MORE THAN 170 players competed in the first Zachary P. Frank Lacrosse Scholarship Tournament on Saturday, June 23. Pictured front center is the Frank family, including Zach’s mother, Kelly Papa-Frank, holding Zach’s framed, retired Plymouth State jersey. (Courtesy Photo)

Published in the June 28, 2018 edition

WAKEFIELD — On Saturday, more than 170 players competed in the inaugural Zachary P. Frank Lacrosse Scholarship Tournament.

Zach’s friends and family from Wakefield, Plymouth State University and beyond came together for a full day of friendly competition at Landrigan Field. Ages ranged from U11 to over 50; talent ranged from first-time-picking-up-a-stick to D1 athletes.

The youth division championship was played with bragging rights on the line in the Guida household. Marcus Guida, Ethan Margolis, Chris Vacca and Joe Colliton took home the trophy in a hard-fought game against younger brother Gabe Guida, Jake Morris, Brady Walsh, Cash Kearney and Chase Collins.

In the adult division, 29 teams competed for a spot in the playoffs. “The Average Bros,” led by Brandon Grinnell (WHS ‘16), Matt Grinnell (WHS ‘14), Alec Brown (WHS ‘13), Austin Collard (WHS ‘17) and Andrew DeLeary (WHS ‘16), won the championship in front of a huge crowd over “Gorden’s Webb,” a six-man team of Plymouth State grads including Scott Pelliginelli, Nick Allard, Andrew Finocchio (WHS ‘11), Brandon Foley, Ryan Garland and Andy Ripley.

Special thanks to the tournament’s sponsors (Sports Rehab Unlimited, One-on-One College Consulting and Keith’s Tree Service) and to all of the amazing volunteers.

Donations to the Zachary P. Frank Lacrosse Scholarship Foundation can be made to TSF of Wakefield.