2016 Volleyball Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the CIF Northern California Regional semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Valley Christian in the Division II bracket. The sixth-seeded Troubadours upset No. 3 seed Whitney in the quarterfinals to advance. SF also defeated No. 11 Windsor.
  • St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals before losing to eventual section champion Whitney. The Troubies were the No. 5 seed and defeated Vintage and Del Oro in the first two rounds.
  • The Troubadours finished with a 29-17 record under Head Coach Alynn Wright, who coached her 28th season at St. Francis.  SF was third in the Delta League with an 11-3 overall record. 
  • Alynn Wright was named the Delta League Coach of the Year by her colleagues. It is the 15th League Coach of the Year honor in her career.
  • Four St. Francis volleyball players earned Delta All-League honors in 2016 as voted by the league coaches. Seniors Claire Barbe and Claire Schutz joined junior Aiyu Aimufua and freshman Alexa Edwards on the all-league team. It was the second career honor for Schutz.
  • Claire Barbe and Claire Schutz were selected to play in the Optimist All-Star Game.
  • The Troubadours had four players with 200 or more kills. Edwards led the team with 526 kills, while Schutz finished the season with a career-best 301 kills. Barbe added 239 kills and Aimufua had a career-best 206. Edwards also led the team in digs with 425. Madelyn Schildmeyer recorded 953 assists and Aimufua record the most blocks (106).
  • St. Francis lost in the consolation final of the Super 8 Invitational to Granite Bay. Whitney defeated Campolindo in the final. The Troubies were third at the Chris Craft Invitational in Stockton
  • St. Francis battled five sets before falling to Christian Brothers in front of a sold out crowd in the annual Holy Court matchup.
  • St. Ignatius won the PAL Tournament title.

Individual Honors

All-Delta League

  • Aiyu Aimufua
  • Claire Barbe
  • Alexa Edwards
  • Claire Schutz

Optimist All-Star Game

  • Claire Barbe
  • Claire Schutz