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Late Goal Completes Holy Cup Comeback

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team scored three unanswered goals to comeback and post a 3-2 win over Christian Brothers in the Holy Cup matchup at Hughes Stadium Thursday night.

“Amazing team effort and character,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “I am very impressed especially under the conditions.”

Christian Brothers (5-1) scored early to take the lead in the contest and added a second goal early in the second half. Sophomore A.J. Tanner  got the Troubadours back in the game with a strong second half, scoring twice to tie the score.

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Athletics News – 12/9/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Basketball and Soccer continue play over holiday break. Soccer (JVG/V) plays at Rocklin on Tuesday this week and JV Red plays El Camino at home. The Varsity Basketball team travels to the Nike Tournament of Champions on Sunday. The Frosh teams play in a tournament at Oak Ridge Dec. 20-22 and both the Frosh and JV teams are in Antioch following Christmas. Varsity soccer will compete in the Tri-Valley Tournament Dec. 27-28.  For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Soccer Opens Season with a 5-1 Win over Rio

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Janae DeFazio scored twice and added an assist as the St. Francis varsity soccer team opened the 2017 season with a 5-1 win over Rio Americano.

“It is exciting,” said DeFazio. “There are a lot of new players. We were all a little nervous but once we got on the field we were connecting good.”

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Basketball Opens Season with Win over Kennedy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team opened the 2016-17 season with a 69-40 victory over Kennedy in the home opener for the team.

“The young players are starting to learn what to takes to play at the varsity level,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton.

Senior Janae Fairbrook led all scorers with 16 points, while sophomore Nika Bagatelos had 12 and Logan Kelly contributed a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

“It is great to start the season off with a win,” said Kelly. “We all worked together as a team and helped each other out.”

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Frosh Basketball Wins Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hannah Dorsey scored 17 points and Ali McDaniel added 11 as the St. Francis freshman basketball team won the Robby Nakamura Holiday Tournament on Saturday 40-33 over host Kennedy.

“It felt really good because we all pulled together as a team to win,” said McDaniel. “We worked together and really played hard for the win.”

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Jones Named Delta League Girls Golf Coach of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif – St. Francis Head Coach Bert Jones was named the Delta League Coach of the Year.

Jones, who was in his first season in the position, led the St. Francis golf team to a tie for seventh finish at the 2016 NCGA/CIF NorCal Championship at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch. It was the first NorCal appearance for the program since 2013.

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2016 Golf Highlights

  • St. Francis golf finished tied for seventh at the 2016 NCGA/CIF NorCal Championship at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch. It was the first NorCal appearance since 2013. Freshman Nashla Aguero posted the low score on the day for the Troubadours with a 10-over par 82.
  • The Troubies qualified for the CIF NorCal Regional Championships with a third-place finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament at the Reserve at Spanos Park. Junior Chase Saca tied for the low score of the day for the Troubadours with an eight-over par 80, shooting 39-41.
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Athletics News – 12/2/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Basketball and Soccer open their 2016-17 seasons this week. Both teams have home games for all three teams on Tuesday. Soccer travels to Christian Brothers for Holy Cup on Thursday night at Hughes Stadium. All three basketball teams play in tournaments next weekend with varsity in Roseville, JV at Kennedy and Frosh n Pittsburg. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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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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Cross Country Finishes Fourth at State Championships

FRESNO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team finished fourth overall at the CIF State Division II State Championships on Saturday at Woodward Park. It is the fifth consecutive Top 10 finish for the St. Francis and third top-four placement in the last five years.

“It was a phenomenal job by the ladies,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “Coming in ranked ninth and finishing fourth was a pretty good feeling. The girls gave it 100 percent and it is all we can ask.”

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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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Athletics News – 11/25/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Happy Thanksgiving from St. Francis Athletics. Cross country competes on Saturday for the CIF Division 2 State Championships in Fresno. Basketball and Soccer open their 2016-17 seasons the first week of December. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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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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Tennis Falls in NorCals to Amador Valley

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team’s season came to an end Friday in the quarterfinals of the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Tennis Championships presented by Farmers with a 5-2 loss to third-seeded Amador Valley at the Broadstone Racquet Club.

“I am really proud of the girls for the way they played, not only today, but the entire season,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector. “This was truly a team all the way from No. 1 to No. 18 in terms of support each other and working together on and off the court. It has been a wonderful year with a lot of support.”

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Athletics News – 11/18/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Cross country competes on Saturday after Thanksgiving for the CIF Division 2 State Championships. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Tennis Opens Against Amador Valley in NorCals

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team was awarded a No. 6 seed in the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Tennis Championships presented by Farmers. The Troubadours will take on No. 3 seed Amador Valley (12-3) at 10 a.m. on Friday at Broadstone Racquet Club. The Dons were the North Coast Section runner-up.

The winner will advance to a 2 p.m. match against the winner of No. 2 St. Ignatius and No. 7 Red Bluff.

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Soccer Adidas Web Store

St. Francis High School Soccer Student-Athlete Web Store

  • Deadline: November 27th, 2016 (11:59 p.m.)
  • All orders will be delivered to St. Francis High School with an estimated ship date of December 22nd.
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  • No orders will be taken after the deadline: November 27th

St. Francis High School Soccer Parents Web Store 2016

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Basketball Adidas Sale

Deadline:November 20th, 2016 (11:59pm)

  • All orders will be delivered to St. Francis High School with an estimated ship date of December 15th.
  • No returns or exchanges on decorated apparel
  • No orders will be taken after the deadline: November 20th

St. Francis High School Basketball Parents 2016

Deadline:November 27th, 2016 (11:59pm)

All orders will be delivered to St. Francis High School with an estimated ship date of December 22nd.

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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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Cross Country Advances to State Championships

FOLSOM, Calif.  – The St. Francis cross country team placed their top five among the first 17 finishers to score 44 points to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 title and advance to the CIF State Championship. It is the sixth consecutive state appearance for the Troubadours, who have finished among the Top 10 in the each of the last five seasons.

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Alumnae Post Top Performances at NCAA West Regional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis alumnae Lauren LaRocco ‘14 and Peyton Bilo ‘15 had successful returns to Sacramento at the NCAA West Regional on Friday morning.

“It was really fun because there were people lining the course everywhere,” said Portland junior Lauren LaRocco. “I was really surprised by the turnout and I felt like I had a lot of support running in my hometown.”

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Tennis Advances to NorCals with Win over McClatchy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Adithi Benush provided the clinching point in a 6-3 win over McClatchy Thursday at Rio del Oro racquet Club, earning the St. Francis tennis team a berth in the upcoming CIF State NorCal Championships.

“I am beyond proud of the team,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector. “We were tired and so was McClatchy. But, I told them before the matches started that I knew we were tired mentally and physically but we can do this. We had to dig down deep and when you think you can’t go any further, yes you can! That was my motto.”

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Athletics News – 11/11/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Playoff postseason continues for the tennis and volleyball teams in the NorCal Championships, while cross country will be off this week to train for the state championships over the Thanksgiving weekend. Several teams will host their end-of-season banquets this week, celebrating the outstanding team and individual accomplishments of the Fall season. The basketball and soccer teams will complete tryouts and start preparation for the upcoming season.

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Tennis Finishes Second in Section; Will Play for NorCal Berth

FOLSOM, Calif. – Oak Ridge defeated St. Francis 7-2 to win the Sac-Joaquin Section title and the automatic berth into the NorCal Tennis Championships next week at Broadstone Racquet Club.

“I am feeling really good but these girls are really tired,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector. “They have had some long matches. But I am really proud of the girls. Oak Ridge is the No. 1 team in the Sierra Foothill League and No. 1 seed in the playoff bracket. We had a couple matches that could have gone either way. Regardless, I hoping we can pull off the win and advance to NorCals.”

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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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Tennis Advances to Section Finals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After three hours and 12 minutes, senior Annie Gianulias prevailed at No. 6 singles with a three-set win over Alora Jorgensen to clinch the match 5-4 for the St. Francis tennis team over Del Oro and earn the Troubadours a berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals on Wednesday.

“It feels, honestly, awesome,” said Gianulias. “It was a tough match to pull out. Assistant coach Todd Stanley told us these are the matches you will remember and they are one you have to fight for.”

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St. Francis Finishes Tied for Seventh at NorCals

SALINAS, Calif. – The St. Francis golf team finished tied for seventh at the 2016 NCGA/CIF NorCal Championship Monday at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch. It was the first NorCal appearance since 2013.

“I am proud of us making it this far and we did really well this season,” said sophomore Patricia Sweeney.

St. Francis shot a 425 team score to tie with Alameda. Saint Francis Mountainview was the overall team leader at 382 with Dougherty Valley at 387 and Carondelet at 388. All three advanced to the CIF State Championships next week.

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Tennis Advances to Section Semis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team won four three-set matches  to propel the Troubadours into the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals with a 7-2 win over Rocklin Monday afternoon at the Rio del Oro Racquet Club.

St. Francis opened the match with a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles by Marisa Fat and Annie Gianulias, respectively. In doubles, senior Abby Benvenuti and Sabrina Voeller gave SF the 3-2 lead with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 at the top spot. But the match was decided by four matches that went three sets, including two singles and two doubles.

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St. Francis Senior Reginato to Sign with San Diego State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Grace Reginato started a new sport in the eighth grade. Five years later it part of her daily life and she will sign this week with the San Diego State Aztec Rowing program.

“When I was in the eighth grade, I thought I would do it for high school,” said Reginato of her crew career. “I did not decide until last year I wanted to do it in college. Being a student-athlete sounds so hard but now I could not imagine my life without it. It is the main reason for my day and I look forward to going to practice.”

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Cross Country Places First at Subsections

FROGTOWN, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team won the Sac-Joaquin Subsection Division 2 meet to advance to the sections next week, scoring 67 points to defeat Vacaville (84).

Freshman Isabella Fauria and junior Sydney Vandegrift paced the team, finishing in a virtual tie in eighth overall in 19:22. Sophomore Sophie DeBenedetti was the third Troubadour across the line (19:52) with freshman Haley Silva just four second back. Freshman classmate Emma Hollenbach was 21st overall. Alana Reyna (35th, 20:51) and Allie Lourim (46th, 21:12) closed out the varsity top seven.

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Athletics News – 11/4/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

As the Fall playoffs continue, winter sports soccer and basketball begin tryouts this week. All student-athletes must have a physical on file before participating on Monday. Cross Country runs in the Sac-Joaquin Sections on Saturday for the chance to go to the state meet. Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo look to continue deep playoff runs. The first National Letter of Intent signing celebration will be held on Wednesday, Nov.

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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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2016 Lacrosse Highlights

  • St. Francis went 8-10 on the season under Co-Head Coaches Spenser Ruvalcaba and Julia Southard. The Troubadours lost to Oak Ridge in the semifinals of the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse League playoffs.
  • St. Francis placed six players on the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference All-League team, including first-team selection Sarah Westover as selected by the league coaches.
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2016 Swimming Highlights

  • Senior Emily Peters qualified for the CIF State Championships in the 50 free for the second consecutive season. She clocked a time of 24.25 to finish 25th in the 50-meter freestyle Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.  She entered the meet seeded 34th with a seed time of 24.23 and was 22nd overall as a junior.
  • St. Francis placed fourth overall in the varsity meet at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School. The St.
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2016 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team went 14-12-1 overall and 9-5 in the Delta League to finish third overall in the standings.
  • The Troubadours advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs as the No. 12 seed. St. Francis won an elimination game over No. 5 Vintage 5-2 before losses to No. 4 Del Campo (6-0) and No. 9 Elk Grove (10-2).
  • Seniors Mel Baccay and Shelby Tevis were named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro second team.
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2016 Soccer Highlights

  • St. Francis finished with a 14-4-4 overall record, losing to No. 4 Woodcreek in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals.  The Troubadours defeated Pitman 2-1 in the opening round.
  • St. Francis was 7-3-4 in Delta League play, finishing third overall in the team standings.
  • Senior Hailey Barrett led the team with 11 goals and six assists. Freshman Janae DeFazio added eight goals and a team-best eight assists.
  • The Troubie had three players selected to the All-Delta League team, including Barrett, Ashley Newland and junior Savannah Tijerino-Santos.
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2015-16 Basketball Highlights

  • The St. Francis basketball team’s postseason run ended with a loss in the CIF Division I State Championship but not before posting a set of accomplishments that will be remembered forever in the school’s history books.
  • St. Francis lost 64-51 to Brea Olinda in their quest for the second state championship in school history. The Troubadours had not reached the state final since the school won the Division III title in 1993, bringing back memories from alumnae and fans alike. Several members of the 1993 attended the state final at Sleep Train Arena.
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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.

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St. Francis Catholic High School’s Robotic Team Sponsored by Bishop-Wisecarver Group

St. Francis FIRST Robotics Team 692 “The Fembots” is proud to be sponsored for another year by Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG). BWC recently announced this sponsorship in a press release on their website: http://www.bwc.com/about/press-release/bishop-wisecarver-promotes-stem-diamond-supplier-first-competition. St. Francis is privileged to be one of four schools this year to have a FIRST Robotics team sponsored by the company.

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2015 Water Polo Highlights

  • St. Francis went 18-7 on the season with a 2-1 mark in Delta League play.
  • Junior Sally Ferguson scored two times in the fourth period to help St. Francis to a 6-5 victory over Davis to the win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Championship.  It was the fourth section title in water polo for St. Francis in school history and first since 2008.
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2015 Golf Highlights

  • St. Francis finished fourth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament. The Troubadours shot a 459 team score to tie with Vista del Lago for fourth place overall. Granite Bay was the top qualifier with a 406 followed by Oak Ridge at 422 and Rocklin at 450. Seniors Kristi Lee and Mikia Fang led the team with identical rounds of 15-over par 87.
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2015 Tennis Highlights

  • The Troubadour tennis team advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals. They advanced with wins over Vacaville (9-0) and Del Oro (5-4).
  • The team posted a 15-2 overall record under Kristi Spector, including an 11-1 Delta League mark to finish tied for first with Franklin. It was the first league title since 2012.
  • St. Francis senior Avery Spector was named the Delta League Most Valuable Player by a vote of the coaches and earned all-league honors for the third consecutive season. Spector finished the season with a 13-4 dual match record and 17-5 overall mark.
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2015 Diving Season Highlights

  • Freshman Julia Coss competed at the first CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships held at Clovis West High School and finished 22nd overall.
  • Coss finished third and earned a berth in the first CIF State Diving Championships to be held May 22 at Clovis West High School. She was one of five divers who competed at the Sac-Joaquin Section finals Saturday at Buchanan High School, the most of any school in the section.
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2015 Swimming Highlights

  • Juniors Emily Peters and Chloe Mitchell both qualified for the first CIF State Championships and the St. Francis swimming team placed fourth overall in the varsity meet at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School.
  • Peters swam in the 50-meter freestyle and clocked a time of 24.24 to finish 22nd overall.
  • Peters qualified to swim at the first CIF state championships in the 50 freestyle after her sixth-place finish in time of 24.29.
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2015 Lacrosse Highlights

  • St. Francis finished the season with a 7-10 overall record and 4-6 overall in the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse League (fourth). The Troubadours finished the season ranked No. 20 in the North Coast Section and No. 7 in Division I by LaxPower.
  • St. Francis placed six players on the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference All-League team, including first-team selections Ryleigh Bone for the second consecutive season.
  • Bone, who is from Granite Bay, was second on the team with 35 goals, nine assists and 44 points.
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2015 Soccer Highlights

  • St. Francis was ranked No. 5 in the state and No. 52 in the nation according to MaxPreps High School Soccer Poll. SF was also ranked No. 4 in Region 5 and No. 20 in the nation in the final NSCAA poll.
  • St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section championship for the second straight season before falling to Franklin. The Troubadours defeated No. 1 seed and overall state-ranked No. 1 Davis 1-0 in the semifinals.
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2015 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team advanced to the double-elimination second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs. The Troubadours opened with a 9-7 win over McClatchy before losing to Bella Vista (12-8) and River City (8-4). Overall, St. Francis went 16-14 and 9-5 in the Delta League to finish third overall.
  • Senior Danika Bailey was named the Delta League Co-Player of the Year. The Cal signee hit a league-best .642, an average that ranked among the Top 100 players in the country and fifth-best in the section, with a .660 average in league play.
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Booster Club Leadership and Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Awards Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The St. Francis Booster Club Leadership and Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Awards were presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony May 13 and numerous student-athletes were recognized among the honorees.

Soccer player Anna Gregg and water polo’s Lauren Charter received the Scholar-Athlete Awards, while cross country/track athlete Miranda Myers and basketball player Susie Rogers received the Leadership Awards. 

Each student-athlete will receive a $1000 scholarship to be used for their school. 

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2014 Tennis Highlights

The Troubadour tennis team advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals for the second consecutive season before losing 5-4 at St. Mary’s. They team advanced in the playoffs with wins over Franklin (S) and Gregori of Modesto.

The team posted a 14-4 overall record under Kristi Spector, including a 10-2 Delta League mark to finish second.

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2014 Cross Country

  • St. Francis finished third at the CIF State Championships, recording a Top-10 finish for the fourth consecutive season and third top-five placing in the last four years.
    • State Meet Team Results: 1. Great Oak 45; 2. Bella Vista 141; 3. St. Francis 186; 4. Clovis North 198; 5. Trabuco Hills 203. State Meet Individual Results: 26. Miranda Myers, 18:43; 30. Peyton Bilo, 18:53; 38. Ariane Arndt, 18:55; 60. Ava Nkadi, 19:12; 93. Sydney Vandegrift, 19:36; 127. Chase Worthen, 20:15; 154.
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2015 Science Olympiad Division C Tournament

Congratulations to Frosh Olivia Fu who earned a 3rd place medal in “Air Trajectory”. She had to build a device that would launch a ping pong ball at a specific target, not knowing the exact target distance ahead of time. Our team earned 9th place overall out of 24 teams. 

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Congratulations to the SF Mock Trial Team!

Congratulations to the St. Francis Mock Trial team for their win in Round 2 of the Mock Trial competition.  The defense team was able to successfully defend their client, Evan Shem, leading to an acquittal.

A special congratulations is also presented to Frances Barbour and Kayla Hall who won the MVP awards for their rounds respectively.
The competition continues on Monday, February 23rd.

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Mixon Nominated as Candidate for US Presidential Scholarship in the Arts!

Mixon Nominated as Candidate for US Presidential Scholarship in the Arts!

Congrats to Caroline Mixon, who was nominated by YoungArts as a candidate for the 2015 US Presidential Scholarship in the Arts! She was one of 40 of the 170 YoungArts Finalists (who were selected from over 11,000 applicants) to be nominated!

Here is the youtube video of her performance in Miami. She is singing a song from the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” which was the first show she every did at St. Francis when she was a freshman.  2011: Caroline Mixon in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

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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.
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SF Students Place at Cal-Western Vocal Competition

Congrats to Alexandra, Natalie, Mrs. Harris and all of the students who competed!

Congrats to SFHS students Alexandra Oliva, ‘15 and Natalie Sulzinger, ‘16, who were awarded 2nd and 3rd place in the Cal-Western Vocal Competition (upper high school category) sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) held at CSUS this past weekend!!

Singers age 14-adult from 3 states participated in this annual event for both classical and musical theater vocalists.

Other students who participated were Emily West ‘16, Amanda Hoffman ‘15, Annemarie Mullen’ 17 and Madeleine Vine, ‘17. All are students of the wonderful Tina Harris. Special Kudos to Mrs. Harris, for all of her hard work as well!

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2014 Water Polo Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Division I Section Finals before losing to Delta League and section rival Davis. The Troubadours went 17-11 on the season with a 2-1 mark in league play.
  • Charter was named the team’s Most Valuable Player She scored a team-best 55 goals and 78 points to lead the Troubadours to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I finals for the third consecutive season. A two-time USA Water Polo Academic All-American, she earned all-section and All-Delta League first-team honors in 2014.
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2014 Golf Highlights

  • St. Francis finished sixth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament. Junior Kate Swanson and freshman Chase Saca tied for team-best honors with rounds of 88. The Troubadours advanced to the Masters with a fourth-place finish at the Division I tournament.
  • Senior Victoria Ramirez was a three-year member of the varsity team. She carded a person-best three-over par 39 against Monterey Trail on Oct. 13.
  • St. Francis went 6-1 in the inaugural season of the revamped Delta League, placing second overall.
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SF MUN 2014

Congratulations to the SFHS Delegates of our MUN team, who competed yesterday at the SF State MUN Conference! 
We were broadly recognized by the Chairs yesterday with awards as follows:

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2014 Lacrosse Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the North Coast Section playoffs and lost in the first round at Granite Bay. The Troubadours finished the season with a 9-10 overall record.
  • St. Francis placed six players on the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference All-League team, including three first-team selections. Juniors Hayley Kusserow, Ryleigh Bone and Erika Palmer were all first-team selections as selected by the league coaches.
  • Kusserow led the team in scoring with 57 goals and was named the team’s Most Valuable Attacker.
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2014 Soccer Highlights

  • The St. Francis soccer team earned the No. 1 ranking in the state of California and No. 17 national ranking by MaxPreps following their Sac-Joaquin Section win. 
  • St. Francis won their 13th section title in school history and first since 2010 with a 1-0 win over Oak Ridge. The Troubadours finished a 21-3-5 season with a postseason run that included wins over Armijo (4-2), Enochs (5-4), Granite Bay (1-0) and Oak Ridge (1-0) in the SJS playoffs.
  • Junior Anna Gregg was the Co-Player of the Year in the Delta River League, helping St.
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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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2013 Water Polo Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals before losing to Davis in the first season under former Olympian and USA Water Polo Player of the Year Heather Moody. The Troubadours went 18-13 on the season.
  • Three St. Francis water polo players garnered Academic All-America honors from USA Water Polo with outstanding achievement designation for qualifying with a 4.0 GPA or better.
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2013 Golf Highlights

  • St. Francis finished eighth at the NCGA/CIF Girls Nor Cal Championship. The Troubadours advanced with a third-place finish at Masters.
  • Head Coach Cindy Mah-Lyford was named the Northern California Girls’ Golf Coach of the Year by the California Coaches’ Association.
  • Senior Ileana MacDonald shot a team-best six-over par 78 to lead St. Francis to the Sac-Joaquin Division I North Section title for the eighth consecutive season at Rocklin Golf Club.
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2014 Swimming Highlights

  • The St. Francis swimming team finished third overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships at Tokay High School, finishing behind Granite Bay and Davis.
  • St. Francis won the Delta River League title for the sixth consecutive season, recording an impressive 19 event wins at the El Dorado Hills swimming complex.
  • The Troubadours had nine varsity event winners at the Delta River League Championships, earning each individual All-League honors.
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2014 Diving Highlights

  • Senior Allison Autrey finished seventh and junior Patty Sullivan was ninth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Diving Finals contested at McClatchy High School.
  • Sullivan won the Delta River League individual title, scoring a 375.25 to claim the individual league diving title and earn All-DRL honors.
  • Sullivan also won the St. Mary’s Invitational on April 11 in Stockton.
  • Autrey signed to compete for UC Davis in the fall.

Individual Honors

All-Delta River League

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2013 Cross Country Highlights

  • St. Francis finished ninth at the CIF State Championships, recording a Top-10 finish for the third consecutive season. Senior Lauren LaRocco finished sixth overall and junior Miranda Myers was 10th.
  • St. Francis was second overall in the Sac-Joaquin Section meet to Davis.
  • LaRocco won her third consecutive Delta River League title to lead the St. Francis team to the team title.
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2014 Basketball Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, losing to McClatchy. The Troubadours defeated Edison in the first round. They went 6-4 in Delta River League action, finishing third overall in the standings.
  • Junior Susie Rogers was named the Outstanding Offensive Player on the varsity team. She averaged 9.6 points per game, the second-best total on the team, while recording 5.5 rebounds per contest and a team-best 3.2 assists.
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2014 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team went 13-11-1 overall and 5-5 in the Delta River League.
  • Garcia posted a .443 batting average with a team-best 35 hits and 30 runs scored for the Troubadours, earning All-Delta River League honors. She was also the winner of the team’s Most Inspirational Award. She will play at Cal Poly.
  • Marks, who was also a DRL first-team selection, batted .432 on the season with a team- best 30 RBI.
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2014 Track and Field Highlights

  • 21st-place State Championship Finish (10 points)
  • Delta River League and Sac-Joaquin Section Champions

Seven CIF State Championship Qualifiers in Six Events

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #5 Carly Simpson

Carly Simpson is in her fourth season with the varsity team. She missed most of her sophomore year with a knee injury and has recovered to be one of the team leaders this year. She went on a four-week trip to Europe this summer that kicked off what she hopes is a great senior year. She has a twin brother, Chris, at Jesuit.

What does it feel like to be a senior?
“Senior year. It is definitely different. I have always been the younger one and now I am the older one. I feel like I have to show a sense of responsibility and leadership to the team.”