Long distance: Worth it?

November 1, 2017 Opinion

I never imagined myself in a long distance relationship. I’ve been in two LDRs: one that fell apart and one that stands strong to this day. Distance is something that shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to someone that you love and care for. Even with distance involved, it takes effort, patience, understanding and ...

How Gators get to the swamp

October 10, 2017 Life Sports

The recruitment process to turn an athlete into a Gator athlete isn’t as strenuous as one may think. At San Francisco State, each sport goes through its own unique recruitment process by means of determining who would be a good fit for the team and the SF State community. For fall sports, athletes are recruited ...

Gators lose first league game to ranked Coyotes

September 16, 2017 Sports

SF State’s women’s volleyball team lost last night in a 3-1 battle against nationally ranked California State University, San Bernardino. SF State gators showed signs of miscommunication during the first set by letting balls hit the ground between players, as well as serving into the net and missing shots out of bounds. The Gators lessened ...

Mashouf opens for SF State

August 23, 2017 News 1 Comment

The Mashouf Wellness Center opens its doors to SF State’s campus on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and students, faculty and staff are eagerly awaiting its arrival. The center, available to students, faculty and staff, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in the main entrance plaza on Tuesday, Aug. 29 12:30 p.m. to kick off its grand ...

Record-breaking Gators look to take on Nationals

May 9, 2017 Sports

SF State’s track and field team will send a record nine athletes to compete at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Championships beginning May 25 in Bradenton, Florida. This accomplishment comes on the heels of the Gators’ record-breaking season, which continued this past weekend at the CCAA Championships where the Gator women finished second with ...

Senior softball pitcher takes career overseas

May 2, 2017 Sports

Many DII athletes say goodbye to their sport after college graduation, but not senior softball pitcher Megan Clark. Clark is spending her final days as a Gator preparing to take her athletic career overseas this summer. After recording her 36th win on April 9 against Sonoma State University, Clark surpassed Gator alumna Audrey Nauer (1990-1994) ...

Clark dominates as Gators finish strong final games of the season

April 29, 2017 Sports

In the final games of the 2017 spring season, SF State women’s softball team walked away with two big wins against the Holy Names University Hawks on Friday at the SF State softball field. Starting pitcher Megan Clark scattered two hits across five innings as the Gators shut out the Hawks 9-0. In game one, ...

Final shot: Alex Jones shines in last season at SF State

April 20, 2017 Sports

The track and field season may still be in progress, but it has already proven to be triumphant for senior Alexandra Jones. Jones excelled at a fast pace, recently reaching her provisional shot put record indoors as well as ranking all-region in shot put during the Kim Duyst Invitational on March 5 in Turlock, California. ...

Bohnet dominates as Gators split series with Monterey

April 19, 2017 Sports

SF State baseball team split their series with California State University, Monterey Bay (22-14) on April 15. Starting pitcher of game one Ryan Bohnet (2-6) started off rocky but quickly fell into a rhythm and tossed eight strong innings, seven shutout, against the Otters as he gave up six hits with eight strikeouts and no ...

Gators use spring break to train

March 29, 2017 Sports

For many students at SF State spring break is a time to head back home or go on vacation. However for Gator athletes, spring break means added time for their craft. According to the Next College Student Athlete website, spring break can be a critical time for athletes looking to play at the college level ...

Gators drop game one in series against Tritons

March 17, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s baseball dropped their first series game 6-2 against nationally-ranked team University of California, San Diego on Thursday, March 16. “We prepared like we always do, staying consistent with our work and we knew we have to play our best if we want to win,” catcher Johnny Juarez said. Juarez went 3-4 on ...

Gators split series with nationally-ranked Wildcats

March 15, 2017 Sports

The Gators battled their hearts out but were unable to shut out nationally-ranked number six Chico State University in the second half of the softball series Wednesday, March 15 at SF State. First game pitcher Megan Clark had a strong hand hovering over the Wildcats and was able to keep them from reaching home plate ...

Gators take down sixth in nation in first half of series

March 15, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball team took an early 2-0 series lead against nationally-ranked Chico State University during Tuesday’s double-header. First game pitcher Megan Clark threw a complete game against the sixth ranking Wildcats, holding them to just four hits and one run in a 4-1 win. Clark was just one short pop up away from ...

Pitching variance in baseball and softball

March 15, 2017 Sports

Although similar in concept, baseball and softball differ when it comes to one of the most important aspects of the game — pitching. Baseball became recognized as an official sport in the 1840s and since then has taken the athletic world by storm, becoming one of America’s favorite pastimes. A key part of the game ...

Gators manage series split in extra innings

March 11, 2017 Sports

SF State’s women’s softball team walked away with a 2-2 record against California State University San Marcos Saturday as they split the final two games. Gator pitcher Lindsey Cassidy put up a strong fight against the Cougars in game one but eventually fell 2-3 after a late rally wasn’t enough to grab the win. Both ...

SF State splits series with San Marcos

March 10, 2017 Sports

In a double header against California State University, San Marcos Friday, the Gators walked away splitting the games in half 6-1 and 1-2. In game one, Gator pitcher Megan Clark came out and held on strong, not allowing the Cougars to score through seven innings. At the top of the second inning, first baseman Sara ...

Gators fall to Lumberjacks in series

February 25, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball team dropped their series against number one-ranked Humboldt State University after back-to-back losses today. In game one of the Saturday double-header Gator pitcher Megan Clark allowed four hits and two runs during a complete game. Both the Gators and Lumberjacks remained quiet through the first inning. However, the bottom of the ...

New trainer provides care and camaraderie

February 15, 2017 Sports

Behind every athlete is a great coach, teammate and trainer. Graduate assistant athletic trainer Phil Littlejohn is the newest addition to the Gators’ sports medicine team behind the athletes. Originally from rural New York, Littlejohn received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. After coming to California, he accepted the position ...

Gators split series with Pioneers

February 13, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball team lost both double header games on Sunday afternoon, 1-2 and 4-5, splitting the series with California State East Bay 2-2 for the weekend. Starting pitcher of the first game, Lindsey Cassidy, silenced the Pioneers for two innings until the team managed to score with a deep fly ball to left ...

Gators take a bite out of the Pioneers with back-to-back wins

February 13, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball walked away with two wins Saturday afternoon against California State University, East Bay 6-5 and 6-3. Senior pitcher Megan Clark started the Gators off during the first game and both teams went scoreless through the first. East Bay put themselves ahead on the board in the top of the second as ...

Reta or not, injury cannot stop softball captain

February 1, 2017 Sports

It’s hard to bounce back from an athletic injury but for SF State senior and softball captain Gabby Reta, it was only a minor setback that motivated her to rise and lead a team. Originally from Tustin, California, Reta committed to playing for SF State in her junior year of high school and has been ...