Jess Frisch Named All-American
Senior Earns First-Ever Women's Ice Hockey National Honors

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Jess Frisch (Bethesda, MD), a senior co-captain of the Amherst College women's ice hockey team, was named a Second Team All-American by Women's Hockey News in the first-ever national all-star team for women's ice hockey. The Lord Jeff squad is in its third year as a varsity team and finished 1997-98 with its finest season to date.

Frisch concluded her career as the all-time leading scorer with 139 points in three years off 83 goals and 56 assists, all career records for the young program. The forward consistently ranked among the top three scorers in the nation, finishing second with 2.87 points and 1.39 assists per game, and third in goals per game with 1.48. Her 32 assists and 66 points in her senior year were also single season bests as Frisch became the only woman to tally over 100 points in Amhesrt hockey history.

As a two-time captain, Frisch has led the Jeffs offensively since their inaugural varsity season in 1995-96. The geology major has posted multiple goals in 19 career games, including nine this year and featuring a pair of four-goal games. Frisch finished as the overall scoring leader in the ECAC Alliance, and she was named an ECAC Alliance Second Team All-Star after earning league player of the week honors twice this season.

Frisch finished her career with a 10-12-1 season and as part of a team that shattered every team scoring record to date. She is a 1994 graduate of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland.

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