Housed in the newly opened state-of-the-art Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center, the Campus Recreation Department keeps the SMC community in shape through many programs from fitness classes to club and intramural sports.

The Gaels Open Fall Season at Chico Invitational

October 11, 2008-- Over the weekend, the Gaels traveled to Chico State for a Fall Invitational Tournament. They finished the day 2-1-1. In the morning the Gaels faced the first of three Chico teams participating in the tournament. Thanks to some key goals late in the game, the Gaels pulled out a victory by a score of 5-3. The next match-up pitted Saint Mary’s against the second team from Chico. Despite solid defense in the second half, the Gaels fell by a score of 7-1. Following the second game Saint Mary’s played a half game against the full Chico State squad, ranked 3rd in the WCLL Div I Preseason Poll. In a hard fought, defensive battle on both sides, the half ended in a 3-3 tie. In the final contest of the day, Saint Mary’s faced the University of Nevada in another half game. After falling behind 2-0, the Gaels went on a scoring rampage and put up seven straight for a 7-2 victory to end the day.