Summit Lacrosse Ventures and Lacrosse All Stars are proud to announce that this year’s recipient of the third annual “Grow The Game Award” is the Frank Family of Westwood, MA.
The Franks – Leslie, Stuart, their daughters Meredith and Alexandra, and their son Andrew – have been involved with lacrosse since Stuart started coaching Andrew in the Westwood, MA, youth boys program. A year later, Leslie would start the Westwood youth girls lacrosse program 1997. In 1999, Leslie began coaching the Westwood High School girls’ lacrosse team and started, with her close friend and the Scituate High School girls lacrosse coach, Paula Evans, Mass Elite, the first girls’ lacrosse club in Eastern Massachusetts.
Over the past two decades, Leslie coached Westwood High School to multiple state championships, while providing assistance to youth programs and coaching regional high school teams. After playing at Westwood High School, Meredith continued her career at Northwestern and was joined by Alexandra three years later. Meredith and Alexandra both played with the US National Team and continue to be involved with the US U19 Women’s Lacrosse team and the US National Senior Team, respectively. Meredith is currently in her 10th season as the coach of Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Alexandra just completed her first season as the Head Coach at Dartmouth College. Andrew coached high school boys at Fairview and Saint Mary’s in Colorado.
Lacrosse has been more than just a vocation for the Frank family. Nothing epitomizes their passion for the game and the family atmosphere that it creates quite like the experience of playing at Lake Placid. From playing with and against Tewaaraton winners in the club division, to competing in the high school division with Mass Elite, and ending each summer in the picturesque landscape of the Adirondack Mountains with family and friends, each and every family member continue to be grateful to be a part of the lacrosse community.