Fraisse’s body of work has been recognized throughout the league and CIF Southern Section Division IV.
“I’ve always tried to put my best effort in every game,” said Fraisse, a junior utility player who finished with a program-record 129 goals and team-best 53 steals to lead the Falcons (26-5) to the league crown. “Even when I was tired, I tried to keep going.
“I never got to see Kristin or Lybov play, but I knew Lybov from club. She was really good and I looked up to her.”
Fraisse’s teammates have looked up to her the way players did to McLaughlin and Tchougounova during their respective stints with the Falcons. She recently earned All-CIF first-team honors and was named the league’s co-most valuable player with teammate Sofie Munoz. It is for those reasons that Fraisse was voted the 2010 All-Area Girls’ Water Polo Player of the Year by the sports writers and editors of the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun.
Fraisse, a three-year varsity player, helped the Falcons go 8-0 in league. She finished with a match-high seven goals to spur the Falcons to a 12-7 win against Pasadena in the league’s tournament championship match at Burbank on Feb. 11, the same day in which she eclipsed the program’s goal-scoring standard.
“The thing with Kim was her ability to take over a game single-handedly,” said Crescenta Valley Coach Pete Loporchio, whose team advanced to the quarterfinals for the third season in a row. “Kim can do it all on offense and defense.”