talks with Alex Bungert following WCC 2nd Round

photoOne of the perks (or burden, depending on the perspective) of a good WCC Championship performance is a one-on-one interview with‘s Amanda Blackwell.  Saint Mary’s senior Alex Bungert sat down with Amanda after firing a 5-under 67 in today’s second round at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

Click here to watch the video.

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WNBA Draft Set For Monday, April 14th

The 2014 WNBA Draft, Presented by State Farm, will be held on Monday, April 14th at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. ESPN2 will provide the coverage of the first round at 5:00 p.m. (PT), with ESPNU airing the second and third rounds beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The Gaels had three strong seniors this past year in Kate Gaze, Danielle Mauldin and Jackie Nared. Nared has been mentioned in a few WNBA pre-draft articles, while all three are expected to try and play professionally somewhere.  

Nared finished fifth all-time in scoring at SMC with 1,653 points. Mauldin finished eighth with 1,478 points, while Kate Gaze finished 12th with 1,303 points.

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Former SMC hoops standout being inducted into prep hall of fame

Former Saint Mary’s men’s basketball standout Gene Womack will be inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame at a banquet on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

He is being recognized for his accomplishments in basketball and track and field at Polytechnic High School from 1954 to 1957.

The 2014 Hall of Fame Banquet and Awards Dinner will be held at Patio Espaňol Restaurant.  A special reception is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $50 per person.  For more information and a reservation form, click here.

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Former SMC guard named to Auburn hoops staff

Former Saint Mary’s guard Todd Golden has been named director of basketball operations at Auburn University under new head coach Bruce Pearl.

Golden, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., graduated from Saint Mary’s in 2007 and finished his career as Saint Mary’s all-time leader in free-throw percentage (.852) and eighth with 269 career assists.

He has spent the last two seasons at Columbia University with former SMC assistant Kyle Smith as director of basketball operations (2012-13) and assistant coach (2013-14).

After graduation Golden played two years professionally for Maccabi Haifa in Israel’s top division. In 2009 he was co-captain of the USA Open Team, coached by Pearl, that took the gold at the Maccabiah Games.

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Gonsolin To Play Summer Ball In East Texas

Saint Mary’s outfielder/pitcher Anthony Gonsolin will play his summer baseball this year as a member of the East Texas Pump Jacks, the team announced Tuesday.

Gonsolin has been a two-way standout for the Gaels this season, leading the team in batting average and settling into his newest role as the team’s Sunday starter on the mound. He enters this weekend’s series at Loyola Marymount with a .352 average, 24 runs, 16 RBI and a West Coast Conference-high five triples. On the mound, he is 1-2 with a 2.20 ERA.

That Gonsolin is heading to East Texas is no surprise considering the Gaels have a tie to the team. SMC volunteer assistant Nate Leaser is a former head coach of the Pump Jacks.


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Gaels in the pros – stats updates

There are about 17 former Saint Mary’s men’s basketball players currently playing for professional teams throughout the world.  Through a quick websearch (sketchy reliability, so take it for what it’s worth), here are a few basic updates on how the guys are doing:

Frederic Adjiwanou (Aix Maurienne Savoie Basket – France): 9.7 pts, 4.2 rebs, 51.3 fg%
Ben Allen (Sydney Kings – Australia): 0.4 pts, 0.7 rebs
Matthew Dellavedova (Cleveland Cavaliers – USA): 4.5 pts, 1.7 assists, 17 mins per game, 68 games, 21 pts at Detroit
Rob Jones (Panelefsiniakos AOK Eleusina – Greece): 10.9 pts, 6.5 rebs, 2nd on team in scoring
Daniel Kickert (CB Canarias Tenerife – Spain): 2 games w/new team
Mickey McConnell (Texas Legends – USA): 10.2 pts, 6.4 assists, 2 in league in assists, 50 appearances
Patrick Mills (San Antonio Spurs – USA): 10.1 pts, 2.1 rebs., 1.8 assists, 77 appearances, 29 pts at Portland
Ian O’Leary (Herbalife Gran Canaria – Spain): 5.3 pts., 3.2 rebs
Reda Rhalimi (RSB Berkane – Morocco):
E.J. Rowland (Banvit Basketbol Kuylubu – Turkey): 14.3 pts., 3.5 assists, also playing in Euroleague
Kyle Rowley (Zornotza Saskibaloi Taldea – Spain): 9.4 pts., 9.2 rebs, 28pts/17rebs in recent game
Omar Samhan (Sporting Alexandria – Egypt):
Diamon Simpson (Ironi Nes-Ziona – Israel): 16.4 pts., 8.1 rebs
Clint Steindl (Cairns Taipans – Australia): 7.4 pts, 2.5 rebs, 41% 3pt
Kenton Walker II (Cimarrones Del Choco – Columbia): 6.5 pts, 5.0 rebs, 70% fg in 6 games
Lucas Walker (Melbourne Tigers – Australia): 8.8 pts, 7.2 rebs
Mitchell Young (Cairns Taipans – Australia): 4.5 pts, 3.1 rebs
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SMC men’s soccer practice in pictures

The Saint Mary’s men’s soccer team is a little more than halfway through its spring season before it will take a few days off for spring break next week.

The cameras caught a few images of the Gaels at work and spoke with rising junior Jake Stenberg and senior Andre Rawls after practice.

Click here for a gallery of photos from today’s practice.  A video with highlights and interviews will be posted soon through Gaels Live on

SMC opens its season on the road in upstate New York with matches at Colgate and Syracuse in late August.  The Gaels first home matches are scheduled for Sept. 12 & 14 at Saint Mary’s Stadium.

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