Jan. 7, 2004
Trainer Mike Cembellin has ordered a few extra cases of training tape and the EMS is on call so that must mean only one thing... the Santa Clara University men's basketball alumni game is nearly upon us!
This year's event is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, January 15 at 3 p.m.in the beautiful Leavey Center on the historic Mission campus. Following the annual alumni game, which generally features anywhere from 40 to 50 former Bronco players and coaches, there will be a reception afterward and the group will attend the Santa Clara versus Loyola Marymount game scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Red team, coached by Carroll Williams, took a hard-fought 100-98 victory in last season's game. That team consisted of: Eddie Joe Chavez ('78), Dave Delfino ('73), Jim Ryan ('77), John Kovaleski ('81), Jerry Piro ('74), Victor Vasquez ('73), Scott Lamson ('86), KC Jackson ('75), Brian Moody ('87), Larry Rask ('88), David Aaron ('89), Phil Von Buchwaldt ('96), Mark Schmitz ('92), Brian Roberts ('94), Jerry Velling ('92), Nathan Fast ('99), Dustin Warford ('01), Jason Westphal ('02), Darrell Teat ('00) and Brian Donahue ('00).
The White team, which to this day blames assistant coach Sam Scuilli for the loss. Scuilli served as one of two officials and made the bulk of the calls in the five-period game. That team was coached by Andy Locatelli and consisted of: Jerry Bellotti '75), Tom Heimsoth ('68), Bud Ogden ('68), Jerry Reedy ('74), Jim Romey ('74), Patrick Kelly ('71), Karl Larsen ('90), Ted Whittington ('81), Gary Hopkins ('83), Craig McPherson ('87), John Turner ('87), Mitch Burley ('89), Michael Woods ('91), Pete Eisenrich ('94), Antonio Veloso ('96), Kevin Dunne ('96), Lloyd Pierce ('98), Alex Lopez (00), John Woolery ('94).
For information on this year's game, interested alums should contact Scuilli at the men's basketball office by calling 408/554-4019. For tickets to the Santa Clara versus Loyola Marymount game that night, contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 408/554-4660 or online by clicking here.