BY GENE NARDI
Mother Nature threatened to put an end to the Palm Beach Blast Lacrosse Tournament held last weekend, but she showed mercy Sunday to the many lacrosse teams that traveled to Wellington’s Village Park on Pierson Road to compete in the event.
The Wellington Wolfpack was among the local teams that competed in the Palm Beach Blast. The Wolfpack is a relatively new club, launched in 2007. The club currently has seven teams for boys and girls.
One Wolfpack squad making a surprising impact this season is the U-9 boys. Most of the U-9 boys had little or no experience in lacrosse prior to the season’s start, but under coach Frank Greco, the boys have made great progress.
“We’ve got a great bunch of kids, and the parents have been extremely supportive this season,” Greco said.
The U-9 boys finished 8-6 this season and played in the finals match at the Palm Beach Blast, taking second place overall.
More than 80 boys and girls teams, ages 8 to 15, from across Florida attended the weekend tournament and competed on 12 fields. With some of the best athletic facilities in the state, Wellington remains one of the top venues for athletic events throughout the year.
Newly elected Wellington Wolfpack President Ted Miloch has a positive outlook for the club and expects the program to expand next year.
“We have some great coaches to develop the young players,” said Miloch, who has been involved with the Wolfpack as a coach the last few years, but now takes on additional administrative roles for the club.
The Wolfpack will compete in several tournaments throughout the summer all over Florida. For more info., visit www.wellingtonwolfpack.com.
ABOVE: Wolfpacker U-9 attacker Ryan Rundle takes a shot on the Barracuda goal.