Athletic News


Track and Field Second Entering Delta League Finals

Elk Grove, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team was led by pole vault champion Meghan Ladd in scoring 18 points Friday in the opening day of the Delta League Championships. The Troubadours scored 18 points on the night in three finals and advanced 18 student-athletes in the trials to next week’s finals.

Ladd won the pole vault with a clearance at 10-11 and the Troubadours received a fourth-place finish by Isabelle Rudis in the triple jump (34-9.25) and sixth-place by Sarah Healey in the shot put (29-7) in finals contested Friday.


Senior Molly Wilson Finishes Second at Sections

Updated Results: After an error was discovered in the calculation of the results, Wilson was determined to be in second place to Melia Stout (447.95-445.60).

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Molly Wilson won her third straight Sac-Joaquin Section diving title on Friday with an 11-dive total of 415.60 and will advance to the CIF State Diving Championships.


Lacrosse Loses to Oak Ridge in SVL Semifinals

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – Junior Jade Borg and freshman Maggie Price each had two goals but St. Francis lost in the semifinals of the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse League playoffs 12-6 to top seed Oak Ridge on Tuesday night.

“I coached a team that believed they could win the game,” said Head Coach Julia Southard. “They were an inspired group led by our seniors. It was a fun game to watch and be part of. Our kids truly feel they can compete with any team in our league.”


Athletic News 5/04/18

Upcoming Important Athletics Dates

  • Softball Senior Game vs. Monterey Trail, May 8, 4:00 p.m.
  • Track and Field Banquet, Monday, May 14, 6:00 p.m. (Dining Hall)
  • Varsity Lacrosse Banquet, Monday, May 14 (Off Campus)
  • Swimming and Softball Banquets, Wednesday, May 22, 12:30 p.m. 

Athletics to Host Annual Sports Physical Night on June 6

St. Francis will be hosting Sports Physical Night for the 2018-19 school year on June 6 with registration starting at 5 p.m. The cost of the physical is $25 per student.


Swimming & Diving Finishes Second at League Meet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team finished second overall to Davis at the 2018 Della League Championships. The Blue Devils out-scored the Troubies 615-504 at American River College. Overall, the team placed 18 swimmers in ‘A’ Finals and recorded eight top-three finishes in the meet including relays.


Track and Field Continues Top Performances at Halden Invite

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team continued to post top performances at the Halden Invitational last Saturday hosted by Davis High School.

The spring group had Isabelle Grassel (12.42) and Chanel Grimes (12.70) finished second and fourth, respectively in personal-best times. Senior Amanda Roina also posted a season-best in the event (13.83).


Diving Takes Top Spots at Delta League Meet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis diving team took the top two spots in both the varsity and junior varsity diving league champs on Thursday.

Senior Molly Wilson repeated as champion with a score of 447 (All American Qualifying Score) and sophomore Maddy Miles was second with a 342 score for her 11 dives. Wilson earned All-Delta League status with her win.

Freshman Sydney Smith won the JV meet with a personal-best 303, while freshman Sammie Calagna was second with a 289.

Delta League Varsity Results


Track and Field Celebrates Seniors at Final League Meet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team celebrated their 15 seniors Wednesday before the final regular season home meet against Franklin and Pleasant Grove. The student-athletes and their families took the field before the meet to be recognized for their tie and dedication to the program. 


Athletic News 4/27/18

  • Track and Field Letters to Dad, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. (Jesuit)
  • Softball Booster Que, May 1 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Albie Aware Softball Game vs. Christian Brothers, May 5
  • Junior Varsity Lacrosse, Sunday, May 6 (Off Campus)
  • Softball Senior Game vs. Monterey Trail, May 8 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Track and Field Banquet, Monday, May 14, 6:00 p.m.

Lacrosse’s Bauman Back on the Field after Brain Tumor Scare

Bauman Has Scored 21 Goals This Season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Less than 10 months ago, sophomore Gabby Bauman was diagnosed with a cavernoma in her brain. While she had successful surgery, she temporarily lost the use of her left arm and needed to relearn how to walk. Today you could never tell things were so scary just a few months ago after watching her have a successful season of lacrosse.


Lacrosse Wins Battle of St. Francis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – For the second time in as many years, the two local Catholic schools in Northern California named in honor of St. Francis met on the lacrosse field. The Troubadours of St. Francis prevailed on Saturday over the Lancers of Saint Francis located in Mountain View.

“We played really good as a team and a family,” said senior Libby Price. ‘It made me really happy. At the end, we came together and focused on the game plan and executed.”


Volleyball’s Schildmeyer Named Esmark High School All-America

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Mady Schildmeyer was named an Esmark High School All-American.

Schildmeyer, who is from El Dorado Hills, was an All-Delta League first team selection in 2017. She led the league in assists with 1,107 over 114 sets for a 9.7 per set average, ranking sixth and ninth statewide in Division I.


Softball Wins Second in a Row Behind Hatch

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior pitcher Arden Hatch pitched the Troubies to a victory for the second consecutive game this week as St. Francis defeated Grant 14-1 Thursday.

“I was sticking to what I know and the pitches that work for me,” said Hatch. “I was keeping the ball off the plate and keeping the batters off balance, mixing in different pitches.”

Hatch threw six innings, allowing just one run (unearned) on two hits with a career-high 13 strikeouts, equaling her total from her entire sophomore season.


Athletic News 4/20/18

Congratulations to our Track and Field and Swimming seniors who were recognized at their final home competitions on April 18.

First Hall of Fame Class to be Honored This Fall

The St. Francis High School Athletics department will induct its first Hall of Fame class this fall on November 17, 2018. We are looking for nominations of Troubadour alumnae, coaches, teams and contributors.


34 Seniors Honored at Swimming Senior Meet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team sent their 34 seniors out right with a 171-29 victory over Monterey Trail on Wednesday in the final regular season meet at Jesuit High School. Athletic Director Mark McGreevy greeted the seniors before the meet with their proud parents and families in a ceremony to recognize their dedication to the program over the last four seasons.


Athletics Department Celebrates Spring Signing Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis Catholic High School seniors representing seven different sports made commitments or signed National Letters-of-Intent to play sports in college next fall at a ceremony at the school today.

“It was what I have been waiting for,” said senior Logan Kelly from Rio Linda, who signed with Lewis & Clark College. “It was exciting and I was so glad to get to sign with all the girls from my class. It was a really neat ceremony and I am so grateful for everyone who was a part of it.”


Softball Posts 5-0 Shutout over Davis

Caldwell Records a Career-High 13 Strikeouts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Caitie Caldwell pitched a shutout with a career-high 13 strikeouts and helped her cause with two extra-base hits and three runs batted in and a run scored in a 5-0 win over Davis Tuesday at Schuster Field.

“I was really nervous at first but I buckled down because I knew I had a really good defense behind me,” said Caldwell. “We really needed the win for league (standings).


Cradeur to Join Creighton Cross Country Program Next Fall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Senior Erica Cradeur will run at Creighton next fall.

“It means a lot to me because I really just started my running career,” said Cradeur. “I have taken it more seriously over the past couple of years and my times have reflected that. I think with running in college I am going to keep improving.”


Johnson Breaks Freshman 100m Hurdle Mark at Stanford

Photos by Phil Roina

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Freshman Reyna Johnson clocked a time of 15.08 in the preliminaries of the 100m hurdles Saturday afternoon at the Stanford Invitational, breaking the school’s freshman school record in the event and became the fourth-best performer in the event in school history.