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Carli Rosenthal and Sabrina Engelstad return in 2014-15 for the Gaels.
Carli Rosenthal and Sabrina Engelstad return in 2014-15 for the Gaels.
WBK | Gaels Rank As One Of Top WBK Programs In California
Release: Sunday 04/24/2014 
by SMC Athletics
MORAGA, Calif. – Over the last five seasons, the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team has the fourth most wins in the state of California (NCAA DI).  With 23 wins in each of the last two seasons, and 108 wins beginning with the 2009-10 campaign, the Gaels have more wins than top programs such as UCLA, USC, and San Diego State to name a few.

Stanford leads the way with 170 wins over the last five seasons, followed by Fresno State (126), California (121) and the Gaels (108).

Rounding out the top-10 are UCLA (106), San Diego (103), San Diego State (100), USC (94), UC Davis (94) and Cal Poly (89).

The California schools in the West Coast Conference begins with Saint Mary’s in first with 108 wins, followed by San Diego (103), Pepperdine (63), Loyola Marymount (54), Santa Clara (52) and San Francisco (38).

Saint Mary’s has won at least 21 games in four of the last five seasons, reaching the postseason in each year. 

While the Gaels will lose three of the top 12 scorers in school history to graduation next year in Jackie Nared, Danielle Mauldin and Kate Gaze, Saint Mary’s will be in position to continue its success in 2014-15.

SMC will return two starters who missed a combined 33 games this past year in Lauren Nicholson and Carli Rosenthal.  Shannon Mauldin and Amanda Arter will return with their experience, along with the emergence of Sabrina Engelstad in the post.  Last year a total of 10 of the 11 players who saw action, had at least one game scoring in double figures. 

The Gaels will also welcome Devyn Galland (Oregon transfer eligible in 2014-15), Valerie Moore (injured in 2013-14), Alia McCoy (injured in 2013-14), along with talented incoming freshmen Stella Beck and Carly Turner.

Just a reminder that fans, friends and family are invited to the end of the year banquet on May 1st at Moraga Country Club.  Please RSVP online.


(Total wins over the last five years)

1. Stanford - 170
2. Fresno State - 126
3. California - 121
4. Saint Mary's - 108
5. UCLA - 106
6. San Diego - 103
7. San Diego State - 100
8. USC - 94
8. UC Davis - 94
10. Cal Poly - 89
11. UCSB - 76
11. Bakersfield - 76
13. Sac State - 72
14. Pacific - 69
15. UC Irvine - 67
16. Long Beach State - 66
17. Pepperdine - 63
18. CSU Northridge - 60
19. CSU Fullerton - 58
20. Loyola Marymount - 54
21. Santa Clara - 52
21. UC Riverside - 52
23. San Jose State - 41
24. San Francisco - 38