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  Joe Franco

Joe Franco

Player Profile

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Monrovia, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 150

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
01/26/1990

Experience:
2V

Major:
Kinesiology

2010

Joe Franco competed in all 19 games for the Matadors, his second season accomplishing that feat ... served as a team captain for Cal State Northridge in 2010 ... had one assist on the year, a throw-in that led to Daniel Yoon's equalizer at then-No. 7 ranked UC Irvine, a game that the Matadors would go on to win.

2009

Franco competed in all 20 games, one of five student-athletes to accomplish the feat and the only first-year player to see action in every game ... scored his first career goal at UC Riverside (9/30) ... took a total of seven shots ... four of his shots were on-goal.

2008

Franco redshirted the 2008 season.

ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL

Franco was a two year starter for the Golden Knights and head coach Glen Apples ... member of 2007 squad that finished season 25-2-1 ... named to 2007 All-CIF Second Team ... earned Pasadena Star News First Team honors following both seasons with St. Francis ... also named to First Team All-Mission League and All-San Gabriel Valley Team following both seasons.

PERSONAL

Born on January 26, 1990 ... son of Deanna Franco and Jeff Paradis ... has one sister, Danielle .... also recruited by UC Santa Cruz, Connecticut and UC Riverside ... favorites include Manchester United F.C., fullback Patrice Evra, actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and the television show "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" ... listens to his iPod and prays before games ... would like to switch places with Kobe Bryant for a day ... would entitle his autobiography "Carpe Diem" ... majoring in Kinesiology.