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    Alex Frank
    Alex Frank


    Westwood, Mass.

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    'Cats Feel Right at Home in NCAA Tournament, Defeat Stanford, 15-8

    Northwestern advances to face conference foe Penn State in NCAA quarterfinals


    Northwestern Successful on Senior Day, Drops Penn, 15-8

    Nine Wildcats tally goals to help close regular season on winning note


    Celebrate Northwestern's Seventh NCAA Championship Monday at Norris!

    All seven trophies will be on hand, free lunch provided for first 100 attendees


    NU Tops 200 Total Academic All-Big Ten Honors For Second-Straight Year

    Wildcats earn 65 awards in spring and at-large sports


    Northwestern Quartet Tabbed IWLCA All-Americans

    Smith, Frank each complete careers as three-time All-Americans

    Career Highlights:
    • Three-time IWLCA All-American
    • Ranks second all-time at NU in career caused turnovers (107), fifth in draw controls (198) and 10th in ground balls (122)
    • Team captain of back-to-back NCAA championship-winning teams
    • Northwestern's 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee
    • 57 career goals, 77 career points

    2012: Named a second-team IWLCA All-American after a tremendous defensive season ... Led team with 36 caused turnovers, the third-best single-season total in NU history ... Leaves NU ranked second in career caused turnovers (107), fifth in draw controls (198) and 10th in ground balls (122) ... Second-team All-American Lacrosse Conference selection ... Scored one goal vs. Team England in preseason Champion Challenge event ... Four draw controls in season-opener at Stanford ... Set a career high with six caused turnovers vs. William & Mary, tying her for the second-highest single-game total ever by a Wildcat and moving her up two spots on NU's career list ... Scooped up four ground balls vs. Vanderbilt ... Playing near her hometown at Gillette Stadium, recorded four caused turnovers, three draw controls and three ground balls to help NU rally past Ohio State in overtime ... Three ground balls at Penn ... Trio of caused turnovers vs. Johns Hopkins ... Two ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Florida ... Notched three caused turnovers -- giving her 100 for her career -- and her first goal of the season in Senior Day win over Virginia ... Named to the ALC All-Tournament Team after collecting five ground balls and five caused turnovers in two games ... Scored one goal in semifinal win over Maryland ... Named to NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2011: Started all 23 games as one of NU's most reliable performers in the midfield ... IWLCA Third-team All-American selection ... First-team All-Midwest Region ... First-team All-American Lacrosse Conference honoree ... Scored 19 goals and added five assists ... Scored game-winning goal with under one minute remaining in 12-11 victory over No. 7 Stanford ... One of NU's primary draw control specialists, finishing second on the team with 69, the seventh-best single-season total in school history ... Twice recorded seven draws in a game, single-handedly matching Syracuse's team total (3/23) ... Begins her senior year ranked sixth on NU's career draw controls list with 174 ... Also moved up to fifth all-time at Northwestern with 71 career caused turnovers ... Recorded 27 ground balls, including a career-best six vs. Georgetown (3/5) ... In national title game vs. Maryland, came up with three draw controls and two caused turnovers ... Three multi-goal games ... Named to Tewaaraton Award Watch List ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2010: Constant in the Northwestern lineup, playing in 19 games with 18 starts despite battling a season-long ankle injury ... Second-team IWLCA All-American ... All-American Lacrosse Conference second team selection ... Recorded career-highs in goals (26), assists (11), points (37) and ground balls (28) ... Notched a hat trick in the season opener against Massachusetts (2/6) while adding two assists for a career-best five points ... Also had hat tricks at Duke (4/3) and against North Carolina (4/18) with an assist in each game as well ... Had a pair of goals at Ohio State (3/24), against Florida (5/2), in the ALC championship game against Vanderbilt (5/8) and in the NCAA semifinal against North Carolina (5/28) ... Dished out a pair of assists against Penn State (5/7) ... Scooped up three ground balls on five occasions ... Finished third on the team with 42 draw controls ... Won a season-high five draws at Syracuse (3/21) and against Florida (5/2) ... Caused 19 turnovers on the year, including a career-best five in the season opener against the Minutewomen ... Named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009: Played a key role for the Wildcats in her freshman campaign, appearing in all 23 games with 17 starts ... Tallied 10 goals on the year, notching a pair against Ohio State (4/22) ... Recorded the game-winning goal in the victory at Georgetown (3/7) ... Dished out four assists on the year ... One of Northwestern's top draw control specialists, winning 63 on the year, the seventh-best single-season performance in program history, as NU led the nation in draws per game (16.91) ... Won a personal-best eight draws against the Buckeyes ... Also won five draws each against Denver (1/23), against Hofstra (3/12) and at Johns Hopkins (4/17) ... Led the team in caused turnovers with 29, including three each at Notre Dame (2/20) and against Ohio State (4/22) ... Scooped up 25 ground balls on the year, tallying a personal-best four against North Carolina (5/24) in the national championship game ... Earned All-American Lacrosse Conference second-team honors and was named to the ALC Championship all-tournament team ... ALC Rookie of the Week on April 27 ... Named to the All-Rookie Team ... One of 24 players named to the U.S. Developmental Team.

    High School: A four-year letterwinner and team captain ... Finished her high school career with 264 goals and 159 assists, including netting 96 goals and adding 54 assists as a senior ... Tallied 71 goals and 62 assists as a junior ... Had a breakthrough sophomore campaign, finishing with 73 goals and 29 assists ... Scored 24 goals and added 14 assists as a freshman ... Helped lead Westwood to the state championship in 2005 and 2008 ... Also captured Tri-Valley League championship in 2005, '06, '07 and '08 ... Three-time Tri-Valley League MVP and first-team All American ... Division I Player of the Year in 2008 ... Three-time Eastern Massachusetts All-Star and named an Under Armor All-American as a senior ... Three-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team member ... Played for Mass Elite club team for five years ... Also lettered three times in both soccer and basketball ... National Honor Society member ... Honor roll student.

    Personal: Born Alexandra Kathleen Frank ... Daughter of Stuart and Leslie Frank ... Sister Meredith was a three-time All-American for the Wildcats ... High school teammate of former Wildcat Sara Harrington ... Chose Northwestern over North Carolina and Virginia ... Majoring in radio/television/film.


    Frank's Career Highs

    Goals 3, three times (most recent vs. North Carolina, 4/18/10)
    Assists 2, two times (most recent vs. Penn State, 5/7/10)
    Points 5, vs. Massachusetts (2/6/10)
    Ground Balls 6, at Georgetown (3/5/11)
    Draw Controls 8, vs. Ohio State (4/22/09)
    Caused Turnovers 6, vs. William & Mary (3/10/12)