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San Francisco local Eric Ballelos returns to his hometown as new assistant volleyball coach

Jamie R Wells

August 23, 2011

  SF State graduates know they’re not likely to land their dream jobs immediately upon graduation. Recent graduate Eric Ballelos, however, got his dream job before he even finished finals. That is because Ballelos, 29, is the volleyball team’s new assi...

New assistant women's soccer coach relishes transition from player to coach

Kealan Cronin

August 23, 2011

Soccer has always been more than a game for Stephanie Wieger, consuming her life from an early age. She is new to SF State but has been in the soccer game for years, as her favorite hobby turned into her career. “I dread t...

Men's soccer team determined to turn around losing record

Godofredo Vasquez

August 22, 2011

Last year left a sour taste in the mouths of SF State's male soccer players, marking the sixth consecutive season with a losing record. As bleak as that record may sound, however, returning players say they are determined to...

Gator women's soccer veterans expected to impress this season

Godofredo Vasquez

August 22, 2011

Last year the SF State women’s soccer team finished with an 11-5-5 record, a California Collegiate Athletic Association championship, and a ticket to the NCAA tournament. Pretty impressive campaign, especially after finishing ...

Student-advisory role a highlight for runner Fernandez

Godofredo Vasquez

May 17, 2011

For Max Fernandez, cross-country offered a way to get out of fifth period in high school without having to skip class. The idea to join the cross-country team was first brought up by a close friend but he quickly realized ...

Passion for science guides Carly Bliss' future goals

Al Scott

May 17, 2011

For four years Carly Bliss has excelled on the soccer field and in the classroom.  As she prepares to graduate from San Francisco State, her experiences in the city of San Francisco have undoubtedly helped her grow as an individual...

Basketball star Dominique Hunter leaps to bright future

Godofredo Vasquez

May 16, 2011

As Dominique Hunter ends her four-year basketball career at San Francisco State University, she is moving on to bigger and better things. Hunter, 21, played center and became a contributor for the Gators during her first year...

Seniors' sendoff dampened by loss

Sara Donchey

May 10, 2011

Wearily throwing his mitt high above his head, senior pitcher Nic Banaugh walked off the Maloney Field mound Sunday afternoon for the last time as an SF State Gator. In an unfortunate end to the spring 2011 season, the SF State...

Gators track and field team compete in CCAA championships

Al Scott

May 10, 2011

The SF State women's track and field team entered the Al Brenda Track Field at Cal State Stanislaus May 6 in fifth place in the Western Index Regional for outdoor competition. With nationals just a week away, the Gators need...

Phoenix O'Rourke looks to post-basketball future

Juan Martinez

May 9, 2011

The life of a student-athlete is in many ways like a Cirque Du Soleil act. Aside from lifting weights, conditioning and practicing in the off-season, players also have to deal with the same responsibilities as other students. San ...

Gators drop series to Toros

Juan Martinez

May 3, 2011

It was deja vu for the SF State men's baseball team when they lost yet another series, falling to the visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 3-1 over the weekend. With a 14-32 overall record, the Gators have endured a disappoint...

Gators fall to Dominguez Hills

Juan Martinez

May 3, 2011

A combination of sloppy defense and a wind-shortened left-field porch combined to help sink the SF State baseball team 6-4 against Cal State Dominguez Hills in the first game of a four-game series April 29. Though SF State recor...

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