Athletics

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Athletic Department Mission

The Athletic Department mission commits us to the total education of young women by providing a comprehensive, fair and equitable athletic program for the school community in a caring, supportive environment.  We strive to enrich the mental, physical and moral development of all students by integrating athletics into the school’s educational program.  We strive for excellence with these primary goals as our focus.  We believe that championships, individual recognition and the ability to compete are desirable outgrowths of an educationally sound sports program but are secondary to our primary objectives.

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Athletics Hall of Fame

In advancement of the school’s mission, the St. Francis Catholic High School Athletics Hall of Fame is intended to recognize and honor those who have made a significant impact on the athletic community through their athletic achievements during or following graduation and/or with exceptional effort and service to the St. Francis High School athletic department.

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Hall of Fame Sponsorship Opportunities

St. Francis Catholic High School will induct its inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class at a ceremony and dinner on Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the Gymnasium. The Athletics Hall of Fame reflects the proud history of our community, highlighting the long-standing athletic success of the institution and recognizing the importance of developing well-rounded individuals.

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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.

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SportsLeader

St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.

“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”

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Athletic News

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

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Volleyball’s Sam Chavez Commits to Play Volleyball at Cal State Monterey Bay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Sam Chavez did not want her volleyball career to end three years ago when she was cut from the freshman team. Instead she stuck to working on her game and earned her way back in the program. Now after committing to play at Cal State Monterey Bay next year, she will continue playing volleyball in college.

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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.

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Where Are They Now?

Name Sport University/College Graduation Year
Kristin Anderson Basketball Cal Tech 2012
Aiyu Aimufua Volleyball Pennsylvania 2018
Lauren Allen Golf Missouri University of Science and Technology 2018
Maggie Anderson Lacrosse Walsh 2016
Ariane Arndt XC/Track & Field UC-Berkeley 2016
Allison Autrey Diving UC Davis 2014
Ari Avila  Soccer Fresno Pacific 2017
Mollie Babich Crew Creighton 2013
Mel Baccay Softball Michigan State 2016
Danika Bailey Softball California 2015
Beth Balbierz Basketball Cal Poly 2011
Claire Barbe Volleyball Gonzaga 2017
Niki Barnes Equestrian Texas Christian University 2018
Ally Barr Soccer William Jessup 2016
Erin Barr Soccer Masters 2016
Hailey Barrett Soccer UC Santa Barbara 2016
Jenna Barthels Water Polo CS-Northridge 2016
Emily Bartylla Swimming Occidental 2018
Anna Baytosh Volleyball Chico State 2014
Peyton Bilo XC/TF Cal Poly 2015
Ryanne Brust Lacrosse Fort Lewis 2014
Bryce Beckwith Water Polo Michigan 2012
Meagan Bennett Lacrosse St. Mary’s College 2013
Karson Bisharat Volleyball Central Arizona 2014
Caroline Boals Crew USC 2014
Ryleigh Bone Lacrosse Fresno State 2015
Catie Brown SMU Soccer 2015
Lauren Brunner Water Polo Princeton 2007
Sarah Brust Lacrosse Puget Sound 2017
Lauren Bryan Lacrosse Fresno State 2013
Claire Buchanan Water Polo UC Santa Barbara 2007
Ariana Calderon Soccer LIU-Brooklyn 2008
Hayley Carbullido T&F Sacramento State 2013
Terra Carden Soccer Pacific 2014
Kendall Carlson Crew Southern Methodist  2018
Allie Carmickle Soccer UC Davis 2015
Lyndsay Carpenter Lacrosse Wheeling Jesuit 2014
Alex Chan Softball Navy 2010
Alexey Chandler Water Polo Wagner 2013
Briana Charles Basketball UNLV 2011
Lauren Charter Water Polo California 2015
Izzy Chelini Soccer Cal Lutheran 2015
Allison Child Volleyball Master’s College 2013
Katie Clark Soccer U.S Coast Guard Academy 2012
Kasey Clark Volleyball Lawrence Tech 2010
Meredith Cook Soccer Occidental 2016
Caroline Coyle Crew UCLA 2016
Kaitlyn Cozens Water Polo Michigan 2013
Erica Cradeur XC/T&F Creighton 2018
Amy Crayne Diving Western Kentucky 2013
Erin Crooks Swimming Trinity 2015
Andi Damien Soccer UC Davis 2013
Emily Davis Volleyball Occidental 2017
Veronica Del Mar Rifle Nevada 2017
Jessica Diaz XC/T&F Creighton 2012
Anna Donald Volleyball UC Davis 2015
Natalie Dowd Lacrosse UC Davis 2013
Mimi Dowdell Crew USC 2013
Camille Dyer XC/T&F Santa Clara 2012
Emily Egan Soccer Georgia Southern 2014
Lilly Enes Track & Field Yale 2016
Cassondra Evans T&F American River College 2012
Lea Felton Volleyball Hawaii Pacific 2014
Sally Ferguson Water Polo Santa Clara 2017
Paige Folger Volleyball Gonzaga 2011
Karen Frazier Swimming/XC Miami (Ohio)/ St. Martin’s 2006
Susan Frazier XC/T&F Colorado School of Mines 2012
Ashlynn Fresques Volleyball Pt. Loma Nazarene 2016
Jasmine Florentino Basketball/Soccer Franciscan University 2013
Hannah Frech Water Polo Sierra College 2014
Addison Gabelich Crew St. Mary’s College 2013
Alejandra Garcia Softball Cal Poly 2014
Hannah Gasser Crew San Diego State 2014
Marissa Gollnick Volleyball Rose-Hullman Institute of Technology 2015
Kylie Green Volleyball UC Irvine 2015
Natalie Green Swimming Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College 2013
Anna Gregg Soccer UCCS 2015
Chloe Hakim Volleyball UC Irvine 2014
Tia Hay Basketball Salt Lake CC 2016
Sarah Hemmen XC/T&F Sonoma State 2013
Elizabeth Hennessy Track and Field UC San Diego 2017
Jaqueline Holben Crew California 2014
Jessica Holzer Volleyball Yuba College 2013
Haley Hughes Soccer UC Davis 2012
Sarah Huarte Golf California 2000
Anna Huber Soccer Wheaton 2018
Rachel Huber Soccer William Jessup 2018
Kyra Huffman Basketball Knox College 2016
Sydney Hunter Track and Field UC Riverside 2015
Erica Jahn Soccer/Basketball Redlands 2005
Maddison Johnson Swimming TCU 2014
Jessica Josiah Tennis Howard 2013
Ingrid Kantola Track and Field UCLA 2004
llsa Kantola Water Polo Cal Poly 2001
Jenna Keffer Soccer Boston College 2013
Logan Kelly Basketball Lewis & Clark 2018
Sophie Kershaw Crew Georgetown 2014
Madison Kimball Soccer Loyola Chicago 2015
Allison Klas XC/T&F UC Irvine 2013
Marisa Kolokotronis Water Polo Brown 2013
Ali Koumelis Volleyball  UC Irvine 2014
Dana Knudson Volleyball Santa Clara/Minnesota 2008
Loni Kreun Volleyball Montana State 2013
Haley Kusserow Lacrosse St. Mary’s 2015
Kristen Lance Swimming Loyola Marymount 2015
Lauren LaRocco XC/T&F Portland 2014
Emily Laskin Golf Navy/San Francisco 2014
Jolise Limcaco Basketball Menlo 2011
Hannah Lissera Volleyball CS San Bernardino/St. Mary’s 2012
Cassie Loessberg Volleyball Miami 2006
Alexa LoGiudice Volleyball Dominican 2014
Allie Lourim XC/T&F UC Santa Cruz 2017
Jennifer Lum Soccer Sacramento State 2012
AnnClaire MacArt Swimming Dartmouth 2014
Ileana MacDonald Golf Chico State 2014
Briana Mao Golf Virginia 2011
Marissa Mar Golf Stanford 2010
Erin Matranga XC/T&F USC 2016
Alexis Martinez Swimming Seattle 2014
Katie McIntee Swimming San Jose State 2016
Emily McNamara Water Polo Brown 2011
Kathleen Menz Water Polo California 2012
Ari Miggins Water Polo American River Colelge 2018
Kate Mills Swimming Harvard 2007
Chloe Mitchell Swimming Fordham 2016
Christina Montoya Softball Long Beach State 2010
Miranda Myers XC/TF Northern Arizona 2015
Cheryl Murbach Rowing Gonzaga 2014
Ashley Newland Soccer UL-Lafayette 2016
Marlee Nicolos Soccer Santa Clara 2018
Noa Nightingale Volleyball UC Santa Barbara 2014
Zoe Nightingale Volleyball UCLA/USC 2011
Cekarri Nixon T&F UC Davis 2011
Ashley Noda Golf Santa Clara 2011
Agatha Nowinski Crew California 2010
Tessa Oliaro Lacrosse Chapman University 2013
Nina Obaldia Crew California 2014
Kayla O’Brine T&F UC Santa Barbara 2014
Paige Oliver Softball Pomona-Pitzer 2012
Bailey O’Mara Softball California 2013
Maggie Oys Water Polo Santa Clara 2016
Gaby Palmeri Volleyball Pepperdine 2012
Grace Passantino Lacrosse Tennessee Wesleyan 2017
Rosie Pauli Water Polo Marist 2007
McKenna Peterson Swimming St. Catherine 2016
Claire Perez Rowing Sacramento State 2015
Maggie Pinkston Lacrosse Benedictine 2018
Julianna Qvistgaard Crew UC-Berkeley 2016
Haylee Rademann Swimming Washington and Lee  2013
Sydney Ranker Rowing UC-Berkeley 2018
Madison Rawson XC/T&F Ole Miss 2014
Grace Reginato Rowing San Diego State 2017
Miranda Reyes Rowing Portland 2015
Alana Reyna XC/T&F Sonoma State 2018
Kiani Reyna Track & Field Sacramento State 2016
Courtney Robledo Volleyball West Texas A&M 2013
Morgan Robledo Volleyball West Texas A&M 2012
Tatum Roepke Swimming CS-East Bay 2017
Meaghan Rogers Track & Field American River College 2017
Julissa Romani Crew San Diego 2014
Mya Romero Softball UC San Diego 2010
Isabelle Rudis Track and FIeld Chapman 2018
Sam Ruggles Track an Field UCSB 2015
Noel Santana Lacrosse Chico State 2013
Cassie Schaefer Water Polo UC Davis 2003
Shelby Schaefer Water Polo Colorado State 2009
Anna Shortley Crew Washington  
Taylor Simpkins Soccer Pt. Loma Nazarene 2018
Gabriela Smith-Tan Crew Oregon State 2013
Amanda Schnabel T&F Bellarmine 2014
Nicole Spring Track & FIeld Brown 2016
Allie Stewart Water Polo San Jose State  
Elizabeth Stodden Equestrian Fresno State 2018
Melanie Stralen XC/T&F Gonzaga 2013
Patty Sullivan Diving UCSD 2015
Megan Sullivan Volleyball UC Santa Barbara 2014
Anissah Surita Soccer Folsom Lake College 2018
Sophia Susac Synchronized Swimming Stanford 2017
Shelby Tevis Softball La Verne 2016
Victoria Vardanega Golf Pomona-Pitzer 2014
Mikaela Vaden T&F CS-Northridge 2011
Sydney Vandegrift XC/T$F UC-Berkeley 2018
Madeleine Vespieren Rowing Gonzaga 2012
Dana Vestman Volleyball Montana State 2013
Alexis Viramontes Softball CS Dominguez Hills 2014
Shelby Vollmer XC/T&F Sacramento City College 2011
Brooke Vowell Water Polo California 2012
Addie Wallace Soccer Villanova 2015
Kristen Ward Water Polo Princeton 2008
Lauren Washburn Softball St. Anselm (N.H.) 2017
Allie Wegener Volleyball UC Davis 2012
Kim Welch Golf Washington State  2001
Sarah Westover Lacrosse USC 2017
Molly Wilson Diving Cal Poly 2018
Tiffany Wong Diving UC San Diego 2016
Chase Worthen XC/Track & Field Cal Poly 2016
Rhys Wynbrandt Soccer Hawaii Pacific 2016
Julie Zanobini Water Polo Loyola Marymount 2016
Gabby Zegers Fencing Duke 2017
Kelly Zboralske Softball UC Davis 2011
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TroubieTV and Sports Media Club

The Sports Media Club will broadcast and produce St. Francis sports games via PlayOn!, a web-streaming company specializing in high school sports. It will provide a platform to showcase the events online for the St. Francis Athletics teams, coaches and student-athletes. The purpose of the Sports Media Club is to increase exposure and help build the St. Francis brand to stakeholders by offering events for viewing with full mobile capability, including phone, Internet-enabled TV and tablet.

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TroubieTV’s Peyton Spellacy ’20 Earns Newroom by the Bay Honor

TroubieTV’s Peyton Spellacy ’20 Earns Newroom by the Bay Honor

PALO ALTO, Calif. – TroubieTV’s Peyton Spellacy was named the Newsroom by the Bay Year2 Shark Award Winner after attending the program this summer.

Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford University is an intense journalism and media program headed by some of the top journalism educators in the country. The program offers Year-1 and Year-2 curriculum. Students are immersed in real-world journalism with off campus outings. While attending classroom and guest speaker forums, you are also working on your own individual media package, published for the final showcase presentation.

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Two St. Francis Seniors Sign with NCAA Soccer Programs

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis seniors Marlee Nicolos (Santa Clara) and Taylor Simpkins (Point Loma Nazarene) each signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer next fall in college at a ceremony at the school Wednesday morning.

Nicolos, who currently is the leading scorer for the Troubadour basketball team, is recognized as one of the top goalies in Northern California. She plays for the San Juan Soccer club and was a member of the St. Francis soccer program for two seasons.

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Nicolos Scores Career-High 31 in Win over Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Senior guard Marlee Nicolos scored a career-high 31 points to lead St. Francis to a 60-34 victory over Sheldon Friday night.

“Marlee was unstoppable,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “She has a great competitive drive and it was showcased tonight. She had a will that was not going to be denied, getting rebounds and going to the basket. It was an exemplary performance.”

The Troubadours scored 23 first quarter points to take control of the game while holding the Huskies to nine points, one of three quarters Sheldon scored fewer than 10 points.

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SFHS Sports Physicals

The Booster Club starts each school year with Sports Physical Night. This is an excellent opportunity for all athletes to complete their required physical exam for any sport, even springtime sports. The cost is nominal and athletes, along with their parents, will have an opportunity to meet many coaches. This evening also offers on-campus fingerprinting services for our incoming parent volunteers and a chance to shop the Troubie Store for uniform needs. (See information about the Parent Service Program and Diocesan Requirements, including fingerprinting, at Parent Volunteering).

Every student on an SFHS sports team must have a current Preparticipation Physical Formon file prior to the first work-out. Physicals are good for the 2017-18 season performed after June 1. To facilitate this process, St. Francis High School’s Booster Club is sponsoring a Sports Physical Clinic.

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Soccer’s Anissah Surita to Play at Folsom Lake College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Anissah Surita missed most of her senior season on the field but she as not ready to hang up her cleats. The Sacramento native will play again next fall at Folsom Lake College.

“I am super excited and I am playing with three of my club teammates,” said Surita, who will study kinesiology and hopes to become a physical therapist.

Surita suffered a torn Achilles tendon during club soccer season that eventually sidelined her for most of the high school season.

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Senior Elizabeth Stodden to Ride for Fresno State Equestrian

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Elizabeth Stodden has been on horses for as long as she can remember and her talent on them is taking her to Fresno State to compete for the Bulldogs.

“I definitely did not think (riding horses) would lead me to college,” said Stodden. “It is super cool. I have done it competitively but it was a passion and fun thing to do. I used to play soccer but I enjoy riding way more.”

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Softball’s Baccay to Sign with Providence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Softball’s Mary Baccay will sign a National Letter-of-Intent to join the Providence softball program on the Spring National Signing Day on April 11.

“It is really exciting,” said Baccay. “They were my first choice. I really love the coaches and teammates. When I went on my visit, I felt like the right pick for me. Something I felt more than at any of the other schools was how comfortable the coaches and players made me feel.”

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Student-Athlete Handbook

St. Francis Athletics is committed to the total education of young women by providing a comprehensive, fair and equitable program for the school community in a caring, supportive environment.  The athletic program strives to enrich the mental, physical and moral development of all students by integrating athletics in the school’s education program.  The athletic program strives for excellence with these primary goals as our focus.

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SAAC Visits Santa Clara for Leadership Training

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Eight members of the St. Francis Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) spent a day on the Santa Clara University campus on Jan. 23. The Troubies met with former soccer Olympian and National Champion, Danielle Slayton, the school’s director for the Coaching Life Academy.

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Lauren Liberatore, Senior, Golf, Sports Rep

Meet Golf Student-Athlete Advisory Committee rep Lauren Liberatore

Activities
I am a Christian Service Leader.  

Favorite Subject/Class
Pre-Calculus and Economics are my favorite classes.  

What are three adjectives you or your friends would use to describe you
Dedicated, Sympathetic, and Productive.  

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Sophia Jeanne DeBenedetti (Sophie), Junior, Cross Country, Sports Rep

Meet Cross Country Student-Athlete Advisory Committee rep Sophie DeBenedetti

Activities
CSF, Got Hope Club, Patriots Club, Girl Up Club, Keep Tahoe Green Club.  

Favorite Subject/Class
My favorite subject is math and my favorite class is Honors American Literature with Mrs. Ferrara.  

What are three adjectives you or your friends would use to describe you
Generous, happy, and petite.