St. Francis Soccer

13-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions:

1981, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014

21-Time League Champions

1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013


Soccer Tryout Meeting Notes (9/10/2018)

PROGRAM:  will be comprised of 3 teams = JV Red, JV Gold & Varsity

  • JV Red will train & play a majority of their home games on campus
  • JV Gold & Varsity will train & play their games at Cristo Rey High School

TIMING:  our fit sessions will begin Monday, Sept. 24th


FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

We are very excited to announce that St. Francis Catholic High School has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.


Soccer’s Porter and Berry Earn United Soccer Coaches All-Region Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rising senior Lindsey Porter and rising junior Marli Berry were named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches All-West Region team announced this week.

Porter, who has committed to UC-Santa Barbara, led the team in scoring as a junior. She totaled a team-best nine goals and eight assists with 26 points. She was named to the Delta League first team while ranking sixth in goals and fourth in assists and was named the team’s Offensive MVP and Golden Boot winner.


Alumna Rachel Huber ’18 to Play Soccer at William Jessup

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Alumna Rachel Huber ’18 recently committed to play soccer at William Jessup University in Rocklin this fall. She will play for Head Coach Constantini and join former teammate Aly Barr on the Warriors roster. Huber was a two-year letter winner for the Troubadours over the last two seasons.

Here is our Q&A with Rachel Huber:

What was attractive about attending Jessup for school?


Where Are They Now? Ashley Kyalwazi ‘14

Alumna Ashley Kyalwazi ’14, who was the Student Body President her senior year, continues to be a shining example and representative of St. Francis High School. She recently stopped by the campus in between her graduation from the University of Notre Dame and enrollment in Harvard Medical School this fall.

“I had a great time as an undergraduate at Notre Dame,” said Kyalwazi. “Over the course of four years, I was blessed to meet amazing people from professors to my peers. I will miss my time at ND, but I am looking forward to beginning my medical school journey.”


Athletics Department Celebrates Spring Signing Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis Catholic High School seniors representing seven different sports made commitments or signed National Letters-of-Intent to play sports in college next fall at a ceremony at the school today.

“It was what I have been waiting for,” said senior Logan Kelly from Rio Linda, who signed with Lewis & Clark College. “It was exciting and I was so glad to get to sign with all the girls from my class. It was a really neat ceremony and I am so grateful for everyone who was a part of it.”


Soccer’s Anna Huber to Play at Wheaton College in Massachusetts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Anna Huber will continue her soccer career at Wheaton College in Massachusetts next fall.

“I really like the town,” said Huber of the Norton, Mass., campus outside Boston. “I was looking for a small-town college feel. When I went on my overnight, it had that small-town, college feel.”

Huber will play for Head Coach Bobby Desilets. He led the team to the NEWMAC semifinals in his first season as the Lyons posted a 15-3-1 overall record. The Lyons compete in the NCAA Division III.


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.


Senior Isabella Rudis to Compete for Chapman University

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Isabella Rudis will attend and compete for Chapman University in the fall.

“Competing for Chapman means a lot to me,” said Rudis. “It was my top school academically and my favorite school to go to. When I found out there was an option to compete there, it was 10,000 times better. They do not give athletic money so I had to get in the school first and they offered me the spot on the team. I was really excited especially after meeting a few girls on the team.”


2018 Soccer Team Highlights

  • The Troubadours advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals before losing to Granite Bay 1-0. St. Francis defeated Oak Ridge 4-0 in the playoff opener. The Troubies posted a 16-6-4 overall record.
  • St. Francis finished third in the Delta League with a 10-3-1 overall record. SF was 8-2-2 at home and 5-4 on the road with a 3-0-2 neutral field mark.
  • St. Francis tied Davis 0-0 on Feb. 1. The Troubies were one of two teams to hold the team scoreless on the season.

Get to Know: Soccer’s #34 Sydney Galvan

Sydney Galvan is in her first full season with the varsity team. She recently posted a scoreless shutout against the 19th-ranked Davis team. She is big fan of both Wicked and Hamilton. She plays for Davis Legacy during club season.


Soccer Advances to Quarterfinals with 4-0 Win

Four Troubies Score to Advance in Section Playoffs.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team advanced in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs with a 4-0 win over No. 11 seed Oak Ridge on Wednesday.

“I am very proud,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “It took us almost 25 minutes to find ourselves. This is a group that is very connected and they really want to do well for each other. We found ourselves and played St. Francis soccer and then we got some chances.”


Soccer Wins Season Final, Preps for Playoffs

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Haley Blakeman and Ella Sloss each scored two goals each as St. Francis closed the regular season with a 6-0 win over Monterey Trail.

Sloss opened the scoring with the first goal off an assist by Elise Urkov. Haley Blakeman scored back-to-back goals off assists by Urkov and Emily Billena to give the Troubadours a 3-0 at the half.

Sloss scored her second goal in the second half off an assist by Barger, who added a second assist on Anna Huber’s goal. Allie Cloninger completed the scoring with a goal assisted by Huber.


Soccer Ties Davis in Delta League Match

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior goalkeeper Sydney Galvan had 15 saves to help St. Francis tie Davis 0-0 Thursday in a game at Granite Regional Park.

“I am absolutely proud,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “It was a great team effort. They have some big timers on their team. We pressured them and sometimes they went went through three defenders but it was our defending forward that got it. 
That is what separates us. We have a great team chemistry. We work at it and we played for each other today.”


Senior Taylor Simpkins to Play at Point Loma Nazarene

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Taylor Simpkins will sign to play soccer with Pt. Loma Nazarene Sea Lions at the St. Francis Soccer Signing Day celebration on Feb. 7.

“At first it was all about the campus,” said Simpkins about the attraction to PLNU. “My mom and went to San Diego to tour all the schools in the area. Pt. Loma was the first one and I just had the feeling that it was where I needed to be.”


Get to Know: Soccer’s #25 Ella Sloss

Ella Sloss is one of two freshman on the varsity team this season. She has two goals and five assists in 17 games this season. She plays for San Juan in club season. She will be going out for track and field after soccer season and will compete in the long jump.

What does the accomplishment of making varsity as a freshman mean to you?
“It is really an honor because not a lot of people get that opportunity.”


Get to Know: Soccer’s #6 Janae DeFazio

Janae DeFazio is in her third season with the St. Francis varsity squad. She will be playing in her 60th varsity game today, totaling 30 goals in her career. She has made a commitment to play at UCLA in the fall of 2019. She likes to hang out with her friends in her free time and with her family, including her two younger siblings.


Soccer Program Hosts Canned Food Drive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team will host a canned food drive in coordination with the team’s annual Booster BBQ on Thursday, Feb. 1 as part of the game against Davis (JV at 2 p.m. and Varsity at 3:30 p.m.) at Granite Regional Park. All parents, family and friends attending the game are asked to bring a canned food item to share including meal makers (chili, spaghettios/a meal in a can), tuna, top ramen & canned fruit. All donations will go to Golden Palms (senior community), Freemont area families & Sac State. Please support our efforts to feed our neighbors!


Soccer’s DeFazio Scores Goal, Adds Two Assists in Win

Junior Scores for Third Consecutive Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Janae DeFazio scored a goal and contributed two assists as the St. Francis soccer team posted a 3-0 victory over Monterey Trail on Tuesday afternoon.

“I am really proud of Monterey Trail,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “They have a few girls that absolutely have jets. We scored some really nice goals in the first half to break open the game but we were still having to defend the entire field.”