6 Katie Francis
6 - Katie Francis
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Palo Alto
Position: Utility

• Two-Time Member of the GCC All-Academic Team

A third-year utility player who has played in 49 games, all as a reserve … has totaled 13 goals, 25 steals, six assists and eight kickouts drawn through the 2018-19 season.

AS A JUNIOR (2019) Played in all 27 games as a reserve … member of the GCC All-Academic Team ... had 10 goals, 20 steals, four assists, seven earned ejections and three 5-meters drawn … recorded a career-high two kickouts drawn against UC Davis (Jan. 19) and Cal St. East Bay (Feb. 10) … tallied career-high three assists against San Diego St. (April 26).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2018) Played in 16 games, all as a reserve … member of the GCC All-Academic Team … had three goals, five steals, one assist, one earned ejection and one 5-meter drawn … recorded career-high two goals against Redlands (Feb. 24) … drew a 5-meter and had an assist against Mercyhurst (Mar. 4).

AS A FRESHMAN (2017) Played in six games … recorded one assist against Cal (Feb. 18)

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California … helped the Vikings make the Central Coast Section semifinals in 2015 and the quarterfinals in 2014 … in 2014 and 2015 was All-Central Coast Section honorable mention selection … also in 2015 was all-league first-team honoree … in 2013 was all-league second-team choice … her senior year scored 40 goals in 29 games … junior year scored 36 goals in 25 games and sophomore year recorded 19 goals in 22 games … was also a member of the swimming and diving team where she was the California Interscholastic Federation state champion in the 200 Medley Relay.  

PERSONAL: Born in Chicago, Illinois … parents are David and Laura Francis … father is a software engineer and mother is a chief financial officer … has an older brother, Alex … in high school, served as president of future medical leaders club ... an accounting major.

CAREER-HIGHS (as of 2018-19 season):

  • Goals: 2 vs. Redlands (March 9, 2019); 2 vs. Redlands (Feb. 24, 2018)
  • Assists: 1, 5 times (last: Concordia (Cal.) April 28, 2019)
  • Steals: 3 vs. San Diego St. University (April 26, 2019)
  • Kickouts Drawn: 2 vs. Cal St. East Bay (Feb. 10, 2019); 2 vs. UC Davis (Jan. 19, 2019)