Gaels make the AP Top 25 preseason rank
Left to right: Gaels' Alex Ducas, Aidan Mahaney, and Mitchell Saxen (Image c/o Tod Fierner)
By Val Hill
With Gaels men’s basketball season only 6 days away, the team is currently standing at 23 in the preseason AP Top 25 Poll. Last preseason, the Gaels weren’t ranked in the preseason AP Poll. And after last year's outstanding performance, the pressure is on for another exceptional season. This is not only for the freshman but also for Alex Ducas, who has come back for a fifth year. It will be up to Ducas to lead the team, along withAidan Mahaney. Both players truly stepped up to lead the Gaels to one of their most successful seasons.
Mahaney was an amazing leader last season, rallying the team behind him. No matter the game, win or lose, Mahaney was there making sure the team was flowing as one. The question remains, will the Gaels be able to outdo themselves yet again this season?
This season the Gaels might be able to finally claim first place in both the regular season as well as the WCC tournament.
The Gaels first game this season will be on November 6th against California State University, Stanislaus.This game might set the tone for the season. Only time will tell for the Gaels, and prove whether the team is back and better than ever.
Madison Sciba '24,