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SJU Women's Lacrosse BIO
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Francesca Donato
Player Profile:
Francesca Donato 2350347
Position: Attack
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Langhorne, Pa.
High School: Neshaminy

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 career-high six points on a career-high four goals and two assists against La Salle... Scored two goals and added a career-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: 4 vs. La Salle (4/15/17)
Assists: 3 at George Mason (4/21/17)
Points: 6 vs. La Salle (4/15/17)
Shots: 8 vs. La Salle (4/15/17)
SOG: 5 vs. La Salle (4/15/17)
Free Position Goals: 1 at UMass (4/2/17)
Free Position Shots: 1 (2x) last at UMass (4/2/17)
Ground Balls: 4 vs. VCU (4/13/17)
Caused Turnovers:
1 (5x) last vs. George Washington (4/29/17)
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
TOTAL  18-4 16 11 27 42
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