TroubieTV and Sports Media Club

The Sports Media Club will broadcast and produce St. Francis sports games via PlayOn!, a web-streaming company specializing in high school sports. It will provide a platform to showcase the events online for the St. Francis Athletics teams, coaches and student-athletes. The purpose of the Sports Media Club is to increase exposure and help build the St. Francis brand to stakeholders by offering events for viewing with full mobile capability, including phone, Internet-enabled TV and tablet. The experiential opportunities will include broadcast announcing, sports filming and production of the events.


TroubieTV’s Peyton Spellacy ’20 Earns Newroom by the Bay Honor

TroubieTV’s Peyton Spellacy ’20 Earns Newroom by the Bay Honor

PALO ALTO, Calif. – TroubieTV’s Peyton Spellacy was named the Newsroom by the Bay Year2 Shark Award Winner after attending the program this summer.

Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford University is an intense journalism and media program headed by some of the top journalism educators in the country. The program offers Year-1 and Year-2 curriculum. Students are immersed in real-world journalism with off campus outings. While attending classroom and guest speaker forums, you are also working on your own individual media package, published for the final showcase presentation.


Two St. Francis Seniors Sign with NCAA Soccer Programs

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis seniors Marlee Nicolos (Santa Clara) and Taylor Simpkins (Point Loma Nazarene) each signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer next fall in college at a ceremony at the school Wednesday morning.

Nicolos, who currently is the leading scorer for the Troubadour basketball team, is recognized as one of the top goalies in Northern California. She plays for the San Juan Soccer club and was a member of the St. Francis soccer program for two seasons.


Nicolos Scores Career-High 31 in Win over Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Senior guard Marlee Nicolos scored a career-high 31 points to lead St. Francis to a 60-34 victory over Sheldon Friday night.

“Marlee was unstoppable,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “She has a great competitive drive and it was showcased tonight. She had a will that was not going to be denied, getting rebounds and going to the basket. It was an exemplary performance.”

The Troubadours scored 23 first quarter points to take control of the game while holding the Huskies to nine points, one of three quarters Sheldon scored fewer than 10 points.


Lacrosse Earns Playoff Spot with Win over Christian Brothers

RACHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Senior Sarah Westover scored seven times and added three assists as St. Francis defeated Christian Brothers 19-3 in the annual Holy Stix matchup.

“It was a total team effort from the goalie to our lowest attacker,” said Head Coach Julia Southard. “The team was hyped before the game. It is always a big game with Christian Brothers and I kept saying let’s be the better team in Sacramento. I think we proved that tonight.”


Sports Media Club’s Spellacy Admitted to Stanford Summer Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Peyton Spellacy has been selected to the Newsroom By The Bay, a summer digital journalism program for high school students held every summer at Stanford University. The program will be held July 2-9, 2017.

“It is really special because it is a select group,’ said Spellacy. “A lot of them are seniors and juniors. I am excited to learn about their experiences and really use it as an opportunity to grow in my own broadcasting.”


Soccer Season Ends in 1-0 Loss to Folsom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team lost to Folsom 1-0 Friday in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals. It was the second 1-0 loss to Folsom this season.

“It is extremely disappointing,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “Give credit to Folsom. They came out, hustled and worked for it and won almost every ball in the air. We did not get in a rhythm. This was not our best.”‘


Soccer Opens SJS Playoffs with Win; Hosts Folsom Friday in Quarters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Janae DeFazio scored in the first half and assisted on two more in the second half as St. Francis cruised to a 3-0 win over Modesto on Wednesday in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.

“Janae is very dangerous and she has a lot of responsibility on this team,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “She has handled that really well this year. For her to get a chance and put it away early in the first half takes all the pressure off.”


Junior Marlee Nicolos Powers Basketball to Playoff Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Marlee Nicolos scored three late field goals and added key free throws in the final minute to help St. Francis post a comeback win over Cosumnes Oaks in a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff opener on Tuesday.

“Marlee Nicolos was tough as nails as she always is,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “She knocked down some tough free throws which allowed us to get into overtime and ultimately win the game. She is as strong of a competitor as anyone I have ever coached.”


Third Quarter Propels Basketball to Win over Franklin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomores Jackie Koerwitz and Jorie Keitges combined for 26 points in the third quarter as St. Francis broke open a close game with Franklin to post a 76-49 win.

Koerwitz scored 10 straight points as part of a 14-point quarter to extend the Troubadours lead in the third. She finished with a game-high 21 points to earn TroubieTV Player of the Game honors.


Nicolos Leads Basketball to Victory over Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Marlee Nicolos scored a late basket and added a key pass to help St. Francis to a 74-69 victory over Davis Friday night in a Delta League contest.

“It was a really tough game,” said Nicolos. “We knew it was going to be hard game from the very beginning. We were really psyched but had to keep our adrenaline in check. We were ready for the challenge.”

Nicolos scored two fourth quarter baskets, including a buzzer-beating fall away that kept the Troubadours in the lead during a comeback effort by the Blue Devils.


Three Seniors Ink Commitments to Play in College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Three St. Francis seniors participated in the NLI/College Commitment Celebration hosted on the St. Francis campus Wednesday morning. Volleyball’s Claire Barbe (Gonzaga) and lacrosse standout Sarah Westover (University of Southern California) joined classmate Grace Reginato (Rowing, San Diego State) in participating in the event.


Water Polo Advances to Section Quarterfinals

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Freshman Kendall Houck scored five times and senior Kayla Wehner added four goals as St. Francis posted a 12-5 win over River City in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament.

“Our focus was making sure we were on the same page defensively, establishing our press and knowing where the ball is so we can help out where we need too,” said Head Coach Heather Moody. “We did a really good job with those and only had a couple breakdowns but we came back focused and fighting for the win.”


Volleyball Posts 3-0 Win over Vintage, Advances in Sections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Vintage on Tuesday night. The Troubadours advanced by scores of 25-11, 25-7 and 25-20.

“I was really excited about their start,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They were very focused. We worked really hard on our serving yesterday and it showed. I thought they served extremely well.”


Water Polo Wins Senior Night Match with El Camino

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Seniors Aubree Barr, Sally Ferguson and Frances Barbour each scored four times and senior goalie Maddy Vine recorded a scoreless first half in the cage as St. Francis posted a 21-1 victory over El Camino Friday night.

Barbour scored three times in the first quarter as the Troubadours built a 10-0 lead. St. Francis (9-9) would extend the lead to 14-0 at the break with four more goals in the second quarter.


Volleyball Upsets Pleasant Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Alexa Edwards had a double-double with 18 kills and 13 digs as St. Francis upset Pleasant Grove 25-20, 25-23, 25-18. The Eagles entered the match 20-2 on the season and undefeated in Delta League play.

“I really liked the team I saw tonight,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They stayed composed and within themselves and did not get frazzled because it was noisy in here tonight. They followed the game plan, played some great defense and we had kids diving all over the floor. Every player made plays.”


Volleyball Posts 3-0 Win over Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis posted a 3-0 win over Sheldon on Tuesday behind a strong hitting night from captains Claire Schutz and Claire Barbe and freshman Alexa Edwards. The Troubadours cruised to a 25-7, 25-15, 25-8 win over the Huskies.

“We tried our best to execute more complicated plays and we did that really well tonight,” said Schutz, who hit a team-best 58 percent. “It gives our girls a lot of confidence in themselves heading into the game at Franklin.”


Frosh Volleyball Defeats Elk Grove 2-0          

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis freshman volleyball team improved to 11-1 and 4-0 in the Delta League with a 2-0 win over Elk Grove. Kaityn Back was named the TroubieTV Player of the Game after today’s 2-0 win over Elk Grove by the frosh volleyball team. Watch the replay on TroubieTV On Demand with Carly Simpson and Izzy Quiniola calling the action courtside.