MISSION STATEMENT: In the Franciscan tradition, the St. Francis Athletic Department fosters a community where players, coaches, and parents work for personal development of its student-athletes through a commitment to team goals and the school’s philosophy. The Athletic Department believes that through the pursuit of athletic excellence, important life skills are taught and personal character is emphasized.
A Golden Knight Student/Athlete is expected to:
- put the team first
- display good sportsmanship
- be responsible and accountable
A Golden Knight Coach is expected to:
- be concerned with the student/athlete’s well-being
- exhibit personal and professional integrity
- treat others with respect
A Golden Knight Parent is expected to:
- be a gracious fan
- support his/her son, his coaches, and his teammates
- help his/her son maintain a proper perspective
Participating in athletics at St. Francis High School is a privilege that is earned. The student/athlete should appreciate the environment and opportunity to participate in high school athletics. Being a good citizen and a conscientious student is an integral part of being a student/athlete.
INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
St. Francis High School recognizes the value of participation in sports, especially at the interscholastic level. Athletics teaches a student such values as self-discipline, self-confidence, perseverance, teamwork, sacrifice, dedication, and leadership. Thus, the test of a man's mettle involved in hard practice, concentration, and competition helps him to reach his full potential on the playing field. Athletes are expected to conduct themselves as Christian gentlemen and emissaries of St. Francis High School. It is the school's belief that this type of personal growth helps to develop the whole person, not only on the athletic field, but also in other areas.
ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
As a member of the California Interscholastic Federation, the St. Francis Interscholastic Athletic program follows all its ideals and standards. To participate in interscholastic sports a St. Francis student must fulfill all the requirements of the CIF. Moreover, each student must meet the academic, athletic, and disciplinary standards set by the school.
St. Francis High School’s athletics program is steeped in tradition; the accomplishments of its athletic teams are impressive. Within the last seven years alone, the Varsity Soccer Team has captured three CIF championships and the Varsity Football team has consistently advanced to the CIF playoffs. With the recently installed FieldTurf and all-weather track inside the Friedman Field complex, gymnasium renovation, newly completed Field House, as well as home-side bleacher and patio renovation, the athletic program will undoubtedly continue to build on its winning tradition. The Golden Knights compete in ten different sports within the Mission League, which is part of the CIF Southern Section. At the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels, Football, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Baseball, and Lacrosse are available to students. Golf is also a Varsity sport. Football, Basketball and Track are also available on the Freshmen/Sophomore level.