Larissa Franklin’s first action with the National team was at the Junior World Championships in 2011 where the team finished fifth. She joined the Senior team in 2013, competing in the World Cup of Softball and the Pan Am Championships where Canada won a silver medal. At the 2014 World Championships, Franklin had the second-best batting average (.409) on Team Canada. During her junior year at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Franklin led the team in batting average (.459), hits (84, school record), total bases (106), stolen bases (19) and on-base percentage (.515). Franklin set IPFW school records in stolen bases (71) and hits (207) before transferring to Western Kentucky University in 2015.
Family: Parents Travis and Colleen Franklin… Younger brother Brandon Franklin… Getting into the Sport: Started playing at age 5… Enjoyed team sports more than individual sports… Inspired by watching the Canada Cup growing up… Outside Interests: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (2011-14), transferred in 2015 to Western Kentucky University (Senior- major in psychological science, minor in health and nutrition)… Enjoys watching movies, hanging out with teammates and friends, dance parties, reading, skating, snowboarding… Odds and Ends: Since making the national team in 2013 her first role model is Caitlin Lever because she is a phenomenal player and good to learn from… Career highlight was being named a Hometown Hero in Maple Ridge… Plays every game in her lucky Canada necklace… Nicknames: Franky, Larry…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
|PACh: 2013 – SILVER||ISF WCh: 2014 – 4th|
|WCup: 2014 – SILVER; 2013 – 4th|