Women's Tennis Captures WCC Championship Title

The SMC women's tennis team won the first West Coast Conference Championship in school history on April 25 after beating No. 2 seeded Pepperdine, 4–1 in San Diego. The Gaels, who were seeded No. 1, won an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament in late May.

A Shot-Blocking Phenom

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Go Gaels

Former SMC baseball player Mark Teahen ’03 won the 2009 Hutch Award from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in November, and he will receive the award on Jan. 27 in Seattle.

The award is given to the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the courage and dedication of former pitcher and manager Fred Hutchinson, who died from cancer in 1964. As a Kansas City Royal, Teahen was a spokesman and fundraiser for a program that gave children with physical or mental challenges the chance to play baseball.

Gaels Can Shoot and Pass

By Erin Hallissy

The men’s basketball team has a new look this year after losing five seniors to graduation and Patrick Mills to the NBA, but head coach Randy Bennett likes what he’s seen so far.

Men's Soccer Sets Records

For the first time ever, the men’s soccer team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament after finishing second in the conference. The Gaels lost 0–3 to Stanford in the first round, but they finished the season with a 10–5–5 overall record, the best record in Saint Mary’s history. 

Volleyball Ranked No. 21 in Nation

By Caitlin Graveson ’11

Saint Mary’s women’s volleyball team capped a record-breaking season with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round before being beaten by No. 3 Stanford in Palo Alto.

Go Gaels

Head baseball coach Jedd Soto, the school's third-winningest coach since 1968 received a three-year contract extension in September, keeping him under contract through the 2012 season.

"I am proud to be part of building a tradition of excellence on and off the baseball field each year, and look forward to the challenge of elevating our program to the next level," Soto says.

International Event Brings New Lessons

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Adam Cooper coaches the U.S. team in the 18th Maccabai Games.

Soccer Coach Stresses Attack

New Women's Soccer head coach Kai Edwards.

Kai Edwards, the new head coach of women's soccer, is bringing a more aggressive and competitive style of play to the team.

From Down Under, and All Over

By Caitlin Graveson ’11

(left to right) Maija Lahde, Marah Calvo, Henrik Holm and Achim Christner.