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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The St. Francis Booster Club has its spring Spirit Wear line available for ordering online via a partnership with Athletics Unlimited and adidas. All items will be available for purchase until Friday, March 14 at 5 p.m. and will be distributed by April 4.
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.
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.
|Kristin Anderson||Basketball||Cal Tech||2012|
|Lauren Allen||Golf||Missouri University of Science and Technology||2018|
|Ariane Arndt||XC/Track & Field||UC-Berkeley||2016|
|Allison Autrey||Diving||UC Davis||2014|
|Ari Avila||Soccer||Fresno Pacific||2017|
|Mel Baccay||Softball||Michigan State||2016|
|Beth Balbierz||Basketball||Cal Poly||2011|
|Niki Barnes||Equestrian||Texas Christian University||2018|
|Ally Barr||Soccer||William Jessup||2016|
|Hailey Barrett||Soccer||UC Santa Barbara||2016|
|Jenna Barthels||Water Polo||CS-Northridge||2016|
|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|
|Ryleigh Bone||Lacrosse||Fresno State||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|
|Hayley Carbullido||T&F||Sacramento State||2013|
|Kendall Carlson||Crew||Southern Methodist||2018|
|Allie Carmickle||Soccer||UC Davis||2015|
|Lyndsay Carpenter||Lacrosse||Wheeling Jesuit||2014|
|Alexey Chandler||Water Polo||Wagner||2013|
|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|
|Kaitlyn Cozens||Water Polo||Michigan||2013|
|Amy Crayne||Diving||Western Kentucky||2013|
|Andi Damien||Soccer||UC Davis||2013|
|Veronica Del Mar||Rifle||Nevada||2017|
|Anna Donald||Volleyball||UC Davis||2015|
|Natalie Dowd||Lacrosse||UC Davis||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|
|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|
|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|
|Jessica Holzer||Volleyball||Yuba College||2013|
|Haley Hughes||Soccer||UC Davis||2012|
|Rachel Huber||Soccer||William Jessup||2018|
|Kyra Huffman||Basketball||Knox College||2016|
|Sydney Hunter||Track and Field||UC Riverside||2015|
|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|
|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|
|Emily Laskin||Golf||Navy/San Francisco||2014|
|Hannah Lissera||Volleyball||CS San Bernardino/St. Mary’s||2012|
|Allie Lourim||XC/T&F||UC Santa Cruz||2017|
|Jennifer Lum||Soccer||Sacramento State||2012|
|Ileana MacDonald||Golf||Chico State||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|
|Christina Montoya||Softball||Long Beach State||2010|
|Miranda Myers||XC/TF||Northern Arizona||2015|
|Marlee Nicolos||Soccer||Santa Clara||2018|
|Noa Nightingale||Volleyball||UC Santa Barbara||2014|
|Cekarri Nixon||T&F||UC Davis||2011|
|Ashley Noda||Golf||Santa Clara||2011|
|Tessa Oliaro||Lacrosse||Chapman University||2013|
|Kayla O’Brine||T&F||UC Santa Barbara||2014|
|Maggie Oys||Water Polo||Santa Clara||2016|
|Grace Passantino||Lacrosse||Tennessee Wesleyan||2017|
|Rosie Pauli||Water Polo||Marist||2007|
|McKenna Peterson||Swimming||St. Catherine||2016|
|Claire Perez||Rowing||Sacramento State||2015|
|Haylee Rademann||Swimming||Washington and Lee||2013|
|Madison Rawson||XC/T&F||Ole Miss||2014|
|Grace Reginato||Rowing||San Diego State||2017|
|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|
|Taylor Simpkins||Soccer||Pt. Loma Nazarene||2018|
|Gabriela Smith-Tan||Crew||Oregon State||2013|
|Nicole Spring||Track & FIeld||Brown||2016|
|Allie Stewart||Water Polo||San Jose State|
|Elizabeth Stodden||Equestrian||Fresno State||2018|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Kelly Zboralske||Softball||UC Davis||2011|
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.
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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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.
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.
Information for Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo
As we get ready for tryouts and practice, here is a reminder about Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention from the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC).
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
Meet Golf Student-Athlete Advisory Committee rep Lauren Liberatore
I am a Christian Service Leader.
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.
Meet Cross Country Student-Athlete Advisory Committee rep Sophie DeBenedetti
CSF, Got Hope Club, Patriots Club, Girl Up Club, Keep Tahoe Green Club.
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.