Francis Slay was a member of three NAIA Championship years at Quincy College. He also received NAIA All-Star Team honors and All- Illinois Soccer Team honors in 1976. While at Quincy, Coach Mackenzie (HOF 1997) considered Francis one of his most valuable players during his college years. Francis returned to St. Louis to join Ziegenhein with three CYC Major League Champion years, two Missouri Open Cup Champions and a Regional Championship. Francis also played for St. Ambrose for three years and Chase Park Plaza for three years.