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  • Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics awards 2020 student athlete scholarship winner

    EXETER – Nicholas Frattali, a 2020 graduate of Exeter Area High School, is the winner of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics 2020 ‘Access to Education’ Student Athlete Scholarship. Frattali was chosen from 16 applicants and will receive a $3,000 scholarship. Frattali will be attending UMASS-Amherst in the fall. 

    “We were immediately impressed with the application Nicholas submitted for the Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics Student Athlete Scholarship," said Dr. Joshua A. Siegel.

    "It demonstrated character, determination, and inspiration; (Nicholas wrote) ‘I’ve learned that to achieve a goal, I must be determined and willing to put forth the work, wait for the results and not get impatient…An athlete is someone who doesn’t even think about quitting during difficult times. Perseverance is key to being an athlete.’

    "His sense of identity and willpower made him the best candidate of the applicants to receive this year’s scholarship. On behalf of the entire Access Sports Medicine & Orthopedics team we want to congratulate Nicholas and wish him the best as he matriculates at UMass Amherst. We are certain he will make us all proud,” said Siegel.

    While at Exeter High School, Frattali was an integral member of the National Honor Society. He volunteered for numerous service projects including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Ending 68 hours of Hunger, and annual blood drives for the American Red Cross.

    In his sophomore year of basketball knee surgery benched him for the last half of the season. Never in his basketball career had he sat out for more than a day or two. Throughout the months of rehab Frattali persevered and learned that by “focusing on my teammates playing rather than myself, I improved my character and the appreciation for the people around me.”

    About the Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics Student Athlete Scholarship

    The Access to Education $3,000 scholarship program was created to reward the efforts of student athletes who demonstrate five key characteristics: discipline, passion, positivity, determination, and resilience both on and off the field.

    For information on the Access to Education Scholarship and/or Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, please call (603) 775-7575 or visit www.accesssportsmed.com.


    About Access Sports
    Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics is the Seacoast of New Hampshire’s leader in the innovative treatment, management and prevention of orthopaedic care and service. Whether you’re a top-ranked athlete with a knee injury, an employee with carpal tunnel syndrome or have suffered from back pain for years, our team of expert physicians and physical therapists are ready to help you get back in the game.