Alynda Franco Davis

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Alynda Franco was one of the most successful female athletes in the history of Napa High School. She excelled for four years in volleyball, soccer and track, in addition to two years of JV basketball. After one year of JV volleyball, Franco advanced to varsity and in the three years she played, Napa High was 42-0 in the MEL and 74-5 overall, three of those five losses in CIF San Joaquin Section playoffs. In her senior year, NHS was the Northern Calif. Division II Champion and went on to play in the State Volleyball Division 2 Championship match. She garnered individual honors for two years MEL Most Valuable Player, two years Napa High Most Inspirational Player and one year MVP, Napa County Player of the year, and others. In her two years of varsity soccer, Napa won league championships and Franco was Napa’s Offensive Player of the Year both years. Franco also excelled in track and won Napa High’s Outstanding Achievement Award two years in a row. She was the MEL 800-meter champion in her junior year, with a time one-tenth of a second off of the MEL record. Her track performance was recognized by UCLA and the school recruited her to participate in their cross country and track teams, which she did for three years. Franco graduated from UCLA in 2001 and married another UCLA athlete, volleyball player Matt Davis, a member of two UCLA national championship teams. She joins her mother, Napa High School principal Barbara Franco, inducted as a coach, as the first mother-daughter combination in the NHS Athletic Hall of Fame.