Lacrosse Named Sac-Joaquin Section Academic Team Champion; Track and Field Second

LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity lacrosse team was named the Sac-Joaquin Section Academic Team Champion for the 2018 spring campaign.

“We are a well-rounded group of people,” said Head Coach Julia Southard about her team. “The best athletes are good at other things and this show these girls are working hard in the classroom. I am really proud of this achievement.”

The Troubadours posted a combined 3.389 grade point average to edge Oak Ridge (3.354) for the sport title. St. Francis lost to Oak Ridge in the SVL playoffs and North Coast Section playoffs.


2018 Lacrosse Highlights

  • St. Francis went 11-6 on the season under Head Coach Julia Southard, advancing to the North Coast Section playoffs. SF was defeated by 17-6 in the first round by Oak Ridge.
  • The Troubadours lost to Oak Ridge in the semifinals of the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse League playoffs after finishing in fourth in the league standings.
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Lacrosse Battles Oak Ridge Tough in NCS Playoffs

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The Oak Ridge lacrosse team, the No. 2 seed in the North Coast Section playoffs and ninth-ranked team in the nation, defeated St. Francis 17-6 in a first-round game Tuesday night.

“Today we showed what type of team we were and we can compete at this level,” said senior Juliette Vielhauer.

The Troubadours opened a 4-1 lead on the Trojans, who had eliminated the team from the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse league playoffs last week.


Junior Varsity Lacrosse Selects Team Awards

RANCHO MURIETA, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity team celebrated their record-breaking season with their awards dinner on May 6. The team finished with an 11-3 overall mark, the most wins by the JV program in school history. The team finished the season with an 8-6 win over Davis, a team that defeated St. Francis 15-4 earlier in the season.


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.”


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.


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.”


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.


Spring Signing Day Highlights St. Francis Students

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Twelve St. Francis seniors have committed to play a sport in college during the spring signing period that started Wednesday and were celebrated at a ceremony at the school today. Overall, 17 St. Francis student-athletes from the Class of 2017 have made commitments or signed a National Letter-of-Intent this year.

The Troubadours made commitments to schools including Duke and Stanford and several California schools from American River College to UC San Diego. The Troubies will travel as far as away as New Hampshire to play softball at Saint Anselm.


Passantino to Sign with Tennessee Wesleyan for Lacrosse

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Grace Passantino will continue her lacrosse career at Tennessee Wesleyan next fall. She will participate in the St. Francis Signing day Celebration on April 12.

“I plan to attend Tennessee Wesleyan in Athens, Tenn.,” said Passantino. “It started with a recruiting process and visit. I got a sense of the school and the team. It seemed like a great fit because the girls were so accepting and loving.”

Tennessee Wesleyan is a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference and competes in the NAIA.


Lacrosse Wins Senior Night over Bella Vista

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Senior Grace Passantino had four goals and sophomore Jade Borg and junior Juliette Vielhauer each added three goals as the St. Francis lacrosse team posted a 19-2 win over Bella Vista.

The Troubadours recognized their six seniors in a ceremony before the game, including Sarah Brust, Emily Bish, Kismit Gill, Avery Myers, Passantino and Sarah Westover. SF built a 13-1 lead in the first half and cruised to the victory. The Troubies improved to 7-3 and 3-1.


Lacrosse Defeats Vista 15-3

MATHER, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team completed the season sweep with a 15-3 win over Vista del Lago on Tuesday.

“It was a big team effort and we got a lot of people involved,” said Head Coach Julia Southard. “Our offense looked pretty fluid and we were capitalizing on our scoring opportunities.”

Jade Borg, Sarah Westover and Grace Barger each scored three times in the win.


Westover Records 100th Career Goal in Win at Palo Alto

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Senior Sarah Westover, a USC signee, scored six goals to help St. Francis to a 17-8 win over Palo Alto Tuesday night. Westover, who entered the season with 83 goals, notched her 100th goal with her fifth goal of the game and added a sixth to finish with 101 for her career.

St. Francis improved to 5-1 on the season entering the match with Sacramento Valley Lacrosse rival Oak Ridge on Friday at Mather Sports Complex.


Alumna Carpenter Named Mountain East Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Lyndsay Carpenter has been tabbed the Mountain East Conference women’s lacrosse defensive player of the week.
Carpenter, a junior defender from Sacramento, California, guided the Cardinals defense to its first ever victory over a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opponent last Tuesday.  The Cardinals held Edinboro to 11 goals on their way to a 13-11 victory.


Lacrosse Completes Bay Area Sweep

MENLO, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team continued its early season momentum with a 12-9 win over Menlo-Atherton on Saturday to complete the two-game overnight trip to the Bay Area.

“We knew coming in we were going to be tired,” said Head Coach Julia Southard. “Our leadership group is an incredible force on our team and they knew what they needed to do to get the job done. Our seniors carried us on a tough day.”

St. Francis fell behind early 4-1 in the first half but rallied to score seven unanswered goals.


Lacrosse Wins Battle of St. Francis

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Sophomore Jade Borg and senior Sarah Westover combined for nine goals to lead the St. Francis lacrosse team to a 13-4 win over St. Francis Mountain View Friday night in the first game of two-day trip to the Bay Area.


Lacrosse Opens with 11-8 Win

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Senior Grace Passentino scored four times as St. Francis posted an 11-8 win over Justin Siena in the season opening match on Thursday. Senior Sarah Westover added three goals in the win. The Troubies also got goals from Rachel Wick, Juliette Vielhauer, Emily Bush and Jade Borg. The Troubadours travel to St. Francis Mountain View on Friday.

St. Francis 11, Justin Siena 8

SF – Passentino 4, Westover 3, Wick, Vielhauer, Bush, Borg.


2017 Varsity Lacrosse Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
00 Maggie Pinkston G 5-7 Junior Elk Grove
01 Kate Macintyre G 5-5 Sophomore Sacramento
2 Rachel Wick A 5-10 Junior Carmichael
3 Kismet Gill d 5-0 Senior Sacramento
4 Avery Myers D 5-3 Senior Carmichael
5 Juliette Vielhauer M 5-4 Junior El Dorado Hills
6 Emily Bush D 5-6 Senior Elk Grove
7 Anna Kenyon M 5-4 Junior Davis
8 Gabby Bauman A 5-8 Freshman Cameron Park
9 Grace Passantino A 5-2 Senior Cameron Park
10 Nikki Morissette M 5-3 Sophomore Carmichael
11 Nicole Frank A 5-8 Junior Granite Bay
12 Grace Barger A 5-5 Freshman Davis
13 Judy Cates D 5-3 Freshman Wilton
14 Morgan Kelley A 5-7 Freshman El Dorado Hills
15 Nicole Hopkins D 5-6 Junior Sacramento
16 Sarah Westover M 5-6 Senior Shingle Springs
17 Kristen Bartow D 5-7 Junior Auburn
18 Jade Borg A 5-2 Sophomore Sacramento
19 Sarah Brust D/G 5-6 Senior Sacramento
20 Sophia Casentini D 5-8 Freshman Sacramento
24 Jorie Keitges G 5-6 Sophomore Carmichael
26 Libby Price A 5-7 Junior Sacramento

Head Coach: Julia Southard (Second Season). Assistant Coach: Paul Brust

Roster by Class – Seniors (6): Sarah Brust, Emily Bush, Kismet Gill, Avery Myers, Grace Passantino, Sarah Westover. Juniors (8): Kristen Bartow, Nicole Frank, Nicole Hopkins, Anna Kenyon, Maggie Pinkston, Libby Price, Juliette Vielhauer, Rachel Wick. Sophomores (4): Jade Borg, Jorie Keitges, Kathryn Macintyre, Nikki Morissette. Freshman (4): Gabby Bauman, Sophia Casentini, Judy Cates, Morgan Kelley,

Returning Letterwinners (10): Jade Borg, Sarah Brust, Emily Bush, Kismet Gill, Kate Macintyre, Avery Myers, Grace Passantino, Maggie Pinkston, Juliette Vielhauer, Sarah Westover.


2017 Junior Varsity Lacrosse Roster

No. Name Ht. Class Hometown
1 Juliet Sasaura 5-1 Freshman Roseville
2 Katie Pascual Freshman Freshman Roseville
6 Brooke Spencer 5-2 Freshman Carmichael
7 Grace Paynter 5-5 Freshman Loomis
8 Suzanne Salazar 5-1 Freshman Sacramento
9 Sydney Wagnon 5-4 Freshman Sacramento
10 Caroline Rader 5-8 Sophomore Folsom
13 Gabi Parish 5-4 Freshman Rancho Cordova
13 Emma Sanders 5-7 Sophomore Davis
14 Brielle Davis   Freshman  
15 Megan Russo 5-5 Sophomore El Dorado Hills
16 Kristi Cordano   Freshman  
17 Natalie Chan 5-10 Sophomore Sacramento
18 Safi Peragallo 5-1 Freshman Sacramento
19 Jeannette Sullivan 5-7 Freshman Sacramento
20 Rylee Turner 5-2 Sophomore Granite Bay
22 Kyla Largent 5-1 Freshman Roseville
23 Aine Colgan 5-8 Sophomore Folsom
24 Ashley Ngo 5-4 Sophomore Granite Bay
25 Rose Conlin 5-0 Sophomore Sacramento
  Eva Barkett   Freshman Sacramento
  Jahnavi Mehta   Freshman Folsom
  Tara Keene   Freshman Carmichael

Head Coach: Paul Brust