Olivia Fraticelli was virtually born into the sport of discipline hockey. Her mom, Kat Arnold, was a 48-goal scorer for Toms River (N.J.) East in 1995 earlier than matriculating to Division I Rider College. Her aunt, Kris Arnold, additionally performed with distinction for Toms River East earlier than matriculating to The School of New Jersey, profitable a Division III nationwide championship in 1999.
Rising up, it was anticipated that she could be on some type of rectangular pitch with a ball; she performed each soccer and discipline hockey earlier than selecting the stick-and-ball sport.
As a sophomore, she scored 49 targets within the pandemic-shortened 2020 season for Toms River (N.J.) North. She improved to 53 targets in 2021, and located internet a colossal 89 instances in 2022. Fraticelli is your nationwide scoring champion for the 2022 season.
“I simply love this sport and my group had all of the expertise,” she says. “We had sufficient expertise to do some nice issues this 12 months. And with that, got here the targets, the scoring, and the profitable. It was lots of enjoyable.”
The Mariners had a 20-win season and was within the final 4 of the distinguished Shore Convention Match. TRN, nonetheless, couldn’t discover its well past Level Nice (N.J.) Boro, who was enjoying its finest discipline hockey in a long time.
Then once more, so was Toms River North, in search of its first main trophy since profitable the state championship in 1987. That quest, nonetheless, ended within the state Group 4 sectional closing in opposition to eventual champion Woolwich Kingsway (N.J.).
Fraticelli’s profession numbers are amongst the perfect ever seen in scholastic discipline hockey. Her 89 targets for the 2022 season are the eighth-best in historical past for one season. Her 223 profession targets put her sixth all time.
“Final 12 months, it was loopy with Talia (Schenck) and Ryleigh (Heck),” Fraticelli says of the nationwide scoring panorama. “However I believe this 12 months, the goalies and the defenses have been getting higher.”
She is the sixth totally different New Jerseyan to guide the nation in discipline hockey objective scoring since 2009. And, because it seems, she might be following the footsteps of Austyn Cuneo and Nikki Santore and taking her skills to Rutgers College, a program which earned the No. 1 general seed for the 2021 NCAA Match.
“I needed to remain near residence,” Fraticelli says. “Rutgers was my dream college from the beginning, and my first sleepaway camp was there, and each since then I knew I needed to go there. Plus, they’re within the Large Ten, which is so aggressive and lots of enjoyable.”
Within the fall of 2023, Rutgers might be bouncing again from an 8-10 season which ended with a first-round time beyond regulation loss to defending nationwide champion Northwestern.
“Rutgers, I believe, is a extremely gritty group,” Fraticelli says. “They’re very sturdy and have defensive ability. It’ll be fascinating enjoying with the worldwide gamers as a result of you possibly can study one thing new in regards to the sport.”
Olivia Fraticelli joins this proficient listing of discipline hockey gamers who’ve led the nation in scoring the final 4 a long time. Please tell us if there are any additions or corrections that must be made to the listing under. This particularly goes for 1988, the lone gap in my hockey data.
2022: Olivia Fraticelli, Toms River (N.J.) North, 89
2021: Ryleigh Heck, Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) 125
2020-21: Hope Rose, Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.) 90
2019: Ryleigh Heck, Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) 78
2018: Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Pleasure Donegal (Pa.) 124
2017: Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Pleasure Donegal (Pa.) 91
2016: Megan Rodgers, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 81
2015: Nikki Santore, Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) 69
2014: Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) 95
2013: Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) 96
2012: Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) 68
2011: Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) 69
2010: Danielle Allan, Pompton Lakes (N.J.) 56
2009: Kelsey Mitchell, Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) 69
2008: Lucas Lengthy, Allentown William Allen (Pa.) 43
2007: Lauren Gonsalves, Harwich (Mass.) 56
2006: Kaitlyn Hiltz, Virginia Seaside Frank W. Cox (Va.) 50
2005: Kelly Fitzpatrick, Palmyra (Pa.) 66
2004: Amie Survilla, Mountain High Crestwood (Pa.) 64
2003: Anne Marie Janus, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 44
2002: Shauna Banta, Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) and Amanda Arnold, West Lengthy Department Shore Regional (N.J.) 49
2001: Tiffany Marsh, Marathon (N.Y.) 57
2000: Rebecca Hooven, Plumsteadville Plumstead Christian (Pa.) 54
1999: Rebecca Hooven, Plumsteadville Plumstead Christian (Pa.) 48
1998: Kelli Hill, Manasquan (N.J.) 43
1997: Tiffany Serbanica, Madison (N.J.) Borough 43
1996: Carla Tagliente, Marathon (N.Y.) 51
1995: Kim Miller, Virginia Seaside Frank W. Cox (Va.) 63
1994: Michelle Vizzuso, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 69
1993: Melissa Pasnaci, Miller Place (N.Y.) 60
1992: Diane DeMiro, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 56
1991: Denise Nasca, Centereach (N.Y.) 56
1990: Shelley Parsons, Waterfall Forbes Highway (Pa.) 50
1989: Christine McGinley, Medford Lakes Shawnee (N.J.) 40
1987: Kris Fillat, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 53
1986: Dana Fuchs, Centereach (N.Y.) 57
1985: Hope Sanborn, Walpole (Mass.) and Sharon Landau, Mamaroneck Rye Neck (N.Y.) 53
1984: Michelle Vowell, Backyard Grove Santiago (N.Y.) 56
1983: Tracey Fuchs, Centereach (N.Y.) 82
1982: Mare Chung, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 48