#15 Franki Gironda * 1B * JR * R/R * Akron, Ohio/Hoban
At Ashland: Gironda took over as the starting first baseman a year ago. She was solid defensively and showed vast improvement at the plate. She was named honorable mention all-conference. Gironda is penciled in as the starting first baseman in 2012 and will be asked to hit in the middle of the order. As a freshman in 2010, Gironda saw time off the bench at first base.
High School: Gironda earned nine varsity letters at Hoban, competing in softball (four), soccer (three) and basketball (two). She was an All-North Coast League pick in softball and was named second team all-district in soccer. Gironda was named Academic All-Ohio two times each in softball and soccer. As a freshman, she hit .515. In softball, she played on teams that won three league titles, two district crowns and one regional championship.
Personal: Gironda’s parents are Frank and Pam Gironda. Gironda is an athletic training major.