SARATOGA SPRINGS — Lindsey Frank got something out of last year’s Section II Class A championship field hockey game, and it wasn’t a win.
She didn’t get any points, either, after piling up 38 of them as a lead-in to another showdown with rival Shenendehowa.
“I remember when I got the ball, all these Shenendehowa people were around me,” Frank said of Saratoga Springs’ 1-0 double-overtime loss to the eventual state champions. “I was like, ‘What do I do now?’ ”
If Frank could do it again?
“I’d probably use my teammates and hope to get a pass back,” she said.
Frank has done that quite often this fall, giving and going and getting it back more than before instead of charging straight ahead. The Blue Streaks’ junior forward is finding herself in space, with the ball, and is registering points at an impressive rate.
“You can see the maturity,” Saratoga coach Jo-Anne Hostig said after a recent 4-2 win against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. “She has always had the natural ability, and she always used to go, go, go. Now she’s learning the game.”
Another summer of field hockey camps and another season with the ADK Field Hockey club, which included an appearance with its under-19 team at the USA Field Hockey National Festival last November, has made an outstanding player that much more so.
Hostig said she is excited to see what comes next from the only sophomore who made the 2016 Suburban Council all-star first team after scoring 19 goals and collecting a school single-season record 19 assists.
“She definitely has more in her,” Hostig said. “She’s learning how to do…
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