Gardner, this year's captain, is a fierce competitor, who has been a significant contributor throughout her career. Her two goals last year came against Fairfield and Pacific. As a sophomore, her top performance came against Cornell when she tallied one goal and one assist. As a freshman, Gardner saw regular action. In addition she is a three-time member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic squad and a Class of 1977 AYA Fellow.. At the St. Paul's School, she was a first team all-league selection. In her career, St. Paul's won two New England Class A championships. She also played lacrosse and squash. Her sister, Liz, is a 2001 Yale graduate and was a fellow field hockey player.
QUOTING COACH LAMB
"Fran brings with her a work ethic second to none. No matter what the task at hand, she goes full out. She competes and practices to be the very best that she can be every day. She sets the standard for her teammates to follow and meet."