SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.
“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletic department placed second overall in the All-Sports Award standings for the Delta League among the girls programs for the 2015-16 season, losing to Davis by two points. The Troubadours recorded a league-best seven combined first and second-place finishes.
“We congratulate Davis and appreciate the great competition in our league,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Winning is not a primary goal but a byproduct of doing things well and we are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches.”
Sophomore Molly Wilson was 16th at the CIF State Diving Championships at the Clovis Olympic Complex. Wilson survived two cuts to score 406.70 for her 11-dive schedule. She is the highest finisher at the state meet in school history.
Wilson won the Sac-Joaquin Section Diving Championship. Wilson scored 430.60 to defeat Natasha Sondeno (Pitman), who tallied 427.95. Senior Tiffany Wong was fifth overall and the first alternate with a score of 380.95.
CLOVIS, Calif. – Sophomore Molly Wilson was 16th at the CIF State Diving Championships at the Clovis Olympic Complex.
“Molly was a star today,” said Head Coach Dede Crayne. “She dove steady and strong and completed our goal of making both the cuts to the top 16 divers. That was a tough field and she made me very proud for her first trip to State. Keep an eye on this girl.”
Wilson survived two cuts to score 406.70 for her 11-dive schedule. She is the highest finisher at the state meet in school history. Julia Coss was 22nd in 2015.
LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team finished fourth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships on Saturday at Tokay High School.
“Today was a good day,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “Coming into this season, I didn’t think we would be able to get fourth. I knew we were in a fight against Rio (for third) starting today. We ended up 10 points behind but I could not be prouder. It is bittersweet because this senior class has a lot of kids I am going to miss. It is sad to see them be done.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Molly Wilson won the Sac-Joaquin Section Diving Championship and will represent St. Francis at the CIF State Diving Championships.
“It feels really, really good,” said Wilson after the awards ceremony. “I did pretty well and did my dives as best as I can.”
Wilson, who is from Carmichael, started diving just a year ago and was named Most Improved Diver at the school’s banquet as a freshman. She has been competing in gymnastics since she was two years old and picked up the sport after a friend suggested she try it.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Molly Wilson and senior Tiffany Wong both advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Diving Finals on Saturday. They will compete for a berth in the CIF State Diving Championships May 20-21 in Clovis.
“I think today went pretty well,” said Wilson. “(I was happy) with my reverse one-and-a-half. I got 8s on it. I have improved a lot in the past year.”
Wilson was second overall with an All-American qualifying score of 411.45 to place behind Rachel Choi of Rio Americano, who recorded a 418.55.
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity swimming and diving team finished second overall at the Delta League Championships on Friday at Jesuit High School.
“We did not go quiet,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “We knew we had a challenge in front of us. They did not quit. Davis is a great team and our hats our off to them. We just needed a little more to get it done. We could taste it but we came up a little short this time.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Molly Wilson and Tiffany Wong were the top divers in a meet against Sheldon on Wednesday. Wilson scored 276.60 to finish first and Wong was second with a score of 273.45. Julia Endicott was third (225.40) and Katrina Yo was fourth with a 171.10.
St. Francis will compete in the Jesuit Invitational at St. Mary’s on Saturday.
1. Molly Wilson 276.60
2. Tiffany Wong 273.45
3. Julia Endicott 225.40
4. Kat Yo 171.10
5. Camille Lutes 138.45
6. Izzie Linne 117.70
ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Tiffany Wong led a St. Francis sweep of the diving meet against Franklin on Wednesday. Wong posted a score of 246.70 to edge sophomore teammate Molly Wilson. Julia Endicott was third with a score of 183.60.
St. Francis had the top three divers in the meet and five of the top sox. Junior Katarina Yo totaled a 145.75 to finish fifth and sophomore Camille Lutes was sixth with a 134.10.
DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis diving team won its opening diving meet against Pleasant Grove. Molly Wilson was the top finisher for the Troubadours with a score of 223.90 with senior Tiffany Wong is second at 213.50. Cami Lutes was third and Izzie Linne finished fourth.
St. Francis dives against Davis on Wednesday, March 9.
1. Molly Wilson 223.90
2. Tiffany Wong 213.50
3. Cami Lutes 121.90
4. Izzie Linne 42.65
Assistant AD Kelly Ketcham conducts inPACT testing on all freshmen, juniors and new players in the sports of volleyball, soccer, softball, diving, track and field (pole vault) and lacrosse. The ImPACT test is open to all students. Contact Kelly for more information.
Here is the spring sports testing schedule:
Monday, February 15 (MEET IN GYM FOYER)
1-2 p.m. SOCCER
2:30-3:30 p.m. LAX
Wednesday, February 17 (late start day meet in room 333)
Spring sports start on Feb. 8 for the sports of lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving and track and field. Please have your daughter’s current physical on file with the athletic department to insure her participation in the first day of tryouts. The physical must be on the form on the school website. You can find it here.
DIVING: Practice starts on February 15: 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Capital Diving. Workouts the rest of the season (2/22-4/27) will be M/W/F from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francis on Wednesday.
Senior Ariane Arndt, who will attend UC-Berkeley out of the Pac-12 Conference, headlined a class representing seven sports committing to 12 different schools, including five out-of-state school. The schools for the Troubie signees include Brown, Cal, Cal-State Northridge, Colorado State, Fordham, Loyola Marymount, Michigan State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, UCLA, UC San Diego and Yale.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former college basketball coach and athletic director Stan Morrison was the keynote speaker for the St. Francis athletics department retreat in August 2015. Morrison started his coaching career at El Camino High School before embarking on a career that would include head coaching jobs at Pacific, USC, San Jose State Basketball coach and as the AD at both UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside.
Morrison had several messages for the Troubadour coaches intertwined among his tremendous coaching experiences and stories that highlighted his talking points.
Freshman Julia Coss competed at the first CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships held at Clovis West High School and finished 22nd overall.
Coss finished third and earned a berth in the first CIF State Diving Championships to be held May 22 at Clovis West High School. She was one of five divers who competed at the Sac-Joaquin Section finals Saturday at Buchanan High School, the most of any school in the section.
CLOVIS, Calif. – Freshman diver Julia Coss and junior swimmer Emily Peters will represent St. Francis in the first CIF Swimming and Diving State Championships that begin on Friday, May 22. Clovis West High School is hosting the event.
Coss, who is one of four freshmen on the start list, will dive in the morning starting at 8:30 a.m., while Peters will swim in the 50-meter freestyle event. The prelims begin at 2:30 p.m.
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MODESTO, Calif. – Freshman Julia Coss finished third and earned a berth in the first CIF State Diving Championships to be held May 22 at Clovis West High School. She was one of five divers who competed at the Sac-Joaquin Section finals Saturday at Buchanan High School, the most of any school in the section.
“I am really excited, happy and honored to be one of the top four in the section,” said Coss. “It feels really good. I am really happy with my performance. I am thankful for the experience and I am so proud of how well my team did. We all had a great season.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team defeated Davis to capture the first Delta League title Saturday at the Jesuit High School pool. The Troubadours claimed three individual varsity titles and recorded 33 top-eight finishes.
“It was the perfect storm with our kids stepping up and certain people scratching,” said Head Coach Richard Levin, who won his fifth straight league title directing the Troubadours. “I was very happy with their performances and they were happy. It was a team effort.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Tiffany Wong won the Delta League diving competition with a personal-best winning total of 468.00 for her 11-dive total as St. Francis swept the top four spots in the varsity competition. She earned All-Delta League for her performance.
“It feels pretty cool,” said Wong about her title. “I dove really well and I really liked the boards. I have been trying to practice harder.”
Wong said her best dive is a back one-and-half, one-and-half. It is her highest degree of difficulty dive and she recorded a 7.5 bingo (all three judges) on the dive.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seven St. Francis High School seniors will sign a National Letter-of-Intent or make a commitment to play collegiate sports next year at schools across the country Wednesday. They will be recognized on campus as part of the school’s spring signing day recognition.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior diver Patty Sullivan has always known how to flip. As a former gymnast, she made the transition to diving during her freshmen season. On Wednesday, she will sign with UC San Diego to continue her career on the boards.
“I am really excited,” said Sullivan. “I always wanted to do a sport in college because I like the team aspect. Being able to dive in college is a really big thing for me.”
After a nine-year career in gymnastics, Sullivan continues to get better with each season.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Patty Sullivan and freshman Molly Wilson were the top two divers on Wednesday in a meet held at Franklin High School against the Wildcats and the Sheldon Huskies. Sullivan posted a 218.35 to record the top score, while Wilson was second with a 183.35. Sophomore Kat Yo placed fourth (149.20), senior Jordan Schrock was fifth, freshman Camille Lutes finished eighth and freshman Quinn Ruggles was 11th overall.
The Troubadours compete against on Wednesday April 15 against Monterey Trail before competing in the Jesuit Invitational on April 18.
St. Francis is known for its sisterhood. Here is a collection of photos of Troubie sisters who play sports for the Troubadours, as well as shots with their sports-playing brothers at Jesuit in honor of National Sibling Day.
ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Patty Sullivan was the top finisher for the diving team against Elk Grove with a score of 225.70. The Troubadours swept the top three places. Tiffany Wong was second (214.30) and Julia Coss was third with a score of 199.40.
DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis diving team went 1-2-3 to win its competition against Davis at Schaal Aquatic Center. Freshman Julia Coss led the team with a 224 score for her six dives. Junior Tiffany Wong (205) and senior Patty Sullivan (204) completed the event sweep.
Spring Sports Photo Days are next week. The Diving, Track and Field and Lacrosse teams will have their pictures taken on Monday, March 16. The Swimming, Soccer and Softball teams will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, March 17. Students should report to the gym in full uniform (tops and shorts).
Diving practice starts Monday, Feb. 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Capital Diving. Student-athletes must have their 2014-15 physical on file with Athletics department before participating. For questions, contact Head Coach Dede Crayne via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Freshman Julia Coss recently completed a strong performance at the Far Westerns hosted at Santa Clara University with her Capital Divers team coached by St. Francis Head Coach Dede Crane. She finished first on platform and was second on both the 1- and 3-meter boards. She will compete for St. Francis in the spring.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis will play in the Delta League beginning this fall with many familiar faces and several new ones.
“The Delta League has a lot of history and it is great it is back in existence,” said Delta League Commissioner Ron Nocetti.
The Troubadours move into the newly formed Delta League along with Pleasant Grove and Sheldon from the Delta River League. The league is a realignment of members of both the Delta River and Delta Valley Leagues.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis High School athletics department completed the spring campaign on a championship run that included back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section titles that highlighted another successful season in 2013-14.
RIO LINDA, Calif. – Completing their 11-dive list, junior Patty Sullivan and senior Allison Autrey led the St. Francis diving team at the Jesuit Invitational on Saturday.
Sullivan was the top finisher at the meet for the Troubadours, posting a 355.85 total to finish fifth overall. Teammate Allison Autrey, who will dive for UC Davis next year, was sixth with a score of 349.80.
STOCKTON, Calif. – Junior Patty Sullivan finished second at the St. Mary’s Invitational hosted by St. Mary’s High School. Sullivan posted a six-dive total of 222.45.
St. Francis placed five divers among the top 10 in the field including Allison Autrey in seventh (203.55), Tiffany Wong (199.40) in eighth, Kristen Kopp (187.90) in ninth and Genevieve Cameron (178.75) in 10th.
Angelisa Proshak of El Camino won the event with a score of 248.20.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Eight St. Francis High School seniors have signed a National Letter-of Intent or made commitments to play collegiate sports next fall for the NCAA signing period that began today. Overall, thirty-two Troubadour student-athletes have now made commitments to play collegiately next year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior diver Allison Autrey is not afraid of new challenges. After years as a gymnast, injuries forced her to look for a new activity and she took up diving as a sophomore. Three years later, she is one of the top divers in the area and has verbally committed to compete for UC Davis next year.
“I am really excited,” said Autrey. “I did not start diving until sophomore year and never thought I would make it to college doing anything. My coaches pushed me and pushed me, saying I had so much potential.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Amy Crayne was destined to be a diver. Born to a former All-American diver who built a diving facility in their back yard, she grew up jumping off the boards. After a standout career at St. Francis, Crayne earned a scholarship to dive for Western Kentucky and she shined in her first season.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Patty Sullivan was the top finisher for the second consecutive meet, posting a six-dive score of 230.15. Senior Allison Autrey recorded a score of 228.30, while sophomore Kristen Kopp scored 188.15.
St. Francis was competing against Ponderosa.
Top Scorers for St. Francis
Sullivan – SF 230.15
Autrey- SF 228.30
Kopp – SF 188.15
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The St. Francis diving team placed three divers in the top 10 at the Oakmont Invitational Monday. Overall, there were 12 teams and 42 divers competing in the event.
Junior Patty Sullivan was the top finisher for the Troubadours finishing with a six-dive total of 224.35 to finish third overall. She edged teammate senior Allison Autrey by a tenth of a point. Autrey placed third overall with a score of 224.25.
The St. Francis Booster Club has its spring Spirit Wear line available for ordering online via a partnership with Athletics Unlimited and adidas. All items will be available for purchase until Friday, March 14 at 5 p.m. and will be distributed by April 4.
This is a reminder to all spring sport athletes that you must have a physical on file before you may participate in conditioning or tryouts for your chosen sport. Please click on the following link to find our pre-participation exam.
You and your parent/ guardian will complete the health history exam on the first page then the second page is completed and signed by a doctor. Tryouts for all sports begin on Monday, Feb 10th.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Bumps and bruises are her specialty but Kelly Ketcham brings much more to the St. Francis High School community.
Ketcham was named the Assistant AD for Sports Medicine for the St. Francis Athletics Department staff recently after working with the Troubadour student-athletes and teams as the school’s athletic trainer for the last four years. The title was effective in November 2013.
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Dede Crayne is beginning her 16th season leading the St. Francis diving program.
Under her direction, freshman Julia Coss competed at the first CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships held at Clovis West High School and finished 22nd overall. She was third and one of five divers who competed at the Sac-Joaquin Section finals for the Troubadours, the most of any school in the section. Coss was the only freshman in the field after qualifying at the trials and finished second at the Delta League Championships to teammate Tiffany Wong.
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