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Jen (Coty) Frizzell
Class of 2000
A three-sport athlete and captain of some of the great girl’s soccer and basketball teams of the time, Jen (Coty) Frizzell earned female Athlete of the Year at graduation in 2000 in recognition of her versatility, toughness and multi-sport success.
Coty spent my early childhood in Concord, MA. attending Willard Elementary School through first grade after which her father’s job as a chemical engineer for Raytheon moved the family abroad to The Netherlands. Friz- zell attended The American School of the Hague from second through fifth grade, where she petitioned to play on the boys soccer team, starting a course that would lead to great things in that sport, among others. In Octo- ber of 1993, her family returned to Concord, where she enrolled at Sanborn.
Frizzell burst on the scene at CCHS as a freshman. After missing the soccer season with an injury, she made
an immediate impact on the hardwood for the late, legendary Hall of Fame Coach Dick DiMare, averaging 10 ppg for the Patriots. She would go on to become a a two-time DCL All-Star in basketball on teams that lost just eight games in total and made deep runs in the state tournament each year. As a senior captain in 2000, Frizzell earned All-Area honors from the Lowell Sun and Middlesex News for the 21-2 DCL Champions.
In soccer, Frizzell was a two-year starting Goalie on some very successful teams under long-time coach Nan- cy Slocum. As a junior, Frizzell had an unworldly 13 shutouts and miniscule .77 goals against/game, before topping that with a .55 goals against/game average as a senior. One of the defining moments of her career came in a Division II North semifinal state tournament game against rival Westford Academy her senior year. Just 15 minutes in to the game, Frizzell was taken out by a Grey Ghost opponent and ended up with a broken soft pallet in her mouth, causing her to be rushed to the hospital. After her departure, the Patriots lost the game, 2-1 and ended their season 18-2.
“Jen was a hardworking, focused, and fearless goal keeper who sacrificed her body many times,” said Slocum. “Her work ethic was second to none and she put it all out on the field in both practices and games. During her junior year she broke her nose in a practice at Emerson Field. She was a huge part of our success during those years and in her senior year we made it to the North sectional semi-finals. She was badly injured in that game, and had she not been injured, we may have gone on to be champions.”
Frizzell also played two years of varsity lacrosse as an Attack under Jen Greeley.
“CCHS Athletics left an impact on my life, which is in part why I returned and continue to participate in Con- cord and Concord-Carlisle sports as a coach,” said Frizzell. “I distinctly remember numerous games against rivals such as L-S, A-B, and Westford Academy, playing soccer games “under the lights” and basketball on Fri- day nights with enthusiastic crowds. Successful seasons in both soccer and basketball resulted in deep playoff runs at the Tsongas Arena and Lowell’s Cawley Field. Overall, the late afternoon soccer and lacrosse practices held into the dark of the night and the early morning basketball practices in the gym forged friendships with my teammates which were undoubtedly the highlight of my athletic career at CCHS.”
Following graduation, Frizzell attended Bates, playing a year of basketball for the Bobcats before graduating in 2004. These days, Jen is back where she started, living in Concord with her husband and twin two-year olds, Charlotte and Jack. She teaches 8th grade English at Concord Middle School, and also coaches girls basketball at CMS and freshman girls lacrosse at CCHS.