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.”


Thirty Troubadours Honored with SportStars All-City Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 30 Troubadours represented on the 2016-17 SportStars River Cats All-City teams announced before Sunday’s game with against the Nashville Sounds. Overall, SportStars Magazine celebrated 500 athletes at the eighth annual event.


2017 Soccer Highlights

  • St. Francis finished with a 15-5-4 overall record, losing to No. 14 Folsom in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals.  The No-6 seeded Troubadours defeated No. 11 Modesto 3-0 in the opening round.
  • St. Francis was 10-2-2- in Delta League play, finishing second overall in the team standings. Sophomore Janae DeFazio tied for the Delta League individual lead in goals with 16 and led the league in points.
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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.


Senior Monet Lopez to Play Soccer at ARC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Monet Lopez will continue her soccer career at American River College. She will be part of the St. Francis Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, joining 11 classmates who have made commitments to play a sport in college.


Tijerino-Santos to Play Soccer for ARC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior soccer player Savannah Tijerino-Santos has committed to play for American River College and will join the local program to play and attend school next fall.

“I am very excited and I am glad I get to keep playing soccer,” said Tijerino-Santos. “I would have been upset if I had stopped playing after high school. Doing it with one of my best friends, I am super excited.”

Savannah will joins classmate Monet Lopez in joining the ARC program coached by Paul Arellanes.


Get to Know: Soccer’s #12 Abby Padilla

Abby Padilla is in her second season on the St. Francis varsity soccer team and fourth season with the program overall. She has seven career goals overall, including one last season on varsity against Grant. She has always worn No. 12., and overcame having open heart surgery when she was five years old. She has been accepted to Northeastern University but is waiting on decisions from other schools before making her collegiate choice.


Get to Know: Soccer’s #22 Meridith Wong

Senior Meridith Wong is in her second season on the varsity soccer team and third overall in the soccer program. She rides horses every week on Saturday, likes to read and enjoys Netflix. She has a sister Alexis who attended St. Francis. She is applying to schools on the West coast, including California, Washington and Oregon. She is thinking about studying forensics/criminology in college.


Soccer Seeded Sixth in Division I

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team is seeded sixth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket released Friday afternoon.

“We are working really hard in practice,” said senior Arianna Avila. “It is what makes us a good team because we push each other to the max so during the playoffs it will payoff.”

The Troubadours hope the payoff will be a long playoff run.  SF will open at home (Granite Regional Park) on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. against Modesto. The Panthers are 13-3-3 on the season with a 9-1-2 league mark in the Modesto Metro Conference.


Soccer Preps for Playoffs with 6-0 Win
Seven Seniors Recognized Pregame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team sent out their seniors with a 6-0 win over Monterey Trail Thursday in the final regular season tune-up for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

“I am very pleased,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “We came out and were professional. My concern was focus. Senior Day is always an emotional, heart-felt event. For us to be able to share in that and tuck a few away early on changes the game.”


Soccer Wins Late vs. Franklin 3-2

ELK GROVE Calif. – Sophomore Janae DeFazio scored the game winner in extra time to give St. Francis a 3-2 win over Franklin on Tuesday.

Savannah Tijerino-Santos scored in the fourth minute to give the Troubadours a 1-0 lead. The assist came off passes from Elise Urkov pass and Janae DeFazio, who connected with Santos.

Franklin tied the game on a penalty kick in the 32nd minute and took the lead half way into the second half on a second PK.


Get to Know: Soccer’s #3 Allie Cloninger

Junior Allie Cloninger is in her second season on the varsity team and third overall in the SF soccer program. She has five career goals, scoring four as a freshman on the JV team and one last season in her first season with the varsity. She is considering studying biopsychology or psychology in college. She plans to consider Cal Poly next year and has two older siblings. Sister Katie graduated in 2013 and also played soccer for the Troubies.


Soccer Loses Close Battle 2-1 on the Road

DAVIS, Calif. – Senior Savannah Tijerino-Santos scored to give St. Francis a lead but Davis answered with two goals to pull out a 2-1 victory on Thursday night.

“We played them last Friday and lost 4-1 and we played tonight on a rainy night and lose 2-1,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “They are very good and they are at the top of the league for a reason. But we battled them and anytime you play them you get a little better because they are so fast. I feel very good.”


Soccer’s Avila to Sign with Fresno Pacific

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior soccer player Ariana Avila will sign to attend and play soccer at Fresno Pacific on soccer’s National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Avila will participate in a ceremony at St. Francis at 9 a.m.

“I have committed to Fresno Pacific University,” said Avila. “The coach emailed me out of nowhere after seeing me play in a tournament. He invited me to his camp and I toured the campus. It had everything I wanted in a home for college. He offered me on the spot.”