St. Francis Swimming

8-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions

1987, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2010, 2011

Delta River and Delta League Champions

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Swimming Finishes Third at Section Championships

LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team finished third overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships contested Saturday at Tokay High School, finishing behind champion Granite Bay and Davis.

“Knowing how good Granite Bay and Davis were, the third-place finish as the top school among the rest felt pretty good,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “We had some great performances in the relays, especially Emily Peters who swam an outstanding 50 leg in the 200 free relay. Katie McIntee led off two relays and was a trouper stepping into the spotlight.”


Section Trials Recap: Johnson Hoping for Memorable Final Swims

LODI, Calif. – St. Francis senior Maddie Johnson will swim the final meet of her high school career on Saturday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls finals at Tokay High School.

“It is exciting because it is my senior year,” said Johnson, who reached the championship final in her signature event the 100 butterfly. “I am really looking forward to doing well and leaving my mark and getting some best times.”


17 Troubadours Named to River Cats All-City Teams

SACRAMENTO, – Calif.  – Seventeen St. Francis Troubadours have been named to the 2013-14 River Cats All-City  teams and will be recognized on Sunday at the High School Sports Awards Ceremony before the River Cats take on the Tacoma Rainiers at 1:05 p.m. at Raley Field.

The St. Francis All-City fall sports selections include senior golfer Emily Laskin, volleyball seniors Ali Koumelis and Anna Baytosh and cross country runners Lauren LaRocco, Madison Rawson and Miranda Myers.


Swimming Wins Delta River League Title

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team won the Delta River League title for the sixth consecutive season, recording an impressive 19 event wins Saturday at the El Dorado Hills swimming complex.

“It was a strong performance,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “I was really pleased with the swims. The kids came together as a team. They swam fast and swam hard to come out on top.”

Seniors Maddie Johnson and AnnClaire MacArt and sophomore Chloe Mitchell each won two events Saturday.


Swimming Places Third at NorCals; MacArt Wins 100 Freestyle

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Senior AnnClaire MacArt won the 100 freestyle to lead St. Francis to a third-place finish at the 2014 NorCal Swimming Championships held at the Roseville Aquatic Center last weekend.

St. Francis finished third with 303 points, just five behind second-place Davis Senior. San Ramon won the girls event with 670 points. The Troubadours finished ahead of Woodcreek (257) and Granite Bay (228).

The Troubadours posted 16 top-16 performances, including seven in the top eight.


Senior Swimmer AnnClaire MacArt Looks to Continue Fast Times

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior swimmer AnnClaire MacArt will be part of a talented group of 32 swimmers who qualified to represent the St. Francis swimming team this weekend at the Nor Cal Championships to be held at the Roseville Aquatic Center Friday and Saturday.

“It is our first true test,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “It will really show us how the rest of the year will go. Our goals for the weekend are swimming best times and getting some second swims. We want kids to make finals and come back on Saturday to swim in the race that counts.”


Swimming Sweeps Past Pleasant Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis swept all 11 events to post a 130-36 victory over Pleasant Grove in a dual meet Wednesday at the Jesuit High School pool.

Seniors Annclaire Macart and Maddie Johnson both won two events on the afternoon. Macart, a Dartmouth signee, won the 200 freestyle in 1:57.53 and returned to win the 100 free in 54.49 to edge teammates Alexis Martinez (57.59) and Isabella Smith (58.28). Johnson, who signed with TCU, won the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:16.60 and then touched the wall first in the 100 butterfly in a winning time of 1:09.09.


2014 Swim Team Roster

Name Class Team
Bailey Aguilar Junior Varsity
Alyssa Ainsley Sophomore  
Sarah Ajise Freshmen  
Laila Akhavi Sophomore  
Kary Albiani Freshman  
Katie Anderson Junior  Varsity
Alana Appel Sophomore  
Rylee Arnott Freshman  
Elizabeth Bannister Senior Varsity
Isabel Barichievich Junior  
Amaya Barnes Freshman  
Brinnley Barthels Senior Varsity
Jenna Barthels Sophomore  
Jenna Bellinger Senior Varsity
Taylor Boe Freshman  
Carson Brown-Field Sophomore  
Kerrie Buehler Junior Varsity
Beatriz Carias Junior  
Lauren Charter Junior  
Lira Chavez Sophomore  
Nicolette Clark Senior Varsity
Katie Colvin Junior Varsity
Fallon Connaughton Sophomore  
Audrey Cooper Junior  
Jessica Cosca Junior  
Erin Crooks Junior Varsity
Carerin Cunningham Junior  
Cassie Cunningham Freshman  
Sarah Daugherty Senior  
Jordan Davis Freshman  
Ellie Day Sophomore  
Fiona Dodson Freshman  
Melissa Dugoni Senior Varsity
Allison Emmerich Senior Varsity
Sarah England Senior Varsity
Sally Ferguson Freshman  
Emily Fobes Junior Varsity
Sylvie Fournier Sophomore  
Megan Foy Senior Varsity
Donatella Fracassi Sophomore  
Elizabeth Fugit Freshman  
Samantha Gates Freshman  
Kylee Glenesk Freshman  
Alli Goings Junior  
Marissa Gollnick Junior  Varsity
Elizabeth Graves Senior Varsity
Alicia Guitierrez Sophomore  
Natayla Hardin Freshman  
Elaina Herrmann Freshman  
Amanda Hoffman Sophomore  
Clarissa James Senior  
Ally Jeffers Freshman  
Erin Johnson Senior Varsity
Madison Johnson Senior Varsity
Lexi Karres Freshman  
Annie Keys Sophomore  
Jordanne Kirschke Senior  Varsity
Reanna Klanseck Senior  Varsity
Taylor Koewler Freshman  
Kristen Lance Junior  
Kaitlin Lange Frehsman  
Beth Lathrop Senior  
Madalyn Lavezzo Sophomore  
Caroline Leszinske Junior  Varsity
Lauren Levi Senior  Varsity
Sydney Lewis Junior Varsity
Allison Lourim Freshman  
Lindsey Lowell Sophomore  
Bailey Luper Senior  Varsity
AnnClaire MacArt Senior  Varsity
Allison Marchi Senior  Varsity
Alexis Martinez Sophomore Varsity
Giovanna Martinez Sophomore  
Gabriela Mazzoni Junior Varsity
Katie McIntee Sophomore  Varsity
Megan McLaughlin Sophomore  
Elle Minor Sophomore  
Marcella Mirabelli Sophomore  
Stephanie Miranda Junior  
Chloe Mitchell Sophomore Varsity
Rachel Moore Junior Varsity
Rochelle Mudd Freshman  
Annmarie Mullen Freshman  
Lillian Murphy Senior Varsity
Kate Musser Sophomore  
Madi Neil Freshman  
Emily Peters Sophomore  
McKenna Peterson Sophomore  
Erika Pfefferkurn  Sophomore  
Emily Piantenesi Freshman  
Emily Piland Junior  
Heidi Pullman Sophomore  Varsity
Annie Rafeld Junior  
Carlye Reed Senior Varsity
Emily Reinl Sophomore  
Kellie Reinl Freshman  
Jamine Roa-Rodriguez Sophomore  
Kyndall Rodriguez Sophomore  
Katie Roedell Senior Varsity
Tatum Roepke Freshman  
Caroline Rojas Sophomore  
Jasmyn Romo Freshman  
Hannah Roses Junior  
Gia Saini Sophomore  
Mikaila Schiller Freshman  
Makenna Schwarz Freshman  
Meredith Sestito Sophomore  
Kelly Sharp Sophomore  
Molly Shea Sophomore  
Taylor Simpson Sophomore  
Isabella Smith Junior  Varsity
Victoria Spencer Sophomore  
Mary Splan Junior  
Pauline Splan Freshman  
Abbey Stoll Freshman  
Jade Syphaz Junior  
Alyssa Tambornini Sophomore  
Alyssa Torricelli Sophomore  
Penelope Tsiopos Junior  
Brooke Uhlenhop Sophomore  
Caroline Vielhauer Sophomore  
Kayla Wehner Freshman  
Lauren Wells Junior  Varsity
Shannon Westerberg Senior Varsity
Shannon Williams Senior  
Alyssa Wirick Sophomore  
Arianna Witham Junior Varsity
Julie Zanobini Sophomore  
Marisa Zanobini Senior Varsity
Sophie Zawaydeh Sophomore  
Julianna Zilotto Senior  

Head Coach: Richard Levin

Assistant Coaches: Troy Nissen, Maggie Ropeke, Barbara Gluvers.


Swimming Has Strong Swims against Clovis West and Granite Bay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Maddie Johnson recorded two top-three finishes in the tri-meet with Clovis West and Granite Bay on Wednesday, March 19.

Johnson finished second in the 200 IM in a time of 2:18.22 and touched the wall third in the 100 yard fly in 1:00.49.

Alyssa Tambornini was sixth in the 50-yard free in 26.12 with teammate Isabella Smith finishing seventh in 26.24. Tambornini also was seventh in the 100 free in 57.86, the top SF finisher in the event.


Swimming Posts Win over Rio Americano

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity swimming team posted a 96-90 victory over Rio Americano Thursday at Jesuit High School.

“It is always good local competition between good friends,” said Head Coach Richard Levin of the meet against Rio Americano. “You want to swim well against them. A lot of them are training partners and part of the same club teams. To swim well here is a good indicator for the rest of our season.”

Rio Americano defeated St. Francis by over 100 points and edged the Troubadours in the standings at the section meet last season.


Swimming Preps for Season with Red-Gold Meet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team opened the 2014 season with the Red-Gold meet on Tuesday. The Troubadours competed in five events including the 50-yard freestyle, 100y butterfly, 100y freestyle and 100y backstroke and 100y breaststroke.

“Our main goal is to get the team out together and get them swimming as a group,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “It is important to have a good first experience before the Jesuit Invitational and have fun as a group.”


Swimming Team Meeting Set for Jan. 31

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team will hold a mandatory meeting for all students who wish to participate on the 2014 St. Francis swim team on Friday, Jan. 31 in Room 404 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

California Swim Shop will be at the meeting to order swim suits and parkas. The 2014 meet schedule and practice times will be announced at the meetings.

There will also be a parent meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The first day of practice is Monday, Feb. 10.

News Kelly Ketcham

#FeatureFriday: St. Francis Athletics Adds Ketcham as Assistant AD for Sports Medicine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Bumps and bruises are her specialty but Kelly Ketcham brings much more to the St. Francis High School community.

Ketcham was named the Assistant AD for Sports Medicine for the St. Francis Athletics Department staff recently after working with the Troubadour student-athletes and teams as the school’s athletic trainer for the last four years. The title was effective in November 2013.

News By Steven Shaff, Assistant AD/Sports Information

Former Troubadour Megan Curry Helping Adidas Growth

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2013 St. Francis National Letter of Intent/Commitment Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School had 18 student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent or commitments to play sports next fall at colleges and universities across the country. They were celebrated with a ceremony at the school today to highlight their outstanding achievement.


2013 Swim Team Roster

Name Class
Bailey Aguilar Sophomore
Alyssa Ainsley Freshman
Laila Akhavi Freshman
Lauren Baker Senior
Elizabeth Banister Junior
Bailey Aguilar Sophomore
Alyssa Ainsley Freshman

Nick Ledoux
Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Nick Ledoux joins the St. Francis swimming program for the 2017 season. He began is  swimming career at Rancho Arroyo and CRA, then moved to Laguna Creek Racquet Club, where he began coaching in 2004 as a junior coach. He moved to Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in 2008, where he has been coaching with Head Coach Richard  Levin. .