Francisco Caldas
Francisco Caldas
Height: 5-10
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Braga, Portugal
Previous School: Externato Carvalgo Araujo

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017: Selected as the NYIT athletics freshman male athlete of the year. ... Named ECC Rookie of the Week on Feb. 21 after winning No. 5 singles match against USciences' Rakesh Chamala, 6-3, 6-1, three days earlier. ... Swept a pair of fourth-singles matches on March 11, defeating Le Moyne's Josh Sagaille (7-6, 6-1) and Southern New Hampshire's Xavier Aubron (6-2, 7-5), to improve to 4-0 during the spring season. ... Named ECC Rookie of the Week on March 20, two days after sweeping a pair of matches against Merrimack. He had an epic 6-7, 6-4, 11-9 win at fourth singles against Fedorov and teamed with Jaime Salvador at third doubles to defeat Alex Slobin and Tayyab Sheikh, 8-5. ... Named to ECC weekly honor roll on March 27 after defeating Chestnut Hill's Jonathan Ducretot 6-3, 6-2 in fourth singles three days earlier. ... Named to ECC weekly honor roll on April 3 after going 2-0 in singles play. Caldas topped Dennis Barlotta of Roberts Wesleyan at No. 3 singles by a score of 6-4, 6-2, and also beat Mark Veitengruber of Daemen, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2 singles. ... Named to ECC weekly honor roll on April 17. ... Named to ECC Commissioner's Honor Roll for achieving at least a 3.2 GPA during the 2016-17 academic year.

PERSONAL: Attended Externato Carvalho Araujo High School ... Son of Maria and Carlos... Has one brother, Carlos... Majoring in business administration with a focus on finance.