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April Fronzoni

Field Hockey

Number : 9

Position: Forward

Height: 5-2

Years on National Team:
1998 USA Under-16 Team
1999 USA Under-20 Team
2000 USA Under-19 Team/Under-21 Team
2001 USA Under-21 Team
2002 USA Under-23 Team
2003 USA National Team/USA Under-23 Team
2004 USA National Team
2005 USA Training Team
2006-07 USA National Team
2007-08 USA National Team

Birthplace: Kinston, Pa.

Hometown:
Larksville, Pa.

Residence: Larksville, Pa.

High School: Wyoming Valley West (Plymouth, Pa.) '00

College:

  • Univ. of Michigan '04
  • Sports management & communication

Occupation: Student

Playing Career:

     
  • Early Career
    Began playing at age 12 in the seventh grade...Participated in USA Field Hockey's Futures Program...Competed in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in 1997, 1998...NFHCA High School All-America first team 1998, 1999...Two-time soccer conference MVP...National Olympic Development Soccer Camp, 1996, '97.

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  • Collegiate Career
    2000 - NFHCA All America third team...NFHCA All-West Region first team...All-Big Ten first team...Big Ten All-Tournament team...Led team with 17 goals...2001 - NCAA National Champion with Univ. of Michigan...NCAA All-Tournament team...NFHCA All-West Region first team...All-Big Ten Conference second team...Big Ten All-Tournament team...Led team with 13 goals...2002 - NFHCA All America first team...Honda Award finalist...NFHCA All-West Region first team...Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year...Big Ten Athlete of the Year...Scored 18 goals in leading Michigan to the Big Ten regular season title...2003 - NFHCA All America first team...Honda Award finalist...NFHCA All-West Region first team...Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year...All-Big Ten Team...All-Big Ten Tournament Team...Led team with 20 goals...Scored 68 career goals to rank as the all-time leading goalscorer in Michigan history.
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  • International Career
    1998 - Named to U.S. Under-16 team...Led team in scoring with four goals as the U.S. team placed third at the International Easter Tournament in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands...1999 - U.S Under-20 team...U20 Argentina Tour...U20 Canada Tour...Leading scorer (5 goals) at USA Junior Four Nation Tournament (Union, N.J.)...Scored four goals in single game vs Chile at Junior Four Nation Tournament ...2000 - U.S. Under-19 Team/U.S. Under-21 team...U21 Spain Tour...Junior Pan American Championships (Barbados) silver medal...Scored two goals at Jr Pan Am Championships  2001 - U.S. Under-21 Team...U21 Germany Tour...Junior World Cup team (Buenos Aires)...Scored goals vs Russia (L,2-3) and Spain (W,3-2) at Jr World Cup...2002 - U.S. Under-23 Team...U23 South Africa tour...2003 -  U.S. Under-23 National Team...Named to USA National Team during individual team trials, Dec. 2003...2004 - U.S. National Team...Earned first international senior cap vs Ireland (1/14/04) at Stanford, Calif....Scored first senior team goal vs Ireland (1/15/04)...Olympic Qualifier Team...Pan American Cup Team...2005 - Canada Series (Virginia Beach)...2006 - USA National Squad...Argentina Four Nation Tournament (4th, Rosario, ARG)...World Cup Qualifier (4th, Rome)...AstroTurf March on Madrid, Virginia Beach (1. NED, 2 ARG, 3. AUS, 4. USA)...World Cup team (Madrid, 6th place)...Scored World Cup goal in 3-1 win over South Africa...2007 - Netherlands Tour team...Selected to AtaHoldings Champions Challenge Team (Baku, AZE, 4th)...Scored game tying goal vs. England (2-2) and game-winning goal vs. New Zealand (1-0) in the final minutes to help lead USA to a 4th place finish at the Champions Challenge...USA women at Japan Series

Personal:

  • Nickname: "Pip"  "Pippy"
  • Favorite places to play: Australia/New Zealand (Great atmosphere!)
  • Career high: Winning 2001 NCAA championship with Univ. of Michigan
  • Career low: Losing to Korea at the 2004 Olympic Qualifier
  • Sport Ambition: Play in the Olympic Games
  • Ambition after field hockey: working in marketing/public relations for a professional sports team
  • Most influential person in your sporting career: My father (John) because of his support and enthusiasm to see me succeed
  • Other than U.S. athletes, which international player would you want to have as your teammate: Magdalena Aicega
  • I am a natural at: Sprinting
  • I would characterize my style of play as: Fiesty
  • I can't live without: My blankie
  • Other than field hockey, my favorite Olympic Sport is: Soccer, gymnastics
  • Most people don't know that I: I have two tattoos, both with special meaning
  • Philosophy on life: You only live once so live each day to the fullest!
  • Hobbies/Activities: Helping with my high school field hockey team
  • Favorites: Food- Pizza Movie - Walk the Line, TV Show - Lost, Actor: Reese Witherspoon/Denzel Washington, Musical group: Rascal Flats, Athlete: Lance Armstrong
Year Tournament Site Position
2007 AtaHolding Champions Challenge Baku, Azerbaijan 4th
2006 World Cup Madrid, Spain 6th
2006 World Cup Qualifier Rome, Italy 4th
2004 Pan American Cup Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd
2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Auckland, New Zealand 6th
2001 4th Women's Junior World Cup Buenos Aires, Argentina 14th
2000 Jr Pan Am Championships Bridgetown, Barbados Second
1999 US Junior Four Nations Tournament Union, N.J. Third