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    Meredith Frank
    Meredith Frank

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Westwood, Mass.

    High School:
    Westwood

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    M/A



    Career: Ends her career as one of the Wildcats' all-time greats, ranking eighth all-time in points (210), seventh in goals (152) and ninth in assists (58) ... A three-time IWLCA All-American, capturing first-team honors in 2007 and second-team in 2008 and 2009 ... Started all 85 games of her Northwestern career ... Ranks third all-time in program history in draw controls (183), fourth in caused turnovers (76) and seventh in ground balls (130) ... Two-time All-American Conference second-team selection in 2008 and 2009 ... NCAA Championship all-tournament team selection in 2007 and 2009 ... 2009 recipient of Northwestern's Lisa Ishikawa Award for leadership.

    2009: One of four team captains for Northwestern, started all 23 games at midfield ... IWLCA All-American second-team selection ... One of six Wildcats to register 30 or more goals, including a season-high four at Johns Hopkins (4/17) ... Also recorded a hat trick against Duke (4/3), against Princeton in the NCAA quarterfinal (5/16) and Penn in the NCAA semifinal (4/22) ... Had five game-winning goals on the year, with her most memorable coming with 1:31 remaining in double overtime against the Quakers in the NCAA semifinals ... Dished out 11 assists on the year, notching a pair against California (4/4) and against Massachusetts in the NCAA first round (5/10) ... Tallied 34 ground balls on the year, ranking second on the squad ... Had a season-high four at Georgetown (3/7) and against Penn State (4/12) ... Ranked second on the team in caused turnovers with 20, registering three against the Nittany Lions ... Won 41 draw controls, led by a season-high five in the season-opener against Denver (1/23) ... Named to the NCAA Champion all-tournament team ... Earned All-American Lacrosse Conference second-team honors ... Named the ALC Defensive Player of the Week on March 16 ... Earned All-American honors from both WomensLax.com and Womenslacrosse.com ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Started the final 19 games of the season for the Wildcats after tearing her achilles tendon in fall practice ... Earned second-team All-American honors from Inside Lacrosse and IWLCA ... Recorded 29 goals and added nine assists for 38 points ... Tied a career-high with five goals in the victory over Vanderbilt (3/30) ... Also tallied five points with a pair of goals and three assists in her season debut against Duquesne (3/7) ... Recorded hat-tricks against Massachusetts (3/16), at Duke (4/6), at Penn (4/27) and in the NCAA semifinal victory over Syracuse (5/23) ... Eclipsed the 100-goal mark against UMass and is currently ninth on both the all-time goals (122) and assist lists (46) ... Her 169 career points is 11th all-time in program history ... Assumed the primary draw control role midway through the season and was second on the team in draws won (48) ... Named to the American Lacrosse Conference all-conference second team and NCAA all-tournament team ... Tewaaraton Trophy nominee ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: A first-team IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse All-American after finishing second on team with 61 goals--tied for fifth on NU's single-season list ... Also had 19 assists for 80 points ... Second on team with 125 shots ... A first-team All-ALC selection ... Started all 22 games, helping the Wildcats set NCAA single-season records with 361 goals, 168 assists, 529 points and a 16.4 goals per game average ... Named the ALC Player of the Week April 16 after scoring 10 goals in wins over California (4/9), Penn State (4/14) and Maryland (4/16) ... Totaled 51 draw controls--second on the team--39 ground balls and caused 28 turnovers ... Had a season-high nine draw controls in the win over California (4/9) ... Scored a point in all but one game this season ... Had 17 games with multiple goals and 12 with three or more ... Scored a season-high five goals on four different occasions: at Vanderbilt (2/25), vs. UConn (4/1), against Penn State (5/4) and Johns Hopkins (5/6) ... Had four goals in the win over Duke (4/7) and in the NCAA quarterfinal win over Syracuse (5/19) ... Named to the ALC All-Tournament team after scoring 10 goals in two wins over Penn State and Johns Hopkins ... Scored 20 goals overall in the six postseason games ... A Tewaaraton Trophy nominee.

    2006: Made an immediate impact on the Wildcat attack in her first season in Evanston ... Started all 21 games ... Named the ALC's Rookie of the Year and a second team all-conference choice ... womenslax.com National Rookie of the Year ... Finished fifth on the team with 75 points, sixth with 32 goals ... Led team with five game-winning goals ... One of only three Wildcats to score at least one point in every game ... Began her college career with two goals in the win over No. 9 Maryland (2/13) ... Scored 12 points (9g, 3a) in three straight wins over Vanderbilt (5/5), Stanford (5/14) and UNC (5/20), each game with 3 goals and one assist ... Also recorded four-point games in the same fashion at Stanford (3/25) and Penn State (4/16) ... Recorded a season-best six draw controls in the win over UNC (4/21).

    High School: Recorded 306 goals and 246 assists (552 points) in her high school career at Westwood High School ... Team was 94-3 in her career in helping Westwood to the Massachusetts state title in 2003 and 2005 ... A 2004 and 2005 first-team All-America selection and second-team in 2003 ... Three-time Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team selection ... Four-time Tri-Valley League All-Star and two-time Tri-Valley League MVP ... 2005 Boston Globe Player of the Year ... As a senior in 2005, helped her team to a perfect 23-0 record and the Massachusetts state championship, recording 67 goals and 46 assists (113 points) ... As a junior, scored 110 goals and had 80 assists in 2004 to help team win Eastern Massachusetts title ... As a sophomore, had 77 goals and 76 assists as Wolverines went 24-0 and won Division I state championship ... Scored 52 goals and had 44 assists as a freshman ... Coached by her mother, Leslie Frank ... Also earned letters in soccer and basketball at Westwood ... In soccer, team co-MVP and Tri-Valley League All-Star ... In basketball, honorable mention Tri-Valley League All-Star ... Two-time member of Lower New England I at National Tournament ... Club team of last five years is Mass Elite ... Two-time first-team All-Galaxy Tournament ... Competed at 2004 U.S. Developmental Camp ... National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Meredith Ellen Frank ... Daughter of Leslie and Stuart Frank ... Sister Alexandra is a freshman on the Wildcat lacrosse team ... Played in high school with former Wildcat Kristen Kjellman and current teammates Ali Jacobs and Sara Harrington ... Major is political science.

    Frank's Career Statistics

    Year GP-S G A PTS GB DC CT
    2009 23-23 30 11 41 34 41 20
    2008 19-19 29 9 38 25 48 8
    2007 22-22 61 19 80 39 51 28
    2006 21-21 32 19 51 32 43 20
    Totals 85-85 152 58 210 130 183 76

    Frank's Career Highs

    Goals 5, three times (most recent vs. Vanderbilt, 3/30/08)
    Assists 3, three times (most recent vs. Duquesne, 3/7/08)
    Points 6, five times (most recent at Johns Hopkins, 5/6/07)
    Ground Balls 7, vs. Hofstra (4/29/07)
    Draw Controls 9, vs. California (4/9/07)
    Caused Turnovers 4, vs. Hofstra (4/29/07)