Geyer opens pro golf season at Canadian Tour event

Former Saint Mary’s golfer Ben Geyer opens play today on the PGA Tour Canada’s MacKenzie Tour at the Freedom 55 Financial Open, a 72 hole stoke play event at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, B.C.

The Arbuckle, Calif. native joins the 156-golfer field in competing for the $175,000 total purse and the $31,500 winner’s prize.  In addition, the players will compete for a top position on the season-ending Order of Merit and look to gain access to the Web.com Tour in 2017.

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Levesque earns Spanish League honors

Former Saint Mary’s forward Beau Levesque capped his second successful professional season in Spain recently by earning first team All-Spanish LEB Silver honors by Eurobasket.com.

After helping lead Araberri to the LEB Silver title, the Lafayette native was named the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs and earned All-Import honors by the website.  He finished among the top 10 in the league in rebounds and assists while scoring 13 points per game.

He scored 22 points with 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the playoff final, which awarded Araberri promotion to the LEB Gold division next season.

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Delly, coffee the subject of GQ feature story

Last season, Matthew Dellavedova‘s ritual of drinking coffee about and hour-and-a-half prior to tipoff became national news when he played a significant role in the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ run to the NBA Finals.

Since then, the former Saint Mary’s guard has signed a deal with Cleveland Coffee Company to produce a blend of coffee called “G-Day Mate.”

Check out this feature by GQ writer Alex Wong that outlines how the deal came about and more about Delly’s popularity in Cleveland.

Delly and the Cavs are currently headed into Friday’s game 6 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals against Toronto with a 3-2 series lead.  A Cleveland series victory against the Raptors would ensure a former Saint Mary’s basketball player would appear in a NBA Final in each of the last four seasons.

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Gaels participate in WCC Kids Day ahead of tournament

The Saint Mary’s baseball team participated Wednesday in the West Coast Conference‘s free Kids Clinic at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. The Gaels, along with BYU, Gonzaga and Pepperdine, all acted as instructors for a group of kids from ages 8-12, teaching them skills in hitting, outfield and infield defense, base running and more.

Later in the evening, the Gaels also signed autographs and answered baseball questions from attendees. The teams also helped lead a home run derby by the participants.

Watch the video recapping the event here.

Saint Mary’s begins competition at the 2016 WCC Championship Tournament on Thursday as the No. 1 seed. The Gaels face No. 4 seed Pepperdine at 3 p.m. in the first game of the double-elimination tournament to decide the WCC’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Purchase tickets for the 2016 WCC Championship Tournament, being held Thursday-Saturday at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, less than 90 minutes away from Moraga, by clicking here.

WCC Baseball Championship tickets are currently available at the Stockton Ports Box Office, over the phone at (209) 644-1900, and online at stocktonports.com. Tickets for the tournament start at $6 for students and seniors, and $12 for MVP seating. A special Saint Mary’s event will take place in the Jackson Rancheria Back Porch.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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WCC announces tournament broadcast schedule

The West Coast Conference announced this week the game times accompanying the bracket for the 2016 WCC Baseball Championship Tournament, along with the broadcast schedule for the games.

Every game of the tournament will be streamed live and available free of charge SMCGaels.com’s GaelVision, via TheW.tv, powered by Campus Insiders. Steve Quis (play-by-play), Keith Ramsey (analyst) and Sarah Kezele (on-field reporting) will call all the action live from Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif.

The first pitch of the 2016 WCC Baseball Championship is on Thursday at 3 p.m. PDT, when top-seed Saint Mary’s faces Pepperdine. That game will be followed by BYU vs. Gonzaga at approximately 7 p.m. PDT. Friday’s action gets underway with the first of three games beginning at Noon PDT.

Purchase tickets for the 2016 WCC Championship Tournament, being held Thursday-Saturday at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, less than 90 minutes away from Moraga, by clicking here. WCC Baseball Championship tickets are currently available at the Stockton Ports Box Office, over the phone at (209) 644-1900, and online at stocktonports.com. Tickets for the tournament start at $6 for students and seniors, $12 for MVP seating, and $15 for Club seating.

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SMC athletics staffers welcome home the WCC champs

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Nearly 50 members of the Saint Mary’s athletics staff were at Louis Guisto Field yesterday to greet the 2016 West Coast Conference championship baseball team when it arrived back on campus from its road trip to Oregon.

The Gaels won’t have long to celebrate with the WCC Championships getting underway on Thursday.  SMC is the tournament’s top seed and faces fourth seeded Pepperdine at 3 p.m. in its first round game at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton.

Tickets are available by clicking here.  Tickets for the tournament start at $6 for students and seniors, $12 for adults.  A special Saint Mary’s event will take place in the Jackson Rancheria Back Porch.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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SMC baseball party at WCC Tournament

The Saint Mary’s athletic department will conduct a special event in Stockton Thursday when the WCC champion Gaels baseball team plays its opening WCC Tournament game against Pepperdine Thursday at Banner Island Ballpark.

Beginning at 2 p.m., Gaels fans are invited to the stadium’s Jackson Rancheria Back Porch.  For $30, fans will receive a ticket to the game as well as all you can eat BBQ for 90 minutes starting at game time.  For fans who already have a ticket, the cost will be $18.  Soda and water are included.  All alcoholic beverages are available at additional charge.

To order tickets in advance (encouraged), contact Max Bochman at (209) 644-1911.

Saint Mary’s is the No. 1 seed in the WCC Tournament and will play fourth-seeded Pepperdine at 3 p.m.  For more information, visit SMCGaels.com or the WCC’s Tournament Central website.

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