I am very excited about the direction the Seattle U men’s basketball program is heading as I begin my third season as part of the Redhawk family. The guys have been working very hard over the past several months in order to get ready for the 2011-12 season. We have a great core of experienced players, led by our returning seniors Aaron Broussard and Cervante Burrell, joined by a group of solid newcomers who I believe fill some needs we discovered over the course of last season. Our practices have been focused on getting the players ready to play 40 minutes of fundamental basketball, no matter who the opponent is on the other side.
As an independent, scheduling is always an issue, so to have 15 regular season home games at KeyArena, along with a contest just down the road at the ShoWare Center in Kent, shows the respect we have been able to obtain in recent years. Pac-12 school Stanford, ACC opponent Virginia, future WAC foes Idaho, San Jose State, and Utah State, and fellow Jesuit school San Francisco will bring an excitement to KeyArena that we need as we prepare to move into the Western Athletic Conference next season.
I hope you will join us as we strive towards our goal of postseason competition this year, specifically the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). Season tickets are on sale by contacting the Seattle U Athletics Ticket Office at (206) 398-GOSU (4678). Single-game tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the KeyArena Box Office. I look forward to seeing you at the Key!
Cameron DollarRedhawks Men's Basketball Coach
Change is the key word when profiling the 2011-12 Seattle University men’s basketball team. Eight newcomers have transformed the roster into a much taller, more athletic list – including 10 players at 6-foot 5 or better, including four at 6-8 or taller. Yet, even with the change, the team boasts a great deal of experience, with nine upperclassmen on the 14-man roster. This year, we are featuring great pre-game rallies at 7 important push games, including this Saturday, November 19 against San Francisco. Free entrance with your ticket! All rallies will feature great food, prizes, programs and a chance to show your Redhawk pride! Home game pre-game rallies will be an hour before tip-off in Club Live inside KeyArena. Full list of pre-game rallies. Here’s a special offer for SU alum:
As a special offer to Seattle University alumni for the home opener for the 2011-12 basketball season, Seattle U is offering alumni a $6 savings on side court seats through this special link. Tickets can be purchased for $14, plus a $1 service fee.
Here's the link. Promo Code: alumnioff The women’s basketball team tip off the doubleheader at KeyArena with a 12:15 p.m. game against San Diego. Head coach Joan Bonvicini is heading into her third year coaching the Redhawks. The Torreros are the first of five West Coast Conference teams that Seattle U will host this season. The men’s team opens its home season with a 3 p.m. game against San Francisco, also a WCC program. Head coach Cameron Dollar heads into his third season, having coached the program to 28 wins over the past two years. Senior Aaron Broussard, who led the team in both scoring and rebounding a year ago, leads the squad against the Dons. Last season, USF head coach Rex Walter guided his team to 19 wins and a post-season berth in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
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This is the final season before Seattle U begins competition in the brighter spotlight of the Western Athletic Conference, so it’s the perfect time to get to know your Redhawks even better. And, there are plenty of ways to do it.
Get E-News – the link at the top of GoSeattleU.com allows fans to register to electronic notification any time a story about your favorite program is posted on the athletics website. If you sign up for men’s basketball, you will also get a special Redhawk Gameday e-mail sent in advance of every home game, which will include both key information and special offers from Queen Anne restaurant partners.
Redhawk E-News – fans can stay up to speed by signing up for the weekly summary are promotions, special events and outstanding achievements by Seattle U fans. Plus, the weekly e-news includes special offers from both athletics and corporate partners. By using the GoSeattleU.com e-news program, fans can adjust subscriptions preferences at any time.
GoSeattleU.com– the home base for information on the Athletics program, GoSeattleU has a direct link to TicketMaster, where fans can purchase tickets online, and,by signing up for My Account, forward tickets and manage their account online. Look for special apparel offers this season as the University licensing program launches.
Alumni Website– many of the schools and colleges at the University are planning special nights this year, so plan to be there as your school or college celebrates college basketball. In fact, plan to be there every time so you can celebrate with all your friends from Seattle U.
Instant information – download the free GoSeattleU iPhone App, which provides up to the minute stories, scores, schedules and player biographies.
710 ESPN Seattle – Dave Grosby and Gary Hill will bring Seattle every detail of every game for the third straight season
October 29th was a big night for Seattle University, as over 840 Seattle U alumni, friends, parents and community leaders joined together at the Westin, raising more than $760,000 to directly support student scholarships. Now in its 28th year, the Gala boasts exquisite dining and entertainment, and this year was no exception: the live music of swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy had everyone on their feet dancing, bringing a fun 1940s feeling to the ballroom.
At this year’s gala, the university proudly presented its most prestigious honor, the St. Ignatius Medal, to Jim and Janet Sinegal for their outstanding leadership, service and community support. Read more about the Sinegals’ leadership as well as past St. Ignatius Medal recipients here.
Seattle U would like to thank Maureen Benoliel, ’71, and her husband Joel for serving as this year’s Gala Chairs. The 2011 Gala Chairs, sponsors and donors are to be commended for their generous commitment to SU’s bright minds of tomorrow.
While student veterans are older than the general student population, they have proven skills in leadership, teamwork and many other sought after qualities for employers. By continuing their education at Seattle University, student veterans are preparing themselves for continued leadership in the public and private sectors. The Seattle University Veterans Committee (SUVC) is seeking to facilitate networking between local businesses and alumni veterans who can provide valuable guidance to current veteran student by hosting its second annual Veterans Networking Night on October 11. The Seattle University Veterans Committee (SUVC) is seeking to facilitate networking between local businesses and alumni veterans who can provide valuable guidance to current veteran students. The SUVC is comprised of students and university faculty that have served in the military. Participants are involved in activities on campus and in the community that encompass community service, professional development, camaraderie and holistic support to veterans. The evening will bring veterans together for a light dinner as they meet with potential employers. The keynote speaker will be SU professor emeritus of history Bob Harmon, who is himself a WWII veteran. The following employer groups will be present: Starbucks, Volt, Employee Partnership with the Armed Forces, Republic Services, Microsoft, Amazon, Hire America’s Heroes, and Boots to Shoes. It is the hope of the SU Veterans group to create a venue for employer groups to meet and educate student veterans on successful hiring strategies for today’s job market, build alumni partnerships by incorporating alumni veterans into mentors and sponsors, and to communicate Vet Corps strategy for future professional networking events. For more information, e-mail Adam Tousely, SUVC representative or register here. October 11, 20116:30-9 p.m. Seattle University, Casey Hall, Room 500 and 516
The second annual Seattle University REDOUT Block Party is just around the corner! On Sunday, October 16th from 11 am -1 pm, on 13th avenue between Cherry and Columbia, our SU community will come together prior to the men’s soccer match versus Sacramento State (at 1pm) for an alcohol-free tailgate party. Started by the office for Wellness and Health Promotion last year, this event brings together students, alumni, community members and SU Redhawk fans to celebrate and build Seattle University pride in a fun environment. There will be food, music, games and lots of prizes. This year, we will be welcoming some wonderful sponsors like Mad Pizza, Top Pot Doughnuts and Pepsi.
The REDOUT is one of our newest traditions on campus - in May of 2010, a group of colleagues in the Student Development division and the Athletics department, led by student leaders from the Peer Health Action Team, the Student Athlete Advisory Council and REDZONE came together to plan a spirit-filled welcome back event for the fall. With our recent shift to D1 in mind, and the research around fun, engaging alcohol-free events in hand, this group created the REDOUT… the first event of this kind was planned and implemented with great success! Over 600 students attended the event a new tradition was born.
Join us this year to have your face painted, play games, listen to music and show your Seattle University pride. While participating in events like a dizzy race, pin the tail on Rudy or a bean bag toss, you’re sure to have a fantastic time. And don’t forget: Wear Red. Be Loud.
Free admission; free food for students, 5$ for non-students. For information: email@example.com
The SU Women’s Soccer team is playing the University of Hawaii at 1:00 p.m. at Championship Field on Sunday, October 9. As a 2004 alum and cancer survivor, I applaud our Women’s soccer team for naming this match “Think Pink” to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Susan Komen Foundation of Seattle will recognize local cancer survivors and promote their cause during the half time show. Funding from Susan Komen Foundation established in 1982 has made advancements in breast cancer research possible. Thanks to treatments developed through the Susan Komen Foundation, I am a survivor today. I can’t wait to be there to wear my red and PINK, celebrate Susan Komen, fellow cancer survivors and cheer on the SU Women’s Soccer Team for promoting Breast Cancer Awareness!
Donna Whitford, MNPL, ‘04