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Frank Lawrence
Official - Class of 2023

Beginning in 1990, Frank Lawrence’s commitment to lacrosse has expanded over 30 years. Along with being a referee, his commitment to lacrosse includes involvement as a team executive, league executive, team manager, coach, and unofficial Ambassador for lacrosse.

Mr. Lawrence’s major strengths have been as an on-floor game official, Referee-In-Chief, Supervisor, and Mentor for numerous leagues, tournaments, games, and young officials. His involvement goes beyond Ontario and includes participation at the National level in Canada and involvement at the international level across the World.

Frank is highly respected for service as a Referee Supervisor, Referee-In-Chief and Mentor.  He has been a driving force of the development of referees for both Box and Field lacrosse. His efforts are outstanding in regard to dedication to developing referees for the sport which included being heavily involved in the development of Ontario’s Referee Program. This program has produced some of the very best officials in the World including over 30 officials in the NLL coming from this program.

Mr. Lawrence has officiated OLA lacrosse for over an estimated 2500 games in both box and field lacrosse. He is respected for his expert knowledge of the rules of the game and exercising sound judgement during games at all levels he officiated. Mr. Lawrence continues to serve as a role model and mentor to countless young officials. In addition, Frank Lawrence has been a great Ambassador for the game of lacrosse - across Ontario, within Canada and across the international lacrosse community.