10 Franki Darnold
10 Franki Darnold
Height: 6-0
Year: JR
Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
High School: San Clemente
Position: OH
m 28
k/s 4.10
h % .216
a/s 0.21
b/s 0.37
sa/s 0.17
d/s 2.50

2014 (Junior)

  • Appeared in each of Rhode Island's 103 sets played.
  • Led the team in kills (422) and kills per set (4.10) while ranking second in total digs (258) and third in digs per set (2.50).
  • Also added 38 blocks, including four solos, 18 service aces and 22 assists.
  • Was one of just two Atlantic 10 players to record more than 400 kills during the regular season. 
  • Became just the fourth Rhode Island player in program history to reach 400 kills in two different seasons. 
  • Led the team with 12 double-doubles.
  • Totaled double-digit kills in 24 of 28 matches and had 20+ kills five times.
  • Earned All-Tournament honors at the Delaware Invitational, SHU Hampton Inn Shelton Invitational, Art Carmichael Invitational and Holly Young Invitational.
  • Also was MVP of the Delaware Invitational.
  • Collected ECAC and Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 2.
  • Became the first Ram in a decate to earn Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team accolades.

2013 (Sophomore)

  • Appeared in 112 of Rhode Island's 115 sets played.
  • Led the team in kills (418), kills per set (3.73) and service aces (28) while ranking second in total digs (284).
  • Also added 31 blocks, including three solos, and 23 assists.
  • Led the team with 14 double-doubles.
  • Totaled double-digit kills in 25 of 30 matches and had 20+ kills five times.
  • Reached double figures in digs 15 different times.
  • Had multiple aces in nine separate matches.
  • Turned in season-highs in both kills (23) and digs (17) against UConn.

2012 (Freshman)

  • Appeared in 44 sets for the Rams.
  • Averaged 1.93 kills and 1.00 digs per set.
  • Totaled 85 kills, 44 digs, 10 blocks, five aces and three assists.
  • Had a season-best 10 digs against Iona.
  • Recorded eight kills, eight digs, two service aces and a pair of block solos at Rutgers.
  • Registered a season-high 14 kills against Hofstra.

High School

  • Was a three-year varsity player at San Clemente High School.
  • Served as team captain and was a member of the Orange County All-Star Team in 2012.
  • Finished the 2012 summer ranked first in the California Beach Volleyball Association's 18-and-under division.
  • Was a member of the South Coast League Championship team from 2008-11.
  • Received the Team Player Award in 2011.
  • Was named to the 2011 Junior National Championship All-Tournament Team.
  • Also was a First Team All-League honoree in 2011.
  • Was selected to the 2010 SCVA High Performance Team and earned Scholar Athlete accoladed in 2009.
  • Participated in the Assisteens of Capistrano Valley and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal

  • Born May 26, 1994.
  • Daughter of Chris and Mike Darnold.
  • Her father played football at the University of Redlands for four years while her mother played volleyball at Long Beach Community College.
  • Has a younger brother, Sam, who begins his freshman season as a quarterback for the USC Trojans in 2015.
  • Her grandfather, Dick Hammer, played basketball at USC for four years in addition to being a member of the 1964 Olympic volleyball team.
  • Has played club volleyball with T-Street Volleyball Club (three years), Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club (two years) and Laguna Beach Volleyball Club (one year).
  • Favorite team is the LA Dodgers.
  • Enjoys beach volleyball and reading.
  • Majoring in Writing and Rhetoric with plans of becoming an author or journalist.
Recent Games
Oct 31 at Duquesne L, 3-0
Nov 2 at La Salle W, 3-0
Nov 8 Fordham W, 3-0
Nov 14 George Mason W, 3-0
Nov 16 George Washington L, 3-2
Nov 21 vs. VCU L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 14
Sets 103 52
Kills 422 202
Kills per set 4.10 3.88
Errors 183 95
Total Attacks 1106 541
Hitting Percentage .216 .198
Assists 22 12
Assists per set 0.21 0.23
Service Aces 18 7
Service Errors 31 11
Service Aces per set 0.17 0.13
Reception Errors 26 16
Digs 258 109
Digs per set 2.50 2.10
Block Solo 4 3
Block Assist 34 14
Block Total 38 17
Blocks per set 0.37 0.33
Block Errors 4 2
Ball Handling Errors 2 2
Points 461.0 219.0
Points per set 4.5 4.2
Matches started 28 14
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 29 vs. Loyola (Ill.) W, 3-0 1 3 13 3 30 .333 0 0 2 1 8 0 2 0 2 0 14.0
Aug 30 vs. Albany W, 3-2 1 5 28 8 62 .323 1 1 3 1 15 0 1 1 1 0 29.5
Aug 30 at Delaware W, 3-0 1 3 11 2 28 .321 1 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Sep 5 vs. Hartford W, 3-0 1 3 14 5 35 .257 2 1 1 1 10 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Sep 5 at Sacred Heart W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 18 .444 0 1 1 1 7 0 4 0 4 0 13.0
Sep 6 vs. Iona W, 3-0 1 3 20 7 41 .317 0 1 1 0 11 0 2 0 2 0 22.0
Sep 9 at Northeastern W, 3-1 1 4 14 6 47 .170 1 1 1 0 18 0 2 0 2 0 16.0
Sep 12 NJIT W, 3-0 1 3 18 5 37 .351 1 0 2 1 8 1 1 0 2 0 19.5
Sep 12 Cincinnati L, 3-1 1 4 16 11 48 .104 1 1 1 1 14 0 1 0 1 0 17.5
Sep 13 Rutgers W, 3-0 1 3 11 6 30 .167 1 3 1 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 14.5
Sep 19 vs. New Mexico State L, 3-0 1 3 9 5 30 .133 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Sep 19 New Mexico State L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at New Hampshire L, 3-2 1 5 22 13 66 .136 1 1 2 0 19 0 4 0 4 0 25.0
Sep 20 vs. Brown L, 3-1 1 4 18 6 44 .273 1 1 1 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 19.0
Sep 26 at George Washington L, 3-2 1 5 26 12 64 .219 1 0 1 2 10 1 2 0 3 0 28.0
Sep 27 at George Mason W, 3-1 1 4 16 9 46 .152 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 17.0
Oct 3 La Salle W, 3-0 1 3 16 5 31 .355 1 0 0 3 10 0 2 0 2 0 17.0
Oct 4 Duquesne W, 3-2 1 5 16 11 52 .096 0 1 2 4 8 1 2 0 3 0 19.0
Oct 11 at Fordham W, 3-0 1 3 13 4 31 .290 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 13.0
Oct 17 at Saint Louis L, 3-1 1 4 9 8 40 .025 0 0 1 0 10 0 3 0 3 0 10.5
Oct 19 at Dayton L, 3-0 1 3 5 12 29 -.241 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Oct 24 VCU W, 3-2 1 5 14 4 36 .278 4 1 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 15.0
Oct 25 Davidson W, 3-0 1 3 21 4 37 .459 1 3 1 1 7 0 1 0 1 0 24.5
Oct 31 at Duquesne L, 3-0 1 3 15 4 40 .275 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 1 1 15.5
Nov 2 at La Salle W, 3-0 1 3 6 3 18 .167 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 6.0
Nov 8 Fordham W, 3-0 1 3 17 3 32 .438 2 0 0 3 10 0 1 1 1 0 17.5
Nov 14 George Mason W, 3-0 1 3 12 4 29 .276 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 13.0
Nov 16 George Washington L, 3-2 1 5 16 12 56 .071 0 1 0 0 13 0 2 0 2 0 18.0
Nov 21 vs. VCU L, 3-2 1 5 16 9 49 .143 0 0 2 2 13 0 0 1 0 0 16.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2012-13 20 44 85 1.93 52 258 .128 3 0.07 5 0.11 44 1.00 2 8 10 0.23 96.0 2.2
2013-14 31 112 418 3.73 187 1160 .199 23 0.21 28 0.25 284 2.54 3 28 31 0.28 463.0 4.1
2014-15 28 103 422 4.10 183 1106 .216 22 0.21 18 0.17 258 2.50 4 34 38 0.37 461.0 4.5
2015-16 29 116 431 3.72 209 1153 .193 13 0.11 26 0.22 228 1.97 5 26 31 0.27 475.0 4.1
Total 108 375 1356 3.62 631 3677 .197 61 0.16 77 0.21 814 2.17 14 96 110 0.29 1495.0 4.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 28 103 422 4.10 183 1106 .216 22 0.21 18 0.17 258 2.50 4 34 38 0.37 461.0 4.5
Conference 14 52 202 3.88 95 541 .198 12 0.23 7 0.13 109 2.10 3 14 17 0.33 219.0 4.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 37 157 4.24 65 388 .237 13 0.35 10 0.27 93 2.51 3 11 14 0.38 175.5 4.7
Away 11 40 147 3.67 75 427 .169 5 0.13 4 0.10 94 2.35 1 17 18 0.45 160.5 4.0
Neutral 7 26 118 4.54 43 291 .258 4 0.15 4 0.15 71 2.73 0 6 6 0.23 125.0 4.8
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Wins 18 62 270 4.35 91 640 .280 17 0.27 14 0.23 151 2.44 3 21 24 0.39 297.5 4.8
Losses 10 41 152 3.71 92 466 .129 5 0.12 4 0.10 107 2.61 1 13 14 0.34 163.5 4.0
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August 3 11 52 4.73 13 120 .325 2 0.18 1 0.09 29 2.64 0 4 4 0.36 55.0 5.0
September 12 44 194 4.41 87 506 .211 9 0.20 11 0.25 120 2.73 2 18 20 0.45 216.0 4.9
October 8 29 109 3.76 52 296 .193 7 0.24 5 0.17 62 2.14 1 9 10 0.34 119.5 4.1
November 5 19 67 3.53 31 184 .196 4 0.21 1 0.05 47 2.47 1 3 4 0.21 70.5 3.7