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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 ...

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 ...

Senior Day Sweep: Gators take all in final home game

April 29, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team won its Senior Day 7-1 Saturday afternoon at Maloney Field, wrapping up a three-game sweep of California State University, Dominguez Hills. Senior pitcher Ryan Bohnet started for the Gators, finishing off his four-year SF State career with one of his best starts of the season. Bohnet went five innings, allowing three ...

Gators sweep doubleheader behind untouchable Hernandez

April 29, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team allowed only two runs Friday at Maloney Field, winning both games of a doubleheader against California State University, Dominguez Hills to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive. The Gators struck first against Toros starting pitcher Joe Bresson, scoring a pair of runs in the first inning. Right fielder Jacob Lopez doubled ...

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, ...

Gators head coach says farewell after historic season

April 27, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball coach Paul Trevor announced that he will not be returning for his eighth season coaching the Gators, signing instead with Stanislaus State University as co-head men’s basketball coach. Trevor’s announcement came in the form of a press release from the SF State athletic department late Wednesday afternoon, triggering a flurry of ...

All work and no pay makes NCAA a poor sport

April 19, 2017 Sports

Student athletes put their blood, sweat and tears, nearly all year round, into school and their sport. They are dedicated to their coaches and their employer, the NCAA, but don’t benefit from their work financially. The NCAA receives $1.1 billion from CBS and Turner for the rights to broadcast March Madness. ESPN pays the NCAA ...

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 fall to Monterey Bay in final home series

April 19, 2017 Sports

The SF State’s women’s softball team came out pumped up for Senior Day, but the excitement died down as the Gators ended up losing to California State University, Monterey Bay 3-6 at home on Saturday, April 15. The reluctancy by head coach Lisa McKinney to proceed with a pitching change proved to be costly as ...

Distance Carnival proves record breaking for SF State athletes

April 5, 2017 Sports

SF State’s track and field team had a record-breaking weekend as it hosted its 10th Annual Distance Carnival March 30-April 1 at Cox Stadium. Distance runner Adriana Calva celebrated breaking her own school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase, an NCAA provisional mark time of 10:39.06, by calling her father to share the news. “I called ...

Former pro catcher helms Gator pitching staff

April 4, 2017 Sports

As of the beginning of this year’s MLB season, 29 of the league’s 30 teams employ a former professional pitcher as their pitching coach. The one team to buck this trend, the Milwaukee Brewers, has former Vanderbilt University pitching coach Derek Johnson in charge of its pitchers. Johnson never played professionally, but over his 11-year ...

Gators bats come alive in battle against Menlo Oaks

April 4, 2017 News Sports

The SF State Gators baseball team’s bats came alive on Tuesday afternoon at Maloney Field as they crushed the Menlo Oaks 17-2. The parade of runs started early as the Gators batted around the order, scoring six runs in the first inning. After starting pitcher Grant Vogenthaler pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the top half ...

Gators strand 11, lose rubber match to San Bernardino

April 2, 2017 Sports

The Gators lost a tight 3-2 game in the rubber match of their series against California State University, San Bernardino on Sunday at Maloney Field. Gator’s starting pitcher Dillon Houser kicked off the game with a 1-2-3 first inning, getting a ground out and two fly outs. Third baseman Sam Schmidt doubled to right field ...

Nicholson heats up as Gators split doubleheader with Sonoma State

March 30, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team matched its season high for runs in a game, scoring 12 in game one of a doubleheader with Sonoma State University on Wednesday. The Sonoma State Seawolves jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the second inning of game one, chasing Gator starter Jack Cornish from the game. The Gators, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Leading ladies in Bay Area sports break down gender bias

March 10, 2017 Sports

The Women in Sports Symposium held at SF State was a jump-start to Women’s History Month, emphasizing the role of women in the sports field. The symposium, held the last day of February, served as a preface to the matriarchal month. Hosted by CSN Bay Area anchor Kelli Johnson and moderated by pioneer sports journalist ...

All-Conference Gators leading the way in historic season

March 10, 2017 Sports

Although they fell short in the CCAA championship game against University of California, San Diego Saturday night, the Gators are having an extraordinary season. This point was highlighted this weekend when four players of this year’s men’s basketball team were named to the CCAA All Conference Team members. Junior and senior guards Warren Jackson and ...

Gators hit bump in road to NCAA Championship

March 5, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball hit a bump in their road to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball West Regional, but they still have a shot in the game. The Gators faced-off against number 1 seeded University of California, San Diego Tritons in the championship game of the CCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the ...

Student athletes help to combat Bay Area hunger

February 18, 2017 Sports

SF State’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting its seventh annual food drive this week, Feb. 19 through Feb. 25, where proceeds go to the SF-Marin Food Bank. The food drive, started in 2011, asks that all 13 schools in the California Collegiate Athletic Association gather donations that are then given to a local food bank ...

Gator women find their groove

February 17, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s basketball defeated California State University, Dominguez Hills 73-68 at The Swamp tonight, giving the Gators their first win since their recent 17-game losing streak. The Gators had the Toros by the horns for a majority of the game, holding the lead for a majority of the first half of the game. Senior ...

Gators guard takes charge

February 15, 2017 Sports

Junior guard Warren Jackson stood near half-court with an ear-to-ear smile on his face. The buzzer had just sounded on a thrilling overtime win against California State University Stanislaus. Gators head coach Paul Trevor turned from shaking hands with the Stanislaus coach when he saw Jackson and the two immediately engaged in an emotional hug. ...

SF State adds award winning sports information director

February 15, 2017 Sports

After the departure of sports information director Joe Danahey at the end of 2016, SF State’s athletic department hired Brandon Davis as acting associate director of athletics for communications and fan development. Davis, 32, is a graduate of Dominican University of California, where he worked for the last 10 years. He won two PacWest Conference ...

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 ...