Winter 2005


Story by Michael Boele

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.

What are your goals for this season?

Katherine Roper: Professor of History

Story by Joseph Wakelee-Lynch


New Poetry Collections Published

Pieces of Air in the Epic
By Brenda Hillman
Wesleyan Press 2005

Science Building Honors Brother Alfred Brousseau

Brother Alfred Brousseau, FSC (1907-88), one of the most accomplished members of the San Francisco District of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in the last century, was honored in October when the College Board of Trustees voted to rename the J.C. Gatehouse science building after the late physics and mathematics instructor.

Cattalini Estate Gift Demonstrates Power of Kindness

Often the story behind a gift can be as gracious as the gift itself. For the late Virgil Cattalini ’33, the story of his posthumous gift to Saint Mary’s College of more than a quarter of a million dollars, received this year, is made up of one part kindness and one part punishment.

Brother Dom's Report on the First Days of School

Story by Br. Dominic Berardelli, FSC


Dear Brother Dominic,