St. Francis Volleyball

2005 State Champions

12-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions:

1991, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012

21-Time League Champions

1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017


JV Volleyball Wins Second Tournament Title

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team won the Stockton Invitational title on Saturday, capturing their second tournament title of the season.

The Troubadours opened with a 25-8, 25-22 win over Redwood in the opening round. They then posted a win over host Lincoln 25-16, 25-12 and then defeated Del Oro 25-20, 25-22.

Head Coach Taryn Wright’s team then survived St. Ignatius in the semifinals 25-19, 17-25 and 15-9 on the third set. They beat Oak Ridge in the finals 25-14, 25-19.


Volleyball Sweeps Davis 3-0 for Key Road Win

DAVIS, Calif. – Junior Alexa Edwards had 18 kills and senior Kathryn Kramer had 15 as St. Francis swept Davis 3-0 to win for the eight consecutive time.

The Troubadours quieted the home crowd with a 25-21 first set win before closing out the match 25-9 in the second and 25-15 in the third.

Edwards hit 48 percent on the night, recording a double-double by adding 15 digs. Senior Sam Chavez added 12 in the win. Ellie Eichhorn led the team with 21 assists with Jesiree Moral adding 18 in the win.


Freshman Volleyball Places Fifth at Stockton Invitational

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis freshman volleyball team finished fifth at the Stockton Invitational on Saturday, posting a 3-1 record with wins over Miramonte, Del Oro and Oakdale.

The Troubies opened with a 2-0 win over Miramonte Saturday morning 25-15, 25-19 and then advanced with a 2-0 win over Del Oro. SF fell to Vacaville in close three-set battle. The Troubies clinched fifth place overall with a 2-0 win over Oakdale.


Volleyball Sweeps Franklin 3-0

Elk GROVE, Calif. – Sophomore Kiley Kane had a team-best tying seven kills to lead St. Francis to a 25-7, 25-12, 25-11 victory over Franklin on Thursday. St. Francis remained undefeated in the Delta League and improved to 17-2 overall.

The Troubies had a strong serve game with senior Sam Chavez recording five aces and Jesiree Moral and Ellie Eichhorn each adding four, while combining for 21 assists.


Volleyball’s Sam Chavez Commits to Play Volleyball at Cal State Monterey Bay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Sam Chavez did not want her volleyball career to end three years ago when she was cut from the freshman team. Instead she stuck to working on her game and earned her way back in the program. Now after committing to play at Cal State Monterey Bay next year, she will continue playing volleyball in college.


Volleyball Sweeps Christian Brothers in Holy Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team swept Christian Brothers 25-14, 25-13, 25-14 to take the annual Holy Court matchup in front of a sold out St. Francis Gym and live local television audience.

“I am really proud of the way they played,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They played for each other, focused and let things run off their back and focus on the next ball. We only gave up two runs of three in the entire match.”

The Troubadours received strong support from the pro-Troubie crowd.


Volleyball Opens Delta League with 3-0 Sweep over Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Malia Berry had 10 kills without an error among three players with double-digit kills as the defending Delta League champions opened with a 3-0 win over Davis Tuesday night 25-21, 25-19, 25-21.

“I feel like we did really well covering our hitters and made sure we had the first side out,” said Berry. “But I feel like we could definitely improve some more.”

Berry recorded her third career game with double-digit kills and second-best single match total of her career (12 vs. Rocklin in 2017).


JV Volleyball Wins CIVT Preseason Tournament

McCLELLAN PARK, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team won the CIVT Preseason Tournament by defeating Granite Bay in the finals 26-24, 25-16.

The Troubadours reached the finals with a win over Colusa 25-15, 25-12 in the semifinals and Rocklin the quarterfinals 23-25, 25-11, 15-9.

The Troubies went 3-0 in pool play with straight set wins over Rodrigiez (25-11, 25-9), Amador (25-5, 25-15) and Del Campo (25-9, 25-14).

Head Coach Taryn Wright’s team is 9-0 on the season and has dropped just one set overall (18-1).


Volleyball Has Big Day in Reno, Advances to High Sierra Semifinals

RENO, Nev. – The St. Francis volleyball team advanced to the High Sierra Invitational semifinals on Saturday before losing in two sets to Bishop Gorman (Nev.) in the Gold bracket.

The Troubies won seven straight matches in pool play. St. Francis opened play on Friday with wins over Rocklin (25-19, 25-21), Woodcreek (25-11, 25-16) and Spanish Springs (25-10, 25-11) to take Pool 2. The win over Rocklin avenged a five-set loss last Tuesday to the Thunder.


St. Francis Volleyball PAL Entry Information

Oct. 13, 2018 
St. Francis High School
Entry Fee $150
Deadline: Oct. 1 or until filled

All  schools interested in participating, please contact Head Coach Alynn Wright  and Steve Shaff to reserve your spot.  

Please send your rosters (Number, Name, Grade) for the game program to Assistant AD Steve Shaff via email or fax.
Make checks payable to St. Francis
5900 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento 95819
Fax – (916) 560-7692 


Alumna Allison Child Joins Volleyball Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Alumna Allison Child ’13 will begin her first season on the St. Francis volleyball staff in 2018, serving as the head coach of the freshman team.

“Being back at St. Francis is such a blessing and I am excited to be here to serve the community that gave me so much,” said Child. “I loved being a part of this volleyball program as a player, and I can’t wait to experience it as a coach, alongside an amazing and supportive staff. Overall, it’s truly an amazing opportunity to be back in the SF gym and I am looking forward to this season!”


Updated St. Francis High School Volleyball Tryout Information (SF Main Gym)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Volleyball Tryouts are open to all SFHS students (Students must have a current 2018-2019 St. Francis High School Physical Form on file with the Athletic Director in order to participate.)

All Freshmen are to wear a solid white t-shirt with their first name on the front and their last name on the back, each day during tryouts.  A sharpie can be used to write your name on the t-shirts. For more information, contact Head Coach Alynn Wright at awright@stfrancishs.org.


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.


Volleyball’s Schutz Named a Lackey Scholarship Recipient

LODI, Calif. – St. Francis senior Claire Schutz was named a recipient of the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarship awarded by the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section office and will recognized at a ceremony on April 25. Schutz was selected to represent the Delta League as the league’s top female student-athlete and will receive a $500 scholarship.


Volleyball’s Davis Commits to Play at Occidental

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior volleyball player Emily Davis has committed to play volleyball at Occidental.

“I have always wanted to play volleyball in college,” said Davis. “I wanted to make sure I found the right school that I could play at and have everything else I was looking for in a school. I think I have found that in Occidental.”


Volleyball’s Edwards named Finalist for PrepVolleyball.com Freshman of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis freshman Alexa Edwards was named one of 20 finalists for 2016 PrepVolleyball.com National High School Freshman of the Year.

“Alexa is one of the best freshmen I’ve ever coached,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “She is one of the hardest workers in the gym and her volleyball IQ is incredible.” 

Edwards was selected among 150 nominated players that made “massive” varsity impacts as freshmen.


Freshman Alexa Edwards Named to MaxPreps Freshman All-American Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis freshman Alexa Edwards was named to the MaxPreps Freshman All-American Team. The 25-player team was announced on Wednesday.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named to this All-America team,” said Edwards. “I am really thankful for (Head Coach) Alynn (Wright) for helping me develop this year. I am looking forward to the future.”

Edwards averaged 4.1 kills per set and hit better than 24 percent on the season. She led the team with 526 kills and digs with 425. She was named to the Delta League first team.


Volleyball’s Wright Named Delta League Coach of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif . – St. Francis Head Volleyball Coach Alynn Wright was named the Delta League Coach of the Year in a vote of her league colleagues. It is the 15th League Coach of the Year honor in her career.

Wright led St. Francis to the CIF Northern California Regional semifinals before the Troubadours lost to eventual CIF Division II state champion Valley Christian. The sixth-seeded Troubadours upset No. 3 seed Whitney in the quarterfinals to advance after defeating No. 11 Windsor in the opening round.


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.