Collegiate accolades: NFHCA All-America Second Team (‘10); NFHCA Northeast Region First Team (‘09 and ‘10); NFHCA Northeast Region Second Team (‘08); America East Academic Honor Roll (‘09 and ‘10); America East All-Conference First Team (‘09 and ‘10); America East All-Conference Second Team (‘08); America East All-Rookie Team (‘08); America East All-Championship Team (‘08 and ‘10); America East Player of the Week (10.04.10); America East Rookie of the Week, twice (‘08); All-Wildcat Invitational Team (‘10); Sheraton Catamount Field Hockey Classic All-Tournament Team (‘09); UNH’s Marisa Didio Award (‘09); UNH’s Joyce V. Hiller Award (‘10 and ‘11).
UNH career rank: Goals-11th (tie), 29; Assists-3rd (tie), 24; Points-8th, 82.
As a junior in 2010: Started all 21 games; recorded 30 points on 11 goals and eight assists; tied for the team lead in goals; ranked second in points as well as fourth in assists; team-high .297 shooting percentage; three game-winning goals; in America East, ranked eighth in points per game and seventh in goals per game; in five America East league games, tallied 3-3-9; in league-only games, ranked sixth in PPG, second in assists per game and seventh in GPG; tallied a point in 11 of 21 games; season-high five points (2g, 1a) at Maine (Oct. 1); factored in all three goals (1g, 2a) of the America East semifinal win vs. Maine; in a seven-game stretch spanning Sept. 25 to Oct. 17, tallied seven goals and three assists for 17 points; 2-1-5 in seven games vs. nationally-ranked teams; 5-7-17 in 12 home games.
As a sophomore in 2009: Started all 19 games; recorded 29 points on 10 goals and nine assists; tied for the team lead in assists and ranked second in both goals and points; also second in shots (47) and third in shooting percentage (.213); in America East, those numbers ranked fourth in PPG, fifth in GPG and third in APG; tallied three goals and an assist for seven points in five America East league games; from Sept. 13 to Oct. 7 she scored a goal in six of seven games; also had four assists for a total of 16 points in that time frame; scored the game-winning goal in overtime at Harvard (11/3); tallied a career-high two assists to match her personal best of four points at Brown (Sept. 4); recorded a goal and an assist (three points) five times; tallied a point in 12 of 18 regular-season games; ended the regular season with a four-game point-scoring streak, including a goal the last three.
As a freshman in 2008: Played in all 20 games and was in the starting lineup 10 times, including both America East championship games; third on the team in points (23) and tied for third in goals (eight); second in shooting percentage (.267); in the conference, ranked fifth in assists per game and eighth in points per game; scored two game-winning goals (vs. Harvard and Vermont) and assisted on the game-winning goal vs. Maine; tallied 2-2-6 in five America East league games; recorded a point in seven straight games from Sept. 26 to Oct. 17; tallied 6-3-15 in that span; finished with a point in 13 of 20 games; notched career highs of two goals and four points in UNH’s 4-1 win vs. Northeastern (10/5); tallied her first career point with an assist vs. Brown (9/5); scored her first collegiate goal the following game vs. Harvard (9/7).
Misc: USA Field Hockey Women’s National Championship participant in 2010 and 2011.
High School: Whitney is a ‘08 graduate of Kimball Union Academy, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse; competed at the National Futures Tournament in 2006 (gold medal) and 2007; garnered All-America Second Team recognition; captained the team in 2007 and 2008 and named team MVP both seasons; broke the school’s single-season point record with 31 goals and 25 assists as a senior; holds the career points record with 73 goals and 40 assists; NEPSWA All-Star selection as a junior and senior; in lacrosse, earned Northern New England All-Star honors.
Personal: Born 7/1/90 in Hanover, N.H.; daughter of John and Betsy Frates; major is family studies.