Men's Lacrosse


16   Denis Whelan
Denis Whelan


Merion Station, Pa.

High School:
Penn Charter

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 165


ON WHELAN: A senior attackman, who will see more time in his final collegiate season ... has shown great advancement after a nice fall season according to Cannella ... a great finisher, who will likely play a lot ... expected to add leadership as he has become more consistent in his approach to the game and everyday at practice ... has shows flashes of brilliance ... great hands who finishes really well, especially around the cage.

AS A SENIOR IN 2007: Senior, who began the year as a starting attackman. Saw lots of time as a reserve for most of the year ... Played in 13 games with eight goals and three assists for 11 points. Had just two points entering 2007 ... Grabbed 16 groundballs as a senior all in final seven games ... Had at least one goal in six of last seven games, including five in a row from March 31-April 24 ... In finale at Rutgers (5/5) scored a goal and had three groundballs ... On Senior Day hustled to career-high four groundballs in win over #12 Syracuse (4/28) ... Tallied a second-quarter goal at Fairfield (4/24) ... Scored final goal in final minute vs. #6 Georgetown (4/21) ... Career-high with three points including career-best two assists and a goal at Hobart (4/14) ... Scored a first-quarter goal as he took seven shots vs. St. John's (4/7) ... First career multi-goal game with pair against Penn State (3/31), including game-tying goal to make it 5-5 in fourth quarter of OT win ... Set up a goal against Yale (3/3) ... In first career start, scored final UMass goal at Hofstra (2/24), for third career tally.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: Played in four games vs. Hofstra (2/26), vs. Sacred Heart (3/21), at St. John's (4/8) and vs. Hobart (4/15) as a reserve attackman ... did not post any points.

AS A SOPHMORE 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 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... brother of the late Ricky Whelan (21), a former lacrosse player at Brown, who passed away in 2005 ... has a younger brother Reid (17) ... 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
2006	4/0	0	0	0	2	0	0	0	0/0:00
2007	13/2	8	3	11	36	0	0	16	0/0:00
Totals	27/2	10	3	14	44	0	0	16	0/0:00

Career Highs
Goals: 2 vs. Penn State, 3/31/07
Assists: 2 at Hobart, 4/15/07
Points: 3 at Hobart, 4/15/07
Groundballs: 4 vs. Syracuse, 4/28/07
Multi-Goal Games: 1; Multi-Point Games: 2, Hat Tricks: 0


    Event Calendar

    Thursday, Apr 30
    vs Semifinal Round TBA
    Saturday, May 2
    vs Championship Game TBA
    Saturday, May 9
    vs First Round TBA
    Sunday, May 10
    vs First Round TBA
    Saturday, May 16
    vs Quarterfinals TBA
    Sunday, May 17
    vs Quarterfinals TBA
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