She watched the Cougars go from a team that struggled in league play her freshman year to a team that qualified for the postseason the past two seasons.
But Francom witnessed a first for her this past Saturday when Spanish Springs beat cross-town rival Reed for the first time since 2004 and Francom played a key role in the offense with a goal and assist in the 3-1 victory.
"It was really huge. It felt really good to finally beat them after four years," Francom said. "It means a lot for our team because it helps build our confidence."
The senior forward has been overshadowed in the past to the point she has never earned all-league honors. It will be very hard for High Desert league coaches to not notice her this year.
Francom is a very key piece to the Cougars' offense. She's got a strong left foot, so she was valuable to have on the left side of the attack in the past. Now, Spanish Springs plays a lot of 4-5-1 with Francom being the only forward. She starts a lot of pushes upfield by passing back to the midfield and then starting her run.
Francom is tied for the team lead with six goals, scoring on all but one of her shots at goal. Since the regular season started, she has a team-high four goals to go along with three assists. However, she's relied on to take some corner and penalty kicks.
Because of her ability to do so much on offense, Francom is one of the reasons the Cougars are still clicking even after Carly Pengelly graduated. Pengelly scored over 40 goals in her high school career.
"When you have a star on the team, you sometimes live and die by that star. As soon as that star has a bad game, the rest of the team can start to question themselves." SSHS girls soccer coach Mike Faker said. "The difference with our team this year is we don't have that one player. Against Reed the other day, we had three starters who were sick and either did not get much time or the time they did get was at three-quarters pace and we still got that win. It's kind of nice."
In high school sports, consistency is a valuable asset considering coaches never know what team is going to show up for them. That's one of Faker's favorite qualities of Francom and why he's made her one of the captains this year.
"She's been really consistent lately and taking over that leadership role on the field," Faker said. "Carly Pengelly and Kylie Oroszi were our two big leaders on the field, so we were looking for people to step up. Shay is really shy, but she leads the way by example.
"A few years ago, Sara Voss was one of those players who just led by example and it worked really well. This year Shaylor is a similar player to that. She won't say anything but she's been working super hard."
Francom also feels like there is a lot more teamwork going around this year. So while the Cougars lost their career leader in goals scored after last fall, the new balance on this year's squad has Francom hoping and believing they can win state.
"We don't have a star player. It's not just one person who scores goals. Our whole team can," she said. "We have a lot more confidence than the last couple years. Our younger players are confident, too."