|Amanda Fronhofer 9
GENERAL: Fronhofer joined the Saints prior to her sophomore year and contributed immediately seeing action in 10 games...Last season, she started all 17 games at forward finishing fifth on the team with four points (2 goals)?Selected to NEC All-Academic Team and NFHCA All-American Academic squad as a sophomore and junior?She is a talented, hard working forward who can create scoring opportunities for her teammates, or finish around the cage herself?Her on-field intelligence is also exceptional and she will be looked to for leadership in this, her final season...As a junior, she started two games and attempted one shot...Fronhoefer transferred to Siena from the University of Connecticut...Her sister Vanessa graduated from Albany in 1991...Brother Van was a national champion in Greco-Roman wrestling for the Great Danes and brother Carl recently competed in the National Championships (held at Albany's Pepsi Arena) for the University of Pittsburgh...A First Team All League selection at forward for Salem High School which finished third in the state championships her junior season...A biology major at Siena...The daughter of Van and Laurel Fronhofer...Born March 26, 1982 in Cambridge, N.Y.
Why I Play Field Hockey
I play field hockey because I love the game. Playing in a game is one of the greatest feelings. I started playing in seventh grade, because my older sister had played when she was in high school. I fell in love with the game right away and really enjoyed being part of a team.
When I first went to college, I thought I could do without field hockey in my life, and that I needed to concentrate on my schoolwork. I lasted one semester and realized that I really did need field hockey to be a part of my life.
Besides loving the game, I also love my teammates at Siena. It is so wonderful to have 22 other girls who you can count on to help you out if you need anything. Our team at Siena is very close and I think that is one of the best things about playing. We would all be there for each other not matter what.
Many people wonder how we can manage playing a sport and keeping up with school and the rest of our lives. Sometimes it can be difficult, but as soon as you step on the field and begin to play, it is all worthwhile. Nothing else is in your mind during a game, and it is such a rush to win, or to accomplish something you haven?t before.
Every day I try to improve, and my love for the game only goes up every time I pick up a stick. This is why I play field hockey.