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Kimmy Francis

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richboro, Pa.

High School:
Council Rock

Height:
5-3

Position:
Forward/Midfielder

Major:
Kinesiology

Francis' Honor Roll
2004 SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team
2004 All-ACC Second Team
2003 SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team
2003 NSCAA/adidas All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team
2003 All-ACC Second Team
2003 ACC All-Tournament Team
2002 SoccerBuzz Freshman All-American Third Team
2002 ACC All-Freshman Team
2002 All-ACC Second Team
2002 ACC All-Tournament Team

Pensky's Take
"Kimmy has been a special person and player in this program, as evidenced by her numerous accolades. She will have another great season, there is no question about that."

On Francis: One of the best offensive players to come through the Terrapin program ... good technical skills and tactical abilities ... tremendous quickness ... is capable of finishing with either foot ... a game-changing player ... made her collegiate debut in 2002 after missing all of her true freshman season after suffering a torn ACL on April 19, 2001, during her high school spring season as a senior ... switched from uniform No. 11 to No. 8 prior to the 2003 season.

Career Notes: Has started in 61 of 63 matches ... currently seventh in career points with 57 ... tied for fourth in career assists with 19 ... moved into eighth on the all-time goals list with 19 with her game-winning goal vs. No. 10 Duke (10/23/04) ... her eight career game-winning goals is fourth on the all-time list ... tied for third on the career shots list with 172 ... needs three more shots to pass Audra Poulin (168) for fourth place.


As a junior (2004): Second team All-ACC ... SoccerBuzz third team All-Mid-Atlantic ... started all 20 matches ... one assist and nine shots in 1-0 win at Towson (8/27) ... one assist in 1-1 tie vs. William & Mary (8/29) ... three shots in 2-0 loss to Virginia Tech (9/2) ... goal and two assists in 5-2 win over South Carolina at the Virginia Soccer Classic (9/10) ... game-winning goal in 2-1 win over No. 3 UCLA at Virginia Soccer Classic (9/12) ... named to the all-tournament team for her efforts at the Virginia Soccer Classic ...one shot in 2-1 loss at Miami (9/19) ... scored the game-winner in 1-0 shutout of Clemson (10/2) ... one shot in 0-0 tie with No. 6 Virginia (10/5) ... five shots in 2-1 win ove NC State (10/8) ... three shots in 1-1 tie with No. 14 Florida State (10/13) ... five shots, four on goal, in 2-0 loss at Wake Forest (10/16) ... two goals, including the team's first penalty kick of the season, in 3-1 win at Navy (10/19) ... scored the game-winning goal in the 97th minute to give the Terps a 1-0 win over No. 10 Duke (10/23) ... tallied three shots against the Blue Devils ... named co-ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 25) for her efforts against Navy and Duke ... also named to the SoccerBuzz national elite team of the week for her three goal week ... three shots in 6-0 loss at No. 3 Penn State (10/27) ... five shots in 0-0 tie with NC State in the first round of the ACC Tournament (10/31) ... scored the Terps' first goal in the shootout en route to a 4-2 win ... six shots in 3-0 shutout of Loyola (Md.) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/12) ... assisted Mallory Mahar's game-winning goal in 1-0 shutout of No. 2 seed Penn State (11/14) ... sustained a knee injury in the Penn State win that hampered her in 1-0 loss to Washington in the third round of the NCAA Tournament (11/20).

As a sophomore (2003): NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team ... SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team ... ACC All-Tournament Team selection for second year in a row ... team leader in goals (9), assists (6) and points (24) ... had at least two points in four of last seven games (total of 10) ... started 20 of 21 games, played 1715 of 1936 minutes at midfield & forward taking 51 shots -- second on team ... tied for fourth in the ACC in game-winning goals with four in '03 ... tied for eighth all-time in career assists with 14 after just second year of action ... stands tied with Jenny Biscoe for 11th all-time in career points with 40 ... eight of 14 career assists have come on corner kicks - including four in 2003 ... scored both goals in 2-1 ACC Quarterfinal win over #23 Clemson (11/5) and was named to ACC All-Tournament team ... opened scoring in win over Navy (11/2) ... scored sixth goal of year - unassisted - in win over Wake Forest (10/25) ... posted two corner kick assists at George Mason (10/22) ... had 10 points in a six-game span on three goals and four assists from Oct. 22-Nov. 5 ... her four goals in first five games equaled entire season total from 2002 ... corner kick assist on Mallory Mahar's goal to open scoring vs. James Madison (10/1) ... named to Soccer America Team of the Week (9/22) ... named ACC Player of the Week (9/22) ... honored as Maryland/adidas Classic Offensive MVP (9/20) ... scored game-winning goal on rocket shot from the top of the box to defeat No. 23 Tennessee (9/20), 3-1 ... assisted Katie Ludwig's game-winner in 1-0 win vs. Loyola (9/17) ... assisted Audra Poulin's goal with a corner kick at George Washington (9/14) ... career-high five point game vs. Towson (9/12), as she assisted the game's opening goal, then scored on a penalty kick, and added the game-winner in 3-2 victory ... netted two goals in span of 1:11 vs. Washington State (8/31), first came on a penalty kick for game-winner in 3-0 win; suffered injured ankle and did not play the final 61 minutes of that game.

Summer of 2003: Trained with the United States U-21 national team ... second consecutive summer in which she worked out with a national team, as she trained with United States U-19 national team in 2002.

As a redshirt freshman (2002): Named to SoccerBuzz's Freshman All-American Third Team ... also earned a spot on SoccerBuzz's All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team as well as All-Mid-Atlantic Freshman Team ... member of the All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Tournament Team ... played in all 22 games, starting 21 in her first season of action, totaling 1,675 minutes ... finished fourth on team in scoring with 16 points on four goals and eight assists ... led team in shots with 63 ... finished second on team with eight assists, one short of freshman school record of nine set by Emmy Harbo in 1995 ... assist total ranked seventh all-time for a single-season ... scored fourth goal and first career game-winner against American (11/15) in NCAA First Round ... netted third goal of the season on blast at Florida State (11/7) in ACC Quarterfinal ... career-high four points on a goal and two assists at James Madison (10/28) ... assisted Audra Poulin's first goal vs. George Mason (10/16) ... corner-kick assist on Mallory Mahar's game-winner vs. William & Mary (9/29) ... netted first career goal in win over George Washington (9/22) ... assisted Simone Dekker's goal vs. Loyola (9/13) ... named to UConn Classic All-Tournament team after collecting three assists ... corner kick resulted in a goal by Poulin vs. UConn (9/1) for third assist of weekend ... posted two assists in college debut vs. Fordham (8/30), one on a corner kick to Mahar and another on a cross to Poulin ... named to Maryland Honor Roll.

As a freshman (2001): Sat out the entire season rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered near the end of her high school senior season.

Before Maryland: Standout at Council Rock High School in Newtown, Pa. ... lettered four years, earning numerous accolades ... named a two-time NSCAA All-American as a junior and senior ... Parade All-American after her junior year ... NSCAA and Gatorade Pennsylvania State Player of the Year ... Courier Times Player of the Year ... earned All-American, All-State and Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area in both 1999 and 2000 ... three-time league player of the year and four-time Courier Times Golden Team first team member ... recorded 52 goals and 40 assists for 144 points during her high school career to become Council Rock's all-time leading scorer ... served as team captain as a junior and senior and earned team MVP honors as a sophomore and junior ... The Rock posted an 80-4-3 record during her four years, winning the Suburban One League championship four times ... missed all but seven games of her spring senior soccer season after suffering a torn ACL ... selected to the United State Under-19 national team pool which competed at the 2002 Junior World Cup. ... played club soccer with FC Blast ... named a Pennsylvania club All-American in 2000 ... has been a member of the USYSA Region 1 team since 1997 and a member of Eastern Pennsylvania ODP since 1995 ... also starred in field hockey, earning All-Pennsylvania honors in 1999 and 2000.

Personal: Daughter of Kathy and Bob Francis ... sister of Bob (24), who played soccer at Rider from 1998-2001, and Megan (19) ... lists her biggest athletic thrills as making the U-19 national team and scoring two goals and assisting on another in the state championship game as a freshman ... majoring in kinesiology.

Kimmy Francis' Career Statistics

Year
GP/GS
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
GWG
2001
Redshirt Season
2002
22/21
4
8
16
63
1
2003
21/20
9
6
24
51
4
2004
20/20
6
5
17
58
3
Total
63/61
19
19
57
172
8

Kimmy Francis' Career Highs
Goals: 2 three times, most recently at Navy (10/19/04)
Assists: 2 four times, most recently vs. South Carolina (9/10/04)
Points: 5 vs. Towson (9/12/03)


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