May 3, 2017
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Field Hockey Coach Shannon Soares announced the addition of midfielder Emily Fraser (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa/Albany) to the 2017 roster. Fraser comes to the Hilltop from the University at Albany-SUNY where she started all 20 games for the Great Danes a season ago.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Emily join our field hockey program. Emily's experiences as a member of the U-19 U.S. Women's Indoor Squad as well as a contributing student-athlete at Albany are impressive," said Soares. "We are not only adding a very experienced and talented field hockey player to our roster, most importantly, we are adding a high-character human being to our program, the athletics department and the greater Georgetown community. We are energized about having the opportunity to work with Emily during her time on the Hilltop and look forward to watching her continue to grow in all aspects of her life."
Fraser scored two goals with four assists for eight points in her rookie campaign at Albany. She scored the game winner in a 4-0 victory over Hofstra to open the season. The Great Danes spent the entire season in the national rankings finishing the year with a mark of 14-6 overall and 7-1 in the America East to win the regular season title. The team fell in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
In the classroom, Fraser was named an NFHCA Scholar of Distinction, given to those with a 3.90 cumulative GPA or better through the first semester of the 2016-17 season.
Prior to Albany, Fraser was a four-year letterwinner in field hockey at Shenendehowa and a member of the 2015-16 U.S. U-19 Indoor National Team, competing in the Can-Am Series and the National Future Championship. She was a two-time all-state and All-Suburban Council player in 2014 and 2015 and named a top-50 player in the Class of 2016 by MAX Field Hockey. Fraser was named the 2015 Saratogian Player of the Year, and a Times Union and Saratogian All-Star in 2014 and 2015 as well as a two-time team captain, finishing high school career with 32 goals and 22 assists
The team won the Class A State title in 2013 and 2015, and the Section II final each year from 2012-15 tallying a combined record of 64-14.
Fraser was a member of the ADK field hockey club team for six years, winning the Wicked Smart League title each year from 2013-16. Off of the field she was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, World Language Honor Society and French Club in high school.