St. Francis Volleyball

2005 State Champions

12-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions:

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

21-Time League Champions

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


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.


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.”


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).


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.”