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Gators split series with Pioneers

Gabby Reta up to bat during the double header game against the Cal State Pioneers on Feb. 12, 2017 at San Francisco State University. The Pioneers won both games held on Sunday.  (Christianna Fjelstad/ Xpress)

Reneé Smith
February 13, 2017
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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 de...

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

Teammates run out of the dugout to celebrate SF State Gators’ Celeste Adriano's (12) home run, which broke the 3-3 tie against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the 7th inning brining in two runs on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif., at SF State. The Gators went on to win 5-3 (Mason Rockfellow/Xpress).

Reneé Smith
February 13, 2017
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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...

Gators favor Falcons in Super Bowl LI

Segun Giwa
February 4, 2017
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The Super Bowl may be the largest unofficial sports holiday in American culture with family, friends and sports fans alike celebrating with barbecues and watch parties all across the country. Even if you aren’t necessarily a football fan, chances are the big game is impacting your life in some ...

Graduating student-athletes look ahead to life after sports

Josue De Los Santos
May 18, 2016
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Jaclyn Clark One thing every graduating senior can probably agree on is how quickly their college journey passed. Some student-athletes have primarily focused on their sport and academics during their time at SF State, so there hasn’t been time for them to gain real-world experience. At least t...

Student Athletes Awarded at Annual Banquet

SF State men's cross country team stand on the stage during student athlete awards banquet at SF State Student Event Center Tuesday, May.10. (Qing Huang/Xpress)

Christopher Contreras
May 11, 2016
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After practically living in their practice and game uniforms for an entire season, SF State student athletes got to dress up and put on their best for the end of the year Student Athlete Banquet. Held Tuesday night, laughter and excitement filled the air as athletes entered the Annex 1 on State Drive,...

Award-winning shortstop striving to make the pros

Josue De Los Santos
May 10, 2016
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Whether she's diving and stretching her body out for ground balls or pivoting and driving her body to turn a clutch double play, shortstop Jennifer Lewis makes plays at an elite level. Lewis is finishing her collegiate career with a slew of honors. She was named to the first team All-California...

Best season in more than a decade propelling Gators to possible tournament appearance

SF State Gators infielder Kayli Shaw singles against the Sonoma State Seawolves at the SFSU Softball Field, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (Taylor Reyes / Xpress)

Josue De Los Santos
April 12, 2016
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SF State softball is having one of its best seasons in more than a decade as the team primes itself for a playoff spot in the NCAA Division II tournament next month. Under new head coach Lisa Allen, the team has ground its way to a 23-20 record, already their highest win total in the past six years....

Gators begin season undefeated after winning double-header

SF State Gators women softball team won the first doubleheader game against Northwest Nazarene 4-0 on Friday, February 12, 2016 at SF State. (Xpress/Perng-chih Huang)

Josue De Los Santos
February 13, 2016
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  SF State’s softball team opened the 2016 season at home, winning a double-header series against Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders. Junior pitcher Megan Clark and a strong defense led the Gators to win the first game 4-0. A fourth-inning rally spurred the Gators to finish off the...

New faces flood athletic department

Tony Schifano, new Head Coach of the Gators’ baseball team, poses for a portrait at SF State baseball field Monday, Aug 24, 2015. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
August 26, 2015
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The moving boxes sat freshly unpacked in the offices of three recently-hired SF State head coaches after a busy summer of personnel decisions for second-year Athletic Director Charles Guthrie and the SF State Athletic Department. Softball coach Lisa Allen, baseball coach Tony Schifano and women's soccer coach Tracy Hamm were off-camp...

Sophomore pitcher emerges in another breakout season

Pitcher Megan Clark, a sophmore communications major, Sat. April 24, 2015. (Martin Bustamante / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
April 28, 2015
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When SF State pitcher Megan Clark steps onto the raised gravel to begin her pitching performance, everything moves in sync. The precision of her pitching mechanics trickle down to her placement of the softball as it hurdles toward the catcher's mitt. The evenly knotted purple bow holds back her...

Veteran on track to break into All-time hits record list

SF State's softball player Courtney Gravel, senior, takes a break for a few moments as she prepares for the teams doubleheader Friday, March 13, 2015 (Angelica Williams / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
March 17, 2015
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[dropcap]P [/dropcap]awing at the dirt with the spikes of her cleat and scanning the field over thick stripes of eye black, SF State's standout shortstop enters the batter’s box in similar fashion before each at-bat. Her posture screams confidence but still maintains the torturous touch of calmness...

Top ten Gator sport highlights of the year

Curtis Uemura
May 23, 2014
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This year has been an impressive year for Gator sports. From basketball, to soccer, to track, we are all very proud of our fellow Gators. Here is tribute to some of the best displays of athleticism from the past school year.   10) MEN’S SOCCER: The Gator’s upset CSULA 1-0 Sept. 20, 2013,...

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