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Zack Franckowiak Commits to Drexel

Zach Franckowiak
Zach Franckowiak

Zack Franckowiak is the latest Corner Canyon Charger to commit to play lacrosse at the next level. Franckowiak will take his talents to the Drexel Dragons who compete in the Colonial conference in NCAA Division I.
“I chose Drexel because I have always wanted to play division one lacrosse and at an institution that offers an excellent education as well,” said Franckowiak. “My ultimate goal is to attend medical school so I wanted to make sure that I found a school that will help me achieve that goal. I also had a great recruiting trip with Coach Voelker and his staff.”
BYU and Boston University were also in the mix for Franckowiak.

Zach Franckowiak
Zach Franckowiak
“The most shocking part about the recruiting process for me was how much college coaches really care about you,” Franckowiak mentioned about the unique recruiting process in lacrosse.
As with each player who commits, Franckowiak has had help from several mentors, both local and national including Mike Isbell, Steve Dunn, Dan Mannix, Jono Zissi, Mark Davis, and of course, his parents.
For those looking to play at the next level, Franckowiak gives this advice: “My advice to anyone that has a goal of playing college lacrosse is to work as hard, if not harder in the classroom than on the field and get good grades!  The first question asked of me from college recruiters always seemed to be something along the lines of ‘What kind of grades do you get?’ The only other advice I would give is that no matter when you start playing lacrosse, if you have a specific goal that you want to reach, you can do it.”
Ty Xanders, who wrote the recruiting column for Inside Lacrosse and recently started his own recruiting site, had this to say about Franckowiak from the Adrenaline Challenge in January: “He showcased highly impressive stick skills and is extraordinarily crafty when the ball is in his crosse, making him a tough cover for everybody who tried to guard him.”
This season, Franckowiak will look to lead the Chargers to a UHSLL Class A title.
“You can expect a very focused and determined Corner Canyon Charger team,” said Franckowiak. “Our final game last year left a sour taste in our mouth as we lost in the championship game.  We will be playing a very fast and physical style of lacrosse.  We know that every game will be a fight and we will be bringing everything we have.  There are a lot of seniors on this team and for us, we know this is our last shot at winning a state championship, which would be the first in school history.”
The Chargers kick off their season on Tuesday when they host Davis.

1 comment
  1. Congrat’s Zack on going D1 … That makes 17 of 25 players from this years Utah Blackhawks Elite Team committed to play college lacrosse at DI, DII, or MCLA DI … Of the 8 not committed, 7 are underclassman.

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