End of the year awards and accolades continue to roll in now that the West Coast Conference baseball season is over and three Gaels earned a new set of honors over the weekend as College Sports Madness named its All-WCC teams.
Just a week after earning the same distinction from the WCC, Saint Mary’s third baseman Anthony Villa landed on the first team for his work at the plate and at the hot corner. The Danville, Calif. native hit .343 this season and tied for the team lead in RBI with 39. Infielder Zach Kirtley and outfielder/pitcher Anthony Gonsolin were also honored, each receiving a spot on the second team.
Villa, Kirtley and Gonsolin will all continue to develop their skills this summer as each travels to a new locale for the offseason. Villa is set to play for the Quincy Gems of the Prospect League, Kirtley will take the field with the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League and Gonsolin will play for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League. To track the progress of each Gael playing summer ball this year, click here.
Former Saint Mary’s center Matthew Hodgson has been invited to participate in a 16-man training camp in preparation for the 2015 World University Games this summer. The team will be reduced to a 12-player side that will represent Australia at the Games, which take place July 3-14 in South Korea.
The invitees will travel to Canberra for a training camp on June 14, with a final team of 12 to be decided over the following days. They will then head to China for several warm-up games before the games get underway.
Hodgson, a native of Booval, Queensland, lettered two seasons at Saint Mary’s – in 2013 and 2014. He played in 66 games and averaged 3.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game after transferring to SMC after two seasons at Southern Utah.
Looking for a place to watch former Saint Mary’s basketball star Matthew Dellavedova and the Cleveland Cavaliers play in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals? Join other Gael fans at Stadium Pub in Walnut Creek!
The site of Randy Bennett’s radio show the last few years, Stadium Pub will show each of the games on several of its large screen televisions.
The Cavaliers face Atlanta in the best-of-7 series beginning tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m. on TNT.
The Jewish Sports Review has named Carli Rosenthal to its 2014-15 All-America Team, it was announced earlier this month in its May/June publication.
Rosenthal was one of just six division I players to earn the All-American honor, along with Camille Mahlknecht (CSUN), Arron Zimmerman (American), Sophie Bikofsky (Brown), Alex Cohen (Northwestern) and Jamie Kaplan (Tulane).
Rosenthal started in all 34 games this season, averaging 6.7 ppg and 8.1 rpg, being the Gaels top defender in the paint. She also had season highs of 14 points and 16 rebounds, including 13 double-digit rebound games and seven games scoring in double figures.
Rosenthal was a West Coast Conference honorable mention selection this past senior year.
Former Saint Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova stole the show last night as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Chicago 94-73 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fifth time in franchise history. With starting point guard Kyrie Irving on the bench with an injury, Delly scored 11 of his team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and made several key defensive plays that clinched the victory.
Former Saint Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova dished out 9 assists and scored 9 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers even its NBA playoff series against the Chicago Bulls at one game apiece last night with a 106-91 victory.
The two teams return to action Friday (5 p.m., ESPN) and Sunday (12:30 p.m., ABC) in Chicago. The series returns to Cleveland on Tuesday.
In 67 regular season games, Dellavedova averaged 4.8 points and 3 assists per game as the Cavaliers won the NBA’s Central Division title with a 53-29 record.
The Moraga Community Faire & Car Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 at the town’s Rheem Valley Shopping Center – offering a wonderful opportunity for a “family fun day” on the day before Mother’s Day.
Children will enjoy hands-on crafts and will be delighted to discover the climbing wall, bounce house and fun carnival games.
Grab a quick lunch at the food trucks, which will be offering sliders, BBQ, smoothies and ice cream, and then watch local celebrities get soaked in the Dunk Tank. Check out the amazing classic cars, or stroll down the artist alley to find the perfect gift from a wide range of artists.
Free to attend, the Moraga Community Faire & Car Show is organized and sponsored by the Moraga Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visitwww.moragachamber.org/faire.