ON WHELAN: A wild card on the attack who can finish the ball really well off the righty wing ... looking to be more consistency with his shot and his approach to the game and everyday at practice ... has shows flashes of brilliance in the fall and looking to be more consistent ... great hands who finishes really well, especially around the cage.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Back-up attackman who saw action in five games... tallied his first goal of the season against Penn State (4/2)... saw first action of the season against Brown (3/19).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Saw action in five games... took two shots on the season and tallied one goal... scored first collegiate goal in a win against Manhattan (4/19).
BEFORE UMASS: Was a four-year letterwinner at William Penn Charter High School, for coach Patrick McDonough... scored 67 points (35 g, 32 a) as a senior and finished career with 130 points (60 g, 70 a)... was a two-time member of Dukes High School All-Star Team, Pennsylvania Senior All-Star Team and was first team All-Interacademic League selection... team was a state semifinalist in 2003... also lettered four times in soccer and twice in wrestling.
PERSONAL: Denis J. Whelan... son of Richard and Virginia Whelan... born April 13, 1984... brother of the late Ricky Whelan, a former lacrosse player at Brown, who passed away in 2005 ... majoring in hotel management.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2004 5/0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0/0:00 2005 5/0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0/0:00 Totals 10/0 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 0/0:00
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