Volleyball

Overview

St. Francis Volleyball

2005 State Champions

12-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions:

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

20-Time League Champions

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

Season highlight

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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Troubadour Fall Sports Post Fantastic Seasons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis Troubadours had a fantastic fall athletic season highlighted by a fourth-place finish by the cross country program at the CIF State Championships. Overall, St. Francis recorded three top-10 state finishes among four CIF NorCal appearances. All five fall varsity teams earned playoff berths and made playoff runs in their respective sports

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Volleyball Season Ends in NorCal Semifinals

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team dropped its CIF State NorCal Semifinal match 3-1 at Valley Christian 27-29, 25-15 25-22 25-17 Tuesday night.

“I was proud of the girls” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They fought and battled. We just had more unforced errors tonight.”

Freshman Alexa Edwards had 22 kills and Claire Schutz added 14. Junior Madelyn Schildmeyer recorded 44 assists to lead the Troubadours. Junior Aubrey Kenny notched 19 digs and sophomore Camille Enes had 12 in the match.

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Volleyball Advances to NorCal Semifinals

ROCKLIN, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team upset No. 3 seed Whitney in the CIF State Championship Division 2 NorCal bracket 3-1 Saturday night. The Troubadours advance to face Valley Christian out of San Jose in the semifinals Tuesday night.

“I am on a high right now,” said freshman Alexa Edwards. “It feels so amazing that we could do it. We are two games away from state.”

St. Francis faced Whitney for the second time in the postseason and third time overall this season. The team mantra leading up the match was two L’s equal a W (picture it with your hands).

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Volleyball Advances with Win in NorCals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team advanced to the next round of NorCals with a 25-20, 25-12, 25-22 win over Windsor in the CIF NorCal Regional Championships on Wednesday.

“It was really satisfying,” said Edwards. “It was a good momentum change. Our cover was really good and our blocking helped us against #16 and shut her down. It helped our defense adjust.”

Edwards led the attack with a game-high 16 kills with seven digs.

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Volleyball No. 6 Seed in NorCal Bracket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team is the No. 6 seed in the Division II bracket for the CIF State Girls Volleyball Championships. The Troubadours will host No. 11 Windsor at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at St. Francis.

“We have a lot of volleyball left,” said Alynn Wright to her team after the section semifinals. “The Whitney coaches complemented the team on the outstanding defense we played. We can still play better defense.”

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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.

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Volleyball Upsets Del Oro, Advances to Semis and Earns NorCal Berth

LOOMIS, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team lost in the section quarterfinals a year ago, ending their season uncharacteristically outside of the NorCals. Not this year. The fifth-seeded Troubadours upset the No. 4 seed Del Oro in three sets 25-19, 25-12, 25-12 on the road Thursday. The win puts SF into the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals and earns the team a berth in the NorCals a week later.

“It feels really good and everyone did their part,” said senior captain Claire Barbe. “We came here to win and we did that. Everyone is really determined to do the best this year.”

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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.”

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JV Volleyball Completes Season 32-1

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Chemistry was the magic formula for the St. Francis Junior Varsity volleyball team. It produced 32 wins, two tournament titles, a win over Christian Brothers and, ultimately, a team ready to impact the next level.

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Volleyball Garners No. 5 Seed in Div. II Bracket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis volleyball was awarded a No. 5 seed and will host No. 12 Vintage on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.  Playoff ticket prices will apply and Lifetime Booster and SportsPasses will not be accepted.

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Frosh Volleyball Finishes 25-1, Perfect in League

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Volleyball Head Coach Lawrence Whang does not judge his teams on wins and losses. The first season in the program is about setting the tone for the future in skill-work, team bonding and practice. But if he did, the young Troubadours had a successful season.

“Overall the team did great,” said Whang. “Personally I don’t characterize (success) by wins and losses. It is how we do on the court. If we do well, we produce wins.”

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Volleyball Sends Seniors Out with Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team posted a 3-0 win over Franklin to send their five seniors out on a winning note in the final regular season home match. The Troubadours posted a 25-2, 25-10, 25-15 win over the Wildcats.

“It was a really exciting game and we were all ready and prepared to win tonight,” said senior Emily Davis. “We wanted to play hard and show our senior pride for our last home game. It was an exciting way for it end.”

Senior Claire Barbe led the team with 15 kills, while freshman Alexa Edwards had 13 kills and 10 digs/

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #21 Jess Gianulias

Jessica Gianulias is a four-year member of the program and two-year varsity player. She was named the LLS Student of the Year with former teammate Natalie Woodruff over the summer and was recently nominated for the MaxPreps Student-Athlete of the Month award.

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Barbe Commits to Play Volleyball at Gonzaga

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Claire Barbe has dreamed of playing volleyball at Gonzaga since she was a little girl. Next month, her dream will come true when she signs with the Zags.

“It has been my dream since I started playing sports,” said Barbe, who is one of two captains on the team. “I never imagined myself getting to this point. I am amazed I got there.”

Barbe grew up visiting her grandparents’ home in Spokane, Wash., and visiting the Zags campus bookstore.

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #22 Maggie Malaney

Maggie Malaney is playing her third season with the volleyball program and first on the varsity. She is expected to play on the varsity basketball team, becoming the first two-sport player in those sports since 2003. She and her brother, Jake, are twins. He attends Jesuit and plays basketball and football.

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Volleyball Posts 3-0 Win over Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Coming off the big win on Monday over Pleasant Grove, the Troubadour volleyball team wanted to keep the momentum going on Wednesday against Davis. They accomplished their goal with a 3-0 win to improve to 8-2 in Delta League play.

“After Monday’s game we had a lot of energy and we came out with a good win,” said Kenny. “Coming in (tonight) we knew how good Davis was so we did not get over confident and kept a positive attitude. We came into the game strong knowing we have to give it our all and fight the whole time.”

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #5 Emily Davis

Emily Davis is in her second season on the varsity volleyball team. She recently committed to play volleyball at Occidental College. She plans on studying Economics. She leads the Delta League in digs with 285.

What attracted you to Occidental to verbally commit?
“I love the location in Los Angeles. I am interested in going into the fashion industry so it is the best place to be in the middle of all the fashion action. I am able to play volleyball. I have always dreamed about playing collegiate volleyball and my dad attended Occidental.”

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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.”

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #11 Kelsey Grover

Kelsey Grover is in her fourth season with the volleyball program. She was an All-Delta League selection as a junior, recording a team-best 463 assists on the season and averaging 6.3 per set. She first played volleyball in the second grade, following her sister to practice and playing for her Godmother. She plans to study speech therapy in college and is considering UOP, San Francisco State, Sonoma State, Alabama and Chico State. 

What are your thoughts about senior year?
“I want to have fun and go out there and give it my all.”

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s Claire Schutz

Claire Schutz is captain and three-year member of the varsity team. She started playing volleyball in the fifth grade at OLA in the PAL. She has double-jointed thumbs. She is undecided on her college choice but is interested in UC-Berkeley, UCLA and some East Coast schools.

How is your senior season going?

“Things are going well. The team is doing really well and everyone is clicking. The girls get along individually. It looks good so far.”

What does it mean to you to be selected a captain of this team?

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St. Francis Adds Krossover for Volleyball and Basketball

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletics department has signed a multi-year deal with Krossover to provide their full-service game film analysis, statistics and sharing tools for the sports of basketball and volleyball.

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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.”

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JV Volleyball Defeats Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, CAlif. – Sophomore Sam Chavez was the TroubieTV Player of the Game for the JV Volleyball team, who posted a 25-7, 25-5 win over Sheldon. She was interviewed by Marlee Nicolos. 

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #12 Aiyu Aimufua

Aiyu Aimufua is in her third season on the St. Francis volleyball team. She is leading the Delta League in hitting percentage and blocks through the first month of the season. She has her goals set on a few Ivy League schools and UC Davis and enjoys doing community service. She started playing volleyball in the sixth grade. She says she is known on the team as a good dancer (she thinks they are joking).

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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.

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Volleyball Opens Delta League Play with Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Carly Simpson had 12 digs and scored 14 points on her serve as St. Francis posted a 3-0 win over Grant to open Delta League play on Monday.

“We executed really well, stayed focused and respected the other team,” said Simpson. “It was the big goal today to show respect by playing 100 percent and not letting our play go down.”

St. Francis, coming off a third-place finish in the Chris Craft Invite over the weekend, won in straight sets 25-9, 25-6, 25-10.

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Volleyball Finishes Third at Chris Craft Invite

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Volleyball finished third at the Chris Craft Invitational on Saturday. The Troubadours had victories over Bella Vista, Vista del Lago and Marin Catholic. SF lost to Presentation in their opener and in the semifinals.

Presentation      L, 27-25, 25-14

Bella Vista           W, 25-20, 25-12

Vista Del Lago    W, 25-17, 25-14

Marin Catholic   W, 25-20, 25-20

Presentation      L, 25-22, 25-22

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Volleyball Match on Access Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The El Camino match was broadcast by Access Sacramento for the Home Town Sports Game-of-the-Week. The taped telecast may be seen on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. on Comcast Cable Channel 17, Consolidated Communications Channel 17 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 14. The match will be replayed Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

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Volleyball Defeats El Camino in 4 Sets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team closed out El Camino in four sets in the final league tune-up Thursday night. The Troubadours won 25-22, 25-15, 30-32 and 25-16 to post their second consecutive win of the week and improve to 7-4 overall.

“It was our game and we knew we needed to pick it up,” said freshman Alexa Edwards, who was named the Player of the Game by the Access Sacramento broadcast crew. “We really focused on the little things like our passing and hitting. That is what led us to the win.”

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Fall TroubieTV Schedule Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The 2016 TroubieTV schedule will include broadcasts from volleyball, water polo and golf during the fall schedule announced Wednesday.

The water polo match against McClatchy for the varsity and junior varsity units will be shown Friday afternoon to tipoff the fall season. The freshman volleyball match against Elk Grove on Sept. 21 will showcase the first of several volleyball broadcasts.

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #14 Claire Barbe

Claire Barbe is entering her senior season and second season on the varsity volleyball team. She has committed to play at Gonzaga next fall on scholarship. She plans to study communications and minor in political science. She was named one of two captains for the team this season.

What are your expectations for Holy Court?
“I am extremely excited because I get play my last Holy Court at my home gym. We didn’t win last year and we have been working really hard (to change that this year).”

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Volleyball Finishes 11th at High Sierra

RENO, Nev. – The St. Francis volleyball team finished 11th overall at the High Sierra Invitational over the weekend, posting a 5-2 overall record in advancing to the Silver Bracket semifinals.

The Troubadours were perfect on Friday, recording a 3-0 pool play record with wins over Faith Lutheran (2-1), Enterprise (2-0) and Spanish Springs (2-0). SF opened with a 2-1 loss to Nevada Union in a tight three-set battle with saw the teams split the first two sets before Nevada Union won 17-15 in the third.

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Volleyball Drops Holy Court Matchup in Five Sets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team fell in five sets to rival Christian Brothers in the annual Holy Court matchup in front of a sold out crowd. The Falcons rallied from a two-set deficit to win in five sets 22-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 16-14.

“It was a great match,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “Christian Brothers played relentless defense. They out-played us defensively and defense is what wins. At times we were tentative with our swings but all in all there were moments of great play and moments of nerves.”

2016 St. Francis Volleyball Team: First Row (L to R): Alexa Edwards, Gracie Hause, Kelsey Grover, Emily Davis, Madelyn Schildmeyer, Aubrey Kenny, Maggie Malaney. Second Row (L to R): JJ Smith, Jessica Gianulias, Claire  Barbe, Carlie Deterding, Aiyu Aimufua, Kathryn Kramer, Carly Simpson, Mady Enos.
Roster

2016 Varsity Volleyball Roster

# Name Position Height Class Hometown
1 Aubrey Kenny* L/DS/OH 5-5 JR El Dorado Hills
3 Kathryn Kramer* MB 6-0 1/4 SO El Dorado Hills
4 Alexa Edwards OH 5-10 FR Natomas
5 Emily Davis* DS/L 5-4 SR Fairfield
6 Gracie Hause DS/L 5-2 JR Sacramento
7 Madelyn Schildmeyer* S 5-8 JR Folsom
9 JJ Smith* OH 5-10 SO Elverta
10 Carlie Deterding M 6-2 SO Carmichael
11 Kelsey Grover* S 5-7 SR Sacramento
12 Aiyu Aimufua* M 6-2 JR El Dorado Hills
14 Claire Barbe* RS 6-0 SR Loomis
21 Jessica Gianulias* MB 5-11 SR Sacramento
22 Maggie Malaney OH 5-9 JR El Dorado Hills
23 Mady Enos S 5-9 JR Carmichael
24 Claire Schutz* OH 6-0 SR Sacramento
25 Carly Simpson* OH/DS 5-10 JR Davis

Head Coach: Alynn Wright (28th Season)

Assistant Coaches: Bill Hanrahan (17th Season), Taryn Wright ‘05 (Third Season)

*Returning Letterwinners

Roster By Class

Seniors (5): Claire Barbe, Emily Davis, Jessica Gianulias, Kelsey Grover, Claire Schutz.

Juniors (7): Aiyu Aimufua, Mady Enos, Gracie Hause, Aubrie Kenny, Maggie Malaney, Madelyn Schildmeyer, Carly Simpson.

Sophomores (3): Carlie Deterding, Kathryn Kramer, Jayliana (JJ) Smith

Freshmen (1): Alexa Edwards.

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2016 JV Volleyball Roster

Number Name Position Height Class Hometown
1 Jessica Ponik DS/OH 5-8 SO Folsom
2 Roya Pahlavan S/OPP 5-5 SO Sacramento
4 Jesiree Moral S/DS 5-6 FR Sacramento
6/19 Sam Chavez L/DS 5-4 SO Antelope
7 Hannah Lindgren MH 5-11 FR Far Oaks
9 Andrea Buenrostro OPP 5-9 SO Antelope
10 Madison Bachelor MB 5-8 SO Sacramento
12 Aine Colgan S/RS 5-8 SO Folsom
13 Malia Berry MB 6-0 FR Roseville
14 Julianne McElderry OH/OPP 5-8 SO Roseville
15 Camille Enes DS/L 5-1 SO Sacramento
16 Marilyn Bishop DS/L 5-3 SO Roseville
21 Gabi Schubert OH/OPP 5-7 SO Sacramento
24 Sydney Lukanich OH/MB 5-9 SO Carmichael

Head Coach:Taryn Wright ‘06 (Third Season)

Assistant Coach: Bill Hanrahan (17th Season)

$ Captain

2016 St. Francis Freshmen Volleyball Team: Front Row (L to R):  Claire Bassel, Kaitlyn Back, Ciara Colgan, Devon Laing, Grace Stiveson, Maddori Wright, Nicole Quessenberry. Back Row (L to R): Isabella Silva, Gabriella Perkins, Andralee Harmon, Allison Semon, Elyse Schoenig, Megan Christman, Kate Fitzgerald.
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2016 Freshmen Volleyball Roster

Number Name Position Height Class Hometown
2/5 Grace Stiveson$ OH/L 5-6 FR El Dorado Hills
3 Nicole Quessenberry DS/L 5-4 FR Sacramento
4 Megan Christman OH 5-8 FR Sacramento
6 Isabella Silva MB 5-8 FR Sacramento
7 Devon Laing OH 5-9 FR El Dorado Hills
8 Kate Fitzgerald$ S 5-8 FR Sacramento
9/23 Claire Bassel OH/DS 5-5 FR Sacramento
12 Ciara Colgan S 5-6 FR Folsom
13 Kaitlyn Back S/OP 5-6 FR Sacramento
16 Maddori Wright OH 5-4 FR Sacramento
20 Elyse Schoenig OH 5-8 FR Sacramento
21 Andralee Harmon MB 6-0 FR Meadow Vista
22 Gabriella Perkins MB 5-8 FR Rancho Cordova
24 Allison Semon MB 6-0 FR Sacramento

Head Coach: Lawrence Whang (Fourth Season)

$ Captain

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St. Francis Named NFHS Network Select School for TroubieTV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School has earned recognition as one of 88 schools of distinction from the NFHS Network for the efforts of the Sports Media Club in producing TroubieTV.

TroubieTV produced 58 events in 2015-16 including games and contests from the sports of basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball and water polo. They also showcased the three St. Francis National Letter-of-Intent celebrations, the Homecoming Pep Rally and International Night among the other broadcasts.

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Sports Passes Information

The St. Francis Athletics Department will sell Sports Passes for the 2016-17 volleyball and basketball seasons.

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Holy Court Ticket Sales Start Saturday, August 20

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Holy Court ticket sales to St. Francis students, parents, fans and alumna will open on Saturday, August 20 at 6 a.m. (Limit 2 per person). A passcode will be sent to your St. Francis student email account on Friday to access the tickets.

Holy Court will be played on Tuesday, August 30 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.

Athletic schedule

2016 Varsity Volleyball Schedule

Date Match Time/Result
Aug. 29 at Roseville W, 3-0
Aug. 30 Christian Brothers — HOLY COURT L, 3-2
Aug. 31 at Oak Ridge** L, 3-0
Sept. 2-3 at High Sierra Invitational in Reno, Nev. 11th (5-2)
Sept. 6 at Rocklin** 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 8 at El Camino (Access Sacramento) 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 10 at Chris Craft Tournament 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 12 Grant* 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Pleasant Grove* ** 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 19 at Davis* 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 21 Elk Grove* 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 26 Sheldon* 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Franklin* 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Monterey Trail* 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 5 at Grant* 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 8 Super 8 Invitational All Day
Oct. 10 Pleasant Grove* 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 Davis* 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 14-16 P.A.L. Tournament TBA
Oct. 15 at Stockton Invitational  8:00 a.m.
Oct. 17 at Elk Grove* 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 19 at Sheldon* 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 Franklin* 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Monterey Trail*  6:00 p.m.
Oct. 31 at Section 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 1 at Section First Round 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 3 at Section Quarterfinals 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 8 at Section Semifinals 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 10/12 at Section Finals 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 16/17 at Nor Cal Championships 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 at Nor Cal Championships 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 22 at Nor Cal Championships 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 26 at Nor Cal Championships 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 2-3 at State Championships 7:00 p.m.

 **Two Gyms * Delta League

Athletic schedule

2016 Junior Varsity Volleyball Schedule

Date Match Time/Result
Aug. 30 Christian Brothers — HOLY COURT W, 2-0
Aug. 31 at Oak Ridge** W, 2-1
Sept. 6 at Rocklin** 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 8 at El Camino 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Pleasant Grove* ** 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Chris Craft Invitational All Day
Sept. 19 at Davis* 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 21 Elk Grove* 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 26 Sheldon* 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Franklin* 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Monterey Trail* 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 8 Super 8 Invitational All Day
Oct. 10 Pleasant Grove* 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 Davis* 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 14-16 P.A.L. Tournament TBA
Oct. 17 at Elk Grove* 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 19 at Sheldon* 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 22 at Carmichael Tournament 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 24 Franklin* 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Monterey Trail*  5:00 p.m.

 **Two Gyms * Delta League

Athletic schedule

2016 Freshman Volleyball Schedule

Date Match Time/Result
Aug. 30 Christian Brothers — HOLY COURT W, 2-0
Aug. 31 at Oak Ridge** W, 2-0
Sept. 6 at Rocklin** 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 8 at El Camino 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 12 Grant 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Pleasant Grove* ** 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Stockton Invitational All Day
Sept. 19 at Davis* 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 21 Elk Grove* 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Franklin* 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Monterey Trail* 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 8 Super 8 Invitational All Day
Oct. 10 Pleasant Grove* 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 Davis* 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 14-16 P.A.L. Tournament TBA
Oct. 17 at Elk Grove* 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 22 at Carmichael Tournament 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 24 Franklin* 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Monterey Trail*  4:00 p.m.

 **Two Gyms * Delta League

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Troubies Deliver St. Francis Volleyballs on Service Trip

SOUTH DAKOTA – Rising senior Jessica Gianulias organized the donation of St. Francis volleyballs while on a service trip this summer in South Dakota.

Gianulias traveled with seven current and former classmates with the Global-7 non-profit organization service trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. They worked with girls between 6-10 years old part of the Oglala Lakota Indian Tribe.

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St. Francis Renews Agreement with adidas Team Sports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School has renewed its exclusive partnership with adidas Team Sports for four years, Athletic Director Mark McGreevy announced.

Season highlight

2015 Volleyball Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals before losing to eventual winner Granite Bay. They were the No. 4 seed overall entering the tournament.
  • The Troubadours posted a 20-16 overall record under Head Coach Alynn Wright, who coached her 27th season at St. Francis.
  • The Troubadours finished third in the Delta League with a 10-4 overall record.
  • Three St. Francis volleyball players earned Delta All-League honors in 2015 as voted by the league coaches.
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St. Francis Athletics Partners with SportsLeader

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.

“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”

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Troubie Sports Camps Photos 2016

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Troubadours Place Second in Delta League All-Sports Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletic department placed second overall in the All-Sports Award standings for the Delta League among the girls programs for the 2015-16 season, losing to Davis by two points. The Troubadours recorded a league-best seven combined first and second-place finishes.

“We congratulate Davis and appreciate the great competition in our league,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Winning is not a primary goal but a byproduct  of doing things well and we are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches.”

Coach

Alynn Wright
Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

Coach Alynn Wright will coach her 28th year in 2016 at St. Francis High School and 31st overall as a head coach at the high school level.

Coach

Bill Hanrahan
Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach

Bill Hanrahan has been a coach with the St. Francis volleyball program for 17 years, serving as the top assistant for Head Coach Alynn Wright. During his tenure he has been a major contributing factor to the success of the program while coaching every level of the program. Overall, he has coached 33 different teams at the school while helping the Troubadours win seven section titles. He also helped the Troubadours win the state title in 2005.

Coach

Taryn Wright
Head JV Volleyball Coach

Former Troubadour standout Taryn Wright begins her third season as the head coach of the St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team and as a varsity assistant. She has compiled an overall record of 54-6 over the last two seasons while posting a 27-2 mark in league play.      

Coach

Lawrence Whang
Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach and Head Freshman Volleyball Coach

Lawrence Whang begins his fifth season with the St. Francis volleyball program and fourth as the head freshman volleyball coach. Overall, he has led the freshman program to a 58-7 overall mark over the last three seasons with a 27-1 record in league play. The Troubadours went 15-1 in 2013 and 20-1 in 2014.

Whang played volleyball at UC Santa Cruz, helping the Banana Slugs to four consecutive Division III Top 10 finishes. He was named to the 1997 Slugdome Invitational All-Tournament team.

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Booster Club Award Winners Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Five student-athletes were recipients of the Booster Club Awards on Wednesday at the St. Francis Awards Ceremony.

Tennis and soccer player Avery Spector and volleyball player Nina Sanfilippo were the Booster Club Leadership Award winners. The recognition is given to the student or students who demonstrate leadership in athletics.

Photo Caption (From L to R): Maggie Oys (Water Polo), Ashley Newland (Soccer), Emily Peters (Swimming), Avery Spector (Tennis), Elle Minor (Water Polo), Ally Tambornini (Water Polo), Lilly Enes (Track and Field), Ariane Arndt (XC/Track and Field), Chase Worthen (Cross Country), Sydney Vandegrift (XC/Track and Field) and Shelby Tevis (Softball).
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Twenty-One Troubadours Earn River Cats All-City Sponsored by SportsStars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 21 selections to the River Cats All-City teams sponsored by SportsStars presented prior to the game Sunday at Raley Field. The Troubadours had student-athletes selected to each team led by four from the Sac-Joaquin Section winning water polo team.

Zoe Nightingale ’11 (holding the trophy) with sister Noa Nightingale '14 after the NCAA Champioships.
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Alumna Zoe Nightingale Wins NCAA Title with USC Beach Volleyball Team

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Alumna Zoe Nightingale ’11 helped the top-ranked USC Trojans win the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 win over No. 2 Florida State. The Women of Troy completed the year on an incredible 30-match winning streak.

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class of 2016 playing sports in college this fall.
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2016 St. Francis Spring Signing Day

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class fo 2016 playing sports in college this fall.

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Three Volleyball Players Earn Delta League Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Three St. Francis volleyball players earned Delta All-League honors in 2015 as voted by the league coaches. Senior Ashlynn Fresques joined juniors Kelsey Grover and Claire Schutz on the all-league team.

Fresques was second on the team in kills with a team-best 3.8 kills per set. She recorded double-digit kills in 12 of 16 matches played. She was also selected to play in the Optimist All-Star game.

Grover recorded a team-best 463 assists on the season, averaging 6.3 per set. She was third in the league in total assists.

Natalie Woodruff’s Make-A-Wish Moment
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Natalie Woodruff’s Make-A-Wish Moment

St. Francis volleyball player Natalie Woodruff helped light the Tree during the Holiday Party at The Wishing Place on Dec. 10. Following the lighting, Natalie learned that her wish to go to New York at Christmastime would be coming true. Special thank you to Wells Fargo for generously sponsoring her wish and Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California & Northern Nevada. Have fun in New York Natalie!

Natalie has completed her treatments and is planning on returning to St. Francis in the spring. 

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Volleyball Season Ends in Section Quarters

GRANITE BAY, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball season ended Thursday night in a tough five-set match at No. 2 seed Granite Bay in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinals. St. Francis, the No. 7 seed, finishes the season with a 20-16 record.

“I am very proud of the girls for their battle,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright, who completed her 27th season at the helm of the program. “They played with a tremendous amount of heart and played tonight as a team.

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Volleyball Advances in Section Playoffs
Troubies Face No. 2 Granite Bay in Second Round

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team posted a straight-set 25-18, 26-24, 25-22 win over No. 10 seed Roseville to advance to the second round of the Division II Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

“I thought we did play well,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “I thought we played aggressive and I was really happy with the defense. It was some of the best defense we have played and I thought Kelsey (Grover) did a good job involving lots of hitters that kept them off balance with holes and blocks we were able to hit through.”

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Fresques to Play Volleyball at Point Loma Nazarene

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior volleyball player Ashlynn Fresques has committed to play volleyball at Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego.

“I chose the school because I love the location in San Diego and when I visited I loved the team and the coaches,” said Fresques. “It is still really competitive but it is a fun Division II program.”

Fresques is in her first year at St. Francis after transferring from Christian Brothers. She has been a starter for the Troubadours since completing her mandatory sit-out period per the section transfer rules.

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Volleyball Finishes Tied for Third at Super 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team finished tied for third at its Super 8 Invitational on Saturday after falling in the championship bracket semifinals to Campolindo 25-18, 25-21. The Troubadours won Pool 2 with a perfect 2-0 record, posting wins over Granite Bay and Branson earlier in the day.

Oak Ridge won the tournament with a 25-16, 25-19 victory over Campolindo. Granite Bay finished third with a win in the consolation bracket 25-13, 26-24 over Christian Brothers.

Super 8 Invitational Results

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Volleyball Wins on Senior Night, Hosts Super 8 Saturday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – They entered the gym as superheroes and left as winners as St. Francis volleyball posted a 25-9, 25-17, 25-14 win over Monterey Trail on Senior Night.

“It was really fun to win our last (regular season) home game,” said senior Ashlynn Fresques. “We played really well. It was been really fun to improve with everybody. We have good momentum and we going into the tournament on Saturday.”

Fresques had a team-best 12 kills and 15 digs, while classmate Nina Sanfilippo added 11 kills in the win.  Junior Claire Schutz recorded nine.

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Homecoming for Two Montana State Bobcats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was ironic that Homecoming activities have surrounded the St. Francis campus this week as two of the school’s alumnae returned home to play collegiate volleyball Thursday night less than a mile away at the Hornets Nest on the Sacramento State campus.

For Dana Vestman (Elk Grove) and Loni Kreun (Davis) of the Montana State volleyball team and the St. Francis Class of 2013, everything was familiar on Thursday as they drove down Elvas Avenue on the way to the their game, providing directions to their van drivers.

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #3 Olivia Birmingham

Junior Olivia Birmingham loves Halloween and does archery during her free time. She has hit a bulls eye from 50 meters.

What are you going to be for Halloween?
“I would really like to be the Joker. But my mom is not going to allow me out of the house like that so probably Jack Skellington.

How is junior year going and first season on varsity?
“It is going pretty well. School is not as stressful as last year and volleyball is always competitive and I like that.”

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #5 Emily Davis

Junior Emily Davis is in her first season with the varsity volleyball team and third in the SF program. She liked to draw and run in her free time and is working on her fashion drawing. She is President of her own club on campus that works on the topic of social justice and is an ambassador for Nordstroms.

What does it mean to you to be on the varsity team?
“Being on the varsity volleyball team means a lot to me because it was always my highest goal. Now that it is here, it is really exciting.”

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Volleyball Transfer Fresques A Welcome Addition

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team started wearing new Adidas uniforms this week that forced everyone, including Head Coach Alynn Wright, to become familiar with some new numbers. Wright has quickly learned the new No. 8 on the roster, a player who has led the team in kills this week.

That player is senior transfer Ashlynn Fresques, who has recorded a combined 26 kills in leading the Troubadours to a pair of wins this week, including a 25-6, 25-14, 25-12 win over Grant Thursday night.

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Get to Know: #1 Abby Fitzgerald

Senior Abby Fitzgerald was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Greater Sacramento Area Chapter 2015 Student of the Year this summer. She received the award at the Grand Finale Gala at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento on June 20 along with teammate Maverick Kuhn of Jesuit High School.

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Senior Sanfilippo Leads Volleyball to League Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball defeated Franklin 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15 in a key Delta League matchup Thursday night. The Troubadours improved to 3-2 in league play while handing Franklin their first loss of the season in Delta play (4-1). Pleasant Grove (5-0) and Elk Grove (4-1) both were winners on Thursday.

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Volleyball’s JJ Smith Getting Better Each Match

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team recorded a straight-set victory over Sheldon Tuesday night as freshman JJ Smith had a second consecutive impressive hitting night for the Troubadours.

“It was fun to see the kids do somethings they do not normally get to do in games,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They got to share a lot of court time and that helps build team comradery. It was fun.”

One of the players having fun was Smith, who recorded seven kills while hitting over .200 for the second consecutive game.

Volleyball Wins One for Natalie
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Volleyball Wins One for Natalie

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team was facing Davis Tuesday night in a volleyball match. But the hidden opponent was blood borne cancer.

Hosting a Blood Cancer Awareness Night in support of Troubadour junior Natalie Woodruff, who is fighting Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the Troubies played one of the best matches of the season with a 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 Delta League win.

“The kids adore Natalie and they miss her,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They really wanted to play well for her tonight. I think they did.”

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JV Volleyball Reaches Chris Craft Semifinals

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team reached the semifinals of the Chris Craft before falling to host Oak Ridge in straight sets.

St. Francis, the defending champion in the event, went 3-0 in pool play with wins over Folsom, Lodi and Bella Vista. The Troubies were tested against Bella Vista after losing the first set before winning the final two sets. They advanced to the semifinals with a win over Vacaville before falling to Oak Ridge.

Natalie Woodruff with Troubadour teammates at the Holy Court match against Christian Brothers on Sept. 3.
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Volleyball Program to Host Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Awareness Night
Troubadour Players and Coaches will conduct pre-game prayer for Natalie Woodruff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball program will have a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Awareness Night on Tuesday, Sept. 22 in support of Troubadour Natalie Woodruff and her fight against the disease. She was diagnosed in May and began receiving treatment in July. The event will take place prior to the varsity game against Davis High School.

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Pleasant Grove Downs Volleyball 3-1

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team lost to Pleasant Grove 3-1 on Thursday in the Delta League opener for both schools.

“They have a lot of fight,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “We are young but they are starting to play older than their years, so that is exciting.”

St. Francis (6-8, 0-1) dropped the first set 25-11 but looked poised to take the second set leading 23-21. But the Eagles rallied to take the final four points and the 2-0 advantage in the match.

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #15 Bailey Avery

What does it mean to you to play varsity this season?

“I was happy that I made it. I have been working with my attitude with everyone on the team. I like everyone and we have a really cohesive group this year. It is a privilege to be on it because only a select few (make it) from the 90 that tried out in the program.”

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Alumna Bisharat Earns Player of the Week Honor

COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Congrats to Larson Bisharat, a middle blocker from Central Arizona, who was named the  ACCAC D1 Player of the Week. CAC went 4-1 led by Bisharat who totaled 48 kills and 8 blocks in the five contests and she was named to the Roughrider Invitational All-Tournament team. 

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Volleyball Defeats El Camino

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity volleyball team defeated El Camino in three sets 25-17, 25-14, 25-17 in the final prep for Delta League play Tuesday night.

“It felt amazing and was a really fun experience,” said junior Jessica Gianulias. “We were all really happy on the court and had a good time playing.”

St. Francis (6-7) starts Delta League play on Thursday against Pleasant Grove.

“We are excited and ready,” said Gianulias.

Head Coach Alynn Wright said the team had a good team effort and got contributions from across the roster.

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First TroubieTV Broadcast Monday
Water Polo vs. El Camino Live at 7:15 p.m.

St. Francis is excited to provide fans with live-stream broadcasts of Troubadours athletic events! If you are unable to attend a Troubadours sporting event, you don’t have to miss out on the action! Watch our games live online on the NFHS Network from anywhere in the world on your iPhone, Android, tablet or computer.

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #10 Claire Schutz

What is your favorite aspect of being on the St. Francis volleyball program?

“My favorite aspect is my teammates and having all the girls together.”

What did you learn last year to help your performance in your junior year?
“I learned how to be a leader from all the graduating seniors. They really showed how to take control of the team and lead it to victory.”

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Sports Passes Information

The St. Francis Athletics Department will sell Sports Passes for the 2016-17 volleyball and basketball seasons.

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Holy Court – St. Francis at Christian Brothers (Sept. 3, 2015)

Collection of photos from 2015 Holy Court by Phil Roina and Assistant Athletic Director Steve Shaff.

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Holy Court Decided in Five Sets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team battled five sets before falling to Christian Brothers in front of a sold out crowd Thursday in the annual Holy Court matchup between the schools.

“This is the hardest we have ever fought,” said sophomore Aiyu Aimufua. “If anything it makes us want to work even harder. We brought our all today and I think there are only better things to come for us.”

St. Francis won the opening set 25-15 and briefly quieted the home crowd for the Falcons. But Christian Brothers won the second set 25-15 to equal the match at 1.

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Holy Court to be Broadcast Tape-Delayed by Access Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball match at Christian Brothers on Thursday, Sept. 3 will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis by Access Sacramento. The broadcast is scheduled to be shown on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.

Access Sacramento can be seen on Comcast and Consolidated Communications (SureWest) cable on Channel 17 and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 14 and 99. Broadcasts are also streamed on the internet on www.AccessSacramento.org (Push Watch TV Channel 17).

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Volleyball Falls in Five Sets to Oak Ridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Oak Ridge pulled out a 3-2 win over St. Francis Monday night in the Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation game in the season opener for both schools. Oak Ridge held on to claim the fifth set 15-11 after posting a 2-0 lead in the match.

“It was a great opener for us,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “The kids showed a lot of heart and desire. They played for each other. We had some adversity in the match and it would have been easy for them to fold because of their youth. I thought they rose to the occasion.”

Anna Baytosh ’14 (Chico State)
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Where Are They Now? – Volleyball

The St. Francis volleyball program has 18 alumnae on collegiate rosters this fall across all NCAA Divisions. Pepperdine standout Gabi Palmeri leads a talented group of players taking the court this season after starring for Head Coach Alynn Wright and St. Francis.

2015 St. Francis Varsity Volleyball Team: 
First Row (L to R): Madelyn Schildmeyer, Taylor Ngo, Olivia Birmingham, Bailey Avery, Kelsey Grover, Emily Davis, Abby Fitzgerald, J.J. Smith. Back Row (L to R): Nina Sanfilippo, Jessica Gianulias, Kathryn Kramer, Clare Barbe, Aiyu Aimufua, Claire Schutz, Ashlynn Fresques, Carly Simpson.
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2015 Varsity Volleyball Roster

Number Name Position Height Class
1 Abby Fitzgerald* S 5-7 Senior
2 Ashlynn Fresques OH 5-11 Senior
3 Olivia Birmingham RS/DS 5-6 Junior
4 Kathryn Kramer MB 5-10 Freshman
5 Carly Simpson* OH/DS 5-10 Sophomore
6 Kelsey Grover* S 5-7 Junior
7 Madelyn Schildmeyer S 5-8 Sophomore
8/18 Taylor Ngo DS/L Junior Sophomore
9 Claire Barbe RS 6-0 Junior
10 Claire Schutz OH 6-0 Junior
11 Jessica Gianulias MB 5-11 Junior
13 Nina Sanfilippo* RS 5-10 Senior
15 Bailey Avery DS/OH 5-6 Junior
17 Emily Davis DS/L 5-4 Junior
21 Aiyu Aimufua* M 6-2 Sophomore
24 J.J. Smith OH 5-10 Freshman

Head Coach: Alynn Wright (27th Season)

Assistant Coaches: Bill Hanrahan (16th Season), Taryn Wright ‘05 (Second Season)

*Returning Letterwinners

Roster By Class

Seniors (2): Abby Fitzgerald, Ashlynn Fresques, Nina Sanfilippo.

Juniors (8): Baily Avery, Clare Barbe, Olivia Birmingham, Emily Davis, Jessica Gianulias, Kelsey Grover, Taylor Ngo, Claire Schutz.

Sophomores (3): Aiyu Aimufua, Madelyn Schildmeyer, Carly Simpson.

Freshmen (2): Kathryn Kramer, Jayliana Smith

2015 St. Francis JV Volleyball Team: Front Row (L to R): Gracie Hause, Shannon Kane, Maggie Malaney, Camielle Enes, Aubrey Kenny, Abby Erckenbrack. Back Row (L to R): Jessica Ponik, Kristine Runnberg, Lauren Dodier, Carly Deterding, Mady Enos, Claire Mellberg, Julianne McElderry, Aine Colgan.
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2015 Junior Varsity Volleyball Roster

Number Name Position Height Class
1/1 Aubrey Kenny L/DS/OH 5-5 Soph.
3 Maggie Malaney OH 5-7 Soph.
4 Claire Mellberg OH 5-8 Soph.
7 Lauren Dodier MB 5-9 Soph.
8/9 Abby Erckenbrack DS/L 5-7 Soph.
10 Carly Deterding M 6-1 Fr.
11 Camille Enes S 5-1 Fr.
12 Maddy Enos S 5-9 Soph.
13 Shannon Kane S 5-7 Soph.
14/6 Gracie Hause DS/L 5-2 Soph.
15 Jessica Ponik OH 5-7 Fr.
20 Kristine Runnberg MB 5-9 Soph.
21 Julianne McElderry OH 5-8 Fr.
24 Aine Colgan S 5-7 Fr.

Head Coach: Taryn Wright (St. Francis ’06)

Assistant Coach: Bill Hanrahan

*Captain

Roster By Class

Sophomores (9): Lauren Dodier, Mady Enos, Abby Erckenbrack, Gracie Hause, Shannon Kane, Aubrey Kenny, Kristine Runnberg, Claire Mellberg, Maggie Malaney.

Freshmen (4): Aine Colgan, Carly Deterding, Camielle Enes, Julianne McElderry, Jessica Ponik.

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Holy Court Ticket Information

Holy Court volleyball game against Christian Brothers is Thursday, Sept. 3 at 4:30 p.m. The Frosh game is first followed by the Junior Varsity (5:30 p.m.) and Varsity (6:30 p.m.). Tickets are $5 plus a $1 service charge. There are a limited number of tickets available for St. Francis students.

Below is the link for SF ticket sales. 

https://cbhs.webconnex.com/HolyCourt2015SF

The school code is: TROUBIEZOOHC15

Tickets must be printed and brought to the game. 

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18 Troubadour Alumnae on NCAA Volleyball Rosters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball program has 18 alumnae on collegiate rosters this fall across all NCAA Divisions. Pepperdine standout Gabi Palmeri leads a talented group of players taking the court this season after starring for Head Coach Alynn Wright and St. Francis.

Several programs have become popular destinations for the Troubies especially in California.

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Former Collegiate Basketball Coach and AD Morrison Speaks to Athletics Department

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former college basketball coach and athletic director Stan Morrison was the keynote speaker for the St. Francis athletics department retreat in August 2015. Morrison started his coaching career at El Camino High School before embarking on a career that would include head coaching jobs at Pacific, USC, San Jose State Basketball coach and as the AD at both UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside.

Morrison had several messages for the Troubadour coaches intertwined among his tremendous coaching experiences and stories that highlighted his talking points.

Photo by Hung Pham
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Volleyball Player Abby Fitzgerald Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rising senior Abby Fitzgerald was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Greater Sacramento Area Chapter 2015 Student of the Year this summer. She received the award at the Grand Finale Gala at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento on June 20 along with fundraising partner Maverick Kuhn of Jesuit High School.

“It was so awesome (to be recognized),” said Fitzgerald, who is from Sacramento. “We put a lot of hard work and time into it and it paid off.”

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Volleyball Conditioning and Tryout Schedules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball program will have conditioning Monday thru Thursday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. next week in the Armory.  Tryouts begin the following week in the main gym. Varsity workouts will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m., JV from 1:00-3:30 p.m., and the Freshmen from 3:00-5:30 p.m.  Freshmen are to wear a white shirt with their first name on the front and their last name on the back.  

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Volleyball Open Gym Nights, Tryouts Set

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball program will host open gyms on Monday and Wednesday afternoons starting June 22 for four weeks before beginning conditioning on August 3.

Head Coach Alynn Wright will start open gyms June 22 and 24 from 4-6 p.m. each night followed by sessions from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. starting June 29. The remaining July dates are July 1, 6, 8, 13 (Armory), 15 (Armory). Conditioning will be held the week of August 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each day in the Armory.

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2015 Varsity Volleyball Schedule

Date Match Time/Result
Aug. 31 Oak Ridge  L, 3-2
Sept. 3 at Christian Brothers L, 3-2
Sept. 4-5 at High Sierra Invitational in Reno, Nev. Record:5-3
Sept. 8 Rocklin L, 3-0
Sept. 10 at Granite Bay** L, 3-1
Sept. 15 El Camino W, 3-0
Sept. 17 Pleasant Grove* L, 3-1
Sept. 22 Davis* W, 3-0
Sept. 24 at Elk Grove* L, 3-1
Sept. 29 Sheldon* W, 3-0
Oct. 1 Franklin* W, 3-1
Oct. 6 at Monterey Trail* W, 3-0
Oct. 8 Grant* W, 3-0
Oct. 13 at Pleasant Grove* L, 3-1
Oct. 15 at Davis* W, 3-0
Oct. 17 at Stockton Classic Record: 1-3
Oct. 17 P.A.L. All Day
Oct. 20 Elk Grove* L, 3-1
Oct. 22 at Sheldon* W, 3-0
Oct. 27 at Franklin* W, 3-1
Oct. 29 Monterey Trail* W, 3-0
Oct. 31 Super 8 Invitational T3 Record: 2-1
Nov. 3 at Grant* W, 3-0
Nov. 10 Roseville at Section Playoffs W, 3-0
Nov. 10 at Granite Bay (Section Quarterfinals) L, 3-2

 **Two Gyms * Delta League

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2015 Junior Varsity Volleyball Schedule

Date Match Time/Result
Sept. 3 at Christian Brothers W, 2-0
Sept. 8 Rocklin W, 2-1
Sept. 10 at Granite Bay** W, 2-1
Sept. 15 El Camino W, 2-0
Sept. 17 Pleasant Grove* W, 2-0
Sept. 19 at Chris Craft Tournament All Day
  vs. Lodi W, 2-0
  vs. Bella Vista W, 2-1
  vs. Vacaville W, 2-0
  vs. Oak Ridge L, 2-0
  vs. Folsom W, 2-0
Sept. 22 Davis* W, 2-0
Sept. 24 at Elk Grove* W, 2-0
Sept. 26 at Stockton Classic All Day
  vs. Vacaville W, 2-0
  vs. Redwood W, 2-1
  vs. Granite Bay W, 2-1
  vs. Archbishop Mitty L, 2-0
Sept. 29 at Sheldon* W, 2-0
Oct. 1 Franklin* W, 2-0
Oct. 6 at Monterey Trail* W, 2-0
Oct. 8 Grant* W, 2-0
Oct. 13 at Pleasant Grove* W, 2-1
Oct. 15 at Davis* L, 2-0
Oct. 17 P.A.L All Day
Oct. 20 Elk Grove* W, 2-0
Oct. 22 Sheldon* W, 2-0
Oct. 27 at Franklin* W, 2-0
Oct. 29 Monterey Trail* W, 2-1
Nov. 3 at Grant* W, 2-0

 **Two Gyms * Delta League

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2015 Freshman Volleyball Schedule

Date Match Time/Result
Sept. 3 at Christian Brothers W, 2-0
Sept. 8 Rocklin W, 2-0
Sept. 10 at Granite Bay** L, 2-0
Sept. 12 at CIVT 2nd (5-1)
  vs. Mesa Verde W, 2-0
  vs. Nevada Union W, 2-0
  vs. Yuba City W, 2-0
  vs. Whitney W, 2-0
  vs. Bishop Manogue L, 2-0
Sept. 15 El Camino W, 2-0
Sept. 17 Pleasant Grove* W, 2-0
Sept. 22 Davis* W, 2-0
Sept. 26 at Chris Craft Tournament (6-1)
Sept. 29 at Sheldon* W, 2-0
Oct. 1 Franklin* W, 2-0
Oct. 6 at Monterey Trail* W, 2-0
Oct. 13 at Pleasant Grove* W, 2-0
Oct. 15 at Davis* W, 2-0
Oct. 17 P.A.L. at St. Francis All Day
Oct. 22 Sheldon* W, 2-0
Oct. 27 at Franklin* W, 2-0
Oct. 29 Monterey Trail* Forfeit
Nov. 3 at Grant W, 2-0

 **Two Gyms * Delta League

Eleven St. Francis Troubadours were among the honorees at the 2014-15 River Cats All-City team (From L to R): Ariane Arndt, Nicole Spring, Kyle Green, Anna Donald, Danika Bailey, Lauren Charter, Anna Gregg, Jennalyn Barthels and Chloe Mitchell (Not pictured Lauren Craig and Peyton Bilo).
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Eleven Troubies Earn River Cats All-City Honors
Soccer's Gregg Named Soccer Player of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats honored 11 St. Francis student-athletes as members of the 2014-15 River Cats All-City teams in a ceremony before the game Sunday against Memphis at Raley Field.

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River Cats All-City Team
11 Troubaours Receive Local Honor

The Sacramento River Cats recognized their 2014-15 All-City team before today’s baseball game. Eleven Troubadours were selected to the respective sports all-city teams and senior soccer player Anna Gregg was named the River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

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River Cats to Honor 11 Troubadours with All-City Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats will honor 11 St. Francis student-athletes as members of the 2014-15 River Cats All-City teams in a ceremony before the game against Memphis on Sunday, May 24 at Raley Field.

Season highlight

2014 Volleyball Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals before losing to eventual state runner-up Pitman. They were the No. 4 seed overall entering the tournament.
  • The Troubadours posted a 30-12 overall record under Head Coach Alynn Wright, who coached her 26th season at St. Francis. St.
Nicole (‘16) and Alex Freund (’18) are on the track and field team #NationalSiblingDay #TroubieTakeover
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St. Francis Athletics Celebrates National Sibling Day – April 10

St. Francis is known for its sisterhood. Here is a collection of photos of Troubie sisters who play sports for the Troubadours, as well as shots with their sports-playing brothers at Jesuit in honor of National Sibling Day.

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Three Troubadours Named to Sacramento Bee All-Metro Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Kylie Green was the selected to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro first-team, leading three Troubadours on the team including Anna Donald (second team) and Marissa Gollnick (honorable mention).

Green, who is from Gold River, led the Delta League with a 437 kills during the season while averaging 3.7 kills per set, the second-best mark in the league. She ranked seventh in Division I in kills (29th in the state). She had 24 games of 10 or more kills, earning selection to the Delta League first team. She has signed with UC Irvine.

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New Volleyball Team Sponsors: Bob and Andrea Sylvester

THANK YOU to new team sponsors Bob and Andrea Sylvester (Lauren ‘18) for their volleyball team sponsorship.

 

#BestofSF2014 Cross Country’s Third-Place Finish at the State Meet
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#BestofSF2014 What was your favorite St. Francis Athletics moment in 2014?

A collection of some of the top moments from the 2014 year from the St. Francis Athletics department.

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Four Players Selected for Volleyball Optimist All-Star Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four St. Francis senior volleyball players have been selected to play in the 2014 Optimist All-Star game on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at El Camino High School.

“It was such an honor to hear I was selected and to know I was one of the top players in the area,” said senior Ashley Sutter, who will play for the South team. “It was exciting. We are all hoping for a good game. I think we have a good chance to get the win.”

The Troubadours chosen include Lizzy Corfee, Marissa Gollnick, Kyle Green and Sutter.

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Alumna Nightingale Hoping for Another Championship
Troubie Named to CIF All-Century Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – UCLA senior middle blocker Zoe Nightingale told college coaches she wanted to play for and win a national championship. She did just that in her freshmen year and now she wants to perform an encore to bookend her career.

Nightingale, a 2011 graduate of St. Francis, helped the Bruins win the title in her freshman season, earning a selection to the NCAA All-Tournament team in the process.

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Alumna Kasey Clark Finishes Special Season at Lawrence Tech

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Former Troubadour volleyball player Kasey Clark went back to serve like she has done a thousand times. But something was different. When she turned around, she was mobbed by her teammates.

“I went back to serve and all my teammates started running up to me,” said Clark, who is a senior at Lawrence Tech in Southfield, Mich. “I had no idea what was going on.”

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Volleyball Drops Section Semifinals to No. 1 Pitman

TURLOCK, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team lost to No. 1 Pitman in the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals 3-1 Tuesday night, ending their season.

“I told the kids that there is only one team that gets to end their season with a victory and that is in the state championship,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “I was proud of them for battling but it does hurt.”

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St. Francis Athletics Alumnae News – Nov. 17

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis alumnae are succeeding at the collegiate level across the country. Here is collection of news and notes about the former Troubies. Submissions can be sent in to Assistant AD Steve Shaff at sshaff@stfrancishs.org.

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Volleyball Advances with Win over Granite Bay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After meeting in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals each of the last two years, one school was going to miss the final in 2014 as No. 4 seed St. Francis and No. 5 seed Granite Bay squared off Thursday night. The Troubadours prevailed with a 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 win at St. Francis.

“It is really exciting,” said senior Kylie Green. “I am really proud of what we have done this month and throughout the season. I am excited for our next game.”

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Rivalry Renewed
St. Francis and Granite Bay Meet Again

Granite Bay and St. Francis meet again with a lot on the line. Granite Bay, the defending state and section champion, eliminated the Troubadours last season in both the Nor Cal and Section Championships. 

“It seems to be the match we all look forward to and prepare for every day at practice,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “Both teams are talented and Granite Bay is well coached. We know we have to bring our best every time we play them.”

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Nine St. Francis Seniors Make College Commitments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis High School seniors signed a National Letter-of-Intent or made a commitment to play collegiate sports next year at schools across the country Wednesday. They were recognized on campus as part of the school’s formal fall signing day recognition.

The event was broadcast on the TroubieTV Network on PlayOn Sports.

St. Francis National Letter of Intent Signees

Danika Bailey, Softball, California

Lauren Charter, Water Polo, California

Erin Crooks, Swimming, Lafayette

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Volleyball Wins Section Opener

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team opened the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs with a 3-0 win over Woodcreek Tuesday night.

“It was a good team win,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “Ashley Sutter was all over the place and Mary-Kate Schildmeyer and Lizzy Corfee had some nice swings.”

The Troubadours broke open a close game in the first set with an 18-4 run after it was tied at 7 in the early going.

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St. Francis to Hold College Commitment/NLI Celebration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis will be holding a press-conference event on Wednesday, November 12 at 9 a.m., in the CLC on campus to celebrate our students who have committed to participate in collegiate athletics for the ”early” signing date of the National Letter of Intent program. 

The event will be broadcast on the TroubieTV Network online. Family, friend and fans can watch the event for free by registering on the PlayOn! Sports NFHS Network.

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Volleyball Celebrates Seniors and Win over Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – For one night, they were the queens of the court. The St. Francis volleyball team celebrated their nine seniors in a pre-game ceremony before posting a 25-5, 25-0, 25-9 victory over Grant to close out the 2014 regular season.

“It was a fun night,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “The seniors had fun and they played pretty well.”

The Troubadours opened the match with a 25-5 win in the first set before posting a 25-0 win in the second. Marissa Gollnick served out the complete game. The Troubadours closed out the match with a 25-9 win in the third.

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Volleyball at Davis (10/16)

The Davis Blue Devils upset St. Francis in five sets 3-2 Thursday night in a come-from-behind effort to hand the Troubadours their second loss in Delta League play this season.

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Gollnick Commits to Play Volleyball at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Marissa Gollnick has committed to play volleyball and attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology next fall. Gollnick will sign with the Fightin’ Engineers on Nov. 12.

“I have been looking at engineering schools,” said Gollnick, who is from Elk Grove. “It is what I have always wanted to do. My sister went to a small engineering school and when my parents were looking for her they ran into Rose-Hulman.”

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Volleyball Falls in Semifinals at Super 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Campolindo defeated Christian Brothers in three sets to win the St. Francis Super 8 Tournament on Saturday. They won by scores 25-15, 21-15 and 15-12.

Campolindo reached the final with an upset over El Camino in three sets 25-16, 24-26, 15-10. Christian Brothers advanced to the final with a three-set win over St. Francis in the semifinals.

The Troubadours went 2-2 on the day, posting wins over St. Mary’s and Oak Ridge in pool play before falling to El Camino in straight sets.

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Super 8 Volleyball Tournament Set for Saturday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team will host its annual Super 8 Tournament on Saturday featuring Campolindo, Christian Brothers, El Camino, Granite Bay, Oak Ridge, St. Mary’s and Vintage.

Games start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and tickets are available at the door. St. Francis will have a snack bar and tournament t-shirts available.

2014 SUPER 8 TOURNAMENT

POOL A

1. El Camino

2. St. Francis

3. Oak Ridge

4. St. Mary’s

POOL B

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Volleyball Wins at Sheldon

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team defeated Sheldon 25-15, 25-12, 25-11 Thursday night behind a team effort.

“It was a great team win,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “It was fun to see everybody make plays and everyone made at least one big play to contribute to the overall win. It was fun to see a few kids who have not got to play a whole lot out there and enjoying themselves. The team rallied around them.”

St. Francis (23-9) jumped out to a quick lead and cruised to a win in the opening set.

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Volleyball Wins Consolation Bracket at Stockton Classic

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team went 3-1 at the Stockton Classic held at San Joaquin Delta College, winning the consolation bracket with a straight set win over Oak Ridge 26-24, 25-19. Senior setter Marissa Gollnick was named to the All-Tournament team.

The Troubadours opened the tournament with a three-set loss to Notre Dame of Belmont. They then won a pair of three-set matches with Maria Carillo and Presentation.

St. Francis returns to Delta League play on Tuesday at Elk Grove.

Stockton Classic Results

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Davis Downs Volleyball in Five Sets

DAVIS, Calif. – The Davis Blue Devils upset St. Francis in five sets 3-2 Thursday night in a come-from-behind effort to hand the Troubadours their second loss in Delta League play this season.

St. Francis was leading 2-0 after winning identical 25-22 victories in the first two sets, but Davis kept the match alive with a 25-19 win in the third. St. Francis fought off two-set points and failed to capitalize on three match points before Davis tied the match with a 30-28 win in the fourth.

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Volleyball Highlights vs. Pleasant Grove

Highlights and interviews from volleyball’s win over Pleasant Grove on Oct. 14.

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St. Francis Volleyball Takes Down Pleasant Grove 3-0

Photo by Philip Roina.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a battle of the top two teams in the Delta League standings, St. Francis swept Pleasant Grove Tuesday night to create a tie atop the standings at 7-1.

“I think we really meshed well as a team tonight,” said senior Anna Donald. “We played for each other. We did not just play as individuals.”

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Senior Corfee Leads Volleyball with Strong Family Contingent Supporting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Lizzy Corfee had nine kills to help St. Francis post a three-set 3-0 win over Monterey Trail Tuesday night.

“I think we all came together really well,” said Corfee. “Not many balls hit the floor and we managed to stay together. When they had a run, we were able to keep it together and still play strong.”

Corfee had nine kills in the contest with two digs.

“I think I played better today,” said Corfee.

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2014 Volleyball Team Photos

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Volleyball Defeats Franklin on the Road

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team won 3-0 in straight sets over Franklin Thursday night 25-14, 25-21, 25-9.

Senior Kylie Green had a team-best 11 kills, while senior Anna Donald had four block assists and senior Marissa Gollnick recorded 21 assists in the match.

St. Francis (15-7, 4-1) returns home to host Monterey Trail. Matches begin at 4:30 p.m. with the freshman game followed by the JV and varsity contests.

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Volleyball’s Candice Reynoso Living Her Dream

Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

Candice Reynoso accomplished a rare feat making the St. Francis volleyball team for the first time this year. It was unique in that most would still not be trying, let alone make the varsity, as a first-time player as a senior.

“Ever since freshmen year it has been my goal to make the St. Francis volleyball team,” said Reynoso, who is a product of St. Ignatius. “Because I have not made it, it made me more determined to prove that I can do it.”

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P.A.L Volleyball Tournament Set for Saturday, Oct. 4

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball program with host a one-day Parochial Athletic League Tournament at St. Francis on Saturday, Oct. 4.

The field for the event includes Our Lady of Assumption, St. Patrick’s, St. John Notre Dame and Holy Family in Pool A. St. John Evangelist, St. Ignatius, St. Michael’s and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton are the four schools in Pool B.

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Volleyball Photos vs. Sheldon (Sept. 30)

Sophomore setter Kelsey Grover made her first varsity start and led the St. Francis volleyball team to a straight set 3-0 win over Sheldon on Sept. 30.

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Volleyball Gains Experience in Win over Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore setter Kelsey Grover made her first varsity start and led the St. Francis volleyball team to a straight set 3-0 win over Sheldon Tuesday night.

“It felt really good,” said Grover, who filled in for senior Marissa Gollnick. “I was so excited to start and be part of the whole team. We did good and played more as a team but I think we could have done more talking and had more energy.”

St. Francis jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first set behind the serving of Grover and never looked back, taking the first set 25-5.

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Alumna Koumelis Enjoying First Year at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – Ali Koumelis did not have any chance to settle into collegiate life at Portland, earning a spot in the Pilots rotation right away in her freshman season in their 6-2 system.

“I have not run a 6-2 in a while but it works for our team,” said Koumelis, a 2014 graduate of St. Francis. “I get to work on fewer things like I don’t have to work on blocking. So I can focus more on defense so I get more practice time doing that.”

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Volleyball Goes 2-2 at Mitty Tournament

SAN JOSE, Calif. - St. Francis volleyball went 2-2 in the Mitty Showcase Saturday, defeating Menlo (2-0) Granite Bay (2-1) and losing to Monte Vista (0-2) and No. 7 Archbishop Mitty (0-2).St. Francis volleyball went 2-2 in the Mitty Showcase Saturday, defeating Menlo (2-0) Granite Bay (2-1) and losing to Monte Vista (0-2) and No. 7 Archbishop Mitty (0-2).

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Volleyball Wins Second Straight League Match

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team had fun Thursday and it showed in their play in a straight-set win over Elk Grove 25-16, 25-21, 25-15.

“We played so well and it was so fun,” said senior Mary-Kate Schildmeyer. “It was one of the best games we have had all season. We all made the decision to have fun and go after it, relentless, and not to let any balls drop.”

St. Francis (11-5) posted one of their best efforts of the season, winning their second straight Delta League matchup to improve to 2-1 on the season.

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Volleyball Defeats Davis at Home 3-1

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team defeated Davis 3-1 Tuesday night to improve to 1-1 in Delta League play and 10-5 overall.

“At times we played as a team and at times we played as individuals,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “When we played as a team, it looked really good.”

The Troubadours won the first set 25-21 but Davis responded by taking the second 25-20 tying the match at one game each.

“We were focusing on our own play,” said senior Ashley Sutter of the team’s mindset after two sets. “We wanted to do our best.”

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Volleyball Photos vs. Davis (9/23/14)

The St. Francis volleyball team defeated Davis 3-1 to improve to 1-1 in Delta League play and 10-5 overall.

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Alumna Zoe Nightingale a Candidate for CIF All-Century Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – What do Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Zoe Nightingale have in common? All three are up for #CIF100 Team of the Century.

Zoe Nightingale ‘11, the Sacramento Bee Player of the Year in 2010, is a candidate for the CIF Team of the Century including Olympians Misty May, Holy McPeak, April Ross, Cynthia Barboza, Alix Klienman, Elaine Youngs, Jenny Evans, Kim Oden and Jeannie Reeves. Also among the nominees are Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and USA distance standout Jordan Hasay.

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St. Francis Athletics Alumnae News – Sept. 22

St. Francis alumnae are succeeding at the collegiate level across the country. Here is collection of news and notes from the last week about the former Troubies. Submissions can be sent in to Assistant AD Steve Shaff at sshaff@stfrancishs.org.

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Volleyball Loses League Opener at Pleasant Grove

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team lost a tough 3-1 match at Pleasant Grove Thursday night, dropping their third straight overall in the Delta League opener for the Troubadours.

“We need to play better and eliminate our errors,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright.

The Troubies fell behind 2-0 but fought back to win the third 29-27. St. Francis erased two match points in a set that went back and forth with each team having a chance to win before closing it out to keep the chance for a comeback alive.

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Volleyball vs. Pleasant Grove (10/18/14)

The St. Francis volleyball team lost a tough 3-1 match at Pleasant Grove, dropping their third straight overall in the Delta League opener for the Troubadours.

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Get to Know Volleyball’s Maddy Miller

Talk about your senior season and your goals?

“I can tell you that it is a lie that senior year is the easiest. It is definitely hard. I have a really busy schedule because I am taking two sciences this year. They are the two hardest – physics and anatomy. They are both fun. My goals academically are to try my best to get a 4.0. I am also going to focus on the college apps because the deadlines are coming soon.”

What school are you considering?

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St. Francis Athletics Alumnae News –Sept. 15

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis alumnae are succeeding at the collegiate level across the country. Here is collection of news and notes from the last two weeks about the former Troubies. Submissions can be sent in to Assistant AD Steve Shaff at sshaff@stfrancishs.org

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Alumna Allie Wegener Making Her Mark for UC Davis

DAVIS, Calif. – Allie Wegener started her sophomore season at UC Davis this month and the former St. Francis volleyball standout is enjoying every moment of her collegiate career at the local school.

Wegener is starting for the Aggies and ranks second on the team in kills and digs per set in the first nine games this season for first-year Head Coach Dan Conners.

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JV Volleyball Wins Chris Craft Tournament , Freshmen Lose in CIVT Finals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis JV volleyball team won the Chris Craft Tournament with a straight set win over Oak Ridge 25-23, 25-22 that completed a perfect day for the Troubadours.

Head Coach Taryn Wright’s team won six matches on the day. They opened with a win over Vista del Lago (23-25, 25-16, 15-7) before wins over the Ponderosa freshman team, Del Oro, Vacaville, Granite Bay and Oak Ridge.

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Volleyball’s Green Named Star of the Week
Watch Bee Preps Show Filmed at St. Francis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento Bee’s Prep Show was filmed at St. Francis and features highlights from the Christian Brother’s game and senior Kylie Green was named the Von Housen Star of the Week. 

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #11 Ashley Sutter

Senor Ashley Sutter (right with Mary-Kate Schildmeyer) was featured in the gameday program for the Holy Court matchup against Christian Brothers.

What does Holy Court mean to you?

“It means everything. I am so excited. I have been waiting since freshmen year to play in Holy Court. It is really special to our school and gets the whole school going.”

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JV Volleyball Wins Carmichael Invitational

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team won the Carmichael Invitational Saturday. The Troubadours beat El Camino, Davis, Roseville, Sonora on the way to the finals. They then beat Christian Brothers for the second time this week to improve to 7-0 on the season.

The team returns to action on Tuesday when the program travels to Rocklin. The freshmen and JV play at 4 p.m. with the varsity game at 5 p.m.

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Alumnae Return with UC Santa Barbara Volleyball Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The drive down Elvas Avenue to St. Francis High School was very familiar but this time they kept driving by their former school en route to the gym at Sacramento State.

“On the bus I was really excited,” said UCSB freshman Megan Sullivan about driving by the school. “I was (telling everyone) that was my high school and pointing out where we go to eat all the time after school. No one really cared but Noa and I were really excited and took videos and everything.”

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2014 Holy Court vs. Christian Brothers

St. Francis defeated Christian Brothers 3-1 on Sept. 3, 2014 in front of a sold out St. Francis Gymnasium.

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Volleyball Beats Granite Bay in Five

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was fitting that the two teams that battled for championships last season would have another tight contest Thursday. But St. Francis turned the result around in winning a close five-set match with defending state champion Granite Bay Thursday night, posting a five-set win.

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Volleyball Sweeps Christian Brothers Highlighted by 3-1 Varsity Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team defeated Christian Brothers 3-1 Wednesday night in front of sold out crowd of 1,200 cheering students and fans from both schools in the annual Holy Court matchup.

“They played together as a team and they played for each other,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “Each kid really had key plays at big times. I was really excited for them. They have been working very, very hard. The seniors dream about this game. I am really proud and excited for them.”

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Holy Court Highlights Big Week for Volleyball

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball program hosts the annual Holy Court matchup Wednesday as part of a week that features matches against three of the Sacramento area’s top teams. In addition to Sacramento Bee No. 1 Christian Brothers, the Troubadours travel to No. 6 Oak Ridge Tuesday and host defending state champion Granite Bay on Thursday.

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Holy Court Ticket Update

There will be a LIMITED number of Holy Court tickets available TODAY starting at 8 a.m. via the Ticket Guys website for the general pubic without a school code. Click on the SFHS Ticket button.

St. Francis Boosters can still access their free tickets with the appropriate Booster code.

https://secure3.ticketguys.com/SFHSAthletics/

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Volleyball Falls in Semifinals of High Sierra Invitational

RENO, Nev. – The St. Francis volleyball team lost in the semifinals of the High Sierra Invitational Saturday, falling in straight sets to Sonora 25-21, 21-9. It was their fifth match of the day and eighth overall in two days.

The Troubadours, who are ranked No. 3 in the Sacramento Bee preseason poll, went undefeated throughout the first seven games of tournament, dropping just two sets during that span. St. Francis opened perfect in Pool play on Friday, posting wins over Reno (25-14, 25-23), Woodcreek (26-24, 25-16) and Elk Grove (22-25, 25-17, 15-12).

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Holy Court Ticket Information for Boosters and Students

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Holy Court tickets for students will be available to St. Francis students starting Wednesday, August 27 online. All tickets are $6 each plus $1 service charge and are print-at-home. Tickets must be shown at the door. Ticket purchases require registration on the Ticket Guys site.

Ticket Purchase Instructions

1. Go to the Ticket Guys Site

2. Click on “Got Promo Code” on lower center of the screen

3. Enter Your Promo Code

4. Continue with Purchase.

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St. Francis Volleyball Senior Kylie Green Commits to UC Irvine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Kylie Green has given a verbal commitment to UC Irvine to play volleyball next fall. She is the second Troubadour to make a commitment this fall. The National Letter of Intent signing day is Nov. 12.

“Kylie is ready to explode as a player,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “She is hitting so much more consistently and confidently. She sees the block so much better and she is stronger and quicker. She is doing really well.”

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Volleyball’s Anna Donald Commits to UC Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Anna Donald considers herself a late bloomer on the volleyball court. After recently committing to play at UC Davis in 2015, she is blossoming with energy and excitement entering her senior season at St. Francis.

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Fall 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 until August 29 that will be shipped by Sept. 26. All proceeds from the sales benefit the St. Francis Booster Club.

2014 St. Francis Volleyball Team First Row (L to R): Carly Simpson, Maddy Miller, Abby Fitzgerald, Marie Rhoads. Middle Row (L to R): Lizzy Corfee, Emily Peters, Candice Reynoso, Ashley Sutter, Mary-Kate Schildmeyer, Kelsey Grover, Nina Sanfilippo. Back Row (L to R): Marissa Gollnick, Aiyu Aimufua, Sydney Ranker, Carey Fuchs, Anna Donald, Kylie Green, Claire Schutz.
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2014 Varsity Volleyball Roster

Number Name Position Height Class
1 Anna Donald* MB 6-2 Senior
2 Kylie Green* OH 6-0 Senior
4 Emily Peters OH 5-10 Junior
5 Lizzy Corfee RS 5-11 Senior
6 Kelsey Grover S 5-7 Sophomore
7 Mary-Kate Schildmeyer* OH/DS 5-10 Senior
8 Marissa Gollnick* S 6-0 Senior
9 Candice Reynoso OH 5-7 Senior
10 Abby Fitzgerald DS/L 5-7 Junior
11 Ashley Sutter DS 5-9 Senior
12 Carly Simpson OH 5-10 Freshman
14 Nina Sanfilippo RS 5-10 Junior
15 Marie Rhoads DS/L 5-5 Junior
17 Maddy Miller L 5-8 Senior
21 Carey Fuchs MB 6-2 Senior
22 Claire Schutz OH 5-10 Sophomore
23 Sydney Ranker M 6-2 Freshman
24 Aiyu Aimufua M 6-2 Freshman

Head Coach: Alynn Wright

Assistant Coaches: Bill Hanrahan, Taryn Wright

*Captain

2014 St. Francis JV Volleyball Team: Front Row (L to R): Taylor Ngo, Aubrey Kenny, Olivia Birmingham, Cassidy Wilbourn, Emily Davis, Sharon Rocco. Back Row (L to R): Victoria Reyes, Madelyn Schildmeyer, Brianna Pressley, Jessica Gianulias, Natalie Woodruff, Claire Barbe, Mady Enos, Bailey Avery.
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2014 Junior Varsity Volleyball Roster

1 Sharon Rocco DS 4-11 Sophomore
3 Claire Barbe RS 6-0 Sophomore
5 Cassidy Wilbourn L 5-6 Sophomore
7 Emily Davis S 5-4 Sophomore
8 Baily Avery OH/L 5-6 Sophomore
9 Aubrey Kenny DS/OH 5-4 Freshman
10 Madelyn Schildmeyer S 5-7 Freshmen
13 Olivia Birmingham RS 5-6 Sophomore
14 Victoria Reyes OH 5-9 Sophomore
15 Natalie Woodruff M/OH 6-1 Sophomore
16 Taylor Ngo DS 5-3 Sophomore
20 Brianna Pressley OH 5-10 Freshmen
21 Jessica Gianulias MB 5-11 Freshmen
24 Mady Enos S 5-8 Freshmen

Head Coach: Taryn Wright (St. Francis ’06)

Assistant Coach: Camille Gutierrez, Bill Hanrahan

*Captain

Roster By Class

Sophomores (10): Bailey Avery, Clare Barbe, Olivia Birmingham, Emily Davis, Jessica Gianulias, Taylor Ngo, Victoria Reyes, Shannon Rocco, Cassidy Wilbourn, Natalie Woodruff.

Freshmen (4): Mady Enos, Aubrey Kenny, Brianna Pressley, Madelyn Schildmeyer.

2014 St. Francis Freshmen Volleyball Team: Front Row (L to R): Sidney Clymer Engelhart, Lauren Sylvester, Gracie Hause, Marisa Yamada, Morgan Kaeser, Molly Wilson. Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Lawrence Whang, Kristine Runnberg, Shannon Kane, Maddie Brown, Jessica Walke, Lauren Dodier, Maggie Malaney, Caire Mellberg, Assistant Coach Cassie Loessberg.
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2014 Freshmen Volleyball Roster

Number   Name Position Height Class
1   Claire Mellberg OH 5-7 Freshman
2   Marisa Yamada DS/OH 5-2 Freshmen
3   Gracie Hause DS/OH 5-2 Freshmen
5   Maddie Brown MB 5-7 Freshmen
7   Lauren Dodier MB 5-9 Freshmen
9   Jessica Walke OH 5-6 Freshmen
10   Molly Wilson OH 5-5 Freshmen
11   Sidney Clymer-Engelhart S 5-3 Freshmen
12   Shannon Kane S 5-7 Freshmen
14   Morgan Kaeser S 5-6 Freshmen
21   Kristine Runnberg MB 5-8 Freshmen
22   Lauren Sylvester OH 5-3 Freshmen
23   Maggie Malaney OH 5-7 Freshmen

Head Coach: Lawrence Whang

Assistant Coach: Cassie Loessberg

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Troubadours to Compete in New Delta League

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis will play in the Delta League beginning this fall with many familiar faces and several new ones.

“The Delta League has a lot of history and it is great it is back in existence,” said Delta League Commissioner Ron Nocetti.

The Troubadours move into the newly formed Delta League along with Pleasant Grove and Sheldon from the Delta River League. The league is a realignment of members of both the Delta River and Delta Valley Leagues.

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Fall Tryout Information

CROSS COUNTRY

Monday, August 11-15, 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis

Location: St. Francis

GOLF

Monday, August 18   4:00 – 5:30  p.m.
Haggin Oaks driving range. Meet new and returning players, and coaches. Bring clubs and meet at the picnic tables by the driving range.

Tuesday, August 19   3:51 – 7:00  p.m.
Round 1, 9 holes at Haggin Oaks Arcade course (front nine)

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Athletics Tryouts Schedules Adjusted on Tuesday August 12

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tryout schedules for volleyball, water polo and cross country have been adjusted on Tuesday, August 12 for the Memorial Service for Brian Dodson on campus.

Volleyball will now have all workouts in the morning with the varsity tryouts on the court from 8-10 a.m., while the junior varsity and freshmen workouts will be held from 10-Noon. Both take place in the St. Francis gym on campus.

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Volleyball’s Wright Selected for Section Hall of Fame

LODI, Calif. – St. Francis volleyball coach Alynn Wright has been selected for the 2014 class of the Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame. She is among a 32-member group that represents the best and brightest athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and media members to grace a field within the Central Valley.

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St. Francis Teams Complete Successful 2013-14 Campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis High School athletics department completed the spring campaign on a championship run that included back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section titles that highlighted another successful season in 2013-14.

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Four Volleyball Players Participate in Optimist Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four St. Francis players were selected for the Optimist All-Star Volleyball game and played for the South team in a three-set loss 26-24, 25-23, 25-23 on June 5 at Capital Christian High School.

The Troubadours were represented by outside hitter Anna Baytosh (Chico State), libero Chloe Hakim (UC Irvine), setter Ali Koumelis (Portland) and middle blocker Megan Sullivan (UCSB). The team was coached by Zara Budenbender of Bella Vista High School.

Season highlight

2013 Volleyball Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to both the CIF State Volleyball Nor Cal and Sac-Joaquin Section Finals before losing to eventual state champion Granite Bay in each match. They were the No. 2 seed in both brackets.
  • The Troubadours posted a 34-9 overall record under Head Coach Alynn Wright, who celebrated her 25th season directing the St. Francis program.
  • The Troubadours won the Delta River League title with a perfect 10-0 record, winning the league title for the 16th consecutive season.
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Former Troubadour Dana Knudsen Living Dream Overseas

LONDON, England – Sitting behind a desk was not for former St. Francis volleyball player Dana Knudsen. Now she is living abroad and has realized her dream of playing volleyball professionally while seeing the world in the process.

“I have always dreamed of coming to play in Europe,” said Knudsen from London where she is working in the offseason. “I absolutely love traveling and it is a huge thing for me.  At this point, it is not as much about the volleyball as the experiences I am getting.”

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Gregg Named River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year
17 Troubadours Named to All-City Teams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis junior soccer player Anna Gregg was named the River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year at the High School Awards Ceremony before Sunday’s game against the Tacoma Rainers.

“It means so much and feels so great,” said Gregg of the Player of the Year honor. “I set a goal to help to the section championship and that was accomplished. I could not be happier.”

Gregg and her St. Francis teammates captured the Sac-Joaquin Section title on Saturday on her goal to defeat Oak Ridge 1-0.

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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.

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Former Troubadour Taryn Wright to Lead Junior Varsity Volleyball

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former Troubadour standout Taryn Wright will coach the St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team and serve as a varsity assistant next fall, Athletic Director Mark McGreevy announced.

“I am really excited,” said Taryn. “It is something I have dreamt about for a long time. It is a great school and atmosphere to be part of again. I am excited to be back.”

Athletic schedule

2014 Varsity Volleyball Schedule

Date Match Time/Result
8-29/30 at High Sierra Invitational in Reno, Nev. Results
9/2 at Oak Ridge (Foundation Game) L, 3-1
9/3 Christian Brothers W, 3-1
9/4 Granite Bay  W, 3-1
9/9 at Rocklin L, 3-1
9/11 at El Camino L, 3-0
9/18 at Pleasant Grove* L, 3-1
9/23 Davis* W, 3-1
9/25 Elk Grove* W, 3-0
9/27 at Mitty Invitational Results
9/30 Sheldon* W, 3-0
10/2 at Franklin* W, 3-0
10/4 PAL Tournament All Day
10/7 Monterey Trail* W, 3-0
10/9 at Grant* W, 3-0
10/14 Pleasant Grove* W, 3-0
10/16 at Davis* L, 3-2
10/18 at Stockton Invitational Results
10/21 at Elk Grove* W, 3-0
10/23 at Sheldon* W, 3-0
10/25 Super 8 Invitational Results
10/28 Franklin* W, 3-0
10/30 at Monterey Trail* W, 3-0
11/4 Grant (Senior Night)* W, 3-0
11/11 Woodcreek (Section Playoffs) W, 3-0
11/13 Granite Bay (Section Playoffs) W, 3-0
11/18 at Pitman (Section Playoffs)

L, 3-1

 Two Gyms * Delta League

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2014 Junior Varsity Volleyball Schedule

Date Match Time/Result
9/3 Christian Brothers W, 2-0
9/4 Granite Bay  W, 2-1
9/6 at CIVT Tournament Results
9/9 at Rocklin L, 2-1
9/11 at El Camino W, 2-0
9/13 Vista del Lago – Chris Craft Tournament W, 2-1
9/13 Ponderosa (FR)- Chris Craft Tournament W, 2-0
9/13 Del Oro – Chris Craft Tournament W, 2-0
9/13 Vacaville – Chris Craft Tournament W, 2-0
9/13 Granite Bay  - Chris Craft Tournament W, 2-0
9/13 Oka Ridge – Chris Craft Tournament W, 2-0
9/18 at Pleasant Grove*# W, 2-1
9/23 Davis* W, 2-1
9/25 Elk Grove* W, 2-0
9/27 at Stockton Invitational 3rd, 3-1
9/30 Sheldon* W, 2-0
10/2 at Franklin* W, 2-0
10/7 Monterey Trail* W, 2-0
10/9 at Grant* W, 2-0
10/14 Pleasant Grove* W, 2-0
10/16 at Davis* L, 2-0
10/21 at Elk Grove* 4:30 p.m.
10/23 at Sheldon* 5:30 p.m.
10/28 Franklin* 5:30 p.m.
10/30 at Monterey Trail*# 4:30 p.m.
11/4 Grant (Senior Night)* 4:30 p.m.

# Two Gyms * Delta League

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2014 Freshmen Volleyball Schedule

Date Match Time/Result
9/3 Christian Brothers W, 2-0
9/4 Granite Bay  W, 2-0
9/9 at Rocklin W, 2-0
9/11 at El Camino W, 2-0
9/13 Lodi – CIVT Invitational W, 2-0
9/13 Casa Roble – CIVT Invitational W, 2-0
9/13 San Marin – CIVT Invitational W, 2-0
9/13 Galt – CIVT Invitational W, 2-0
9/13 Bret Harte – CIVT Invitational W, 2-0
9/13 Del Oro – CIVT Invitational W, 2-0
9/13 Lodi – CIVT Invitational L, 2-0
9/18 at Pleasant Grove*# W, 2-0
9/23 Davis* W, 2-0
9/30 Sheldon* W, 2-0
10/2 at Franklin*# W, 2-0
10/7 Monterey Trail* W, 2-0
10/14 Pleasant Grove* W, 2-0
10/16 at Davis* W, 2-0
10/23 at Sheldon* 4:30 p.m.
10/28 Franklin* 4:30 p.m.
10/30 at Monterey Trail*# 4:30 p.m.

# Two Gyms * Delta League

The Troubadour commitments include Allison Autrey (Diving, UC Davis), Brinnley Barthels (Water Polo, Pacific), Ryanne Brust (Lacrosse, Fort Lewis),  Alexa LoGiudice (Volleyball, Dominican), Ileana MacDonald (Golf, Chico State) and Alexis Viramontes (Softball, CSU Dominguez Hills).
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Eight St. Francis Seniors Make Commitments Bringing Total to 32

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Eight St. Francis High School seniors have signed a National Letter-of Intent or made commitments to play collegiate sports next fall for the NCAA signing period that began today. Overall, thirty-two Troubadour student-athletes have now made commitments to play collegiately next year.

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Volleyball’s LoGiudice to Sign with Dominican Penguins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Alexa LoGiudice has verbally committed to play volleyball next year at Dominican University of California in San Rafael for Penguins coach Gayle Stammer.

“I am super excited to play for the university and have the ability to have my family come down to watch me play volleyball,” said LoGiudice. “They were the first school I started talking to. I love Coach Stammer and we had a connection right away when I first met her.”

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St. Francis Spirit Wear Sale Available
Proceeds Benefit the Booster Club

The St. Francis Booster Club has its spring Spirit Wear line available for ordering online via a partnership with Athletics Unlimited and adidas. All items will be available for purchase until Friday, March 14 at 5 p.m. and will be distributed by April 4.

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Coach Alynn Wright 25-Year Celebration
Attention Alumnae & Troubie Volleyball Fans!

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  - You are cordially invited to join us for a celebration of our beloved Varsity Volleyball Coach, Alynn Wright, who has dedicated 25 years of service to St. Francis Catholic High School. Appetizers and hosted bar are included.  It will take place this Saturday, Feb. 1. The time for the event has changed to 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. All attending alumnae will receive an “All Wright T-Shirt”. RSVP are due today. http://www.formstack.com/forms/stfrancishs-alynnwright

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