SF State athletes strive to stay in shape during offseason

May 9, 2012 Sports

For many students the summer is the perfect time to unwind from the monotony of the semester, but student athletes don’t have that luxury. Their summers are the time to increase training and prepare for the next competitive season. During a team’s athletic season, an immense amount of pain, sweat and determination goes into games ...

SF State freshmen try to avoid infamous freshman 15

May 9, 2012

At the end of the semester, in a flurry of finals and stress-ridden assignments, many students can look back at the late-night Village Market pizza and the decision to take the elevator to the second floor with nothing but regret – and the freshman 15. The term refers to gaining 15 pounds within the first ...

SF State goalkeeper hopes to further career as soccer coach

May 5, 2012 Sports

Mike McNeill eats, sleeps and breathes soccer, but his time as a player is almost up. The goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team is finishing his athletic collegiate career in his junior year, but refuses to let the game go. McNeill, who was accepted into the 2012 NCAA National Career in Sports Forum, which will ...

Sonoma State pitcher shuts down SF State softball at home

April 20, 2012 News Sports

Sonoma State’s starting pitcher Samantha Lipperd dominated SF State’s softball team earlier today by keeping the Gators scoreless in back to back games. Coming into the matchup, Lipperd was leading all three divisions in the NCAA for strikeouts. After a total of  28 strikeouts in both games against the Gators her grand total is now 360 ...

Gator softball sweeps Cal State Stanislaus in tight back-to-back games

April 17, 2012 Sports

The SF State softball team snapped a four-game losing streak after sweeping the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors in the doubleheader Tuesday. The Gators managed to grab the win with clutch-hitting in the waning moments of both games. Early errors in game one resulted in two runs for the Warriors in the first inning. However, the lead didn’t ...

Japanese culture on display at 45th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

April 17, 2012 Life

The 45th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off Saturday in San Francisco’s Japantown. The four-day event celebrates the arrival of spring and pays homage to the rich Japanese culture and tradition. The festival was originally conceived by Japanese and Japanese American community leaders by using the blooming cherry blossom trees to signify the ...

SF State track and field athletes excel at national championships

March 14, 2012 Sports

Whether they propel a metal ball or their bodies through the air, three track and field athletes have managed to excel to the highest level of collegiate competition. Sophomore Keenya McDaniel and seniors Meagen Moiola and Luisa Musika represented SF State in three events at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Indoor Track and Field ...

SF State men's basketball bench players prove their value

March 7, 2012 Sports

For SF State men’s basketball team, the athletes coming off the bench have enhanced the team’s success by outscoring opposing benches in 19 games. The 2011-2012 season for the team ended with a losing record, despite close games and strong efforts. Head coach Paul Trevor has speculated as to what went wrong this season, but the ...

SF State alumnus Ernie Munoz returns as softball coach

February 8, 2012 Sports

Collegiate athletes are lucky to be remembered through honorary mentions or record-breaking seasons. Upon graduation, most athletes leave their respective colleges and reflect on their team members and coaching staff fondly, but rarely do these players get to again be a part of sports at their alma mater. That precise opportunity was presented to SF ...

SF State's Nefi Perdomo moves to 9th on all-time scoring list

January 31, 2012 Sports

Last week SF State junior shooting guard Nefi Perdomo surpassed the 1,000 point mark for his career total, becoming only the 12th player in the school’s history to reach this milestone. With 1,033 points under his belt, Perdomo moves into ninth place on the all-time scoring list. Higher-level college players generally achieve this feat sometime ...