Player Profiles

Frances                            Silva
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Overland Park, Kan.
Height: 5-4
Sport: Women's Soccer
Position: F


At West Virginia In 2012
  • 2012 NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Third Team
  • 2012 All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Team
  • 2012 College Sports Madness Women’s Soccer All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Started all 20 matches as a junior
  • Scored a team-best 11 goals to go with two assists for 24 points
  • Five goals came in Big 12 play, including three game-winners
  • Recorded game-winning score in win over No. 1-ranked Stanford
  • Multi-point game (2G, 1A) against Towson
  • Attempted a career high 11 shots against Duquesne
  • Scored game-winner against Texas Tech – WVU athletics’ first win as Big 12 members
  • First-ever Mountaineer to score multiple goals in three consecutive games (Towson, High Point, Texas Tech)
  • Became only the fourth different Mountaineer to score a goal in four-consecutive matches (Towson, High Point, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State)
  • Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week (9/26)
  • Soccer News Net National Player of the Week (9/26)
  • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (9/25)
  • ECAC Player of the Week (9/25)
  • TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (9/24)
  • Soccer America Team of the Week (9/26)
  • CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer of the Week (9/25)
At West Virginia In 2011
  • All-Big East Second Team
  • Big East Championship All-Tournament Team
  • Started all 22 matches at forward
  • Totaled 20 points on eight goals and four assists
  • Eight goals are fifth most all-time by a WVU sophomore
  • TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (10/17)
  • Multi-point games (1G, 1A) against Georgetown and Syracuse
  • Netted game-winner at Providence
At West Virginia In 2010
  • Big East All-Rookie Team
  • Voted team’s most improved player
  • Appeared in all 24 matches, starting the final 20
  • Recorded four goals and three assists for 11 points on the season
  • Soccer America All-Rookie second team
  • Big East Rookie of the Week (10/18)
  • Played the most minutes of any freshman in 2010, totaling 1,625
  • Netted game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Providence
  • First career goal at Bowling Green
  • First career assist on Blake Miller goal against Villanova
In High School
  • Four-year starter at Blue Valley North High, helped team to a state championship in 2007
  • Totaled 41 goals and 17 assists
  • Holds the school record for goals in a game (4), goals in a season (20), assists in a game (4), points in a game (8) and points in a season (48)
  • Named all-state and all-league for three-straight seasons (2007-09)
  • Kansas City Sun all-offensive and defensive teams (2007-09)
  • Kansas City Star All-Metro (2007-09)
  • Played club soccer with Blue Valley Stars Mallorca – six-time defending state cup champions
  • ODP state team member in 2005-09
  • Member of the ODP regional teams in 2006-09 and an ODP national pool participant in 2006
  • Four-year honor roll student
  • Daughter of Miguel Silva and Dina Leon
  • One of three children
  • Birthday is November 2
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in 2013
  • Currently pursuing a master’s degree in sport management
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • President’s List
  • Dean’s List
  • 2013 Jerry P. Wilkins Scholarship recipient
  • 2013 Dr. Gerald Lage award winner – the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor

Related Photo Galleries

WVU vs Texas October 4, 2013
Posted: 10.4.13

Related Articles

Silva Named to U.S. U-23 Team
Posted: 2.21.14

Silva Named Soccer America MVP
Posted: 1.9.14

Big 12 Honors Silva, Martinelli
Posted: 1.7.14

Silva, Buchanan Honored Again
Posted: 12.19.13

Silva Named NSCAA Scholar All-America
Posted: 12.18.13

Silva Named Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
Posted: 12.3.13

Silva's Biggest Goal
Posted: 11.22.13

Silva Named Athlete of the Week
Posted: 9.23.13

Silva Snags Big 12 Honor
Posted: 9.10.13

Women's Soccer Trio Honored
Posted: 12.23.12

Princeton Prevails
Posted: 11.10.12

Seven Named Academic All-Big 12
Posted: 10.30.12

Women’s Soccer Lands Seven on All-Big 12 Teams
Posted: 10.29.12

WVU Ranked, Silva Takes National Honor
Posted: 9.26.12

Late Goal Leads WVU Past No. 7 OSU
Posted: 9.23.12

Silva Leads WVU to First Big 12 Victory
Posted: 9.21.12

Women's Soccer Plays to Second-Straight Draw
Posted: 9.6.12

Hello Mountaineer Faithful!
Posted: 8.30.12

WVU Stuns No. 1 Ranked Stanford
Posted: 8.26.12

Four Named Preseason All-Big 12
Posted: 8.9.12

Wearing the Jersey
Posted: 7.8.12

Spain: Day 4
Posted: 3.27.12

Women's Soccer: Silva Nets Hat Trick
Posted: 3.26.12

Back-to-Back Championships
Posted: 11.6.11

Cards On Deck
Posted: 11.4.11

Women's Soccer: Five Named All-BIG EAST
Posted: 11.3.11

Women's Soccer: Keane and Silva Honored
Posted: 10.17.11

Miller Nets Winner At UConn
Posted: 10.16.11

Women's Soccer: Silva Nets Game-Winner
Posted: 10.14.11

Women's Soccer: McCarthy Nets Two In Victory
Posted: 9.23.11

WVU Stuns No. 8 Marquette
Posted: 9.18.11

Women's Soccer: Rodriguez Named MVP
Posted: 2.5.11

Women's Soccer: Soccer America Honors Silva
Posted: 12.23.10

Women's Soccer: Six Named All-BIG EAST
Posted: 11.4.10

Miller Leads WVU Into Semifinals
Posted: 10.31.10

Mountaineers Win Ninth Straight
Posted: 10.24.10

Women's Soccer: BIG EAST Honors Miller, Silva
Posted: 10.18.10

Larkin's Assists Lead To Road Win
Posted: 8.27.10

Women’s Soccer: Meet Frances Silva
Posted: 8.25.10

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