Not only was this season history-making for the Huskies, but it was record-shattering for alternate captain Frankel. She recorded five consecutive shutouts and nine for the season, leading the nation. Her 27 career shutouts broke a school record. She led the NCAA in goals against average (0.81), save percentage (.965) and goalie winning percentage (.891). She finished the season 20-2-1 with only 19 goals allowed and 526 total saves.
“I think given that strange and unusual year, Aerin’s performance definitely was noticeable,” Million said. “Right down to the NCAA Tournament and her performance in all the games there. She was phenomenal.”
Frankel has as 78-18-8 overall record with Northeastern in four seasons, never having a GAA higher than 1.92 in a single season. She found more consistency within her game over the course of her college career, ironing out the ebbs and flows throughout what can be a long college season.
“You have to not get too high or too low, really, at all throughout the entire season,” Frankel said. “As a freshman, there’s maybe a mindset that I didn’t really fully capture, and I think I grew as a player over my time at Northeastern.”
Frankel describes herself as passionate and competitive with an athletic style in the net that some might call unorthodox, she said. She likes to do whatever it takes to stop the puck, competing for every save.