Don Franzese
Induction Year: 2007
Class of: 1984
Sports: Soccer

Donald S. Franzese, 1984. One of just three USM soccer players to earn NSCAA All-American honors during his playing career, Donald Franzese helped the Huskies to a remarkable 52-19-7 mark during the 1979-1982 seasons and three trips to the NAIA national tournament, including a fourth place finish in the 1979 tournament. Playing under head coaches Hall of Fame members Harold “Chappy” Menninger (1979-80) and Chris Baumann (1981-82), Franzese tallied 43 goals and passed off 12 assists for 98 points. Heading into the 2007 season, Franzese goal-scoring and points totals are second all-time in program history. Franzese was named an NAIA All-American during the 1980 and 1981 seasons and was selected to the NSCAA All-America team in 1981 (second team) and 1980 (honorable mention). A three-time All-State player (1979, 1980, 1981), Franzese also earned NAIA All-District V and All-New England honors in 1980 and 1981.