Fraschetti accepted the position on May 25 and the team was informed of her hiring on Thursday.
"Heather brings a great deal of experience and passion for the sport," said Crescenta Valley girls' Athletic Director Pete Loporchio, who was part of a hiring committee that included a parent representative, Assistant Principal Peter Kim and Principal Linda Evans. "She just has a love of the game and a passion for what she's doing."
Fraschetti, 30, takes over a position vacated by Cesar Hidalgo after the Falcons' 15-6-3 campaign this past season. Crescenta Valley went 12-1-1 en route to the league title and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division II tournament's second round. Hidalgo coached the program for three seasons, twice being named All-Area Coach of the Year.
Last year, Fraschetti assisted Glendale Coach Kris Lowe. The most difficult part of taking the Crescenta Valley job was leaving behind the group of Nitros players that Fraschetti had grown close to.
"It was a really hard thing to do," Fraschetti said. "I got really close with the girls."
Fraschetti played a big role in Glendale practices, as Lowe, who admits she's looking for someone to perhaps fill her position, dealt with, along with the coaching aspects, all the administrative chores on top of being a teacher at the school.
"It was a good opportunity for her," said Lowe of Fraschetti taking on the Crescenta Valley job. "The kids and her got along very, very well. They really respected her — they still do."