DiFranco is a sophomore from East Longmeadow, Mass.
It was quite a weekend for the DiFranco brothers, Kyle and Craig, also of East Longmeadow.
First of all, Craig, a senior captain for the SC men's golf team, placed second as an individual at the NECC Tournament. Both he and younger brother Kyle were named to the NECC All-Conference First Team.
Kyle, who finished tied for fourth, had to play four extra holes to determine who would be named the Rookie of the Year. He had to play two others in extra holes before he prevailed. Kyle shot a 77-76=153. By winning Rookie of the Year honors, he also earned Rookie of the Week honors.
As a team, the Pride finished third (with 622 strokes) of seven teams, three strokes behind winner Elms College (619), and just one stroke behind second-place Babson (621).
Up next, Springfield will play in the New England Championships on October 18 and 19.