Mills featured in Sports Illustrated

Highly accomplished author Alexander Wolff wrote this excellent in-depth article for Sports Illustrated about former Saint Mary’s and current San Antonio Spurs guard Patrick Mills.

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WBK | Kate Gaze Re-Signs With Townsville Fire

Former Saint Mary’s women’s basketball hoopster Kate Gaze has re-signed with the Townsville Fire, just weeks after helping Townsville to its WNBL title in Australia.

Gaze spent much of the season playing back-up guard to legend Rachael McCully who retired at the end of the Championship run. Gaze is now expected to see an increased role as Townsville aims for back-to-back championships.

After graduating from Saint Mary’s in 2014, Gaze has taken her game to new levels with the Townsville Fire and continues to be a fan favorite, just like her Moraga days. This winter in Australia, Gaze will play winter-ball with Frankston in the South East Australian Basketball League.

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Jensen Making Big Impression With Dodgers

If Spring Training is a player’s best chance to show a new organization what he’s capable of, count former Saint Mary’s baseball player Kyle Jensen as one of those making a tremendous first impression this year.

In camp with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a non-roster invitee, Jensen is among the team leaders in several statistical categories entering Thursday’s Cactus League action. He’s hitting .389 (7 for 18) with a team-high two home runs, six RBI and eight runs scored in just 13 games played. Having been traded from the Marlins to the Dodgers in the offseason, Jensen is playing outfield and first base for his new team.

Oh, and then there was that night Jensen found himself on first base when the Dodgers debuted their newest pitching prospect. Fast forward to about 2:55 on the clip below to see Jensen get in the action with a crafty right-hander named Will Ferrell. Video is courtesy of MLB.com and the Dodgers.

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SMC Men’s Soccer wins opening spring game

Spring TeamThe Saint Mary’s men’s soccer team won its opening game of its 2015 spring season with a 2-0 decision over visiting BYU.  First half goals from Carlo Eikani and Jake Stenberg provided SMC the victory.

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SMC students enjoy new Alioto Recreation Center

Contributors to the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center were on hand yesterday for the official opening of the recently completed $23.5 million facility that will make a major impact on student life at Saint Mary’s.

The Contra Costa Times filed this report that includes photos of the opening of the state-of-the-art facility that is available for use by all students and, for a small fee, current SMC faculty and staff.

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Hometown Paper Profiles Ferguson

Throughout a standout prep career at Santa Cruz High and through four years at Saint Mary’s, the Santa Cruz Sentinel has always done a great job of keeping tabs on one of its local standouts, Gaels first baseman Collin Ferguson. So, it came as no surprise that the paper took the time to chat with the Gaels’ senior after his incredible weekend at Utah Valley. Sentinel sportswriter Juan Reyes asked Ferguson about the first 16 games of the season and what the team expects moving forward in this week’s County Connections spotlight.

Ferguson and the Gaels start West Coast Conference play this weekend when they host Pacific for three games at Louis Guisto Field. Game one is scheduled for a 3 p.m. first pitch on Friday, and both Saturday and Sunday games will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are available by clicking the Tickets link on SMCGaels.com or by calling the SMC Athletic Ticket Office at (925) 631-GoTx.

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Ferguson Earns College Sports Madness Award

Saint Mary’s first baseman Collin Ferguson added to his award-filled week on Tuesday when College Sports Madness named him its West Coast Conference Player of the Week. The organization, which honors one player and pitcher from each conference every week, covers college athletics throughout the season.

Ferguson has already been named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and WCC Player of the Week for a tremendous trip to Utah Valley. He and the Gaels will be back in action this weekend when they host Pacific for three games beginning on Friday. First pitch for the series opener is set for 3 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday’s games will both begin at 1 p.m. Tickets for all three games can be purchased by calling the SMC Athletic Ticket Office at (925) 631-GoTx or by clicking the Tickets link on SMCGaels.com.

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