Athletic News


Siy and Reed Lead Squad in Scrimmage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Amanda Siy and sophomore Olivia Reed each shot rounds of 42 as St. Francis defeated Cosumnes Oaks 234-291 in a scrimmage on Tuesday at Emerald Lakes Golf Course.

Freshman Justine Canio carded a 46 to post the third score, while sophomore Natalie Graybill posted a 51 and Isabel Tsui had a 53.

St. Francis 234, Cosumnes Oaks 291

St. Francis Scores

Amanda Siy – 42 (tied as MVP)

Olivia Reed – 42 (tied as MVP)

Justine Canio – 46

Natalie Graybill – 51

Isabel Tsui – 53


Volleyball Sweeps Cosumnes Oaks to Remain Undefeated in League

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team swept Cosumnes Oaks Tuesday 25-18, 25-17, 25-12 to remain undefeated in Delta League play.

“We knew they were going to be one of the hardest competitors in league for us,” said junior All-American Alexa Edwards. “They are a really good team so we had to step it up and we had an intense focus. We played as hard as we could against them.”

Edwards had a team-best 16 kills while hitting 32.4 percent on the night, adding five digs and an ace to the winning effort.


Golf Defeats Davis in Delta Dual Match

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis golf team had four players break 40 as the Troubadours posted a 192-217 victory over Davis. SF had five of the top six scores on the day led by junior Nashla Aguero’s even-par 36.

“One of the goals I asked the girls to do today was hit as many greens as possible,” said Head Coach Bert Jones. “They did that and it is one of the reasons the scores were so low.”


Cross Country Seventh at Elite Woodbridge Sweepstakes Race

CORONA, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team placed seventh overall in the elite Bob Day Sweepstakes at the Silverlakes Sports Complex at the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Saturday night under the lights.

Junior Izzy Fauria led the Troubadours with a 33rd-place finish in 17:06. Freshman Cate Joaquin was right behind her in 17:07.


Golf Defeats Franklin in Delta Dual 187-233

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Patricia Sweeney shot an even-par 33 at the Emerald Lake Golf Course Wednesday to lead the St. Francis golf team to a 187-233 for a 46-stroke victory over Franklin. It was the 27th consecutive Delta League dual win for the Troubadours.

Sweeney opened with a birdie on the first hold and bogeyed the second before posting seven consecutive pars to post her score of 33, tying Franklin’s Courtney Cervellin for medalist honors in the match.


Tennis Sweeps Sheldon, Defeats Pleasant Grove to Move to 3-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team improved to 3-0 in Delta League play with a pair of wins this week over Sheldon and Pleasant Grove. The Troubadours have now won 34 consecutive Delta League matches dating back to 2015.

The Troubadours (9-1) swept Sheldon on Tuesday at Rio del Oro Racquet Club, dropping just three games in singles play. Sophomore Alisha Anwar was a straight set winner at No. 1 singles, while four players were 6-0, 6-0 winners including junior Adithi Benush (No. 2), junior Samantha Sonntag (No. 3) and junior Peyton Spellacy (No. 6).


Water Polo Opens Home Slate with 18-4 Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team defeated St. Mary’s 18-4 as 10 players scored in the contest.

“I felt like today we made the adjustment of playing more team defense and playing more together than the weekend,” said Head Coach Heather Moody. “Everyone is getting together defensively. We were attacking and doing a good job. I am happy with the result.”

Three players tallied multiple goals led by sophomore Libby Slater, who tallied four goals in the game.


Golf Wins Delta League Center

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Patricia Sweeney shot a six-over par 78 to finish second at the first Delta League Center match Monday at Wildhawk Golf Course and lead the Troubadours to the match win.

St. Francis won the team title with a 406 team score to defeat Pleasant Grover (436) and Davis (477). Cosumnes Oaks was fourth overall (509) and Franklin fifth (542). Overall, seven teams played on Monday with a total of 37 players.


Tennis Finishes Fifth at Golden State Tennis Classic

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team finished fifth in the Golden State Tennis Classic over the weekend with victories over Menlo-Atherton, Saint Francis and Piedmont in the tournament held at Stanford University.

“It was an unbelievable weekend and experience to be on the Stanford campus and playing on the stadium court,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector.


Water Polo Opens Season at Saint Francis Autumn Invite

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team opened the 2018 season at the Saint Francis Autumn Invitational, posting a 1-3 record to finish 12th overall in first tournament of the year.

The Troubadours defeated St. Ignatius 8-2 on Friday afternoon behind three goals by junior Alyssa Jacobsen, who tallied five goals on the weekend.


JV Water Polo Second at McClatchy Tournament

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity water polo team finished second at the 5th Annual C.K. McClatchy Invitational on Saturday in the their action of the 2018 season.

The Troubadours defeated host McClatchy 7-3 in their opener. SF then took own Rio Americano 9-5 in the semifinals before losing to Bella Vista 8-4 in the finals.

St. Francis has their first home match on Wednesday against St. Mary’s at 5 p.m. at the Jesuit High School pool.


Volleyball Sweeps Christian Brothers in Holy Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team swept Christian Brothers 25-14, 25-13, 25-14 to take the annual Holy Court matchup in front of a sold out St. Francis Gym and live local television audience.

“I am really proud of the way they played,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They played for each other, focused and let things run off their back and focus on the next ball. We only gave up two runs of three in the entire match.”

The Troubadours received strong support from the pro-Troubie crowd.


Holy Court Match on Access Sacramento and Online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Access Sacramento will broadcast the annual matchup between St. Francis and Christian Brothers live Friday, Sept. 7 on local cable, while streaming online. The match sold out last week.

The match may be seen on Access Sacramento on Comcast Cable channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14.  The game will also be streamed live on, and on the NFHS Network. 


Tennis Opens League Play with Sweep

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The defending Delta League and Sac-Joaquin Section champion St. Francis tennis team opened league play with a 9-0 sweep over Franklin on Tuesday.

The Troubadours got straight set singles win by Myra Anwar, sophomore Alisha Anwar, junior Adithi Benush, sophomore Izzy Asker, junior Sam Sonntag and sophomore Alex Evans. Four of the six matches were won without dropping a game.

The Troubles had similar success in doubles, sweeping the three matches. Freshman Safaa Umar and senior Roya Pahlavan paired for a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 to lead the team.


Volleyball Opens Delta League with 3-0 Sweep over Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Malia Berry had 10 kills without an error among three players with double-digit kills as the defending Delta League champions opened with a 3-0 win over Davis Tuesday night 25-21, 25-19, 25-21.

“I feel like we did really well covering our hitters and made sure we had the first side out,” said Berry. “But I feel like we could definitely improve some more.”

Berry recorded her third career game with double-digit kills and second-best single match total of her career (12 vs. Rocklin in 2017).


JV Volleyball Wins CIVT Preseason Tournament

McCLELLAN PARK, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team won the CIVT Preseason Tournament by defeating Granite Bay in the finals 26-24, 25-16.

The Troubadours reached the finals with a win over Colusa 25-15, 25-12 in the semifinals and Rocklin the quarterfinals 23-25, 25-11, 15-9.

The Troubies went 3-0 in pool play with straight set wins over Rodrigiez (25-11, 25-9), Amador (25-5, 25-15) and Del Campo (25-9, 25-14).

Head Coach Taryn Wright’s team is 9-0 on the season and has dropped just one set overall (18-1).


Volleyball Has Big Day in Reno, Advances to High Sierra Semifinals

RENO, Nev. – The St. Francis volleyball team advanced to the High Sierra Invitational semifinals on Saturday before losing in two sets to Bishop Gorman (Nev.) in the Gold bracket.

The Troubies won seven straight matches in pool play. St. Francis opened play on Friday with wins over Rocklin (25-19, 25-21), Woodcreek (25-11, 25-16) and Spanish Springs (25-10, 25-11) to take Pool 2. The win over Rocklin avenged a five-set loss last Tuesday to the Thunder.