Frates Selected to 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Second Team

CHANDLER, Ariz.Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a junior forward on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America Second Team, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced Monday afternoon.

Frates was on the national ballot following her selection to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Northeast Region Team, which was announced last week. She was also named to the America East All-Conference First Team earlier this month.

Frates tied for the team lead in goals (11) and ranked second in points (30) as well as fourth in assists (eight); both the goal and point totals marked personal bests. In other statistics, Frates tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (three), had a team-best .297 shooting percentage and ranked fourth in shots (37). In the America East conference, she was fifth in assists per game, tied for sixth in points per game and tied for seventh in goals per game.

Frates tallied a point in 11 of 21 games and that included a career-high five points (two goals, one assist) at Maine in the regular-season matchup. She also factored in all three goals the Wildcats scored vs. the Black Bears in the America East semifinal to propel the Wildcats into the title game.

This marked the second consecutive year that a Wildcat garnered All-America accolades; Meg Shea was named to the 2009 Third Team. The most recent time a UNH student-athlete was selected to an All-America First or Second Team was 2003 (Jen Stamp).

New Hampshire won the America East regular-season championship with a perfect 5-0 record en route to a 14-7 overall record. The Wildcats climbed as high as No. 19 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Poll.

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