Janelle Francisco begins her eighth year as assistant athletic trainer, working primarily with the UConn baseball and football teams.
Francisco spent the previous three years serving as associate athletic trainer at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. While at Wagner, she was the head athletic trainer for football and women's basketball. She also traveled with the women's water polo team to the NCAA Championships in 2007. Prior to her time at Wagner she was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Central Connecticut from 2003-2005, working primarily with women's basketball. Janelle was also an intern athletic trainer at Villanova University during the 2002-2003, working with volleyball and softball.
Francisco graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2002 with a degree in athletic training. Janelle received a Master of Science degree in physical education from Central Connecticut State University in 2005. Francisco currently serves as Secretary of the Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association. She is originally from West Hartford, but currently resides in Vernon, Conn.