|Hometown:||Corpus Christi, Texas|
|Club:||Dynamo Coastal Bend|
One of the top freshmen in the Southland … played and started all 18 games, mostly on the front line … scored eight goals and added three assists for 19 points on the season, all of which led the team … posted a team-best 34 shots, 18 on frame, on the year … started her career with a bang, scoring seven goals and an assist in the team’s first five games … scored a pair of goals in the game against Dallas Baptist (8/30) … scored the only goal in a 2-1 loss against Campbell (9/1) … potted both goals in the program’s first victory, a 2-1 win at UTSA (9/6) … added two more goals in a 4-2 loss to UNC Wilmington (9/13) … notched her eighth goal of the season against Nicholls (9/22) … notched assists in consecutive games against ORU (9/29) and McNeese (10/4) … assist against the Cowgirls set up Alyssa Miller’s OT game-winner.
One of four Coastal Bend freshmen among the Islanders … played at Mary Carroll High School for Eddie Dillon … was a second team all-region selection in her junior campaign … named the team's offensive MVP as a sophomore … garnered all-tournament honors in each of her last two years for Carroll … played for Dynamo Coastal Bend in club action under Pedro Flores … helped the squad to the Houston Labor Day Tournament Championship in 2012 … a member of the AB Permanent Honor Roll and the Los Emperadores Spanish Honors Society.
Yvette Maribel Franco was born on Feb. 14, 1995, in Corpus Christi … daughter of Maria and Rigoberto Franco … has three siblings, Adrain Franco, Mayra Lopez and Cristobal Franco … is undecided regarding her major at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Caldwell on Franco:
"Yvette is a local talent that is looking to push herself at the next level. She has a knack for finishing and finding the final pass. It will be exciting to watch her grow at the collegiate level."