Taylor Frink Joins Davidson Lacrosse as New Assistant Coach

DAVIDSON, N.C. Head coach Kim Wayne announced today the addition of Taylor Frink as the new assistant coach for the Wildcat women's lacrosse program.

Frink takes over for former assistant Nikki Lieb, who will stay on with the team as a volunteer assistant for the 2013 season.

Frink comes to Davidson after one year at Longwood University during 2011-12. The Lancers, who also competed in the National Lacrosse Conference and will move to the Big South with the Wildcats next year, finished 4-13 and 3-4 in the NLC last season. Frink coached a pair of All-NLC Second Team members a year ago in Hannah Riggs and Kathleen Battle, while Lauren Prasnicki was named to the NLC All-Tournament Team.

A 2011 graduate of the University at Albany, Frink earned numerous honors while a student-athlete on the Great Danes' lacrosse team. Her biggest achievement was being named an IWLCA Division I Second Team All-American during her senior campaign.

A four-year starter for Albany, Frink was named to the All-America East Conference Second Team as a junior and the All-America East First Team as a senior. Other honors included IWLCA Division I All-Northeast Region First Team, Synapse Sports Division I All-America Second Team, WomensLax.com Division I All-America Team, America East All-Championship Team, while being the first Albany player to be nominated for the Tewaaraton Award as the nation's top player. She also served as a camp instructor for three years, twice at Albany and once at Fredonia State University.

During her memorable senior season, Albany went undefeated (16-0) during the regular season before suffering its only loss to eventual national champion Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Frink led the America East in scoring and the nation in assists (2.58 per game), and was 10th in scoring with 4.76 points per game. She went on to establish program single-season records for assists (49) and points (83) in 2011. Frink finished her UA career fifth overall in scoring with 171 points, first in assists (82) and tied for 10th in goals (89).

She is a native of Baldwinsville, New York, and earned her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from UA.

Davidson, 8-10 last year, brings back nine of its regular starters, including tri-captains Jessica Melby, Paige Logan and Abigail Doelger, for the 2013 campaign. In addition to those three, record-setter and two-time All-NLC First Team member Ann Fucigna also returns after setting the single-season school record for goals and points with 51 and 74, respectively.

Next year will also mark a move from the NLC to the newly-formed women's lacrosse Big South Conference. The Wildcats, who joined the NLC in 2010 after playing independent for four years when they left the American Lacrosse Conference after the 2005 season, will join Big South members Campbell, Coastal Carolina, High Point, Liberty, Presbyterian and Winthrop. Of those six, High Point, Liberty and Presbyterian competed in the NLC with the Wildcats. Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop will debut their respective women's lacrosse programs in 2013.

2012-06-28



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