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The Golden Knights return to action this fall with a hardened resolve for success. Their goal continues to be a return visit to the post-season CIF Championships, one that has been just out of reach for the last few seasons.


This year’s team returns five athletes who have competed at the Varsity level over the past few seasons. Several of those athletes come off very strong track seasons last spring. St. Francis will be led by last season’s MVP, Sophomore Stuart Serventi. Serventi was one of the top freshmen in the Mission League last year and set a new Freshman Record last spring with a 4:39.70 effort for the 1600m at Mission League Finals. Additionally, Senior Jorge Peralta, Juniors Nico Ciranna and Ryan Pearson, and Sophomore Jason Suh will be back in action on Varsity this fall. A new cadre of freshmen will join the ranks of the returning Golden Knights looking to earn their way into the program’s history.


After a great summer of training the athletes are looking forward to starting the racing season. With hundreds of miles logged already this summer, this fall should prove to be an exciting time.


Coach Patrick Donovan, ’03, who begins his 11th season as the Golden Knight’s coach, is excited about the upcoming season: “These boys had a great summer. With the returners we have and the up-and-coming freshmen joining us, we could prove to be a force to be reckoned with. I’m looking forward to seeing what some of these athletes can do. If all goes well and we continue to move forward at the pace we’re going, we have a great shot of making it to the post-season this fall.”



Sports Information Night: Tues., Aug. 25 @ 7:00 p.m.

The parents of athletes from ALL sports at SFHS are strongly encouraged to attend the Sports Information Night on Tuesday, August 25, @ 7:00 p.m. in the Gym. There will be breakout sessions for each individual sport.

Pre-Participation/Medical Screenings: Sat., June 6

The SFHS Medical Staff will be offering Pre-Participation/Medical Screenings on Saturday, June 6, 2015. All student-athletes must have an Annual Physical Card on file to participation in any school sponsored summer camp or summer athletic competition. Please see the attachment for more information.

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