Francesca grew up on the Southside of Chicago in Beverly. She started playing lacrosse when she was a freshman at Mother McAuley and her senior year transferred to Montini Catholic High School. During her high school career, she was a member of the US Lacrosse National Team for Chicago Metro and the Under Armour Midwest Underclass Elite Star team. She went on to play Division I lacrosse at the University of New Hampshire as a defender and graduated in 2017. Francesca coaches with the National Premier program.