New USD women's tennis coach Nadia Abdala inspiring a group of players.

Getting to Know … Nadia Abdala

- Fall 2022

Credentials: Over the last 15 years, Abdala has developed an impressive resume as both player and coach. She was ranked inside the top 20 in both singles (#19) and doubles (#11) nationally while a member of the Arizona St. University Women’s Tennis Program (2006… Read More

Anthony Lawrence '19 (BACC) playing football back in the day. He's now the receivers coach for USD.

Back Where it All Began

- Fall 2022

ANTHONY LAWRENCE RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS

Spend any amount of time with former USD standout quarterback Anthony Lawrence ‘19 (BACC), and it becomes readily apparent how much football means to him. From pick-up games in front of … Read More

Rendering of USD's new Purcell Familyt Shoert-Game Practice Facility

Reaching a New Level

, - Fall 2021

NEW GOLF FACILITY A GAME CHANGER

What do managing a successful private equity portfolio and hitting a perfect 7-iron have in common? The way Paul Purcell ’97 (BA) sees it, both require focus, commitment and a touch of fearlessness.Read More

USD head softball coach MJ Knighten high fives a player

Championship Mentality

- Spring 2021

MJ KNIGHTEN NAMED HEAD SOFTBALL COACH

In just a few short years, MJ Knighten has experienced a lifetime of memories on the softball field. Only three seasons removed from her days as a slugging third baseman … Read More

USD rowers adee Sylla ’20 and Kathryn Brady ’20

Changing Course

, - Spring 2021

WOMEN ROWERS EMBRACE INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

Kadee Sylla ’20 and Kathryn Brady ’20 ended their undergraduate rowing careers at USD as two of the top athletes on the women’s rowing team. In addition to being leaders on the water, … Read More

San Francisco 49er and USD alumnus Ross Dwelley on the football field

Playing with Purpose

- Fall 2020

ROSS DWELLEY CONTINUES HIS UPWARD TRAJECTORY

The heat comes early this time of year in Reno. Fleeting morning cool is quickly overwhelmed by simmering waves of Northern Nevada sun rising over the foothills to the east, … Read More

USD soccer player Henry Lander on the field

Out Front, Ready to Go

- Spring 2020

SENIOR DEFENDER HENRY LANDER LEADS THE FIELD

Between his 11 seasons as Seamus McFadden’s lead assistant plus the last two years as USD’s head men’s soccer coach, Brian Quinn has coached, mentored and prodded close to 200 … Read More

USD students in the bleachers at a campus sporting event.

Boosting School Spirit

- Fall 2019

LEADING THE CHARGE OF GETTING STUDENTS TO GAMES

The University of San Diego has it all. Breathtaking views, a pristine campus, rigorous academics and even a handful of consistently competitive Division I sports teams.

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USD Men's Tennis Coach Ryan Keckley holds a tennis racket and ball

Getting to Know … Ryan Keckley

- Fall 2019

CREDENTIALS: In his fourth season as men’s head tennis coach this spring, Keckley’s team won its sixth consecutive West Coast Conference Tournament Championship, beat Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA tournament before losing to … Read More