Athletic 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.


Important Dates for 2018-19 Academic Year

Here are some important dates for you to consider, as you make plans for the upcoming academic year.  We hope that by providing you with these dates in advance, you will be able to schedule family vacations and college visits, while minimizing missed days of instruction.


Athletic News (3/30/18)

Spring NCAA Signing Date on April 11

St. Francis will hold an event on Wednesday, April 11th at 8:30 a.m. for the Collegiate Signing Day. There will be a  celebration in the St. Francis CLC to honor our students who have committed to play sports next fall in college.


2017 Golf Highlights

St. Francis Head Coach Bert Jones was named the Delta League Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

The St. Francis golf team placed fourth-place finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament after advancing from the SJS Division 1 North Tournament with a fourth-place finish.

The team qualified for the postseason by winning the Delta League title for the second consecutive season, posting an undefeated dual and center match record.


2017 Cross Country Highlights

  • The St. Francis cross country team posted the fifth-best GPA in the Sac-Joaquin Section with a 3.61 cumulative average. The team ranked behind only Oak Ridge (3.84), Oakmont (3.75), Gregori (3.70) and Lodi (3.66).
  • The St. Francis cross country team finished sixth overall in the girls Division II race, recording their sixth consecutive Top 10 state championship finish. The Troubadours finished with 225 points with three runners among the top 35 scoring finishers, placing behind Claremont (69), Saugus (100), Granada (102), Capistrano (123) and Serrano (166).
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Logan Kelly to Play Basketball at Lewis & Clark

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior basketball player Logan Kelly will play at Division III Lewis & Clark in Portland, Ore., next fall, making her commitment official on April 11 at the St. Francis Spring Signing Day celebration.

“I am extremely excited and kinda nervous too,” said Kelly. “Playing basketball in college was something I always hoped I could do. Coming into my senior year, Lewis & Clark was where I wanted to be. After visiting over the summer, I got a feel for the campus and the people were amazing. It was exactly what I was looking for (in a school).”


2017-18 Basketball Highlights

  • The St. Francis basketball team lost at eventual section champion Antelope 81-51 in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals. No. 8 seed St. Francis opened with a win over No. 9 Roseville 41-37. The Troubadours finished the season with an 18-11 overall record.
  • St. Francis won the Delta League Championship for the third consecutive season and 15th overall in school history. The Troubadours recorded a 12-2 league record.
  • Seniors Marlee Nicolos and Logan Kelly joined junior Nika Bagatelos on the All-Delta League First Team. St.

Volleyball’s Edwards Earns Second National Honor, Makes College Commitment

Standout Sophomore Earned National Recognition from and MaxPreps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Alexa Edwards has verbally committed to play volleyball at Pacific in 2020.

“I am so excited to announce my commitment to play D1 volleyball at the University of the Pacific,” said Edwards on Instagram. “Thank you to my family, teammates, and coaches who have been there to support me in making my decision. I can’t wait to be a Tiger!!”


Track and Field’s Ladd Breaks School Record, Palchak Wins Fifth High Jump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Meghan Ladd set a St. Francis school record Friday night at the Bronco Distance Carnival with a 12-0 clearance in the pole vault, breaking a 16-year old record. She broke the mark held by alumnae Laura Huarte (11-9, 2002) and equaled by Ingrid Kantola (11-9, 2004).

In other action at the Bella Vista meet, sophomore Haley Silva placed fourth in the 800 meters with a personal-best 2:19.96. She also placed fifth in the 3200.


Freshman Sage Davis Leads Victory over Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Sage Davis went 3-for-3 with two home runs and seven runs batted in to lead St. Francis to a 12-2 win over Grant in the Delta League opener.

“It feels good and exciting after starting 0-for-5 last weekend,” said Davis. “It felt good to get back in the routine of things.”


Athletic News (3/23/18)

Basketball Head Coach, Vic Pitton, Retires

St. Francis Head Basketball Coach, Vic Pitton, has decided to retire from coaching the Troubadour varsity team and teaching at the school. He will be moving to Mississippi with his wife, Susan, at the completion of the academic year to be near his daughter and their two grandsons.

Read the release HERE!


Senior Maggie Pinkston to Play Lacrosse at Benedictine University

Senior Goalie to Sign with Benedictine on April 11

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior goalie Maggie Pinkston will play at Division III Benedictine University outside Chicago next fall.

“I am excited to play in college because of the team,” said Pinkston. “It was a different environment. They are there because they want to be and love lacrosse. It made me super excited to go there.”


Track and Field Dominates Field Events at Husky

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team had three event winners at the Husky Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Meghan Ladd cleared a personal-best 11-6 to win the pole vaulty, tied for the second-best mark in school history and three inches off the school record. Sophomore Isabella Palchak cleared 5-3 in the high jump for a new personal best mark to win her event, while Isabelle Grassel leaped 17-2 to win the long jump ahead of third-pace finisher Isabelle Rudis with a personal-best 16-7. Rudis was also third in the high jump and triple jump.


Basketball Head Coach Vic Pitton Retires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Head Basketball Coach Vic Pitton has decided to retire from coaching the Troubadour varsity team and teaching at the school. He will be moving to Mississippi with his wife, Susan, at the completion of the academic year to be near his daughter and their two grandsons.


Important Safety Information

You may have already seen the TV news, social media, or read about it in the paper. Yesterday afternoon, a man wielding a knife in the area of 63rd and Elvas Avenue was arrested by Sacramento Police Department. This person was also later involved in another incident in the area of Mercy Hospital and Sacred Heart School.   We want to be very clear, no SFHS students or adults were involved, this message is strictly a safety message.  While these events are very rare in our area, it does remind us to always look at our personal safety, no matter where we are.


Four Golfers Earn All-Delta League Distinction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four St. Francis golfers were named to the All-Delta League for their overall performance in league dual and center matches over the course of the season. Players accrue points based on their individual finishes in each event with a Most Valuable Player and top 10 players honored.


Brust to Play Lacrosse at Puget Sound

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Recent graduate Sarah Brust ’17 will play lacrosse for Puget Sound this fall.

Brust, who will study exercise science, was contacted by the Puget Sound coach after being accepted to the school. She had reached out originally earlier in her career but had decided to hang up her stick in college. As her high school career came to end this spring, she started having doubts.


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.”