2015 Water Polo Highlights

  • St. Francis went 18-7 on the season with a 2-1 mark in Delta League play.
  • Junior Sally Ferguson scored two times in the fourth period to help St. Francis to a 6-5 victory over Davis to the win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Championship.  It was the fourth section title in water polo for St. Francis in school history and first since 2008.
  • The St. Francis water polo team was well represented on the Sac-Joaquin Section teams selected by the area coaches, earning three first-team members and three second-team choices, Overall, the Troubadours had eight student-athletes earn all-section accolades. Seniors Jennalyn Barthels, Maggie Oys and Ally Tambornini were each named to the Sac-Joaquin Section first team, while Barthels and Oys earned consideration for All-America team consideration.
  • Eight players earned All-Delta League status, including Barthels, Oys and Julie Zanobini on the first team. Tambornini, Sam Reinl, Caroline Urkov and Kira Chavez were second-team selections, while Sally Ferguson received the Delta League Sportsmanship Award.
  • Eight current and former St. Francis water polo players earned Academic All-America honors from USA Water Polo. Seniors Aubree Barr, Maggie Oys, Elle Minor and Aly Tamborini garnered Academic All-America honors with outstanding achievement designation for qualifying with a 4.0 GPA or better for the second consecutive season. Caroline Urkov and Julie Zanobini as well as former Troubie Lauren Charter.
  • Senior Ally Tambornini is among the six athletes featured in the Faces in the Crowd segment of this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated. Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James is on the cover of the December 7, 2015 edition.
  • Three players signed to play water polo in college including Oys at Santa Clara, Zanobini at Loyola Marymount and Barthels at Cal-State Northridge.

Individual Honors

CIF Sac-Joaquin All-Section Teams

First Team

  • Jennalyn Barthels, St. Francis
  • Maggie Oys, St. Francis
  • Ally Tambornini, St. Francis

Second Team

  • Julie Zanobini, St. Francis
  • Sam Reinl, St. Francis
  • Elle Minor, St. Francis

Honorable Mention

  • Kira Chavez, St. Francis
  • Caroline Urkov, St. Francis

All-Delta League First Team

  • Jennalyn Barthels
  • Maggie Oys
  • Julie Zanobini

All-Delta League Second Team

  • Ally Tambornini
  • Sam Reinl
  • Caroline Urkov
  • Kira Chavez

Honorable Mention

  • Elle Minor
  • Sally Ferguson (Sportsmanship)

USA Water Polo Academic All-American

  • Aubree Barr
  • Maggie Oys
  • Elle Minor
  • Aly Tambornini
  • Caroline Urkov
  • Julie Zanobini

Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd

  • Ally Tambornini

SportsStars Athlete of the Week

  • Maggie Oys (GameON!)
  • Elle Minor (December 25, 2015)

Varsity Awards

  • Player of the Year – Maggie Oys
  • Offensive Player – Jennalyn Barthels
  • Defensive Player – Alyssa Tambornini
  • Most Inspirational – Samantha Reinl
  • Most Improved – Elizabeth Minor

The Junior Varsity Awards 

  • Player of the Year – Natalie Imboden
  • Offensive Player – Emily Lavezzo
  • Defensive Player -Malia Arnott
  • Most Inspirational – Charisma Powning
  • Most Improved – Maddie Lima