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Gators win it all

May 8, 2018 Sports

For the first time in SF State’s track and field program history they won the conference championship. The Gators had 11 first-place finishers over the weekend, coming from the 8th-ranked position to do so. With time spent during the season as the top-ranked team in the country, the conference title was well within reach. Head ...

Softball team honors seniors before last games of the season

May 2, 2018 Sports

SF State’s softball team wrapped up their season on Saturday, April 28 with a doubleheader against Chico State on the Gator’s home field. Before the pair of games began, the Gators honored their soon-to-be-gone seniors Lindsey Cassidy, Sara Higa, Angelica Terrel, Delanie Chrisman, Madison Collins and Mallory Cleveland with flowers and applause,. Each senior played ...

Prime time

April 17, 2018 Multimedia 1 Comment

Though new to campus, junior Jhaina Stephens, also known as “Prime” or “JJ,” has made her presence on the court immediately felt posting 13 points and 9 rebounds in her first regular season game as a gator. The 6’1” forward would go on to average 15 points and 10 rebounds per game, and rank 37th ...

Upcoming baseball and softball games

April 11, 2018 Multimedia Sports

The graphic displays the upcoming games for the SF State baseball (13-19) and softball (18-24) teams for the month of April. It also includes statistics regarding the teams’ season record thus far. The data was collected  from the SF State Athletics website to show the number of wins and losses for both teams during home, ...

Gators use bullpen for victory

April 4, 2018 Sports

A stable of pitchers and a breakout fifth inning helped The Gators return to winning ways with a 6-1 victory over the Holy Names Hawks on Monday, April 2 at Maloney Field. SF State erased a one-run deficit in the fifth, in which they put up four runs off RBI singles by junior left fielder ...

Gators use bullpen for victory

April 4, 2018 Sports

A stable of pitchers and a breakout fifth inning helped the Gators return to winning ways with a 6-1 victory over Holy Names on Monday, April 2 at Maloney Field. SF State erased a one-run deficit in the fifth, in which they put up four runs off RBI singles by junior left fielder Harley Lopez ...

SF State appoints new athletic director

March 29, 2018 News Sports

SF State has found its new athletic director, and she comes with Gator ties. Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins was officially announced as athletic director on Thursday, March 29. Shrieve-Hawkins’ most recent position was as associate athletic director at Saint Mary’s. She “supervised multiple sports programs, academic and student services, sports medicine, strength and conditioning and internal operations,” ...

Welch provides the juice

March 15, 2018 Sports

SF State’s wrestling team discovered that for them, positivity and success go hand-in-hand. After a dismal 2017 season in which no Gator was a national qualifier, 2018 was a bounce-back campaign. “Our goal this season was to get qualifiers, and we accomplished that,” said head coach Jason Welch, who just completed his first season with the ...

Gators close out weekend with a win, take series 3-1

March 12, 2018 Sports

The men’s baseball team started their Sunday off right with a narrow victory against Cal State San Marcos on March 11 at Maloney Field. The final score of the game was 9-7. The Gators managed to edge past the visitors on their home field after suffering a 10-4 loss on Saturday to take the series, ...

Track the progress, field the results

February 28, 2018 Sports

In life, we are often defined by the choices we make. Sometimes they’re small choices, like what to eat for breakfast or what shoes to put on before leaving the house. Other times, these choices can be a lot bigger, with life-altering consequences. For senior Simone Reynolds, a thrower on the women’s track and field ...

Four seniors, one last opportunity

February 26, 2018 Sports

While The Swamp is always packed on game nights, the crowd was a little bit different on Saturday, Feb 24. Instead of being filled with SF State students, the majority of the crowd was made up of friends and family members of the four men’s basketball seniors. Before the game started, the seniors were escorted ...

SF State unable to get bats going in series opener to Stanislaus State

February 24, 2018 Sports

SF State lost their series opener, 2-0, to the Stanislaus State Warriors at Maloney Field on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23. The Gators were coming off a tough four-game series with seventh-ranked UC San Diego where they earned their first two wins. Head coach Tony Schifano gave senior pitcher Matt Hernandez the start following a spectacular ...

Started from the mat, now we’re here

February 21, 2018 Sports

What a difference a few months can make. After being unsure of the state of their wrestling team coming into 2018, SF State wrestlers are capitalizing on a revitalized program. “Starting the season we were all scared, like, ‘Oh, the program might get dropped,’ until now — we’re 25th in the nation,” said redshirt senior ...

SF State wins doubleheader 6-1, 7-0

February 21, 2018 Sports

SF State softball won both games of a doubleheader against Notre Dame De Namur on Monday, Feb. 19 at SFSU Softball Field by scores of 6-1 and 7-0. The team won the first game by opening with a two-run first inning, and they never looked back. They added a run in the second frame but ...

Gators past and present face off in alumni game

February 14, 2018 Sports

The Women’s soccer alumni returned to SF State’s Cox Field on Saturday as teachers, engineers, pharmacists and coaches. For a short time, they were Gators once again. A small crowd of about 30 friends and family were in attendance to watch the alumni, who fielded 19 former players from the SF State soccer program including ...

Women’s rugby team on the rise

February 14, 2018 Sports

A small, but tightly knit group of women is working hard to fuel the up-and-coming women’s rugby team at SF State. Sophomore Hailey House is the founder and captain of the team. House originally played on the women’s team at the University of San Francisco, where she noticed that a good portion of the team ...

SF State goes extra innings in loss to Academy of Art

February 13, 2018 Sports

SF State baseball forced extra innings but could not seal the deal in their loss to Academy of Art on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Gators took on the Urban Knights at Maloney Field, looking to grab their first win after dropping their first four games to Azusa Pacific University. In Tuesday’s contest, head coach Tony ...

It’s mind over matter on the track

February 6, 2018 Sports

SF State’s women’s track and field team attributes this season’s steady success to hard work and calm minds. After returning from the University of Washington Invite in Seattle on Jan. 27, the team moved up in the national rankings from fifth to fourth place, simultaneously making history for SF State’s track and field program. “I ...

New techniques lead to rugby success

February 4, 2018 Sports 2 Comments

On a very sunny Saturday afternoon, the SF State rugby club won 41-15 against Fresno State, elevating their season’s record to 1-1. The team has seen drastic improvement in their performance recently thanks to techniques that their head coach, Wade Hess, has introduced. Hess joined the club at the very end of the spring 2017 ...

Spirits crushed on Spirit Night IV

February 3, 2018 Sports

After a stress-inducing close game against Cal State San Marcos, the SF State women’s basketball team suffered a 62-58 loss on Spirit Night IV at The Swamp on Friday, Feb. 2. The team was looking to continue their success after breaking an eight-game losing streak last Saturday against Stanislaus State, but a three point shot ...

SF State unable to keep up with Azusa Pacific in doubleheader

February 3, 2018 Sports

SF State’s baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader, 11-3 and 4-0, against the 25th ranked Azusa Pacific Cougars on Friday, Feb. 2nd at Maloney Field. Senior pitcher Dillon Houser was given his first start of the season in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. The day looked promising for the Gators when Houser’s excellent ...

Gators drop home opener to Azusa Pacific University 7-3

February 2, 2018 Sports

SF State baseball lost their season opener against the Azusa Pacific Cougars 7-3 on Thursday, Feb. 1 at newly renovated Maloney Field. A 5th inning grand slam by Azusa Pacific’s Sophomore 2nd baseman Nick Estrella ruined what had been a masterful and controlled outing for SF State’s Senior pitcher Matt Hernandez. SF State head baseball ...

New season, new home comforts

January 31, 2018 Sports

Gator baseball will open the 2018 season with upgrades to Maloney Field, as well as free admission to home games for students. The improvements at The Swamp include an upgraded sound system and speakers, new dugout seats and a larger scoreboard that is still being completed. Maloney has also received enhancements the past two offseasons. In 2016, ...

Gators softball? Anything but soft

January 24, 2018 Sports

Change can be scary, but for SF State softball, change is nothing new. After finishing no higher than 6th place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in the past three seasons, SF State’s softball team is ready for redemption. The six seniors will have to help lead a team laden with freshmen and transfers. They’ll ...

Hard work, teamwork, lifelong memories

December 13, 2017 Multimedia Sports

Mandatory morning lifts, classes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., practice from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., home to shower and eat and then homework. This is every day life for SF State senior pitcher Jordan Yrastorza. It is also similar to the lives of athletes in other sports as they work to balance education ...

Taking a knee at SF State

November 3, 2017 News Sports

It’s more than just the national anthem. It’s greater than lining up in single fashion, putting your right hand over your heart and standing in respect for the American flag. Two San Francisco State soccer players kneeled during the national anthem prior to their match against Sonoma State on Saturday. Taking a knee is a ...

Ayala-Hil looks to improve upon first season at SF State

May 11, 2017 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team is back to practice in preparation for their upcoming fall season after completing their 2016 regular season with a 9-6-2 overall record, only four points from a playoff berth. Head coach Javier Ayala-Hil was added to the Gator family last fall, two weeks prior to the first match. Ayala-Hil’s ...

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 ...

Inglima steps up as new head coach of Gators men’s basketball

May 9, 2017 Sports

Assistant coach Vince Inglima was named interim head coach of the SF State men’s basketball team after Paul Trevor, head coach of seven years, announced his departure to Stanislaus State April 26. Inglima was hired as Trevor’s lead assistant coach in 2013. During his time as Trevor’s right-hand man, Inglima has experienced the growth of ...

Women’s soccer team prepares to shine in fall season

May 5, 2017 Sports

Walking by Cox Stadium weekdays around noon, voices of women shouting and whistles blowing can be heard from the distance. The smell of freshly cut grass permeates the cool spring air and the sound of cleats striking a soccer ball echoes on the east side of campus. The SF State women’s soccer team is training ...

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) ...

Gator seniors leave lasting impression

May 2, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team played its final home game Saturday, paying homage to its nine seniors as well as showcasing future talent. The Gators, along with athletic director Charles Guthrie, honored two pitchers (Ryan Bohnet, Brent Montgomery), four infielders (Bryce Brooks, Chris Nicholson, TJ Conroy, Mike Phelan) and three outfielders (Jacob Lopez, Noeh Martinez, Myles ...