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Francesca

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#8

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Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Langhorne, Pa.
High School: Neshaminy

Bio

Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (2/27/18)

2018: Made all 19 appearances with 13 starts, including the first seven games of the season as well as six of the final seven games... Tied for the team lead in goals (36), game-winning goals (2), and shots (80)... Ranked second in points (52) and third in assists (16)... Led the team in shots on goal (62)... Averaged 2.74 points per game and 1.89 goals per game... Recorded at least one point in 16 games played and scored in 14 of them, all multi-goal performances... Posted seven games with three or more points... Had 24 points on 14 goals and 10 assists through nine A-10 games... Opened season with a hat trick against Georgetown... Hit the back of the net twice against Central Connecticut State... Matched SJU single-game, program-record 11 points on a career-high seven goals and career-high four assists at Temple... Scored twice against Villanova and then-#11/8 Navy and followed up with two goals, two helpers, and three ground balls vs. Vanderbilt... Scored twice against Wagner and UMass and followed up with two goals and two helpers at VCU... Hit the back of the net twice against Davidson... Combined for 10 points in weekend series against St. Bonaventure (3g, 2a) and Duquesne (3g, 2a)... Had two goals and two assists against George Mason... Scored twice in A-10 quarterfinals vs. George Mason... Closed season against Richmond in A-10 semifinals.

2017: Made 10 appearances, including eight in the Atlantic 10 regular season, and earned two starts at St. Bonaventure and vs. Richmond in the A-10 semifinals... Totaled 27 points on 16 goals and 11 assists... Ranked fourth on the squad in assists... Averaged 2.70 points per game on 1.60 goals per game and 1.10 assists per game... Went for a season-high six points on a season-high four goals and two assists against La Salle... Scored two goals and added a season-high three helpers to go with two ground balls and a career-high three draw controls at George Mason... Recorded two goals and two assists vs. George Washington... Scored twice in regular-season match-up at Richmond... Posted two goals, one assist, and four ground balls vs. VCU... Netted a goal and added two helpers at Duquesne... Scored a goal and added an assist in A-10 semifinals vs. Richmond.

2016: Made eight appearances and started the first two games of the season vs. American and Monmouth... Landed five of six total shots on goal for an .833 SOG percentage... Landed season-high two shots on goal on season-high two shots vs. Monmouth... Added two shots, one on goal, vs. Columbia... Landed one shot on goal apiece at American and Temple... Recorded one ground ball and one caused turnover on the season, in collegiate debut at American... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School/Personal: Three-time All-Suburban One Conference First Team selection... Two-time Bucks County Courier Times Lacrosse Player of the Year... Two-time Bucks County Courier Times "Golden Team" First Team selection... Neshaminy program recordholder in career goals (319) and single-season goals (105)... Led Suburban One League in scoring with 125 points (105G, 20A) as a senior... Led 2015 Neshaminy squad to a 9-8 record, the first winning record in program history... Scored 70 goals and led squad in draw controls and ground balls, earning team's Best Defensive Player Award as a junior... Scored single-season school record 65 goals as a freshman... Broke own scoring record with 79 goals as a sophomore and broke scoring record again as a senior... Four-year varsity letterwinner and two-year team captain... Four-year midfielder and leading scorer on Ultimate 2015 Club team for coach Michele DeJuliis... Also lettered in soccer at Neshaminy... Center midfielder/defender on 2013 soccer squad that went 25-0 and won the state title... Played violin and clarinet in the symphony strings orchestra and selected for District Art Show at Neshaminy ... Active in Neshaminy Gym Night... Certified lacrosse referee... Three-year lead counselor for girl's lacrosse programs at Coach Paul Deppi's Quick Stick summer lacrosse camp... Involved with the Philadelphia Service Immersion Program at Saint Joseph's University... Majoring in pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing.


Single-Game Career Highs:  
Goals: 7 at Temple (2/21/18)
Assists: 4 at Temple (2/21/18)
Points: 11 at Temple (2/21/18)
Shots: 10 vs. George Mason (5/3/18)
SOG: 7 (2x) last at Villanova (3/1/18)
Free Position Goals: 1 (2x) last vs. UMass (3/29/18)
Free Position Shots: 2 vs. Duquesne (4/15/18)
Ground Balls: 4 vs. VCU (4/13/17)

Caused Turnovers: 1 (9x) last vs. Duquesne (4/15/18)
Draw Controls: 3 at George Mason (4/21/17)


Career Statistics:

YEAR GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SOG GWG GB DC CT
2016  8-2 0 0 0 6 5 0 1 0 1
2017 10-2 16 11 27 36 25 1 11 8 4
2018 19-13 36 16 52 80 62 2 14 2 4
TOTAL  37-17 52 27 79 122
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