Alumnae News & Events

News

Alumnae on Broadway and on an International Tour

Jessica Crouch’04  is on Broadway! Good luck and congratulations to Jessica Crouch’04 who is in previews for “Pretty Woman the Musical” on Broadway! The show officially opens on August 16th. Dreams do come true!

News

First Athletics Hall of Fame Class to be Inducted in November
The 2018 class will include the 1993 CIF State Championship basketball team, golf coach Diane Aguer, five standout Troubadours and contributor Dotty Brandenburger.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to announce its inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class which will be inducted this fall, President Theresa Rodgers announced. The ceremony and dinner is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the St. Francis Gymnasium.

“On behalf of the entire St. Francis community, we are very excited about the establishment of the new St. Francis Athletics Hall of Fame and the induction of our first class this Fall,” said Rodgers.

Photo gallery

Class of 1968 – 50th Reunion Recap

The class of 1968 is celebrated their Golden 50th Reunion in 2018. They attended the 2018 Graduation Ceremony and processed in before the class of 2018. They also gathered at Piatti’s in Sacramento on June 2nd and a Picnic with Christian Brothers on June 3rd at St. Francis Catholic High School.

News

Alumna Allison Child Joins Volleyball Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Alumna Allison Child ’13 will begin her first season on the St. Francis volleyball staff in 2018, serving as the head coach of the freshman team.

“Being back at St. Francis is such a blessing and I am excited to be here to serve the community that gave me so much,” said Child. “I loved being a part of this volleyball program as a player, and I can’t wait to experience it as a coach, alongside an amazing and supportive staff. Overall, it’s truly an amazing opportunity to be back in the SF gym and I am looking forward to this season!”

News

Katie Garnett ‘12 Takes Flight

Alumna Katie Garnett ‘12 had her first flight as a Flight Attendant for American Airlines on Saturday, June 23rd. Her day included the Chicago-Sacramento route which was boarded by members of the returning Chicago Service Trip. Katie, who went on the New Orleans Service Trip as a Troubie, recently graduated from Sacramento State and relocated to her base New York City and being a flight attendant is her absolute dream job. 

News

Where Are They Now? Ashley Kyalwazi ‘14

Alumna Ashley Kyalwazi ’14, who was the Student Body President her senior year, continues to be a shining example and representative of St. Francis High School. She recently stopped by the campus in between her graduation from the University of Notre Dame and enrollment in Harvard Medical School this fall.

“I had a great time as an undergraduate at Notre Dame,” said Kyalwazi. “Over the course of four years, I was blessed to meet amazing people from professors to my peers. I will miss my time at ND, but I am looking forward to beginning my medical school journey.”

News

Reanna Klanseck ‘14

What’s new with our 2014 Troubies? Just four short years ago they were accepting their diplomas from St. Francis High School on stage at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium. Now they are graduating from colleges across the nation. Send us your graduation news to Dawn Winston ‘91 at dwinston@stfrancishs.org

Alumna profile

MacKenzie Campbell ‘14

MacKenzie Campbell ’14 graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations with minors in English and Communications. She worked at Hudl (a sports software company) as an intern her senior year of college and she used her lacrosse knowledge from playing four years at St. Francis to help develop their lacrosse marketing. After graduation she transitioned to a full-time role at Hudl as a Project Manager for the Marketing Technology team. #TroubieForLife

Alumna profile

Meredith Ray ‘14

Meredith Ray ‘14 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University in Communication and Spanish. She is headed to Seattle in August for a full time job with the Seattle Seahawks in their Digital Media department. #TroubieForLife

Wow! That is an exciting industry to work in and we will follow up with Meredith in the fall for an update on her new career with the Seahawks. 

We are so proud of all our Troubies and want to share your news too! Send an email to Dawn Winston ‘91 at dwinston@stfrancishs.org

News

Sisterhood in Seattle!

Alumna Sarah Lewicki ‘09 and  Rebekah Fenton(Lucien) ‘08 discovered they are both working at the Seattle Children’s Hospital; Sarah a nurse in the PICU, and Rebekah is a pediatrics resident! Way to Go Troubies! 

Do you work with your Troubadour Sisters? We would love to feature you – send a photo into our Alumna Director, Dawn Winston ‘91, at dwinston@stfrancishs.org. #TroubieforLife

Alumna profile

Kayla Morrow ‘15

Kayla Morrow ‘15 is currently studying Strategic Communication with a double emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising at Northern Arizona University. This summer she will be attending Regionals and Nationals with her Flagstaff baton team where she will compete in solo and team events. The medals she is wearing are from placing in her solo routines at a competition in April. She has been twirling since she was 7 and her teacher was Danielle Muller ’00. Kayla’s sister, current Troubie Olivia ‘20 is also a twirling student of Mrs. Muller.

News

Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis ‘85

Congratulations Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis ‘85. Eleni moved one step closer to Lieutenant Governor of California in the Tuesday June 5th primary election.

We are proud of all of our Troubies! Share your Troubie news at dwinston@stfrancishs.org

 

Alumna profile

Natasha Soto-Albors ‘02

After graduating from SFHS Natasha Soto-Albors ‘02 made the journey east to study at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since receiving her B.F.A. in Drama, Natasha has built a career as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. She is the founder and CEO of Night Spark Pictures, an NYC production company dedicated to diverse and dynamic storytelling. 

Alumna profile

Katie Sweeney ‘09

Katie Sweeney, class of 2009, spent her college years at Seattle University studying philosophy and classical vocal performance. She supported the choirs as the Soprano II section leader, honed her skills as a musical arranger directing SU’s first a cappella group, and played bass and guitar in extracurricular bands. In 2011, Katie and a few choir buddies formed a band, jokingly named it The Ramblin’ Years, rehearsed twice, and unexpectedly won the campus Battle of the Bands.

Alumna profile

Leah Pezzetti (Horner) ‘13

Leah is a reporter and weekend weather anchor at KERO, the local ABC affiliate, in Bakersfield, California. She graduated early from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and immediately started at 23ABC. In college, she won many prestigious journalism scholarships and awards, including two Sacramento Press Club scholarships, the Outstanding Senior Award in her graduating class and a National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) scholarship to attend their workshop.

News

Q&A with Alumna Kaitlyn Cozens ‘13

St. Francis Alumna Kaitlyn Cozens ’13 is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan. She was a four-year letter winner with the Water Polo program and graduated from the School of Kinesiology with a degree in sports management in April, 2017. She was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and received the U-M Academic Achievement Award twice. She finished her career with 51 games played with 11 goals, 11 assists, 22 points and 13 steals and was a member of two CWPA Championship teams and two NCAA appearances.

News

Rescue & Jessica Book Tour – Sacramento, CA

Jessica Kensky ‘99 and her husband Patrick Downes were among those injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Jessica is a double amputee and her husband lost his left leg. Their life now includes a black labrador service dog named Rescue. Jessica and Patrick have authored a children’s book about an 11-year-old girl named Jessica adjusting life with prostheses, wheelchairs and crutches with her service dog by her side. 

News

St. Francis Celebrates Lady Bird!

And you’re invited! Join the St. Francis community for a one-of-a-kind Red Carpet Awards Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018 on campus. We’ll have our own red carpet so come out at 4:30 pm to experience the paparazzi and have your picture taken.

Alumna profile

Jessica Crouch ‘04

SFHS Theatre Alumna Jessica Crouch ‘04 has been cast in the Broadway bound Pretty Woman: The Musical! Jessie was very active member of the SF Theatre Program. She performed in musicals, plays and was a member to the SF Players all four years of high school. Jessie received an Elly Award for her final performance as Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress! After high school she graduated in musical theatre from NYU Tisch and has been working non stop since in regional theatres and national tours.

News

2017 Alumnae Visiting SFHS

2017 Alumnae Sarah Ajise (USC) and Julia Cannon (CalPoly) visit SFHS for the Advent Prayer Service and to keep an eye on younger sister, Lauren Cannon. Troubies always welcome on campus!

News

Class of 55 Visits St. Francis High School

Our sprightly graduates from the St. Francis Class of 1955 joined us on campus for a festive holiday lunch. These Alumnae were treated to beautiful singing from our A Capella group and lunch was served by our warm student Ambassadors. As one of the Alum noted, “It felt like a miracle.” Our current students witnessed the St. Francis sisterhood and friendships that have been nurtured over many decades. As the words of one of the songs shared said, “Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore.

News

Katherine Clark ’12 graduated with high honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Katherine Clark ’12 graduated with high honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a commission as an Ensign. Katherine was a varsity starter and two-time Captain of the CGA Women’s Soccer Team and received the Captain Lee H. Baker Award, which is presented to a female senior for inspirational leadership in Academy athletics.

News

Cheryl Watson attends Screening of Greta Gerwig’s ‘02 “Lady Bird”

St. Francis Performing Arts Department Chair, Cheryl Watson, enjoyed a special screening of Greta Gerwig’s ‘02 new film, “Lady Bird,” penned a love letter to Sacramento. Greta tells the story of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (played by Saoirse Ronan) during her senior year at Immaculate Heart High School. 

News

Go Back in Time to the 80’s at St. Francis High School

Let’s Go Back to the 80’s 

You and your family are cordially invited to our 3rd annual St. Francis Community Celebration on Saturday, September 23.  This complimentary event is appropriate for all ages.  Break out your neon and big hair, and come experience the wonderful St. Francis community as we step back into the 80’s for a “totally rad” celebration!

Alumna profile

Greta Gerwig ‘02

Greta Gerwig graduated from St. Francis Catholic High School in 2002. While at SF, Greta was part of the Dance program, Chamber Choir and numerous theatre productions. She played in SF’s shows “Into the Woods,” “The Boy Friend,” “Pippin,” and “The Apple Tree,” as well as Lenaea Festival showings with SF for “Antigone,” “Final Dress Rehearsal” and “Ladies of the Tower,” for which she was a Lenaea medalist.

News

Alumna LaRocco Finishes 13th at USATF Championships 10K

Photo by Dan Pambiacno

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Alumna Lauren LaRocco ‘14 finished 13th in the 10,000 meters with a time of 33:41.08 at the USATF Championships on Thursday at Sacramento State.

“My goal was to start really conservative,” said LaRocco. “I did not know how I would feel coming down from altitude. I really tried to run my own race and slowly pick off girls. I think I did a pretty good job of it and I was close to one of them at the end.”

News

Basketball Player Razo Signs with Dominican

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior basketball player Julia Razo will continue her basketball career at Dominican University in San Rafael.

“I am really grateful for it and I was not expecting it,” said Razo. “I am really excited for a new beginning. It has always been a goal to play in college so I am glad I got it.”

News

Maggie Lloyd ‘08 Completes Boston Marathon for a 4th Time

Congrats to alumna Maggie Lloyd ‘08 who completed her second Boston Marathon. She was a St. Francis Booster Club scholarship winner, two-time state championship qualifier, Nike Team Nationals open race qualifier and AP Scholar and Bank of America award winner for science and math. She competed for MIT in college.

 

Alumna profile

Frances Wang ‘10

Frances Wang ‘10 has dreamed of being a journalist since she was kid after being interviewed by Walt Gray.
She’s always been the most talkative of her peers, so her former teachers and classmates aren’t surprised she became a reporter.
After graduating from St. Francis High School, she went on to become a Trojan at the University of Southern California. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors. During her time there, she also earned a second Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

News

Alumnae Swimmers Reunion in Ann Arbor

St. Francis Alumnae Kaitlyn Cousins ’13 (Michigan) and Maggie Oys ’16 (Santa Clara) played in the 2017 Wolverine Invitational this past weekend in Ann Arbor. The tournament also included Pacific and Brinnley Barthels ’15. Oys scored twice against Michigan in the finale of the event.

 

News

Alumna Madison Carnahan ’16 Raises Money for Pediatric Oncology Research

Alumnae News: Alumna Madison Carnahan ’16 participated in the University of Kentucky’s 24-Hour dance marathon raising money for pediatric oncology research at the University of Kentucky’s children’s hospital and Markey Cancer center.

She competed for 24 hours straight for Kappa Alpha Theta’s team and was among the top 40 fundraisers out of 954 dancers.

News

Alumna Beth Balbierz ‘11 Making Impact on the Sideline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Coaches can be role models for their players in many ways. Alumna Beth Balbierz ‘11 is not only a former player at St. Francis but Division I starter at Cal Poly and now she is passing on her program and basketball knowledge to the players on the Junior Varsity team.

“It is fun but different,” said Balbierz. “There is more anxiety on this side of the ball as I have learned. The girls are really smart players so it is easy to coach them. They catch on quickly.”

News

Greta Gerwig ‘02 Appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Greta Gerwig ‘02 appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, January 12th. Greta spoke about her new movie “20th Century Women” in which she co-stars with Annette Bening. Greta also shared her experience growing up in Sacramento without a TV and how she made up a theme song to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

“20th Century Women” - http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/greta-gerwigs-20th-century-women-will-make-you-cry-and-laugh/3453574

News

Alumnae Post Top Performances at NCAA West Regional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis alumnae Lauren LaRocco ‘14 and Peyton Bilo ‘15 had successful returns to Sacramento at the NCAA West Regional on Friday morning.

“It was really fun because there were people lining the course everywhere,” said Portland junior Lauren LaRocco. “I was really surprised by the turnout and I felt like I had a lot of support running in my hometown.”

News

Alumnae Dominate at NCAA Conference Cross Country Meets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former Troubadour cross country standouts Peyton Bilo ‘15, Lauren LaRocco ‘14 and Miranda Myers ’15 each helped their teams to wins at the their respective conference championships over the last two days.

Cal Poly sophomore Bilo won the Big West title with a time 21:04, winning by 17 seconds over UCSB junior Jenna Hinkle, and helping the Mustangs to their second straight title in Kahuku, Hawaii. They were ranked No. 36 in the latest rankings.

News

Chloe Mitchell ‘16 was named to the A-10 Rookie of the Week

Chloe Mitchell ‘16 was named to the A-10 Rookie of the Week October 2016 at Fordham University. In her first collegiate meet against Marist, Mitchell kicked off her Fordham career by winning the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:36.07, and followed that with a third place finish in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:14.90. She was also a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay, which posted a time of 3:38.30. Read more here

Alumna profile

Olivia Stevenson ‘11

Olivia Stevenson ‘11 received her Master Degree in Theatre from the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland! Olivia was involved in SF Theatre for the four years she attended SFHS. She was part of three Elly award winning productions and was nominated for multiple individual Elly awards. Mrs. Watson, our Theatre Director, reached out to Olivia for an update on her post-SFHS experience:

News

Engagement News for Shari Hakim ‘07

Congratulations to Alumna Shari Hakim ‘07 on her engagement to Curran Wong. They were engaged at the Happiest Place on Earth!! Alumna Frances Wang ‘10 shared the story on ABC10. Check out the awesome video of the proposal.

Read the full story here.

News

Congratulations to Alumna Ivy Depner ‘98

Congratulations to Alumna Ivy Depner ‘98 on her engagement to Jonathan Williams of El Dorado Hills. Jonathan proposed to Ivy in our garden during the St. Francis Open House on October 9th. They have set their wedding date for November 19, 2017.

News

Troubies Deliver St. Francis Volleyballs on Service Trip

SOUTH DAKOTA – Rising senior Jessica Gianulias organized the donation of St. Francis volleyballs while on a service trip this summer in South Dakota.

Gianulias traveled with seven current and former classmates with the Global-7 non-profit organization service trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. They worked with girls between 6-10 years old part of the Oglala Lakota Indian Tribe.

News

Alumna Mills Makes 400 IM Final at the U.S. Olympic Trials

Photo Credit_Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY (2015 Pan Am Games)

OMAHA, Neb. – Alumna Kate Mills ‘07 finished eighth in the 400 IM (4:46.58) at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., on June 16. Mills swam at Harvard and is a 2011 graduate with a degree in Art History and Spanish. She is the school record holder in the 200 Butterfly and ranks in the top five in the 200 IM and 400 IM. She is qualified to swim the 200 IM on Tuesday and is appearing in her third Olympic Trials.

News

Murbach ‘14 Named WCC All-Academic

Alumna Cheryl Murbach ’14 was named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic Team, one of three from the Gonzaga women’s rowing team to tie for league-high honors. She is a sophomore Human Physiology major with a 3.79 GPA. The Zags won the West Coast Conference title and will compete in the NCAA Championships.

News

Alumna Dyer Received Jim Shea Award at Santa Clara Banquet

Santa Clara’s Camille Dyer ’12 was awarded the Jim Shea Award at the annual Red and White Celebration at Malley Center on the Santa Clara campus on May 22.

The award recognizes one male or female student-athlete who has courageously led his or her team through selfless actions and been a leader in the campus community. Jim Shea was the first Santa Clara student-athlete whose life was cut short while serving in the Vietnam War.

News

1993 State Champs Look Back on Title Run

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – When the 2016 St. Francis basketball team qualified for the state championship game on Saturday, there was a group text started between 12 players. The achievement brought back memories and feelings for the only people in St. Francis school history who can relate: the 1993 state championship team.

News

Giving Back: Alumnae Help Troubadours to State Title Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Alumnae Sole Montemayor ’01 and Maren (Martinelli) Christie ’00 are both assistants on the basketball staff and played for Head Coach Vic Pitton during their days on campus. They have played a big role in helping the current team reach the CIF Division I Championship game on Thursday.

News

Water Polo Alumnae at Aggie Shootout

DAVIS, Calif. – UC Davis hosted the Aggie Shootout Saturday but it felt like a St. Francis water polo alumnae gathering with the large number of Troubadours students, alumna and parents in attendance. The Cal Head Coach even called it “National St. Francis Day” at the pool.

Five alumnae were representing three different schools at the Aggie Shootout including Brinnley Barthels ‘14 (Pacific), Lauren Charter ‘15 (UC-Berkeley), Marisa Kolokotronis ‘13 (Brown), Kat Menz ‘12 (UC-Berkeley) and Brooke Vowell ‘12 (UC-Berkeley). 

News

Alumna Fran Dowell, SSUSA Exec. Director, Elected to the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Fran (Jaksich) Dowell, a 1971 graduate of St. Francis, was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas on September 28. Her election was in her first year of eligibility and was in the category of “Director”. Fran is a former recipient of the prestigious SFHS Lifetime Achievement Award for her career in Senior Softball.

News

Homecoming for Two Montana State Bobcats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was ironic that Homecoming activities have surrounded the St. Francis campus this week as two of the school’s alumnae returned home to play collegiate volleyball Thursday night less than a mile away at the Hornets Nest on the Sacramento State campus.

For Dana Vestman (Elk Grove) and Loni Kreun (Davis) of the Montana State volleyball team and the St. Francis Class of 2013, everything was familiar on Thursday as they drove down Elvas Avenue on the way to the their game, providing directions to their van drivers.

News

Feast of St. Francis Celebration

On Saturday, October 3, 2015 we kicked off our 75th Anniversary Celebration with the Feast of St. Francis Day community event.

Alumnae from nearly 60 of our graduating classes were represented, the class of 1974 had the most members in attendance with a total of 12!

Alumnae enjoyed the afternoon surrounded by former faculty, classmates and their families. They enjoyed BBQ, live music from Clean Slate and a Beer Garden. 

News

Troubie Takeover at the Causeway Cup

DAVIS, Calif. – The UC Davis women’s soccer team posted a 2-1 victory over Sacramento State on Monday in the annual Causeway Cup matchup between the programs in a match that featured three former St. Francis Troubadours and a fourth waiting for her opportunity.

“It felt really good,” said Aggie junior Andi Damian ’13 of the win. “It is good to keep that going for us.”

The game featured Damian, senior Hayley Hughes ’12 and Sacramento State junior Jennifer Lum ’12. Freshman Allie Carmickle ’15 is a reserve goalkeeper for the Aggies.

Photo gallery

Where Are They Now? – Volleyball

Anna Baytosh ’14 (Chico State)

The St. Francis volleyball program has 18 alumnae on collegiate rosters this fall across all NCAA Divisions. Pepperdine standout Gabi Palmeri leads a talented group of players taking the court this season after starring for Head Coach Alynn Wright and St. Francis.

News

18 Troubadour Alumnae on NCAA Volleyball Rosters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball program has 18 alumnae on collegiate rosters this fall across all NCAA Divisions. Pepperdine standout Gabi Palmeri leads a talented group of players taking the court this season after starring for Head Coach Alynn Wright and St. Francis.

Several programs have become popular destinations for the Troubies especially in California.

News

Twelve Alumnae Playing NCAA Soccer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – NCAA Soccer teams across the country start their 2015 seasons this week and there are 12 Troubadour alumnae soccer players on rosters this season: Catie Brown ’15 (SMU), Terra Carden ’14 (Pacific), Allie Carmickle ’15 (UC Davis), Katie Clark ’12 (U.S. Coast Guard Academy), Izzi Chelini ’15 (Cal Lutheran), Andrea Damian ’13 (UC Davis), Emily Egan ’14 (Georgia Southern), Anna Gregg ’15 (Colorado College), Haley Hughes ’12 (UC Davis), Madison Kimball ’15 (Loyola Chicago), Jennifer Lum ’12 (Sacramento State) and Addie Wallace ’15 (Villanova).

News

Basketball Alumna Limcaco Graduates from Menlo College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Jolise Limcaco ’11 recently graduated from Menlo College with a degree in Accounting and already has an offer to work at Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP after she graduates due to her exceptional job as an intern. She was a member of the Student Athletes Leadership Committee (SALC) the past two years and worked for the athletic department in her free time.

News

St. Francis Alumna Calderon Represents Mexico in World Cup

Moncton, CANADA – St. Francis alumna Ariana Calderon made the Mexican national team for the upcoming Women’s World Cup in Canada but a recent injury will keep her on the sideline.

“Due to my injury, I will not be playing in the World Cup this year,” said Calderon on Instagram Thursday night. “I gave it everything I had, but it was not in God’s plan. Thank you to those who reached out and (have) given me strength during this time. I wish my teammates the best of luck. I can’t wait to get back in the Mexico jersey.”

News

Troubie Trio Help Gonzaga at NCAA Rowing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cherie Murbach ’14, Heather Handy ‘14 and Madeleine Vespieren ‘12 competed for Gonzaga in the NCAA Rowing Championships held on Lake Natoma this past weekend.

Murbach, who competed in water polo and track at St. Francis, Handy (golf) and Vespieren (tennis) were on the Second Varsity 8 for the Zags and helped the team to a 17th-place overall finish. It was the second NCAA appearance in school history after the team won the West Coast Conference title.

News

Former Lacrosse Standout Lands Nebraska Marketing Position

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. 

News

Alumna Mao Leads Virginia to ACC Golf Title

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Led by St. Francis Alumna Briana Mao, the University of Virginia women’s golf won their first ever ACC title in record fashion, setting the 54-hole ACC tournament record of 27-under par Tuesday. They beat their closest competitor, Duke University (the No. 5-ranked team in the Nation and the defending National Champion), by 26 strokes.  This is the first time a non-Carolina school has won the ACC title.

Alumna profile

Alumna Courtney Glass ‘01 in the Arts

Courtney Glass '01

Courtney, class of 2001, was very active in SF’s Drama and Dance departments throughout all four years of high school. Almost 15 years later, she is still a working actor, having appeared on Broadway, in numerous regional theatre productions, and traveled the world with the Walt Disney Company as a singer for their luxury cruise line. It was on the ship that she met her partner Pete, a technician from Australia. Now married, the couple lives in New South Wales, where Pete serves as a technical director for the iconic Sydney Opera House and Courtney continues to pursue theatre.

News

Great News for Alumna Eileen Walsh ‘14

Congrats to recent Alumna Eileen Walsh ‘14, as she had her first simulation lab clinical experience last week on February 19 at Marquette University and received the great news that she has been chosen as a dorm Resident Assistant for next year! We are very proud of your hard work and for pursuing your dreams! 

News

Alumna Nightingale Hoping for Another Championship
Troubie Named to CIF All-Century Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – UCLA senior middle blocker Zoe Nightingale told college coaches she wanted to play for and win a national championship. She did just that in her freshmen year and now she wants to perform an encore to bookend her career.

Nightingale, a 2011 graduate of St. Francis, helped the Bruins win the title in her freshman season, earning a selection to the NCAA All-Tournament team in the process.

News

Alumna Kasey Clark Finishes Special Season at Lawrence Tech

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Former Troubadour volleyball player Kasey Clark went back to serve like she has done a thousand times. But something was different. When she turned around, she was mobbed by her teammates.

“I went back to serve and all my teammates started running up to me,” said Clark, who is a senior at Lawrence Tech in Southfield, Mich. “I had no idea what was going on.”

News

Alumna Koumelis Enjoying First Year at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – Ali Koumelis did not have any chance to settle into collegiate life at Portland, earning a spot in the Pilots rotation right away in her freshman season in their 6-2 system.

“I have not run a 6-2 in a while but it works for our team,” said Koumelis, a 2014 graduate of St. Francis. “I get to work on fewer things like I don’t have to work on blocking. So I can focus more on defense so I get more practice time doing that.”

News

St. Francis Athletics Alumnae News – Sept. 22

St. Francis alumnae are succeeding at the collegiate level across the country. Here is collection of news and notes from the last week about the former Troubies. Submissions can be sent in to Assistant AD Steve Shaff at sshaff@stfrancishs.org.

News

Alumna Allie Wegener Making Her Mark for UC Davis

DAVIS, Calif. – Allie Wegener started her sophomore season at UC Davis this month and the former St. Francis volleyball standout is enjoying every moment of her collegiate career at the local school.

Wegener is starting for the Aggies and ranks second on the team in kills and digs per set in the first nine games this season for first-year Head Coach Dan Conners.

News

Alumna LaRocco Runs Strong Collegiate Opener

EUGENE, Ore. – Troubadour alumna Lauren LaRocco had a successful collegiate debut on Saturday. LaRocco finished 12th overall in 20:44 as the first freshmen in the race to cross the line, helping the Portland team to a second place finish at the Dellinger Invite held on Pre’s Trail in Eugene.

Portland accumulated 46 points during the six kilometer race which put them ahead of No. 2 Oregon (68), Oregon State (120), and Portland State (131). Sixth-ranked Michigan State won the meet.

News

Alumnae Return with UC Santa Barbara Volleyball Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The drive down Elvas Avenue to St. Francis High School was very familiar but this time they kept driving by their former school en route to the gym at Sacramento State.

“On the bus I was really excited,” said UCSB freshman Megan Sullivan about driving by the school. “I was (telling everyone) that was my high school and pointing out where we go to eat all the time after school. No one really cared but Noa and I were really excited and took videos and everything.”

News

Alumna Jahn Plays Big Role at Sacramento Republic FC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis alumna Erica Jahn does not suit up for Sacramento Republic FC but she has played a big role in their inaugural season. In her first season as an account executive, Jahn has helped the team post attendance records all season.

News

Memorial Notice for Sandra Geary Cook ‘ 54

Sandra & John Cook receiving the Pax et Bonum Award from President Marion Bishop in 2009.

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of St. Francis High School Alumna Sandra Geary Cook ’54 who passed away January 30, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.  Sandra, and her loving husband John, have contributed to the community at St. Francis in ways that go far beyond the generosity of their gifts.  John and Sandra were recipients of the President’s Pax et Bonum Award in 2009 for their contributions to the mission of St. Francis and modeling the characteristics of Peace and Goodness – the motto of the school and our Patron, St.

News

Alumna and her Class Ring Reunited after 42 years!!

Santana “Tina” Mandella, graduate of Bishop Armstrong class of 1958, was finally reunited with her class ring after she thought it was lost for a lifetime. In 1971, she loaned the ring to her teenage daughter who had begged to wear it. Shortly thereafter, Tina’s daughter sadly reported that she had lost the ring and all involved thought they would never see it again. Life went on and Tina’s daughter grew up and had a daughter. Occasionally, Tina thought of the ring over the years, but with Bishop Armstrong closing in 1964 there was no chance of replacing the ring.