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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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/
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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?
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.
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.”
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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).”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 fo 2016 playing sports in college this fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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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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.”
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.
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).
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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 email@example.com.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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).
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“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.”
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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).
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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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