• Biography - Laura Franceski / Women's Basketball
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Laura Franceski
bu athletes    Class   Senior
bu athletes    Position   Forward
bu athletes    Height   6-2
bu athletes    Hometown   Moscow, Pa.
bu athletes    Last School   North Pocono
Senior Season (2008-09): Named third-team America East All-Conference ... the America East Player of the Week for Jan. 25-Feb. 1 ... led the America East Conference with 2.8 blocks per game and was ninth with 6.0 rebounds per game ... her 78 blocks is the second-highest, single-season mark in Binghamton program history ... ranked third on the Bearcat squad with 8.7 points per game ... reached double figures in scoring 11 times and led the team in scoring five times ... recorded a team-high four double doubles ... had six games with at least five blocks ... poured in a season-high 22 points, had 11 rebounds and tied both the school and conference record with eight blocks at Maine on Jan. 31 ... turned in a 14-point, 13-rebound, two-block, two-assist performance against Albany on Jan. 10 ... scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against UMBC on Feb. 28.

Junior Season (2007-08):
Appeared in all 30 games with 28 starts ... ranked first on the squad and second in the America East Conference with 1.90 blocks per game ... also ranked fourth on the team with 9.4 points per game and second with 5.3 rebounds per contest ... reached double figures in scoring 12 times and led the team in scoring five times ... posted a pair of double-doubles ... named the America East Conference Player of the Week on Jan. 21 ... scored a career-high 27 points and blocked a season-best six shots at UMBC on Jan. 16 ... turned in an 11-points, 11-rebound performance against Bucknell on Nov. 28 as well as a 12-point, 11-rebound effort against Boston on Jan. 12 ... grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds against Vermont on Feb. 5 ... named to the America East Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Season (2006-07): Appeared in all 31 games with 16 starts ... led the America East Conference with 1.84 blocks per game ... averaged 4.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game ... her 57 blocked shots was the fifth-highest, single-season total in school history ... reached double figures in scoring three times ... led the team in rebounding four times and in blocks a team-high 20 times ... recorded nine games with at least three blocks ... scored nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a career-high seven shots against Hartford on Feb. 24 ... scored a career-high 12 points and blocked four shots against Vermont on Jan. 21 ... named to the America East Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Season (2005-06): Appeared in 28 games ... scored a then career-high 10 points and grabbed six rebounds against Vermont on Jan. 24 ... recorded a career-high six blocks, scored nine points and added seven rebounds against New Hampshire on Feb. 9 ... had nine points, two blocks and season-highs with eight rebounds and two steals against Maine on Feb. 4.

Before Binghamton: A four-year letterwinner at North Pocono ... a three-year Lackawanna League all-star and two time league Player of the Year ... the Regional Player of the Year as a junior ... a second-team Class AAA all-state selection as a junior and third-team pick as a senior ... led North Pocono to the league and district titles twice during her high school career and the state quarterfinals once ... North Pocono was ranked No. 7 in the state during the 2004-05 season ... averaged 12.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 8.5 blocks per game as a junior ... averaged 12.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.5 blocks as a senior ... a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Oct. 13, 1986 ... parents are James and Carol Franceski ... majoring in human development.