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Athletics Hall of Fame

Athletics Hall of Fame

2018 Hall of Fame Class Release 

St. Francis Catholic High School held its inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on April 6 in the school gymnasium. The 2018 class included the 1993 CIF State Championship basketball team, golf coach Diane Aguer, three-sport star Karen Lysaght Perkins '81, volleyball and softball standout Jill Haas Benson '93, swimmer Katie Younglove Zylstra '98, golfer Sarah Huarte Glynn '00, and tennis star Emani Decquir '09. Dotty Brandenburger, who was the official scorekeeper for the softball program for 35 years, completed the class in the contributor category.

2018 Hall of Fame Class (Click the link to read their Hall of Fame Features)

INDIVIDUALS

Emani Decquir, Tennis, 2009

Jill Haas Benson, Softball and volleyball, 1993

Sarah Huarte Glynn, Golf, 2000

Karen Lysaght Perkins, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, 1981

Katie Younglove Zylstra, Swimming, 1998

TEAM

1992-93 Basketball Team

Head Coach: Dave Parsh

Assistant Coaches: Missy Anderson, Laurie Menchaca

Players: Melinda (Mindy) Bagatelos, Kate Bellotti, Kellie Campbell, Christina Delgadillo, Lisa Devincenzi, Colleen Gately, Camille Gutierrez, Sojo Judson, Jody Leinart, Kim Martinez, Selena Murphy, Andee Whalen.

COACHES

Diane Aguer, golf coach, 1997-2002

CONTRIBUTOR

Dotty Brandenburger, Scorekeeper

In advancement of the school’s mission,the St. Francis Catholic High School Athletics Hall of Fame is intended to recognize and honor those who have made a significant impact on the athletic community through their athletic achievements during or following graduation and/or with exceptional effort and service to the St. Francis High School athletic department.

The St. Francis High School Athletics Hall of Fame is also intended to reflect the proud history of St. Francis High School, highlight the long-standing athletic success of the institution and recognize the importance of developing well-rounded individuals.

Selection Process

Nominations will be accepted on a bi-annual basis, and may be submitted by any member of the St. Francis High School community.  

Nominations will be solicited via school communication and may be submitted online, via email or traditional mail, or in person.  Qualifying nominations must be received no later than June 1 prior to the Hall of Fame induction event. The next class will be inducted in 2020.

  • NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  This committee will be led by the Assistant AD/Sports Information and include 10 members; President of St. Francis High School, Athletic Director, Advancement/Alumni Relations, Faculty Member, Coach, alumna, Booster President, SAAC President and Community member. The Selection Committee will review the approved nominations and select the new members of the Hall of Fame.  Votes will be tallied and the Hall of Fame class will be decided by point total. No more than one team will be named to a class in a single year. All complete nominations will be vetted by the Selection Committee.  Nominations receiving approval but not elected will be automatically nominated for the following year’s Hall of Fame for a period of six years.
  • The St. Francis Leadership will make final approval of names forwarded by the Nominating Committee. The President of St. Francis High School may make special exceptions to either the criteria or the process in order to recognize specific accomplishments or individuals outside of the traditional Hall of Fame guidelines.

Hall of Fame Criteria

Selections for the Hall of Fame will be designated into four categories: Athlete, Coach, Contributor and Team. 

All nominations should be evaluated based on the criteria listed below, as well as commitment to the pillars of St. Francis High School (Faith, Excellence, Service, Leadership).  Entry into the Hall of Fame per the Team designation will not preclude secondary entry via one of the individual designations. To be considered, an individual must be in good standing with the school and Diocese of Sacramento.

  • ATHLETE: St. Francis High School alumnae who were outstanding athletes during their time at St. Francis, or who went on from St. Francis to achieve significant success as an athlete.  This designation may reflect individual athletic ability, contribution to the team, honors and awards (both within the institution and in the community) and competition results.  Individuals submitted within the Athlete designation are eligible 10 years past their graduation year.
  • COACH:  Persons who have served as the Head Coach of a recognized school sport at St. Francis High School are eligible for this designation.  Individuals must be removed from the role for which they are being nominated for at least five years prior to entry into the Hall of Fame.  Selection may be based on team records and accomplishments, individual honors and awards, leadership, loyalty and the development of student-athletes.
  • CONTRIBUTOR:  Eligible individuals for the Contributor designation will have made significant contributions over an extended period of time in support of the St. Francis High School athletics department.  Common areas of influence will include volunteerism, longevity of service and demonstrated positive impact on the growth of the student-athletes.
  • TEAM:  A specific team (one unique season of sport) may be inducted as a group into the Hall of Fame. The team may be selected based on team record and accomplishments, impact on the sport and the community and unique circumstances reflecting the embodiment of team unity or individual sacrifice for the greater good.  Teams are not eligible for induction until 10 years past the season of note.

Please join us in our mission by becoming a sponsor of our first Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner. Your support allows us to celebrate the outstanding achievements of these individuals while inspiring the physical, intellectual and spiritual development of today and tomorrow’s Troubadours.

Hall of Fame Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Title Sponsor * $5,000

  • Recognition as the title sponsor on all event materials
  • Reserved VIP table for 10 with concierge
  • service at the inaugural Athletics Hall of
  • Fame Dinner & Ceremony
  • Full-page ad in Hall of Fame program
  • Recognition on the
  • Athletics Hall of Fame webpage
  • Signage at the event
  • Scoreboard recognition during fall / winter season
  • Recognition in Crab Feed program

Gold Title Sponsor * $2,500

  • Five reserved seats in the VIP section at the inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Dinner & Ceremony 
  • Half-page ad in the Hall of Fame program
  • Recognition on the Athletics Hall of Fame webpage
  • Signage at the event 
  • Scoreboard recognition during fall / winter season
  • Recognition in Crab Feed program

Bronze Sponsor * $1,000

  • Two tickets to the inaugural
  • Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner & Ceremony
  • Recognition on the
  • Athletics Hall of Fame webpage
  • Signage at the event
  • Scoreboard recognition during fall / winter season
  • Recognition in Crab Feed program