Women's lacrosse player Frear earns spot on prestigious SUNYAC list
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 9:12 pm

SUNY Potsdam senior Kathleen Frear was named the 2010-11 State University of New York Athletic Conference Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner for women’s lacrosse, the conference announced Monday at its annual spring awards banquet.

Frear, a Scotia, N.Y., native, became the first Potsdam student-athlete to earn the honor since 2006-07. She will graduate this weekend with a double major in communication and English literature, and plans to attend law school in the fall.

The SUNYAC Scholar-Athlete Award is given to a first- or second-team member of the all-conference team with the highest grade point average (3.3 or higher) for at least three semesters, as determined by the latest SUNYAC All-Academic Team and Commissioner’s List. A total of 24 of the league’s student-athletes, or one from each sport, were recognized.

Frear, a midfielder, earned second-team All-SUNYAC honors after starting all 16 games in 2011 for the Bears, totaling 13 caused turnovers and six points, including five goals. A key member of the Potsdam defense, she started 44 of the 46 contests in her three-year career with the team.

“Kathleen is key in our transition,” Potsdam coach Lauren Bruce said. “She sees the field very well and is one of the fastest athletes on the team. She is asked to mark out our opponent’s leading score, and over the years developed into our strongest takeaway


As a member of the women’s soccer team last fall, Frear served as captain and helped the Bears tie a program record with 10 wins. She scored two goals and assisted on another in 16 games played, including 15 starts.

Last week, Frear received the athletic department’s Maxcy Molnar Award for her combination of sportsmanship, leadership, scholarship and athletic achievement.

See below for a complete list of the 2010-11 SUNYAC Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award winners.


Men’s Cross Country: Lee Gabler, Geneseo

Women’s Cross Country: Julie Dmochowski, Geneseo

Field Hockey: Alyssa Finck, New Paltz

Football: Dan Pitcher, Cortland

Men’s Soccer: Ian Mort, Geneseo

Women’s Soccer : Lindsey Keyser, Plattsburgh

Women’ Tennis: Katie Gayvert, Geneseo

Women’s Volleyball: Stephanie Kazmierczak, Buffalo State


Women’s Basketball: Bri Dunton, Geneseo

Men’s Ice Hockey: Jordan Oye, Fredonia

Women’s Ice Hockey: Kara Buehler, Plattsburgh

Men’s Swimming and Diving: Josh Kaplan, Geneseo

Women’s Swimming and Diving: Sarah Ficarro, Fredonia

Men’s Indoor Track and Field: Nick Guarino, Fredonia

Women’s Indoor Track and Field: Danae Polsin, Geneseo

Gymnastics: Elizabeth Levy, Brockport

Wrestling: Eliah Golding, Brockport


Women’s Lacrosse: Kathleen Frear, Potsdam

Men’s Lacrosse: Mike Tota, Cortland

Softball: Erin Florkiewicz, Plattsburgh

Baseball: Matt June, Cortland

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field: Julia Warren, Plattsburgh

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field: Spencer Lefort, Fredonia

Equestrian: Carla Stephan, Geneseo