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  Sean Franklin

Sean Franklin

Player Profile

RS Senior

Palmdale, CA

High School:
Highland HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 155




Franklin played on the United States Under-23 Men's National Team which had a two-match tour in Japan in February.


Franklin was one of three Matadors to start all 19 matches ... named All-Big West first team and All-Far West Region second team ... placed fourth on the team with four assists and third with 31 shots ... also added a goal for six points ... scored in a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine on Oct. 11 ... had three assists in his last three matches, including two in a win against Oregon State on Oct. 31 ... had at least one shot in 17 of 19 matches.


Franklin led the Matadors with six assists, which was also the highest total among Big West defenders and placed him in a tie for third among all conference players ... started all 21 matches he appeared in ... assisted on the game-winning goal in the Matadors' postseason victory over UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 22 ... had two assists, including the game-winner, in a victory over UC Davis on Nov. 11 ... also had a game-winning assist against Dartmouth (Sept. 5) ... recorded helpers against Cal Poly (Oct. 2) and Santa Barbara (Oct. 8) ... earned first-team All-Big West Conference honors and third-team All-Far West Region accolades.


Was one of two Matadors to start all 19 matches ... had seven shots with three of them on goal ... earned All-Big West Conference second-team honors ... was named to the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team during the spring.




Franklin was a three-time letterwinner at Highland High School in Palmdale, Calif. ... coached by Danny Young ... named Golden League Most Valuable Player as a senior ... also earned all-area first-team honors in 2003 ... helped his team to a Golden League crown in 2003 ... was the Bulldogs' team captain as a senior ... graduated in 2003 with a 3.2 grade point average.


Born Sean Michael Franklin on March 21, 1985 in Panorama City, Calif. ... parents are Lynette and John Franklin ... his three sisters are Kimmion, Amber and Ashley ... has one brother, John ... his father played football at Cal State Northridge from 1975 to 1977 ... respects his parents the most because they do so much for him ... favorite movie is "Sandlot" ... lists biggest athletic highlight as being named to the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team ... majoring in graphic design.