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2022 Kamil Patel Scholarship Nominees Announced

Updated: Aug 7, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Kamil Patel Memorial Scholarship have been announced.

Dedicated to honoring the memory of Kamil Patel, the scholarship was created in the spring of 2018 to assist high school rugby players who plan to continue their education in college while playing rugby. Scholarships of up to $2000 are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.

Nominees will be judged first on the basis of their coach's nomination, then secondarily on academic record, school and community activities, honors, work experience, and any exceptional circumstances. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges from RugbyNY and the Buffalo Rugby Club.

The 2022 nominees are:

  • Joe Bacenet of Highlander High School Rugby, nominated by by Brad Davidson

  • Lexi Erdolino of City Honors Women's Rugby, by Matt Frank

  • Greyson Fesko of Syracuse Silverbacks Boys Rugby, nominated by Patrick Scully

  • Gianluca Gendzier-Imperiali of Dwight School, nominated by Heidi Rubenstein-Brethel

  • Richard Molina of Play Rugby USA, nominated byYohendy Martinez

  • Ella Nenoff of Orchard Park HS Girls, nominated by Glenn Nenoff

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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