Athletic News


Athletic News

The latest news, releases, scores and features about the St. Francis Athletics teams and the Troubadours.


JV Water Polo Loses Heartbreaker at Woodcreek

ROSEVILLE, Calif. –The St. Francis junior varsity water polo team came back from a three-goal deficit to tie the game twice in the second half before Woodcreek scored twice in the final minute to get an 8-7 victory on Wednesday at the Roseville Aquatic Center.

Sophomore Sage Davis had three goals and three assists, while Karissa Peterson and Ava Caron each added two goals for the Troubies.


Junior Isabel Tsui Shoots Personal-Best in Scrimmage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Isabel Tsui is new to the golf team, trying out at the urging of parents to try a new sport. She is taking to the game nicely, recording a personal-best 44 in the scrimmage on Wednesday against Cosumnes Oaks.

“It is cool,” said Tsui (pronounced sue-ey). “I got a birdie on a par-five. Today was fun. I am excited and proud of my performance.”


Tennis Defeats Davis 6-3

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team posted a 6-3 road victory over Davis Tuesday afternoon, posting four singles and two doubles win. The victory improved the Troubadours to 10-1 on the season with a perfect 4-0 Delta League record.

Sophomore Alisha Anwar, junior Adithi Benush, junior Sam Sonntag and freshman Safaa Umar were straight set winners in singles. Juniors Biana Ariza and Peyton Spellacy won at No. 1 doubles and senior Roya Pahlavan and sophomore Rosmy Alengaden recorded a win at No. 2 doubles.


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.


Get to Know: Volleyball’s #14 Kathryn Kramer

Kathryn is a returning three-year letter winner and one of three seniors on the team. She ranked second on the team with 403 kills as a junior and earned All-Delta League honors. She is committed to play Beach Volleyball at TCU.

Senior year and Holy Court, what does that mean to you?
“I have always looked forward to Holy Court every year. It is weird to think this is my last year. I am really excited to see how we play and how we do. I think we are going to do well this year.”


Get to Know: Water Polo’s #1 Kate Watley

Kate Watley is in her third season with the St. Francis Water Polo program and second season on the varsity team. She attended the Chicago Service Trip this summer with two of her teammates among 13 Troubies on the trip. She hopes to study nursing in college. Kate was part of Team Curesaders that raised $139,000 for LLS this summer.


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.


Get to Know: #10 Madie Bachelor

Madie Bachelor is in her second year on the varsity volleyball team. She is undecided on college but her goal school is UCLA. She has five animals including three dogs, one cat and one turtle.

What does it feel like to be a senior?
“It is really weird. It is the last time I am going to have Holy Court. I feel like I have not realized it. I don’t feel like a junior let alone feel like a senior.”


Soccer Tryout Meeting Notes (9/10/2018)

PROGRAM:  will be comprised of 3 teams = JV Red, JV Gold & Varsity

  • JV Red will train & play a majority of their home games on campus
  • JV Gold & Varsity will train & play their games at Cristo Rey High School

TIMING:  our fit sessions will begin Monday, Sept. 24th


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.