Athletes must commit young to bring greatness to U.S. soccer

November 30, 2015 Opinion

All eyes locked onto Jordan Morris after an unusual deflection gave the U.S. Men’s National Team rookie an opportunity for a debut goal. A slick touch of the ball and a cheeky nutmeg of the goalkeeper later, and the college boy turned international wunderkind was pulling off his best FIFA 16-inspired fist pump celebration for his first international ...

SF State alum honored for Hall of Fame success

November 9, 2015 Sports

When Kevin Anderson picked up a phone call from the SF State Alumni Association, he didn’t react, because he thought someone was playing a practical joke on him. Once Anderson, the athletic director at the University of Maryland, realized he was being honored by his alma mater with an Alumni Hall of Fame induction, he said he ...

Interactive: SF State student digs record reaches all-time high

October 27, 2015 Multimedia

    EXPLORE THROUGH THE BLUE STARS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLAYERS. A dig is a defensive statistic in volleyball that is awarded when a player keeps a ball in play that would have otherwise registered a point for the opposing team. Jessica Nicerio, a senior libero, stands center court in ready position. She stands alone as ...

Gators take ax to Humboldt State Lumberjacks

October 16, 2015 Sports

With the score at 24-15 in the third and final set of SF State’s victory over visiting Humboldt State University, the crowd rose to their feet, chanting and begging for the finishing blow. The women’s volleyball team delivered. The Gators rode their hot run of form once again against conference foes Humboldt, grabbing a key win in ...

Racial assumptions erode heritage

October 13, 2015 Opinion

Sometimes it happens when I meet someone who only speaks Spanish and assumes the same of me. Other times it happens on the soccer field after a joyous outcry of “Golazo!” No matter what the scenario is, I’ve come to terms with the fact that at some point after meeting me, people will ask me if I’m Mexican. For a claim that ...

Volleyball player stays humble despite success

October 5, 2015 Sports 1 Comment

When asked what makes her a special player, outside hitter Jaclyn Clark’s face turned red with embarrassment as she struggled to compliment herself. Her humility isn’t the attitude one would expect from one of SF State’s all-time greats. Over the past four years on the Gators’ volleyball team, Clark has put up big numbers. Eleven games ...

Gators volleyball thrashes visiting Dominguez Hills

October 3, 2015 Sports

The Gators volleyball team fired on all cylinders on Saturday, dominating the visiting California State University Dominguez Hills in three sets. The team controlled the entire game, leading the three sets by as much as 10, 6 and 12 points respectively. Dominguez Hills led only one time in the match – the first point of the ...

Hitter reaches landmark despite volleyball loss

September 30, 2015 Sports

Although SF State suffered a defeat against visiting Stanislaus State for the second time this season on Tuesday, it was hitter Jaclyn Clark who made the game memorable by becoming the sixth ever Gator to eclipse the 1,000 dig plateau. Clark’s ninth dig of the game and 1,000th of her career came in the third ...

Gators volleyball falls just short in dramatic five set match

September 23, 2015 Sports

The SF State women’s volleyball team suffered a tough defeat at the hands of Chico State at the Swamp Tuesday, in a five set thriller that displayed the tactical aspect of volleyball. “We did a great job in making them change their game,” Coach Jill Muhe said, “When they changed, we would adapt to that, and ...

1st down and 20 years: Looking back on Gators football

September 22, 2015 Sports

Two decades ago, the echoes of fans chanting for the SF State football squad faded from Cox Stadium for the final time, but for former defensive end Harry Overstreet, the memories have remained. “I remember one game, where at halftime, Ol’ (former SF State head coach) Vic Rowen came out screaming at us, Knute Rockne style, ...

Gators in top form for home-opener win

September 8, 2015 Sports 1 Comment

[slideshow_deploy id=’67358′] SF State women’s volleyball came out victorious against Pacific West Conference powerhouse Fresno Pacific University, Tuesday, protecting The Swamp against the Sunbirds in their season home opener. In what was a neck and neck game throughout, with neither team ever leading by more than five points, the Gator women flexed their muscles with a ...

SF State hosts inaugural media day

September 7, 2015 Sports

Teams shared their passion, expectations and hopes for the Fall 2015 season during the SF State athletics department’s inaugural media day press conference Wednesday. Coaches and players from men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and women’s volleyball were in attendance. The speakers provided insight on key players to watch, tactical changes, philosophies ...

Women’s volleyball team anticipates a successful season ahead

September 2, 2015 Sports

It’s all about the team. That’s the philosophy for this year’s women’s volleyball team, according to the players. “Our emphasis so far has been building team chemistry,” said senior captain Jaclyn Clark, who will begin the season as one of SF State’s all-time statistical leaders, ranking in the top 10 in kills, digs and aces. ...