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Frohnapfels ponder playing for Thundering Herd
High school notebook

Date published: 6/3/2010

BY TAFT COGHILL JR.

Eric Frohnapfel had three Football Bowl Subdivision scholarship offers.

His twin brother, Blake, didn't have any.

But Marshall University handed Eric his fourth FBS offer and gave Blake his first this past weekend.

The Colonial Forge High School twins aren't in a hurry to make a decision.

But Eagles head coach Bill Brown said the possibility of attending the same school is intriguing to the family.

"I think that gives them an interesting thought," Brown said. "I don't think it necessarily seals the deal for Marshall, but at the same time it does cause them to ponder it."

Eric, a tight end, also has offers from West Virginia, Virginia and Miami (Ohio).

Blake, a quarterback, has an offer from Bryant University, which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Blake is still receiving interest from several other schools, Brown said. He's made one-day visits to North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Still, Brown said he and his brother will give the Thundering Herd serious consideration.

"I'm sure that's an ideal situation for [their parents] where they can go to a place and the boys can be together," Brown said. "That would be huge."

FRIEDEL HEADING TO SPAIN

Mountain View junior swimmer Josh Friedel will participate with the USA Swimming National Youth Team in Barcelona, Spain June 6-11.

Friedel will swim in the 50 backstroke, the 200 backstroke, the 200 butterfly, the 100 backstroke, the 50 freestyle and the 200 freestyle.

Friedel has been named The Free Lance-Star's swimmer of the year the past two seasons.

COATES HAS 'GOT MILK'

Washington & Lee senior track and field standout Leah Coates has been chosen as one of 25 recipients of the Scholar Athletes Milk Mustache of the Year award.

Coates has earned a $7,500 scholarship, a trip to Disney World and an advertisement in the June 25 edition of the USA Today.

The SAMMY awards are a part of the National Milk Mustache "Got Milk?" campaign.

They're given to 25 seniors (out of more than 40,000 applicants) nationwide who are top performers in athletics, academics, community service and leadership.

Coates ranks No. 1 in her class at W&L. She also won Northern Neck District titles in the 1,600 and 3,200. She plans to attend Virginia this fall.

FA ATHLETES HONORED

Five Fredericksburg Academy girls lacrosse players have been selected by the United States Lacrosse Association to be members of the Richmond all-star team.

Senior Jordan Banez, juniors Page McDermott, Colleen Hughes and Megan Sullivan and sophomore Courtney Hoffman were all selected.

The all-star game will be played at Randolph-Macon College on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Fredericksburg Academy tennis standouts Fitzhugh Johnson and Jonathan Kepcke recently earned all-state honors.

Taft Coghill Jr.: 540/374-5526
Email: tcoghill@freelancestar.com