Locals win Harry Agganis Classic

Emma Decker (left) and Nikki Wrin (right) celebrate their victory. Photo/Submitted

Northborough/Southborough – Nikki Wrin led a talented North All Star team to a 16-5 win over the South at the Harry Agganis Girls Lacrosse All Star classic at the Manning Bowl in Lynn.

Agganis was a multi-sport star at Boston University who turned down an offer to play professional football for the Cleveland Browns so he could play for his hometown Boston Red Sox. His career ended when he died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 27.

Wrin, an Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) graduate, scored 9 goals, dished out 3 assists and received the game's MVP trophy.

ARHS was also represented by Emma Decker, who was outstanding between the
pipes for the North All Stars, turning away 13 shots, several from point-blank range and held the South to only 2 goals in the first half.

Wrin and Decker were senior teammates on the ARHS girls lacrosse squad that
won its first district title and went on to became the first team from Central Mass. to play for a state championship.