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


Postponed: Athletics Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Postponed to Spring

There has been much excitement and anticipation around St. Francis’ first Athletics Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 17th. Unfortunately, we need to postpone this event and are anticipating hosting it in spring 2019. With no improvement in the air quality, even the indoor gym foyer air has been impacted and the environment would not be enjoyable or healthy for our guests, volunteers and staff. Inductees, guests and volunteers have been notified.


First Athletics Hall of Fame Class to be Inducted in November
The 2018 class will include the 1993 CIF State Championship basketball team, golf coach Diane Aguer, five standout Troubadours and contributor Dotty Brandenburger.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to announce its inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class which will be inducted this fall, President Theresa Rodgers announced. The ceremony and dinner is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the St. Francis Gymnasium.

“On behalf of the entire St. Francis community, we are very excited about the establishment of the new St. Francis Athletics Hall of Fame and the induction of our first class this Fall,” said Rodgers.


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.


Get to Know: Volleyball’s #14 Kathryn Kramer

Kathryn is a returning three-year letter winner and one of three seniors on the team. She ranked second on the team with 403 kills as a junior and earned All-Delta League honors. She is committed to play Beach Volleyball at TCU.

Senior year and Holy Court, what does that mean to you?
“I have always looked forward to Holy Court every year. It is weird to think this is my last year. I am really excited to see how we play and how we do. I think we are going to do well this year.”


Get to Know: #10 Madie Bachelor

Madie Bachelor is in her second year on the varsity volleyball team. She is undecided on college but her goal school is UCLA. She has five animals including three dogs, one cat and one turtle.

What does it feel like to be a senior?
“It is really weird. It is the last time I am going to have Holy Court. I feel like I have not realized it. I don’t feel like a junior let alone feel like a senior.”


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.


Get to Know: #6 Sam Chavez

Sam Chavez is in her second season with the varsity team and is a captain for the team this season. She has committed to play volleyball at CSU-Monterey Bay next fall. She hopes to study business and management while playing for the Otters. Her family nickname is Goose. 


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 


Holy Court Ticket Sales Start Saturday, August 25

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Holy Court ticket sales to St. Francis students, parents, fans and alumnae will open on Saturday, August 25 at 6 a.m. (Limit 2 per person). A passcode will be sent to your St. Francis student email account on Friday, August 24 to access the tickets. Tickets are $7 with a $1 service charge.

Holy Court, our annual rivalry game with Christian Brothers, will be played on Friday, Sept. 7 at St. Francis starting with the freshman contest at 4:30 p.m. The junior varsity teams will play at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity match at 6:30 p.m.


Fall Adidas Athletic Spirit Gear Available

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Support your daughter’s team with official St. Francis Adidas spirit gear from Athletics Unlimited. Each fall sport has team specific gear available online. There are no exceptions to the deadlines and all proceeds from the sales benefit the St. Francis Athletics Department.

Cross Country Student Website (Deadline: Wednesday, August 22)