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The winner of the 2022 Kamil Patel Memorial Rugby Scholarship is Greyson Fesko of the Syracuse Silverbacks.

Greyson Fesko of the Syracuse Silverbacks

Greyson's coach, Patrick Scully wrote,

"Greyson has welcomed young players to the team and modeled what a rugby player should be. He shows great sportsmanship and is the first to congratulate or opponent or pick up a fallen teammate. Both a scholar and a gentleman, he will be graduating with a 3.8 GPA from Fayetteville-Manlius High School this June and plans to attend Environmental Science and Forestry @ Syracuse University , where he will play for the SU Hammerheads"

From Greyson,

"Rugby has been the only sport that has stuck with me, I’ve played football, lacrosse, hockey, and wrestling but none of them can compare to my love for Rugby. This is because Rugby combines all of my favorite parts of these sports that I started off playing, and combined it into one game"

Greyson will receive $2,000 to apply to expenses this fall at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. He was nominated by his coach Patrick Scully.

To learn more about the Kamil Patel Scholarship, visit


RugbyNY is the governing body for youth and high school rugby in the state of New York. They are a member of USA Youth & High School Rugby's Northeast region and are an officially recognized State Youth Rugby Organization (SYRO) by USA Rugby. RugbyNY is registered with the New York State Department of State as a not-for-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

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