Ten Reasons to Be Excited About Saint Mary's Hoops

10. McKeon Pavilion now sports chair-back seating behind team benches, leather seats in the VIP section (oooh), and a new sound system (better to hear the mellifluous tones of long-time announcer Dick Callahan).
9. Paul Thomas, whose teams have won two Division II national titles, was wooed from Cal Poly-Pomona to lead the Saint Mary's women's hoops program.
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Gael Grads Go Pro

Kansas City Royalty

Story by Joseph Wakelee-Lynch

Mark Teahen, a rookie third baseman for the Kansas City Royals and former All-West Coast Conference player at Saint Mary's, sits relaxed and composed in the visiting team's clubhouse before a game in early May against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. About four hours before the first pitch, the atmosphere borders on chaos: televisions blaring, teammates noisily taunting one another, soda carts rolling through the locking room, and a small infielder in street clothes - out of breath and an hour late - rushing toward his locker.

Men's Golf Earns Best-Ever Season with NCAA Berth

Men's golf appeared in last May's NCAA West regional championship field for the first time in its 34-year history. The Gael duffers advanced to the third round of the western regionals, finishing in a three-way tie for 14th place, after entering the tournament as a No. 15 seed. Twenty-seven teams competed in the regional at Stanford University.

Gael Hall of Fame Inducts Six Athletes and Soccer Squad

Legendary coaches, record-setting athletes, and a national championship soccer squad were inducted last May into the Gael Hall of Fame.

Men's Rugby Finishes no. 10 Nationally

The Saint Mary's College Men's Rugby team finished an excellent 2004–05 season with an appearance in the "Sweet Sixteen" of the USA Rugby national championship tournament in April. The ruggers also were rated No. 10 in the nation by one of the most authoritative rugby rankings, goffonrugby.com.

Men's Basketball Looks to Continue Winning Ways

Following a 25-win season that saw Saint Mary’s advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997, Saint Mary’s looks to build on recent success in 2005-06.

Women's Basketball Banks on Returns and Aims High

 

The Lady Gaels hoopsters are ready for a strong run at the West Coast Conference championship in 2005-06, thanks to four seniors, two All-WCC Freshman honorees, and three promising newcomers.

Where Are They Now: Von Hayes '79

Story by John Leykam

 

Von Hayes, former National League All-Star and holder of two Saint Mary’s baseball career offensive records, is rapidly earning an impressive reputation as an effective developer of young talent.

A View of the Court: Interview with Bob Browning, New Saint Mary's Women's Volleyball Coach

Between big road matches against Stanford and Cal State Long Beach, Rob Browning, SMC’s new volleyball coach, took some time to reflect on his hopes for the up-and-coming program that he just took over. He and staff writer Joseph Wakelee-Lynch conducted this interview in late September.

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