Free Baseball Clinic Proves Hit With Community

This past Sunday, the Saint Mary’s baseball team welcomed nearly 250 kids from around the region to Louis Guisto Field for a free skills clinic hosted by Gaels players and coaches. The day went off as a huge hit, with stations devoted to nearly every aspect of the game positioned both on the field and nearby open spaces.

Want a peek at how the day went? Check out this video produced by SMCGaels.com. And, keep an eye on the website in the coming days for updates as the Gaels continue their preparations for the 2015 season.

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College Hoops Daily visits with Brad Waldow

With the college basketball season quickly approaching, the season previews are starting to appear around the Internet.  College Hoops Daily writer Jon Teitel recently visited with Saint Mary’s big man Brad Waldow.  Here is a link to that interview.

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Aussie Gaels Open NBL Season This Week

Australia’s National Basketball League opens this weekend with a quartet of former Saint Mary’s players expected to play significant roles with their teams.  For complete coverage of the NBL, check out their official site.

Here is a quick list of Gaels on active NBL rosters:

Daniel Kickert – Melbourne United
Clint Steindl – Townsville Crocodiles
Mitchell Young – Cairns Taipans
Lucas Walker – Melbourne United

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Renovated SMC Stadium Opens Friday

The renovated Saint Mary’s Stadium re-opens this weekend with three competitions.

The first game will take place on Friday at 4:00 p.m. as the Gaels host No. 8 Pepperdine in West Coast Conference action. The student-athletes will notice the new and improved natural-grass playing surface. Fans will notice the new state-of-the art scoreboard and improved visual surroundings including the nice berm areas.

The match-up between the Gaels and Waves represents a pair of the top scoring teams in the West Coast Conference.

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Saint Mary’s Volleyball Hosts San Diego On ESPNU Tonight At 8

The Saint Mary’s volleyball team will have the national spotlight on it today at 8 p.m. when San Diego comes to McKeon Pavilion for a West Coast Conference showdown.

So, how do you check out all the action? The first option is always to come on down to McKeon and experience it live. Wear your SMC red and get in for just $3. And, from 6:30-7:30, the Gael Force Executive team will be serving root beer floats in front of the gym for all Gael Force members.

Can’t make it to Moraga? Settle in and enjoy the match on ESPNU. Kevin Barnett and Holly McPeak will have the call beginning at 8. If you’re away from the TV, the match will be streamed live on WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app.

#GoGaels

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SMC Baseball Hosts Free Youth Camp On Oct. 12

Inspired by the Major League Baseball playoffs or simply looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Make plans to be at Louis Guisto Field on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon as the Saint Mary’s baseball team hosts a free youth camp for kids from around the area.

Boys and girls from ages 6 to 14 are invited to the camp, which will be led by Saint Mary’s players and coaches. All aspects of the game will be instructed, and kids will have a chance to meet and interact with members of the 2015 Gaels.

For more information or to register for the camp, contact SMC assistant coach Danny Costanza by emailing djc7@stmarys-ca.edu.  In the body of the email, please include your child’s name, age, school, and the best email and phone number to reach you at.

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Cavs make Holt signing official

The Cleveland Cavaliers officially announced yesterday that former Saint Mary’s guard Stephen Holt has joined his former college teammate Matthew Dellavedova on the team’s preseason training camp roster.

Read more about the transaction here on Cavs.com.

The team conducted a scrimmage last night in front of nearly 17,000 fans at Quicken Loans Arena.  Presumably they were there to see Holt and Delly – although the presence of LeBron James might also have had something to do with the attendance.

Check out this Photo Gallery from the game, courtesy of Cavs.com

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