Frankie Sanfilippo began his soccer career at San Jose State where he earned numerous honors, such as, NSCAA first team “Far West” All-American, First team “All-MPSF,” MPSF “All-Tournament” team and honorable mention on the All-MPSF team.
Following his college career, Frankie was drafted 56th overall in the MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Quakes but chose to stay and finish his degree in Sociology. In 2004, Frankie signed with the Syracuse Salty Dogs.
Following the Salty Dogs, Frankie signed with the Rochester Rhinos in 2005. While with the Rhinos, Frankie was named to the USL All-Star Team in 2006, and recorded over 2,000 minutes played. In 2007, Frankie moved to the Carolina RailHawks, where he played as team captain until his move to the Charleston Battery in 2009.
Frankie returned to the Rhinos in 2010.
2013 team captain... Started 25 matches in 2013 Fall Season... Played 2206 minutes... Tallied two assists including one vs FTL on 10.5.
2012 team captain... Started 26 regular season and 4 post season matches for 2,730 total minutes... Named NASL Defensive Player of the Week three time (May 29, July 23, and September 4)... Scored in Fort Lauderdale (9.1)... Scored game-winner in 72nd minute against Puerto Rico (7.21).
2011 team captain... Scored his first goal of the season vs. NSC Minnesota (8/13)... Second on the team with 2,250 minutes of action in 25 starts in 2011... Had an assist against Atlanta (6/12)... Added another assist at Montreal (8/10).