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The No. 1 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse program’s record-breaking 2018 season came to a close on Saturday afternoon at Newton Campus Lacrosse Field, as the Seawolves fell in overtime to Boston College, 12-11, in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. With the loss, the Seawolves fall to 20-1 (7-0 AE) to finish the year. “I’m proud of our kids,” said head coach Joe Spallina. “I’d go to battle with that group any day of the week, I love each one of them. It stings, it definitely hurts.” “That said, you can’t ask for more, Spallina added. “Our defense responded well after a…

The NFL Draft has still eluded the Stony Brook football program, but following Sunday’s final day of the draft, former Seawolves Timon Parris and Chris Cooper signed FA contracts with NFL teams and Tyrice Beverette, Ray Bolden and Stacey Bedell were each invited to an NFL Camp. Parris, the All-America LT from Floral Park, N.Y., signed a contact to join the Washington Redskins, while Cooper, a DB from Mount Vernon, N.Y., signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts. Beverette was invited to the New York Jets camp, while Bolden will head down to Philadelphia for the Eagles camp and Bedell travels west to join the San Francisco 49ers camp. Parris started the first eight…

With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, and LeBron James trying to reach the NBA Finals for an inconceivable eighth consecutive season, the eyes of the basketball world are once again on Cleveland. That means that Antony Bonavita ’99, ’09 is busy making certain those like what they see…off the court, anyway. Bonavita is the senior vice president of facility operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena, along with the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters, the Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators and the NBA G-League’s Canton Charge. It’s been an eventful eight years in Cleveland for Bonavita, punctuated…

Four student athletes from Stony Brook University have been named recipients of the 2017-18 Scholar Athlete Award by State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. This award recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. Congratulations, Award Winners! Vince Erdei, Soccer Annika Sisson, Women’s Cross Country Vann Moffett, Men’s Cross Country Courtney Murphy, Lacrosse “It is my pleasure to congratulate our scholar athlete awardees for their achievement in the classroom and on the playing field,” said SUNY Chancellor Johnson. “All of those honored today are committed to excellence in their athletic pursuits, sportsmanship and personal development. They balance a…

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced the teams and brackets for the 2018 Tip-Off Tournament presented by Citi. Stony Brook is one of eight teams participating in this year’s event that will include a pair of on-campus match-ups for each team before heading to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, for a neutral site championship bracket. George Washington, Holy Cross, Michigan, Norfolk State, Providence, Siena and South Carolina round out the participants in the tournament. “We are very excited to be a part of the 2018 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament,” said head coach Jeff Boals. “It is a…

Courtney Murphy recorded nine total points, helping lead No. 1 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse past No. 14 Penn, 18-5, in the second round of the 2018 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championships on Sunday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. With the win, the Seawolves (20-0, 7-0 AE) advance to the quarterfinal of the NCAA Tournament – which will take place next weekend at Boston College. “We live to fight another week,” head coach Joe Spallina said. “Defense is the staple of our program and it always has been. For us, it was about getting back to being the best version of our Stony Brook…

A select few of the Stony Brook track and field members competed at the ECAC and IC4A Championships. Highlights Alexandria Ortega came in second in the women’s 10000m run with a time of 35:37.73 Chinque Thompson took third in the women’s 100m dash with a time of 11.92 Tiana Guevara came in seventh in the women’s 1500m run with a time of 4:25.86 The quartet of Emmanuela Lauredent, Chinque Thompson, Kaylyn Gordon, and Kyara Thompson finished seventh in the women’s 4x100m relay with a time of 46.66 Amanda Stead took ninth in the women’s 400m dash with a time of…

The Stony Brook softball team took down UMBC 5-1, in its first game of the America East Tournament. The Seawolves broke the game open in the third inning scoring three runs on two hits and one UMBC error. Melissa Rahrich’s home run in the bottom of the third was her seventh of the season and sixth in conference play. “This was a good team win and good way to start the tournament. We made big plays, played solid defense, and executed offensively. We finished the game strong and look to take momentum into tomorrow,” said head coach Megan T. Bryant.…

The Stony Brook Department of Athletics is proud to announce the Stony Brook Athletics Rita and Kurt Eppenstein Hall of Fame Class of 2018, which includes eight outstanding individuals who distinguished themselves during their time on campus. The class of eight inductees includes David Bamiro ’05 (Football); Sarah Boeckel ’99 (Volleyball); Tyler Johnson ’12 (Baseball); Sam Kornhauser (Football Coach/Administrator); Jordan McBride ’11 (Men’s Lacrosse); Jessica Smith ’07 (Women’s Basketball); Nick Tropeano (Baseball) and Mel Walker ’80 (Men’s Basketball). The Class of 2018 will be inducted on October 19, 2018 as part of the weekend’s homecoming celebration. “Each of these eight…

The Stony Brook track and field team competed in the Penn Relays Thursday, April 26th through Saturday, April 28th. “This was an important few days for some of our athletes, they needed to produce some top- level performances to put themselves in contention for the post season championships,” said head coach Andy Ronan. It was really encouraging to see them respond to the challenge.” “Cameron ran a tough gutsy race on Thursday night in the 10,000m, just coming up short for the win, but producing a quality time that should get him into the first round of the NCAA’s in Tampa next…

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