SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Twelve St. Francis seniors have committed to play a sport in college during the spring signing period that started Wednesday and were celebrated at a ceremony at the school today. Overall, 17 St. Francis student-athletes from the Class of 2017 have made commitments or signed a National Letter-of-Intent this year.
The Troubadours made commitments to schools including Duke and Stanford and several California schools from American River College to UC San Diego. The Troubies will travel as far as away as New Hampshire to play softball at Saint Anselm.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Grace Passantino will continue her lacrosse career at Tennessee Wesleyan next fall. She will participate in the St. Francis Signing day Celebration on April 12.
“I plan to attend Tennessee Wesleyan in Athens, Tenn.,” said Passantino. “It started with a recruiting process and visit. I got a sense of the school and the team. It seemed like a great fit because the girls were so accepting and loving.”
Tennessee Wesleyan is a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference and competes in the NAIA.
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Senior Grace Passantino had four goals and sophomore Jade Borg and junior Juliette Vielhauer each added three goals as the St. Francis lacrosse team posted a 19-2 win over Bella Vista.
The Troubadours recognized their six seniors in a ceremony before the game, including Sarah Brust, Emily Bish, Kismit Gill, Avery Myers, Passantino and Sarah Westover. SF built a 13-1 lead in the first half and cruised to the victory. The Troubies improved to 7-3 and 3-1.
Sarah Westover is in her fourth season with the St. Francis lacrosse program. She has scored 101 goals in her career after her six-goal performance against Palo Alto on Tuesday. She has signed to play next year at USC. She has chickens, horses, two dogs and used to have a turkey named Fred.
How is your senior season going?
“It is going really good. Senioritis is really kicking in. This season has been awesome. We have really been taking it and dominating. I am really looking forward to college.”
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Senior Sarah Westover, a USC signee, scored six goals to help St. Francis to a 17-8 win over Palo Alto Tuesday night. Westover, who entered the season with 83 goals, notched her 100th goal with her fifth goal of the game and added a sixth to finish with 101 for her career.
St. Francis improved to 5-1 on the season entering the match with Sacramento Valley Lacrosse rival Oak Ridge on Friday at Mather Sports Complex.
Avery Myers is in her second season with the varsity lacrosse program after playing two seasons with basketball. She averaged 6.7 points per game as a sophomore. She saw action in 12 games last season, recording 11 ground balls and five takeaways. Avery’s sister, Miranda, graduated from St. Francis in 2015 and runs at Northern Arizona.
How is your senior season going in your second season with lacrosse?
“It is going pretty well. My stick skills are improved but I am still out of shape. That will pass with time.”
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Lyndsay Carpenter has been tabbed the Mountain East Conference women’s lacrosse defensive player of the week.
Carpenter, a junior defender from Sacramento, California, guided the Cardinals defense to its first ever victory over a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opponent last Tuesday. The Cardinals held Edinboro to 11 goals on their way to a 13-11 victory.
Emily Bush will be playing in her fourth season on the varsity in 2017 and has scored 17 career goals. She will be attending the Naval Academy in the fall. She has been to Guam five times in her life, visiting family on her mother’s side. She has an older brother and sister.
MENLO, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team continued its early season momentum with a 12-9 win over Menlo-Atherton on Saturday to complete the two-game overnight trip to the Bay Area.
“We knew coming in we were going to be tired,” said Head Coach Julia Southard. “Our leadership group is an incredible force on our team and they knew what they needed to do to get the job done. Our seniors carried us on a tough day.”
St. Francis fell behind early 4-1 in the first half but rallied to score seven unanswered goals.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Sophomore Jade Borg and senior Sarah Westover combined for nine goals to lead the St. Francis lacrosse team to a 13-4 win over St. Francis Mountain View Friday night in the first game of two-day trip to the Bay Area.
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Senior Grace Passentino scored four times as St. Francis posted an 11-8 win over Justin Siena in the season opening match on Thursday. Senior Sarah Westover added three goals in the win. The Troubies also got goals from Rachel Wick, Juliette Vielhauer, Emily Bush and Jade Borg. The Troubadours travel to St. Francis Mountain View on Friday.
St. Francis 11, Justin Siena 8
SF – Passentino 4, Westover 3, Wick, Vielhauer, Bush, Borg.
Lacrosse Tryouts; starting Monday, February 6. 2017 from 4pm-6pm @ Mather Field.
The lacrosse program welcomes people of all experience levels. Especially those who are new to the sport!! Please have your physical on file with the Athletic Department before the start of tryouts. For more information, please contact coach Julia Southard. email@example.com
The Lacrosse team will be doing preseason conditioning starting Tuesday, January 17 and will meet every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until the official start of practice. Players should meet in the gym lobby. Physicals must be on file with Athletic Trainer Kelly Ketcham.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Three St. Francis seniors participated in the NLI/College Commitment Celebration hosted on the St. Francis campus Wednesday morning. Volleyball’s Claire Barbe (Gonzaga) and lacrosse standout Sarah Westover (University of Southern California) joined classmate Grace Reginato (Rowing, San Diego State) in participating in the event.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Sarah Westover has committed to play lacrosse at USC and will sign with the Trojans on Nov. 9.
“This year after my official visit and being in the life of USC, I am really excited to get there and experience it,” said Westover, who originally committed to the Trojans as a sophomore. “They are such a family. They are all about winning as well as your well-being.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School has earned recognition as one of 88 schools of distinction from the NFHS Network for the efforts of the Sports Media Club in producing TroubieTV.
TroubieTV produced 58 events in 2015-16 including games and contests from the sports of basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball and water polo. They also showcased the three St. Francis National Letter-of-Intent celebrations, the Homecoming Pep Rally and International Night among the other broadcasts.
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.”
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – Top-seeded Oak Ridge advanced to the finals of the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference with a 15-9 victory over St. Francis Tuesday night. But the Troubadours second-half rally pushed Oak Ridge until the end.
FAIR OAKS, Calif. – The celebration had to wait a week but it still was a special night for the nine St. Francis lacrosse seniors who played their final regular season game Friday night, defeating Bella Vista 18-5.
“Senior night meant a lot because this is four years wrapped up in a game,” said Erika Palmer. “Even though we started slow in the beginning, we finished out so strong. It made me so happy and proud of my team.”
Lyndsay Carpenter (So. · Defender · Sacramento, Calif.) ‘14 earned Mountain East Conference second team honors for Wheeling Jesuit this season. She caused 13 turnovers, winning 11 draw controls, picking up 36 ground balls, and scoring four goals. In seven different games, Carpenter finished with three or more groundballs.
GRANITE BAY, Calif. – St. Francis fell to Granite Bay on Tuesday night 19-7 despite four goals from senior Maggie Anderson.
The Troubadours also got goals from Sarah Westover, Meg Anderson and Megan Hoffeditz. Westover had eight draw controls and freshman goalie Kate MacIntyre recorded six ground balls and made 12 saves on the night.
Marin Anderson is a fourth-year lacrosse player who is a two-year letter winner for the Troubadours. She is considering Portland, Seattle and Montana for school next year. She plans to study chemistry. Her favorite movie is Forrest Gump.
What does graduating from St. Francis High School mean to you?
“It is a great accomplishment.”
Have you made any college plans?
“I probably will be attending the University of Portland.
Zoe Pearlman is a two-year letter winner and four-year member of the lacrosse program. She will be attending the University of Michigan and plans to study architecture and engineering. She was born in Baltimore, where she attended a service trip this summer associated with the school. She likes to paint and play the piano in her free time.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Sarah Westover scored in overtime to give St. Francis a 10-9 win over Christian Brothers.
“It is the most satisfying feeling in the world,” said Westover. “We worked so hard and there were a bunch of weird calls. The fact that we were able to capitalize and get the ball back and finish to the end was so satisfying.”
Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class fo 2016 playing sports in college this fall.
MATHER, Calif. – St. Francis fell to Granite Bay on Tuesday 20-8 at Mather Sports Complex. Junior Sarah Westover scored three times for the Troubadours and Grace Passantino and Meg Anderson added two goals each in the loss.
“I think we worked really hard,” said Meg Anderson. “But we still need to practice harder and push each other so we can improve on both ends offensively and defensively so can come out stronger next time.”
MATHER, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team fell behind early but rallied to play a solid second half in a 16-5 loss to Davis Friday night.
“We have been practicing a lot about being positive all the time,” said Co-Head Coach Spenser Rubalcaba. “We have working through adversity. They were able to come back at the end of this game and bring up their energy. They really brought that to the second half and we need to play like that all the time. They are capable of it. They just need to execute it.”
Megan Hoffeditz began playing lacrosse freshmen season and is in her fourth season with the St. Francis program. She is planning to become a Creighton Blue Jay and study nursing. She enjoys her job at Jamba Juice and shopping.
Why have you been attracted to lacrosse?
“I used to play volleyball and soccer and I was just a player on the field. With lacrosse, we are a team and it is not just one person. It is the whole team that matters. We are big on making the whole team better rather than make the one star on the field.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Maggie Anderson has committed to play lacrosse at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio and will participate in the Signing Day Celebration on April 13.
“The reason I want to play college lacrosse is because I love the game,” said Anderson. “I started playing when I was 10 to annoy my older brother and I fell in love with the sport. There is something I found with lacrosse that I didn’t find in soccer or any other sport or activity. There was just something I loved about it and connected to.”
NAPA, Calif. – Jade Borg scored five goals and Maggie Anderson added four in a 17-8 victory over Justin-Siena Tuesday night.
Borg scored five goals and added two assists. Grace Passantino led the team with three assists. Mia Bonini and Erika Palmer both had multiple-goal games and Meg Anderson and Megan Hoffeditz tallied scores in the game.
Palmer and Passantino led the team with five and four ground balls, respectively. Meg Anderson was efficient on the draw, controlling 4 out of five, while Maggie Anderson recorded 8 out of 12.
MATHER, Calif. – St. Francis built a three-goal lead in the second half and held on for a 11-10 win as Maggie Pinkston stopped two shots in the final seconds to defeat St. Francis of Mountain View 11-10 Friday night.
“We totally gritted that game out,” said Co-Head Coach Julia Southard. “We had a lot of team connections and it was a total team effort. It was the first time we have that this season.”
Kelly Chavez is a senior on the St. Francis lacrosse team. She is still waiting to hear back from colleges but hopes to study economics at a school in the South. She has been inspired by her service trips and hopes to return to make a difference.
What do you want to make out of your final months at St. Francis?
“I want to make memories with my friends and hang out even on school nights.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Six players had two or more goals and eight players scored overall in a 19-2 victory over Bella Vista Tuesday night at Mather Sports Complex.
Junior Sarah Westover scored a team-high five goals and recorded two assists and had 10 draw controls. Senior Meg Anderson scored three times and won 3-of-4 draw controls and recorded a team-best five ground balls. Freshman Jade Borg also had three goals in the win.
PLEASONTON, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team had a great team effort in a 10-9 overtime loss to Foothill Saturday afternoon to close out a two-game Bay Area road trip.
St. Francis (2-5) got goals from six different players in the loss. Junior midfielder Sarah Westover scored three goals and added an assist and freshmen Jade Borg had two goals and two assists. Senior Maggie Anderson tallied three points with a goal and two assists.
Erika Palmer is in her fourth season with the St. Francis lacrosse program. She is a two-time All-League selection. She is undecided on her college choice but is considering Fresno State, Chico State and Sonoma State.
What are your hopes and dreams for senior lacrosse season?
“My hopes are to play as one team very united and after every game I left everything out on the field with no regrets.”
EL DORADO, Calif. – Oak Ridge posted a 13-6 win over St. Francis Tuesday night in a Sacramento Valley Lacrosse League matchup.
The Trojans out-scored the Troubadours 9-2 in the second half to pull away after the teams were tied at 4 at the half.
Meg Anderson, Erika Palmer, Maggie Anderson and Jade Borg scored in the first half. The teams were tied at 5 after Sarah Westover scored in the second. But Oak Ridge scored eight unanswered goals to pull out the win. Emily Bush scored late to cut the final margin to 7.
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Freshman Jade Borg scored the game winner with 13 seconds remaining to help St. Francis to a 10-9 victory over Palo Alto Saturday in rainy and blustery conditions at Mather Sports Complex.
“It was really good,” said Borg of the game winner. “It was a nice assist. It was hard at the beginning (playing in the conditions) but you just had to push past the rain. In the end, you did not notice it was raining.”
Borg’s goal, one her three on the day, came in the final seconds on an assist by Sarah Westover.
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.
Julia Southard begins her first season with the St. Francis lacrosse program and will serve as the co-head coach with Spenser Brown.
Southard has an extensive coaching background at the collegiate and high school levels. She most recently was the girls head coach at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland from 2013-15. She also established Brick Wall Lax, a recruiting company that advises and guides student-athletes and families on the college recruitment and the selection process.
Sara Fitzsimon joined the St. Francis program as an assistant coach for the varsity program in 2016.
Fitzsimon played at Wheeling Jesuit University from 2011-14 as a center midfielder. She was a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference player in 2014 and team captain. She was also a president and member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for three years.
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.
St. Francis finished the season with a 7-10 overall record and 4-6 overall in the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse League (fourth). The Troubadours finished the season ranked No. 20 in the North Coast Section and No. 7 in Division I by LaxPower.
St. Francis placed six players on the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference All-League team, including first-team selections Ryleigh Bone for the second consecutive season.
Bone, who is from Granite Bay, was second on the team with 35 goals, nine assists and 44 points.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Ryleigh Bone was named to the 2015 Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference first team as voted by the coaches. She was one of five Troubadours selected for recognition by the coaches.
Bone, who is from Granite Bay, was second on the team with 35 goals, nine assists and 44 points. She scored in 13 of 17 contests played and recorded two or more goals in 10 games. She notched a season-best five goals two times (Palo Alto, Oak Ridge). She signed to play lacrosse at Fresno State.
LINCOLN, Neb. – MacKenzie Campbell ’14 recently accepted a paid internship with the University of Nebraska Huskers Marketing department. She was selected for one of seven positions out of more than 100 applicants and was one of only two freshmen and the only freshman girl. She will be coordinating the marketing for the Huskers nationally-ranked volleyball team, nationally-ranked women’s gymnastics and men’s gymnastics teams this fall. She also will be working events for the football and game day on the field.
FAIR OAKS, Calif. – Ryleigh Bone and Hayley Kusserow each scored three goals and Megan Hoffeditz, Maggie Anderson and Colleen McClain added two goals as St. Francis lacrosse posted a 17-5 win over Bella Vista.
Meg Anderson and Juliette Vielhauer added goals in the win for the Troubadours.
St. Francis closes the regular season with three consecutive home games at Mather Sports Complex starting with a 7:30 contest against Casa Roble on Thursday night.
ORANGEVALE, Calif. – Senior Colleen McClain and freshman Juliette Vielhauer each scored three goals as St. Francis posted a 15-0 victory over Casa Roble on Friday night.
Vielhauer, who entered the game with four goals on the season, tallied her best game as a Troubadour with three goals, while McClain’s three scores were a season-high. Hayley Kusserow and Maggie Anderson each added two goals, while the Troubies got single goals by five players. Meg Anderson, Emily Bush, Megan Hoffeditz, Ryleigh Bone and Grace Passantino.
EL DORADO, Calif. – Ryleigh Bone scored five goals but the Troubadours lacrosse team fell at Oak Ridge 18-8 on Thursday. It was the second five-goal game of the season for Bone, who participated in a signing ceremony earlier in the day. Erica Palmer added two goals and Colleen McClain also scored for the St. Francis (4-6). The Troubadours travel to Casa Roble on Thursday for a game at 6:30 p.m.
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.
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Ryleigh Bone will sign to play lacrosse at Fresno State on the Spring signing date on April 15. The signing will fulfill her dream of playing in college while continuing a family legacy at the school.
Maddie Merwin is the face of St. Francis High School as the SBO President and she is the goalie for the varsity lacrosse team. Merwin lived in England growing up and got two questions from her classmates 1. Did she like President Bush? 2. Did she know John Travolta. She has a colorful personality that has sometimes shown in her hair color.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team opened Sacramento Valley Lacrosse League play with a 19-5 win over Bella Vista Tuesday night.
“It felt really good not only because the defense really picked it up but the offense held the team,” said senior goalie Maddie Merwin of the second half shutout. “We ran our plays and did really well working together as a team.”
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Senior Hayley Kusserow scored six goals to lead St. Francis to a win over St. Francis Mountain View Tuesday night.
The Troubadours (3-3) also got three goals by senior Ryleigh Bone and two each by sophomore Sarah Westover and junior Erika Palmer. Maggie Anderson and Colleen McClain also found the net in the winning effort.
St. Francis built a 9-6 at the half and held on with six second-half goals to post their second consecutive victory in the Bay area. The Troubadours posted a 22-20 win at Palo Alto on Saturday.
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Senior Hayley Kusserow scored seven goals as St. Francis pulled out a 22-20 win over Palo Alto to close out their two-game Bay area road trip.
Kusserow was one of four players with multiple goals in the game. Kusserow, who has signed to play at St. Mary’s next season, tied a career-high with seven goals. She also notched seven goals against Redwood during her junior season. Colleen McClain had three goals and Erica Palmer and Emily Bush also contributed scored.
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).
PLEASONTON, Calif. – St. Francis senior Hayley Kusserow scored late to take an 8-7 victory over Foothill Tuesday night. Five Troubadours scored in the game, including two each by Meg Anderson, Colleen McClain and Kusserow. Maggie Anderson and Erika Palmer also scored for St. Francis (1-1).
The Troubadours trailed 4-3 at the break but fought back to tie the game at 7 before scoring the game-winner in the final minutes.
St. Francis hosts Cal next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Mather Sports Complex.
Grace Kuchera is playing her third season with the St. Francis lacrosse program and second with the varsity unit. On campus, she has been a part of the student council for three years and currently is serving as the Senior Class Treasurer.
What are your thoughts entering your senior year?
“I am excited. I have only been playing for two years. I am excited to improve on my skills, because I still have so much to improve on. I don’t think I am going to play in college so it is my last opportunity to play. It is exciting and sad.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Sarah Westover scored three goals but the St. Francis lacrosse team dropped its season opener 20-5 to San Ramon Valley Saturday at Mather Sports Complex.
“We have a lot of individual talent that is learning to work together to be successful this season,” said Head Coach Spenser Brown. “They are getting used to each other and they are on their way to syncing up.”
Westover scored twice and senior Colleen McClain scored as the Troubies fell behind 8-3.
Field 3: Field outside fence (Behind baseball field)
Parking: Behind the stadium off of Oak Ave. & larger lot at the main high school entrance on W. 14th St.
Conduct as Visitors: Please pick up all garbage and maintain our areas while at Davis High School. Also remember this is a training day for many referees. Parents and players should be respectful of this.
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis High School seniors signed a National Letter-of-Intent or made a commitment to play collegiate sports next year at schools across the country Wednesday. They were recognized on campus as part of the school’s formal fall signing day recognition.
The event was broadcast on the TroubieTV Network on PlayOn Sports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Spenser Brown was named the head varsity lacrosse coach at St. Francis High School, Athletic Director Mark McGreevy announced.
“I hope to encourage the student-athletes to reach their fullest potential in an atmosphere of support that embraces the St. Francis mission statement,” said Brown. “St. Francis truly provided the support I needed to achieve my academic and professional success and I hope I can be a part of that process for others.”
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis lacrosse head coach Kristy Wilson will not return for the 2015 season in order pursue personal opportunities out of state.
“We thank Kristy for all her hard work and dedication to the St. Francis lacrosse program as she takes on a new chapter in her life,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “She has been a great leader and role model for our young ladies in the program and played a significant role in the development of the St. Francis program.”
St. Francis advanced to the North Coast Section playoffs and lost in the first round at Granite Bay. The Troubadours finished the season with a 9-10 overall record.
St. Francis placed six players on the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference All-League team, including three first-team selections. Juniors Hayley Kusserow, Ryleigh Bone and Erika Palmer were all first-team selections as selected by the league coaches.
Kusserow led the team in scoring with 57 goals and was named the team’s Most Valuable Attacker.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team placed six players on the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference All-League team, including three first-team selections. Juniors Hayley Kusserow, Ryleigh Bone and Erika Palmer were all first-team selections as selected by the league coaches.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rising senior Ryleigh Bone was selected to represent Northern California at the 2014 US Lacrosse National Tournament in Bel Air, Md., from May 24-25.
Bone, who hails from Granite Bay, Calif., was selected to the Nor Cal Team 1 after tryouts April 27 in Atherton, Calif. She is among the 40 players chosen to play on one of the two Northern California teams and they represent 23 different high school programs. She will be coached by Amy Harms (St. Ignatius) and Rachael Martinez (Cal High).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A soccer and basketball player growing up, Lyndsay Carpenter knew how to shoot using her feet and hands. But a lacrosse stick was a foreign object to her four years ago. Fast forward to her senior season, Carpenter will be playing lacrosse in college on a scholarship. She has come a long way.
“Lyndsay is an athlete and they make great lacrosse players especially ones that come over from basketball,” said St. Francis Head Coach Kristy Wilson. “They see the game well and make especially good defenders.”
GRANITE BAY, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team fell to Granite Bay for the third time this season, eliminating the Troubadours from the first round of the North Coast Section playoffs. The Grizzlies posted a 20-8 victory over St. Francis, advancing to the second round.
“We started off pretty strongly,” said Head Coach Kristi Wilson. “When we got the ball on our attack, we did a great job of spacing it out and our shooting percentage was strong.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team is seeded 11th in the North Coast Section bracket and will play at No. 11 Granite Bay in the latest revision released by the North Coast Section. The game will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.
St. Francis and Granite Bay will be playing for the third time this season and for the second consecutive game overall. The Troubadours finished with regular season with a 15-9 loss at Granite Bay on May 8 and dropped a home match against the Grizzlies 15-10 on April 1
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The SFHS Booster Club recognized four senior student-athletes at the 2014 Awards Ceremony.
Senior Lauren LaRocco was named the SFHS Booster Club Scholar-Athlete Scholarship recipient, while Brinnley Barthels, Emily Laskin and Jane Sadler were named winners of the SFHS Booster Club Leadership Scholarship.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Hayley Kusserow scored four goals but it was not enough as Davis spoiled the St. Francis senior game with a 13-10 victory in the home regular season final for the Troubadours.
Seniors Ryanne Brust, Lyndsay Carpenter, Mackenzie Campbell and Jane Sadler were playing their final home games and were honored with their parents in a pre-game ceremony.
Davis led 6-5 at the break and held off St. Francis in the second half. The Troubadours won only five draws in the contest. Goalie Maddie Merwin made nine saves in the goal.
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. – Jane Sadler scored four times and Meg Anderson added three goals as St. Francis posted a 15-9 victory over Oak Ridge Tuesday night in the first of two meetings between the schools this week.
The Troubadours led 7-4 at the break and continued the offensive success in the second, scoring eight times. Goalie Maddie Merwin made 11 saves on the night.
Hayley Kusserow and Colleen McClain each scorer two times in the winning effort. Sarah Westover, Erika Palmer, Mia Bonini. Lyndsay Carpenter and Madison McKim also scored in the game.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis out-scored Granite Bay in the second half but was unable to erase the first half deficit as the Grizzlies prevailed 15-10 on a rainy night at Mather Sports Center.
“I think we came out and started meshing as a team,” said Maggie Anderson. “We really pulled together and started to us that. Especially since it is Granite Bay, we wanted to beath them so we came out strong in the second half. We will get them next time.”
Soccer Games against Pleasant Grove scheduled today at St. Francis Troubadour Athletics have been postponed. They have been re-scheduled for April 9 at St. Francis with the varsity at 4 p.m. and junior varsity at 5:30 p.m. Freshmen soccer practice and the St. Francis Varsity and JV softball games at Folsom have also been canceled. Lacrosse against Granite Bay at 5:30 and 7:30 will be played as scheduled at Mather Sports Center.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hayley Kusserow scored seven goals to lead St. Francis to a 15-7 victory over Redwood at Mather Sports Center Friday night.
The Troubadours won their second consecutive and improved to 5-5 on the season.
Kusserow powered a strong offensive attack that helped St. Francis hold a 9-7 lead at the half. The Troubadours posted a shutout in the second half, scoring six times. Junior goalie Maddie Merwin did not allow a goal in the second half and made 11 saves in the game overall.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Ryleigh Bone scored three goals and junior goalie Maddie Merwin made two crucial saves in the final minute as St. Francis prevailed 14-13 over Palo Alto Saturday at Mather Sports Center.
“I think we did well,” said Bone. “We tried to spread it out and pass it around. Their defense is pretty good. We took advantage of opportunities to cut in and get the ball.”
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The role of performance apparel and footwear in sports is part of everyday culture and is a significant part of athletic branding across all levels and sports. The promoter locally for adidas is Megan Curry.
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