College Sports

Monisha Lewis runs the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Division II championships in 2019. (Courtesy / San Francisco State Athletics)

All She Had to Do Was Finish: Monisha Lewis goes out an All-American

Dismissed from Boise State, Monisha Lewis finishes track career nine years later with husband, kids

  • May 30, 2019
Monisha Lewis runs the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Division II championships in 2019. (Courtesy / San Francisco State Athletics)
Mobolade Ajomale of Academy of Art University claps his hands after a race at the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships. (Rob Garcia / Academy of Art Athletics)

Mobolade Ajomale finishes ART U career with a bang

College Notebook: USF snags commits, ART U and SFSU track stars earn All-American nods

Mobolade Ajomale of Academy of Art University claps his hands after a race at the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships. (Rob Garcia / Academy of Art Athletics)
San Francisco State thrower Destiny Mack-Talalemotu puts the shot during the NCAA Division II Nationals on May 25, 2019. (Courtesy / San Francisco State)

SF State track completes historic finish at nationals

San Francisco State women’s track comes in fifth at Division II Nationals

San Francisco State thrower Destiny Mack-Talalemotu puts the shot during the NCAA Division II Nationals on May 25, 2019. (Courtesy / San Francisco State)
Scott Parker pitches for the University of San Francisco against Pepperdine in a game at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco, Calif. on May 4, 2019. (Chris M. Leung / USF Dons Baseball)

Dons fall short of tourney, pass torch to youngsters

San Francisco finishes the season with a sweep at home, but won’t make WCC Tournament

Scott Parker pitches for the University of San Francisco against Pepperdine in a game at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco, Calif. on May 4, 2019. (Chris M. Leung / USF Dons Baseball)
University of San Francisco pitcher Riley Ornido delivers a pitch in the first inning against Portland on March 15, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Poor defense costs USF in extras after five-run comeback

Riley Ornido gets battered, but the Dons still had a chance to win late against Cal State Northridge

University of San Francisco pitcher Riley Ornido delivers a pitch in the first inning against Portland on March 15, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Academy of Art University women’s golfer Anahi Servin, the PacWest champion, practices her putting. (Jimmy Knodel / Academy of Art University Athletics)

College Roundup: Servin makes Nationals, Dons hire assistant soccer coach

ART U’s Anahi Servin is headed to the D2 Nationals, SF State baseball and softball fall short

Academy of Art University women’s golfer Anahi Servin, the PacWest champion, practices her putting. (Jimmy Knodel / Academy of Art University Athletics)
University of San Francisco infielder Jack Winkler takes a swing against Cal in a March 7, 2019 game at Benedetti Diamond. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

After losing series in Provo, Dons will be scoreboard watching

USF baseball needs a few favors this weekend if Dons are to make WCC Tournament

University of San Francisco infielder Jack Winkler takes a swing against Cal in a March 7, 2019 game at Benedetti Diamond. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mobolade Ajomale of Academy of Art University claps his hands after a race at the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. (Rob Garcia / Academy of Art Athletics)

ART U sprinter Mobolade Ajomale aspires to return to Olympics

Academy of Art University’s Canadian Olympic sprinter has his sights set on Tokyo in 2020

  • May 12, 2019
Mobolade Ajomale of Academy of Art University claps his hands after a race at the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. (Rob Garcia / Academy of Art Athletics)
University of San Francisco catcher Robert Emery steps into the box against Cal on May 7, 2019, at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF catcher Robert Emery named to Posey Award Watch List

USF catcher Robert Emery lands on exclusive watch list for best collegiate catcher in country

University of San Francisco catcher Robert Emery steps into the box against Cal on May 7, 2019, at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco State outfielder Brylynn Vallejos swings at a pitch during her freshman season in 2019. (Courtesy / SF State Athletics)

Brylynn Vallejos, SF State softball used to being underdogs

San Francisco State softball heads to the Division II NCAA Tournament for first time since 2006

San Francisco State outfielder Brylynn Vallejos swings at a pitch during her freshman season in 2019. (Courtesy / SF State Athletics)
San Francisco State catcher Jason Hare throws to a base during one of the Gators’ 32 conference road games. (Brandon Davis / San Francisco State Athletics)

Golden Gators make history with second straight tourney trip

In a first, San Francisco State makes conference tournament for second year in a row

San Francisco State catcher Jason Hare throws to a base during one of the Gators’ 32 conference road games. (Brandon Davis / San Francisco State Athletics)
San Francisco’s Jack Winkler slides into home and gets his left hand around Cal pitcher Ian Villers to score a run on a wild pitch in the third inning of a game on May 7, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Golden Bears outlast USF Dons to sweep season series

San Francisco shows early fight, but Cal adds on in late innings to stay hot

San Francisco’s Jack Winkler slides into home and gets his left hand around Cal pitcher Ian Villers to score a run on a wild pitch in the third inning of a game on May 7, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco State outfielder Brylynn Vallejos goes from first to second. (Courtesy / San Francisco State Athletics)

SF State softball heads to playoffs for first time since 2006

The Golden Gators are headed to the playoffs thanks to a speedy, high-pressure style

San Francisco State outfielder Brylynn Vallejos goes from first to second. (Courtesy / San Francisco State Athletics)
University of San Francisco reliever Alex Pham pitches in the sixth inning of the Dons’ 4-2 loss against the UC Davis Aggies on April 23, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Dons squander chance to sweep, fall 10-1 to Pepperdine

USF baseball couldn’t secure an important conference sweep against the visiting Waves

University of San Francisco reliever Alex Pham pitches in the sixth inning of the Dons’ 4-2 loss against the UC Davis Aggies on April 23, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco’s Jonathan Allen (7) is congratulated by RJ Cordeiro (27) after hitting his seventh home run of the year against the Cal Golden Bears in a game at Evans Diamond in Berkeley on March 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons clinch series behind strong relief effort, Allen HR

Julian Washburn calms things down on the mound as San Francisco clinches series with Pepperdine

University of San Francisco’s Jonathan Allen (7) is congratulated by RJ Cordeiro (27) after hitting his seventh home run of the year against the Cal Golden Bears in a game at Evans Diamond in Berkeley on March 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco pitcher Riley Ornido delivers a pitch in the first inning against Portland on March 15, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Ornido returns to form as USF blasts Pepperdine

Riley Ornido throws seven strong innings as Dons take series opener against Waves 9-6

University of San Francisco pitcher Riley Ornido delivers a pitch in the first inning against Portland on March 15, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Point guard Ryan Rapp shoots a free throw for Victoria during the Australian U20 championships. (Courtesy / USF Athletics)

USF Dons point guard signee Ryan Rapp flips to Wazzu

Australian point guard Ryan Rapp is following Kyle Smith to Pullman

Point guard Ryan Rapp shoots a free throw for Victoria during the Australian U20 championships. (Courtesy / USF Athletics)
FILE: Tyler Villaroman readies to take a swing against Portland in a game at Dante Benedetti Diamond on March 17, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Mollerus comes up big in relief, Villaroman provides difference

Freshman pitcher Josh Mollerus provides much-needed relief for the USF Dons against Sac State

FILE: Tyler Villaroman readies to take a swing against Portland in a game at Dante Benedetti Diamond on March 17, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Steve Negoesco, former head men’s soccer coach for the USF Dons, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at the age of 93. (Courtesy / USF Athletics

SF City FC to wear patch honoring USF legend

SF City FC soccer players will carry a patch honoring late USF soccer coach Steve Negoesco

Steve Negoesco, former head men’s soccer coach for the USF Dons, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at the age of 93. (Courtesy / USF Athletics
Academy of Art University head men’s basketball coach Scott Waterman. (Courtesy / ART U Athletics)

Academy of Art hires Scott Waterman to coach Men’s BB

ART U hires head men’s basketball coach with NCAA Tournament experience

Academy of Art University head men’s basketball coach Scott Waterman. (Courtesy / ART U Athletics)