Pair Of Women's Soccer Rookies Earn Preseason Honors
Aug 14, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass women's soccer freshmen Alyssa Fratarcangeli and Frida Lindblom have been selected to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Rookie Team, the conference office announced on Wednesday. The Atlantic 10 preseason poll was also revealed, in which the Minutewomen were picked fifth out of 13 teams with 110 points. Dayton was selected as the preseason favorite with 160 points and seven first-place votes.
Fratarcangeli, a forward from Milford, Conn., played high school soccer for Laurelton Hall where she captured all-state and All New-England honors in 2011 and 2012. She was also tapped as New Haven Register All-Area and Connecticut Post All-Star in 2011 and 2012 and was ranked by Top Drawer Soccer as a top 150 National Recruit and No. 4 in Northeast Region.
Lindblom, a central defender from Hagersten, Sweden, played club soccer with the strong Swedish Club Brommapojkarna. She has represented Sweden internationally as a member of the U17 team and made her international debut against Croatia in the UEFA European Women's Under 17 Championship in 2010.
UMass will open its 2013 schedule on Aug. 23, at Siena in Loudonville, N.Y.