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2008-2009 Season Recap

Highlights of the Gaels' season this year include a Fall Utah tour and several upset wins. The Gaels end their season at 21-2-1 overall. Riddled with injury, the Gaels lost to Army and Tenessee in the Sweet Sixeen in Atlanta, Georgia. Following their standout season, USA Rugby announced the 2009 All American Roster. Among the honorees were five Saint Mary's players including: Chad Clark at Flyhalf, Brendan O’Meara at Center and Brandon Vedder at #8 who were selected to the elite team. Ryan Martens at Center and Nick Wallace at Prop were named to the All-American Honorable Mention list.

Gaels Travel to Oregon for Easter Break

By Christian Skuce

Gaels are Defeated by Army and Victorious Over Tennessee in Round of Sixteen

Steven Taunk, '12, Photo by Sheri Batten

Saint Mary's Holds Cal to 20 in Saturday's Game

Steven Taunk, '12
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Weekend Wins Bring SMC to 3-1

SMC is Victorious over UC Davis 3-1
March 14, 2009-- During much of the first half Saint Mary’s was down a goal, and it wasn’t until Kevin Clark knocked in the first goal that things started happening for the Gaels.  By half time Clark had managed to put in one more following an assist from Bryan Siu. With fifteen minutes remaining, Justin Kim made an assist to David Lopez to make the final score 3-1. “With the new additions to the spring roster, we definitely surprised Davis with a more powerful offense this game,” said Ernie Mejia.

Nevada Wolf-Pack Falls to the Saint Mary's Gaels 50-15

Steven Taunk, '12

March 13, 2009-- The Gaels traveled to Reno to play the University of Nevada-Reno Wolfpack in a Friday night show down.

The SMC b-sides took the field first and shut out the UNR b-side 74-0.

Saint Mary's Holds Chico State

Steven Taunk, '12

Gael’s Win one at Home, and Take a loss on the Road

Dillon Valadez ‘10

3/7/2009 (Acalanes HS)-- Saturday’s game vs. Reno was a real nail-biter, the final score being 6-5 in favor of the Gaels. Mackenzie Donoghue again was a big player for the Gaels marking two goals in the game, along with senior Alex Dabney who put in two. Dabney’s last goal broke the stalemate in the fourth quarter, to give the Gael’s the one goal advantage.  On the defensive side, Henry Graham stood out for SMC, picking up numerous ground balls and making a number of defensive checks stopping the key players on the Reno offense.

Senior Alex Dabney Reaches SMC Greatness

by Dillon Valadez ‘10

February 20, 2009- Fans watching SMC Senior Alex Dabney, might see qualities reminiscent of the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil out on the field. Indeed, Dabney manages just as many spins and dexterous twist of his stick as the fictitious character.

Dabney’s skills likely derive from natural athletic ability and history of competitive lacrosse. Introduced to the game on the east coast, Alex has experience playing in the region that hails the country’s greatest champions.

SMC Alumni, Kevin Swiryn to be Featured on ABC