Holt, Dellavedova reunite in Cavaliers’ backcourt

Multiple media outlets are reporting that former Saint Mary’s guard Stephen Holt has reunited with his former backcourt mate Matthew Dellavedova at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ training camp.

Adding further evidence to the report is former SMC guard Todd Golden, who posted this photo on instagram from today’s practice.

Holt played with the Atlanta Hawks Summer League team this summer, averaging 8.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals. He turned down an offer to join the Hawks at training camp to accept an offer to play for MHP Reisen Ludwigsburg in Germany.

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Former SMC soccer player going for title tonight

Former Saint Mary’s forward Agustin Cazarez and his Sacramento Republic FC side host the Harrisburg City Islanders tonight in the 2014 USL PRO Championship Game in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Bonney Field.  The game is sold out but can be watched online at the  USL PRO YouTube channel, SacRepublicFC.com and locally in Sacramento on CW31.

Sacramento Republic has made a significant impact in its first season in USL PRO, setting a league record for regular-season attendance as 158,107 fans attended games at Hughes Stadium and the club’s permanent home at Bonney Field.

After playing with Ventura County Fusion, Cazarez joined the team on USL PRO’s final transfer day.

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Rappleye sets course record at Diablo CC

Saint Mary’s sophomore golfer Hunter Rappleye set a course record with a blistering 10-under par 61 yesterday at the 6,766 yard, par 71 Diablo Country Club.


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Molly Aloia Named Head Tennis Coach At Dominican

Former Saint Mary’s tennis player Molly Aloia has been officially named as head coach of the Dominican University women’s tennis program, athletic director Brandon Leimbach announced Wednesday.

The move is actually a promotion for Aloia, who served as the Penguins’ assistant coach for the past two seasons. She replaces another Gael, Alex Poorta, who left Dominican this summer to return to Moraga as an assistant coach for head coach Lisa Alipaz.

Aloia graduated from Saint Mary’s in 2012 with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in health and human performance. She was a part of the program’s first West Coast Conference title and earned the George R. McKeon Scholar-Athlete of the Year award from the SMC Athletic Department.

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Saint Mary’s Volleyball Takes Time Out For Community Service

IMG_3874On Saturday, members of the Saint Mary’s volleyball team and its extended family got up a little earlier than they might normally on a weekend to help do their part on California Coastal Cleanup Day.

The Gaels partnered with The Watershed Project in Orinda to help pick up trash and remove harmful plants from local creeks and shorelines. That meant, not even 14 hours removed from playing Friday night’s match against Cal, the team broke out the rakes, picks and shovels to help chop, pull and weed to do their part for the environment. In the process, the Gaels helped contribute to The Watershed Project’s mission of inspiring Bay Area communities to understand, appreciate, and protect our local watersheds.

For more information on The Watershed Project, click here. For more info on the Saint Mary’s volleyball team, visit SMCGaels.com.

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Saint Mary’s Stadium getting a new rug

sodWorkers from Delta Bluegrass Company are laying new sod today and tomorrow in Saint Mary’s Stadium.  Under the direction of Mercado Landscaping, they are installing a total of 102,226 square feet of sod that should provide the Gaels one of the top natural grass competitive surfaces on the West Coast.  A total of 16 trucks delivered 342 rolls of three types of sod:  Hybrid Bermudas for the field, 90/10 Tall Fescue and a Special Shade Blend for the outlying areas adjacent to the field.

The stadium also features a new state-of-the-art Daktronics scoreboard.

The first game date for the SMC men and women’s soccer teams to play on the new field has not been set.

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Live Blog: #2014SMCInv Day Two

Welcome back to Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course for day two of the Saint Mary’s Invitational. After two rounds, the host Gaels own a five-shot lead over West Coast Conference foe San Diego. On the individual side, San Diego’s Mathias Dahl owns a two-stroke lead over SMC’s Jonathan De Los Reyes and Florida Gulf Coast’s Jake Sherwin. Sette in for one more round from scenic Seaside, Calif.!

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