Saint Mary's fields 17 Division I teams. We're a founding member of the West Coast Conference that includes Gonzaga, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco. The Saint Mary's Gaels — a name thought to have been first used in the 1920s by a famous sportswriter — have a long, distinguished history of achievement in athletics.
So, what is a Gael, anyway?
The name refers to an Irish person. Those early teams had a lot of them. Today, you'd know what Gaels are when you see them charging down the field or the court at you. Wouldn't you like to be on their side?
For more information about Gaels athletics: http://smcgaels.com/
Our Division I Teams