Opportunities for All Students to Participate

Novice to college-bound athletes have the opportunity to play on multiple teams including football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, track & field, golf, tennis and swimming.

St. Vincent Athletics is committed to the total education of our students by providing a comprehensive, fair and equitable program for the school community in a caring, supportive environment. The athletic program strives to enrich the mental, physical and moral development of all students by integrating athletics in the school’s education program. The athletic program strives for excellence with these primary goals as our focus. Championships, individual recognition and competing at the next level are desirable outgrowths of our sports program but are secondary to its primary goals. To learn more, download the Mustang Athletics App or visit the SVHS Athletics Website for game schedules, locations, rosters and recent highlights.

The excitement around athletics at St. Vincent’s continued when the most accomplished basketball coach in the North Bay, Tom Bonfigli joined the program. In 38 seasons, his teams have earned 17 league championships, 2 NCS championships, 2 NorCal championships and accumulated a remarkable 816 wins.  While those wins place Coach Bonfigli 8th all-time in the state of California, what he has truly achieved is a lifetime of relationships and positive impact on the lives of his students and players. Read more about Coach Bonfigli here >

Comments from Our Coaches

“Our athletes will be disciplined, coachable and unselfish because they know that team success is paramount. I want them to listen, learn, constantly improve and play hard.”

Tom Bonfigli, Head Men's Varsity Basketball Coach

“Our players are involved in many aspects of the school…and new players benefit from their close relationships with more experienced players.  So many of life’s important lessons are learned on the field—while it takes individual effort to earn your position, it requires an entire team to achieve greatness.”

Don Jensen, Head Women's Softball Coach for 21 years

“St. Vincent’s offers a unique opportunity to play multiple sports.  In women’s basketball, we will set a high academic and athletic standard while striving to excel in the classroom and on the court.  On a personal level, I want to teach our student-athletes the critical skills to be successful in many aspects of their lives.”

Dayna Dolcini, Head Women's Varsity Basketball Coach

“There is a family atmosphere and a coordinated approach throughout our Athletics program.  Football has two teams and one staff who working directly with players at all levels. We provide a year-round strength & conditioning program and mandatory study hall for our players — all to support these student-athletes.”

Trent Herzog, Head Varsity Football Coach

Starting in the Fall of 2020, all St. Vincent’s sports teams will participate in the North Bay League.  On a sport-by-sport basis, teams will be placed into the Redwood (upper) or Oak (lower) divisions. The high schools that comprise the North Bay League include Analy, Cardinal Newman, El Molino, Elsie Allen, Healdsburg, Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Piner, Rancho Cotate, Santa Rosa, Ukiah and Windsor. The new league assignment will provide a higher level of competition while creating or enhancing local rivalries.  We are most excited that our league travel schedule are just a short drive from Petaluma, providing an opportunity for students, parents and alums to better support our student-athletes.

In the spring of 2020, St. Vincent’s added Men’s Lacrosse to our program.  We expect to field a very competitive Varsity Lacrosse team in the Vine Valley Athletic League in 2022.  In the interim, for 2020 and 2021, boys lacrosse at St. Vincent de Paul will field a junior varsity squad.  Read more about our first coach, Ed Evans and their first season here >