13 Marco DiFranco
13 Marco DiFranco
Height: 5-8
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chesterland, Ohio
High School: Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin
Position: MF

2008 - JUNIOR SEASON

Played in 19 matches with 15 starts...recorded 15 shots on goal and three game-winning goals...tied for second on team with three assists...named to the Horizon League All-Tournament team...recorded an assist and scored team's first goal of the 3-0 shutout win against Missouri State (9/5)...scored team's first goal in the 2-0 shutout of IPFW (10/8)...recorded assist in win over Valparaiso (10/11)...logged an assist in league tournament quarterfinal win over Wright State (11/9)...scored CSU's lone goal and game-winner over Butler (11/14) to propel Vikings in league championship game.

2007 - SOPHOMORE SEASON

Played in all 18 matches, starting 14 times in the midfield...totaled a team leading 13 shots on goal, including three attempts against Niagara (9/2)... scored lone goal of the season versus Niagara (9/2) ... third on the team in total points (4) and assists (2)... totaled three shots on goal and handed out the game-tying assist against Kentucky (9/9)...assisted on lone goal against Milwaukee (10/14).

2006 - FRESHMAN SEASON

One of three Vikings to capture Horizon League All-Newcomer team honors...scored two goals and handed out three assists...totaled 17 shots, including seven on goal...scored a goal on very first shot attempt in season opener versus Robert Morris (8/25)...added an assist and two shots two days later in win over Canisius (8/27)...assisted on team's lone goal at Cincinnati (9/20)...posted three shots each at IPFW (10/11) and at UW-Milwaukee (10/15)... scored a goal in the final seconds in that match against the Panthers...notched an assist versus Detroit (10/18).

HIGH SCHOOL

A four-year starter at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, he capped a stellar prep career with his selection as the Division II Ohio Player of the Year...a first team All-Ohio honoree as a senior he garnered recognition as his conference and team most valuable player in addition to being selected MVP of the All-Greater Cleveland squad...finished his career as the most prolific scorer in school history with 64 goals and 41 assists...as a junior, he was honored as a second team all-state member as well as being tabbed conference MVP and first team all-conference and all-city...first team all-conference and second team All-Greater Cleveland as a sophomore...helped the Lions to a pair of league titles.

PERSONAL

Born Feb. 29, 1988, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio...son of Flavio and Mary Lou DiFranco...has two brothers, Amico and Gianluca and one sister, Veronica...physical education major.