Saint Mary’s College baseball head coach Eric Valenzuela recently conducted an interview with the college baseball blog site collegebaseballdaily.com. Valenzuela answered a variety of questions including his outlook on the upcoming 2016 season, top returners and newcomers, and his impact on the program entering his third year.
Our philosophy is to recruit and develop the best players in the country. How do we attract the best players on the West Coast and in the country is by providing them the whole student-athlete experience. Offering them a powerful private school degree and developing them into the best baseball player possible and doing it in one of the most beautiful areas in the country.
— SMC Head Coach Eric Valenzuela
Read the rest of the interview by clicking here. The Gaels open their 2016 season at home on Feb. 19 versus Seattle University. Find the rest of Saint Mary’s schedule by clicking here.
Fans attending today’s men’s basketball game against CSU Bakersfield can receive $5 off a general admission ticket with a donation of a canned food item. Tickets can be purchased in person beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the SMC Athletic Ticket Office.
All donations will be provided to the Monument Crisis Center in Concord.
The Gaels host CSU Bakersfield at 5 p.m. in McKeon Pavilion. The game will be streamed live in HD worldwide via GaelVision on SMCGaels.com and will be televised on SD channel 104 on Comcast/Xfinity throughout Northern and Central California. Dave Lewis, Alex Jensen and Jessica Vo will provide the in-game analysis.
Saint Mary’s is a second home for many students who attend the college. And for student-athletes, their sport’s facilities are even more of a sacred space. The last time they suit up and play on that court or on that field is a special moment they’ll hold on to for the rest of their lives.
17 soccer student-athletes were honored at Saint Mary’s Stadium and joined by their families and supporters on a pair of senior days earlier this month. The Men’s Soccer program honored ten student-athletes and contributors to the team and the Women’s Soccer program honored seven student-athletes. Check out the videos capturing the entire Senior Day ceremonies for both teams.
Watch the Men’s Senior Day video and browse through the Photo Gallery.
Watch the Women’s Senior Day video and browse through the Photo Gallery.
For the second straight season, Comcast Hometown Network will televise three Saint Mary’s men’s basketball games. The broadcast team of Dave Lewis, Alex Jensen and Jessica Vo will call the Gaels’ home contests against CSU Bakersfield (Sunday, Nov. 29), UC Irvine (Sunday, Dec. 6) and Cal Poly (Monday, Dec. 14).
Comcast Hometown Network is located on SD channel 104 on Comcast systems throughout Northern California. The games will not be available with other cable television outlets or on DirecTV or Dish but will be streamed live on SMCGaels.com.
In addition to the CHN telecast, every SMC home game not televised by ESPN will feature a live video stream in high definition through GaelVision on SMCGaels.com. There is no subscription fee and the stream is available worldwide on a variety of platforms, including tablets, smartphones and computers.
Former Saint Mary’s center Omar Samhan is joining the legion of Gaels playing professional basketball in Australia. The San Ramon native signed to play for the North West Tall Timbers Thunder and is expected to join the team in early February.
He joins Ben Allen, Matthew Hodgson, Stephen Holt, Garrett Jackson, Daniel Kickert, Clint Steindl, Lucas Walker and Mitchell Young by playing professionally in Australia.
All total, 24 former Saint Mary’s players are currently playing professionally throughout the world in eight different countries.
Former Saint Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova set a career high with 13 assists last night as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 115-100 at Quicken Loans Arena. He also scored 7 points and the Cavaliers registered a +16 when he was on the court.
The Cavs return to action tomorrow night at Atlanta.
Just in time for its Navy/Red World Series, the Saint Mary’s College baseball team recently installed a brand-new speaker system at Louis Guisto Field.
The new speaker system was donated by former Saint Mary’s player Martin Agosta. It included about 500 feet of new wiring and four brand new projectable speakers mounted to each of the four poles making up the Louis Guisto field backstop.
Adding the new speaker system to Louis Guisto Field, generously donated by former Gael and current San Francisco Giants minor leaguer Martin Agosta, is an exciting step forward. It will add excitement and enjoyment to our players and fans. Thanks again Martin! — SMC Head Coach Eric Valenzuela
The Gaels begin their Fall World Series today (Thursday) and play the three-game series through Saturday. Get more information about the series here. Saint Mary’s begins its 2016 regular season on Feb. 19 versus Seattle University. See the Gaels’ full 2016 schedule here.