Mills Competes in Olympics for Australia

Patrick Mills, who had a sensational freshman season as the Gaels' point guard in 2007–08, became the fourth Gael ever to compete in the Olympics when he was selected to play for the Australian men's basketball team in the 2008 Beijing games.

Bringing Out the Best

By Erin Hallissy
Photography by Lane Hartwell

Rugby Coach Takes SMC to a New Level of Play

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Go Gaels

By John Grennan

Two women’s basketball players received all-WCC honors: guard Jontelle Smith earned a spot on the WCC All-Conference Team and forward Louella Tomlinson was named to the All-Freshman Team. Tomlinson broke the NCAA women’s Division I record for blocks in a single season, totaling 156.

Six Saint Mary’s athletes were named to the fall 2007 WCC All-Academic team: Mario Mendoza and Karrie Hagedorn (cross country), Taylor Groess (volleyball), and Dave Blanchard, Corey Heldereth and Dylan Leslie (soccer).

Top 3 Men’s Hoopsters

Tom Meschery '61.

New Members Inducted Into Athletic Hall of Fame

Seven Gaels were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in April, and the undefeated 1988 football team was honored, during lunch and a ceremony in the Soda Center. The members are:

Rick Bernard ’78, men’s basketball: Bernard is the No. 7 career scorer for the Gaels with 1,291 points, and No. 5 in career free-throws made. He was also honored this year as No. 17 on the All-Century Top 25 Team.

A Season to Remember

By Jordan Greif '09

The “Doc” Who Revived the Gaels

By John Grennan

First Full-time AD McKillip Spearheaded Sports Renaissance

Top 25 Men’s Hoopsters

Taking the Water

By Erin Hallissy

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Local School Double-covered by Former SMC Hoops Stars

By John Leykam

It’s not surprising that former Gaels Eric Bamberger ’92 and Lindsay Lopez Wisely ’04 remain residents of Contra Costa County, since they were raised there and excelled as student-athletes at Saint Mary’s. Given the influence of the Christian Brothers, it’s also understandable that the two became educators.

It is unusual, however, that they’re teachers and head varsity basketball coaches at the same high school — Deer Valley in Antioch.


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