Major League Lacrosse announced the winners of the MLL Ultimate Fan Fantasy contest today. Cameron MacKenzie, from St. Charles, Ill., and Frank Ranfone, from Guilford, Conn., will act as the honorary team captains for the 2013 MLL All-Star Game, presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill.
The MLL All-Star Game takes place on Saturday, July 13, in Charlotte, N.C., at American Legion Memorial Stadium, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
If you don’t have your tickets for the event yet, be sure to check out the
MajorLeagueLacrosse.com All-Star page for information. It is sure to be a great event and with activities taking place throughout the weekend, will be fun for the whole family!
Cameron and Frank were selected from 20 finalists by MLL players and staff. Each submitted a video, photo or essay proving why they are the MLL’s ultimate fan.
Cameron is a 17-year-old who plays midfield for the varsity team at St. Charles North High School and the New Wave Lacrosse club team.
“Plain and simple, I eat, breathe, and sleep lacrosse, whether watching it on TV or playing it in my backyard, I just can’t get enough of it,” Cameron said.
When it comes to the MLL, Cameron lists his favorite teams as the Rattlers and the Lizards, and his favorite player is Rob Pannell. Cameron said, “This will probably go down as one of the best experiences of my life. Being able to meet all the great players I look up to as role models will be amazing.”
Frank is a 15-year-old midfielder for the Guilford Indians of Guilford High School and the Progression Seminoles club team. He said that he is really excited for the All-Star Game.
“I’m looking forward to absolutely everything about this experience, especially being around everyone in the MLL,” Frank said.
As a winner of the Ultimate Fan Fantasy, Frank will travel to the home of his favorite MLL team, the Charlotte Hounds. He may also have a chance to see his favorite player, Stephen Berger, repeat his All-Star Game MVP performance from 2012.
They will travel with a guest to Charlotte, N.C., and be provided accommodations and transfers for the All-Star festivities and games. Winners will also stand on the field with the team during the All-Star Game and Skills Contest, and will have direct access to MLL players and VIP areas throughout All-Star Weekend.
Major League Lacrosse will announce the selections for the 2013 All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill on Monday, June 24. Players are selected through balloting process by MLL coaches and general managers. Cameron and Frank will pick their teams playground-style from All-Stars selected to form their very own All-Star squads to compete in the game.