Alex Breschi '19 Named 25th Troy Vance '85 Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Alex Breschi '19 who was named the 25th Annual Troy M. Vance '85 Memorial Scholarship recipient at the end of our Academic Awards Assembly on Friday, May 3. Alex is a member of the school newspaper, captain of the varsity lacrosse team, a student ambassador, peer educator, and president of the Boosters Club.
"It is an honor to receive this award," said Alex during a reception held in Blake Parlor with Mike and Terry Vance, board members, and his family by his side. "My dad speaks so highly of Troy and the Vance family. Troy was a model Don and person, and he is someone I try to emulate. I thank the Vance family again for this incredible honor."
During his four years at Loyola, Troy was a member of The National Honor Society, played three years of varsity football and lacrosse, having been a co-captain of both sports, and was active in community projects and service. At graduation, Troy was awarded the Scholar-Athlete, Doctor Ford Loker Medal. He then went on to the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1989 from the Wharton School of Business. Troy also played and lettered in four years of Penn lacrosse. In 2014, he was inducted into Loyola Blakeﬁeld’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
In 1993, Troy was struck and killed by an impaired driver. Shortly after his death, his Loyola classmates and close friends raised enough funds to have a memorial fountain built and installed in front of Knott Hall. These same friends and classmates then raised enough money to start a scholarship in Troy’s name and in his memory. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Loyola Blakeﬁeld senior, who resembles Troy in his leadership, his scholarship, his athletics, his dedication to family and friends, and in his zeal for all people and for life itself.