Fall Sports Teams Aim for Success

By Rich Davi

Coming off one of the best spring seasons in College history, the 2008 fall season looks promising for the Gaels. SMC's six fall sports are working to return to national prominence. Women's volleyball will attempt to get to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005, while the men's and women's soccer teams want to build on last year's successes. Cross country is on pace to have one of its best seasons in recent history, and the men's golf team wants to pick up where it left off the 2007–08 year with an NCAA Championship appearance.

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

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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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