Water Polo


Get to Know: Water Polo’s #2 Malia Arnott

Malia is in her third season on the St. Francis varsity team and fourth overall in the program. She picked up the sport as a freshman. She was part of the St. Francis Chicago Service Trip this past summer. She is undecided on college at this point trying to find the right fit. She is also a member of the St. Francis swimming team.

How is your senior season going?
“It is going really well. We have a young team but we are really working together. We are a close team out of the pool. We are looking to apply that in the pool.”


Water Polo Tops Rio Americano 10-3

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Kate Watley had 13 saves to lead the St. Francis water polo team to a 10-3 victory Thursday at Jesuit High School over Rio Americano.

“I was anticipating the shot, working with my defense and making sure everyone was dropping back,” said Watley, who had 13 saves in the contest.

The game was tight early as St. Francis managed a 1-0 lead after the first eight minutes on a Zoe Slater goal off an assist by Malia Arnott.


Petersen Scores Six Goals in Rio Americano Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Water Polo’s Karissa Petersen helped the junior varsity team to 14-12 victory over Rio Americano on Thursday. She scored six goals with two assists in the match.

Baya McIntosh added four goals and Emma Olver added two. The Troubies got a combined 15 saves in goal by Isabella Honig and Bella McCullough.

St. Francis is back in the pool on Saturday at the Granite Bay Tournament.

St. Frasncis 14, Rio Americano 12

SF – Petersen 6, McIntosh 4, Olver 2, Davis.





JV Water Polo Loses Heartbreaker at Woodcreek

ROSEVILLE, Calif. –The St. Francis junior varsity water polo team came back from a three-goal deficit to tie the game twice in the second half before Woodcreek scored twice in the final minute to get an 8-7 victory on Wednesday at the Roseville Aquatic Center.

Sophomore Sage Davis had three goals and three assists, while Karissa Peterson and Ava Caron each added two goals for the Troubies.


Get to Know: Water Polo’s #1 Kate Watley

Kate Watley is in her third season with the St. Francis Water Polo program and second season on the varsity team. She attended the Chicago Service Trip this summer with two of her teammates among 13 Troubies on the trip. She hopes to study nursing in college. Kate was part of Team Curesaders that raised $139,000 for LLS this summer.


Water Polo Opens Home Slate with 18-4 Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team defeated St. Mary’s 18-4 as 10 players scored in the contest.

“I felt like today we made the adjustment of playing more team defense and playing more together than the weekend,” said Head Coach Heather Moody. “Everyone is getting together defensively. We were attacking and doing a good job. I am happy with the result.”

Three players tallied multiple goals led by sophomore Libby Slater, who tallied four goals in the game.


JV Water Polo Second at McClatchy Tournament

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity water polo team finished second at the 5th Annual C.K. McClatchy Invitational on Saturday in the their action of the 2018 season.

The Troubadours defeated host McClatchy 7-3 in their opener. SF then took own Rio Americano 9-5 in the semifinals before losing to Bella Vista 8-4 in the finals.

St. Francis has their first home match on Wednesday against St. Mary’s at 5 p.m. at the Jesuit High School pool.


Fall Adidas Athletic Spirit Gear Available

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

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



FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

We are very excited to announce that St. Francis Catholic High School has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.


Alumna Carpenter Named NISCA/Speedo Girls Water Polo All-American

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Alumna Kobe Carpenter ’18 has been named to the 2017-18 NISCA/ Speedo Girls Water Polo All-America team announced this week.

Carpenter was named to the Sac-Joaquin Section first team. She ranked fourth on the team in goals with 25 and recorded 46 points on the season. Sophomores Caroline Wilkins and Kendall Houck were second-team selections. Houck led the team in the goals with 44 and totaled a team-best 82 points. Wilsons was second on the team with 37 goals and 63 points.


Recent Grad Ariana Miggins to play Water Polo at American River College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Recent St. Francis graduate Ari Miggins will continue her water polo career at American River College this fall.

“They have a really strong team and I like the training schedule,” said Miggins. “(Head Coach) Bethani (Black) has a similar coaching style to St Francis Head Coach Heather Moody so I know I can fit in easily.”

Miggins played in 21 games as a senior, making 148 saves while allowing just 69 goals.


Wehner Selected as St. Francis’ Valedictorian

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis water polo and swimmer Kayla Wehner has been selected as the school’s valedictorian and will address her class Thursday night at the graduation ceremony at Memorial Auditorium.

“It was really exciting for me,” said Wehner of her honor. “As a freshman I could not have imagined being the valedictorian. Seeing that working really hard in all my classes and things outside of school was able to pay off, it was really cool.”


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.


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.


Ferguson to Continue Water Polo Career at Santa Clara

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Sally Ferguson, who scored the winning goal in the section championship match in 2015, will continue her water polo career at Santa Clara next season.

“I am really excited I get to extend my water polo career,” said Ferguson. “I would have been sad if it ended here. I am excited to be part of a team in college. It will definitely be a lot of fun.”


Moody to Speak at Girls in the Game Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Water Polo Coach Heather Moody will be a speaker at the Girls in the Game event hosted by the Positive Coaching Alliance at Sacramento State on March 2 from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $20.

Girls in the Game is designed to educate and empower young female athletes to be the voices and leaders of our future, while also giving them specific tools to further their current athletic and personal goals.