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)



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FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

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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.


2017 Water Polo Team Highlights

  • St. Francis was selected to play in the first-ever CIF Northern California Division 1 Championships, losing to top-seed and eventual champion Miramonte 16-1.
  • St. Francis was the No. 2 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket, posting wins over No. 3 St. Mary’s (4-3), No. 7 Oak Ridge (10-7) a d No. 10 McClatchy (10-3). The Troubadours lost to champion Davis 14-2 in the finals.
  • The Troubadours posted a 20-9 overall record, including a 5-1 record and home and 4-1 record on the road. St.

Water Polo Earns No. 2 Seed in Section Bracket

Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Bracket

NAPA, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team was selected as the No. 2 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket. The Troubadours have a bye in the first round and will play the winner of Oak Ridge and River City at 6:15 at Jesuit High School on Thursday, Nov. 2.

The semifinals will be held at Johannsen High School on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and the finals will be at American River College at 6:16 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.


Water Polo Defeats McClatchy on Senior Night

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Maddie Brown scored two times to help St. Francis to a 14-5 win over McClatchy on Senior Night at Jesuit High School.

Malia Arnott led all scorers with five goals, while Caroline Wilkins added two. Senior Kobe Carpenter scored once and added four assists, while sophomore Kendall Houck scored twice and contributed three assists.

St. Francis jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first quarter and added five more goals in the second to cruise the victory.


Get to Know: Water Polo’s #3 Chloe King

Chloe King is in her third season with the varsity water polo team and fourth year in the program. She is helping the coaches on the bench during game keeping statistics while her knee heals. She hopes major in public health or biology with the goal of medical school. She is a retreat leader with campus ministry. She has two dogs, a Neapolitan Mastiff and a Great Dane.