MU Lacrosse (W) BIO
6 Carissa Franzi

2010 (Junior): Played and started in all 18 games as a junior in the midfield… Second Team All-NEC selection… Named to the NEC All-Tournament Team after her two goal effort in the NEC quarterfinal at Quinnipiac (4/23)… Scored a career-high 19 goals and added four assists for a total of 23 points, also the most in her three seasons… Led the Blue and White with a career-high 26 caused turnovers… Finished the season with a career-best 45 ground balls, good for second on the team… Totaled four points, two goals and two assists, in the 13-8 win against Saint Francis (3/28)… Tallied four goals, gathered five ground balls, and caused two turnovers in the Hawks 10-5 win at Long Island (4/16)… Member of the 2010 Spring NEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009 (Sophomore):
Played in 18 games in the Hawks midfield, starting all of those contests… Tallied five goals on the season while adding five assists for a total of 10 points… Fourth on the team in ground balls with 25… Recorded 16 caused turnovers, which ranked second on the squad… Scored her first goal of the season at Davidson (3/8)… Attained two assists in a win over Villanova (3/15)… Caused a season high three turnovers in a triumph over Saint Francis (3/20) Recorded a marker in a win over conference foe Central Connecticut State (4/5)… Tallied a career high four points (one goal and three assists) while adding a season high three ground balls and tied a season high three caused turnovers in a victory over LIU (4/17)… Scored her first postseason goal against Sacred Heart (4/24)… Member of NEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008 (Freshman): Played and started in all 18 games as a freshman... Tallied 12 points on the season, with 10 goals and two assists... Made first collegiate start against Columbia (2/29)... Scored first collegiate goal against LaSalle (3/2)... Notched career-high three points against LIU (4/6) on one goal and two assists... Tallied first career two-goal game in win over Mount Saint Mary’s (4/20)... Scooped up 18 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers defensively... Had four ground balls and two caused turnovers against St. Mary’s (3/13)... Earned NEC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Three-sport letterwinner... Compiled 73 goals and 84 assists in her tenure under Coach Jill Cosse for the Essex County Champions... Named to the 2007 All-Iron Hills First Team... 2005 and 2006 All-Essex County First Team and National School Girls Team member... Named 2007 Star-Ledger All Group II second team... NJ National Girls and Women in Sports honoree in 2006.

Personal: Daughter of Peter and Diana Franzi...Born December 28, 1988... Majoring in education.

Franzi's Career Stats:

2008 18 18 10 2 12 23 18 27 12
2009 18 18 5 5 10 20 25 19 16
2010 18 18 19 4 23 42 45 33 26
2011 17 17 15 10 25 47 43 30 27
TOTAL 71 71 49 21 70 132 131 137 81

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairfield, N.J.
High School: West Essex
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