ley’s out­stand­ing male se­nior ath­lete in 1967, earn­ing All-Delco hon­ors in foot­ball and serv­ing as cap­tain of the base­ball team. He was a three-year foot­ball starter at line­backer at PMC Col­leges, where he be­came lineback­ers coach.

Novotni set Sun Val­ley records for most ca­reer in­ter­cep­tions by a line­backer and most ca­reer punt­ing yards. He helped the 1979 Van­guards record seven shutouts and was named All-Delco in 1980. He played col­le­giately at West­ern Mary­land Col­lege and has coached girls bas­ket­ball and travel soc­cer for As­ton A.A.

Mal­loy played bas­ket­ball for As­ton A.A. be­fore be­ing a three-year var­sity player at Villa Maria, where she earned All-Aca­demic hon­ors and was a mem­ber of three district cham­pi­onship teams. She played for one year at Prince­ton Univer­sity.

Crow­ley helped St. Joseph’s CYO to a pair of re­gional bas­ket­ball cham­pi­onships then was a three­year starter at point guard at Sun Val­ley, lead­ing the team in as­sists, steals and scor­ing as a ju­nior and se­nior while serv­ing as team cap­tain.

Yakas was arch­dioce­san run­ner-up in the shot put while at St. Joseph’s School, then was an All-Delco se­lec­tion and a state and national meet qual­i­fier at Sun Val­ley. At Wi­dener Univer­sity, she earned All-Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence hon­ors in the shot put and dis­cus.

Buggy Jr. played foot­ball for As­ton A.A. and base­ball for As­ton Val­ley be­fore be­com­ing an Al­lCatholic and All-Delco se­lec­tion in base­ball at St. James, where he threw a no-hit­ter in the Catholic League play­offs. He was a de­fen­sive back for the 1991 Catholic League South­ern Divi­sion cham­pi­onship foot­ball team and set a school record with four in­ter­cep­tions in one game. He played base­ball at Wes­ley Col­lege and has been in­ducted into Wes­ley’s Athletics Hall of Fame as well as the Delco Ath­letes Hall of Fame.

Noles pitched for the Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Cleve­land In­di­ans, Detroit Tigers, and Bal­ti­more Ori­oles, earn­ing 35 ma­jor league wins. He helped the Phillies to the 1980 World Se­ries cham­pi­onship. Af­ter leav­ing pro base­ball, he be­came an Em­ployee As­sis­tance Pro­fes­sional for the Phillies and has spo­ken to school stu­dents as part of his Stu­dents, At­ti­tude, Val­ues, Ed­u­ca­tion and Sub­stance Abuse (SAVES) pro­gram. He coached cham­pi­onship base­ball teams for the As­ton Val­ley Babe Ruth League.

Lam­bert played for the As­ton Youth Soc­cer Travel Club, then was most valu­able player of the Sun Val­ley soc­cer team as a ju­nior and se­nior. Af­ter study­ing phys­i­cal ther­apy at Thomas Jef­fer­son Univer­sity, he played for the Hel­lenic Flames and be­gan coach­ing for As­ton A.A. and at Sun Val­ley.

Tick­ets to the din­ner are $35. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing Rob Lock­lear at 610-675-6674 or 19lock57@gmail.com; Bob Weeks at 484-432-4598 or BobWeeks709@gmail.com; or Nancy Sip­ple at 610494-1705, 484-437-7633, or siphoops56@hot­mail.com.

Two All-Delco bas­ket­ball play­ers were mem­bers of the of­fi­ci­at­ing crew that worked Vil­lanova’s Big East game against Ge­orge­town last week.

Wally Rutecki, who earned All-Delco hon­ors at Mon­signor Bon­ner, and Clarence Arm­strong, a Chich­ester All-Delco, of­fi­ci­ated the con­test with Brian O’Con­nell.

Rutecki was back on a court for a Ge­orge­town game sev­eral days later when the Hoyas met St. John’s in the Big East Tour­na­ment at Madi­son Square Gar­den.

The Sports Leg­ends of Delaware County Mu­seum on Iven Road in Rad­nor is mak­ing fi­nal plans for its June 2 ded­i­ca­tion of a statue of Emlen Tun­nell, the Rad­nor grad­u­ate who saved two lives while serv­ing with the Coast Guard dur­ing World War II.

Any­one who would like to pur­chase an ad in the com­mem­o­ra­tive pro­gram can visit www.em­len­tun­nell.com or con­tact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919.

The Delaware County Ath­letes Hall of Fame’s 2018 awards din­ner will take place Sun­day, April 22, at Con­cordville Inn. So­cial hour is at 4 p.m., with din­ner at 5.

Among those join­ing the Hall of Fame are bas­ket­ball play­ers Clarence Arm­strong, Bill Carr, and John O’Reilly; foot­ball play­ers Tim Cham­bers, Dan Con­nor, and John Esher (de­ceased); multi-sport ath­letes Dave Kasarsky, Rachael Becker-DeCecco and Joe Piela; track and field ath­letes Bo Smart and Jim Tup­peny (de­ceased); lacrosse play­ers Jenn Cook and Kerri Whi­taker; Olympians R. Nor­ris Wil­liams (de­ceased), Daniel Bar­row (de­ceased) and Wil­liam Her­mann (de­ceased); body builder Cyn­thia Anast; and soc­cer player Sinead Far­relly.

Tick­ets are $45 for adults and $15 for chil­dren 10 and un­der.

The dead­line for ta­ble/ group reser­va­tions (10/12 per ta­ble) is April 7, and the dead­line for ticket sales is April 12. The or­ga­ni­za­tion also is ac­cept­ing ads for its pro­gram book­let.

Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing Pa­tri­cia Mes­canti at del­co­hallof­fame@ gmail.com or by call­ing 610-793-7931.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — COURTESY OF AMANDA C. LEE

As­ton Sports Hall of Fame pres­i­dent Kevin Tal­bot, cen­ter, stands with Sun Val­ley soft­ball player Madi­son Gu­towiecz and Epis­co­pal Academy wrestler Blair Orr, who will re­ceive the 2018 Wil­liam “Butch” Ryan Memo­rial Scholar-Ath­lete awards.

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