Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Seawolves home-opener is May 18th against Yale

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook University's softball team will face teams from 11 different conferences over its 47-game schedule during the 2009 season. The schedule, which was released by head coach Megan Bryant on Wednesday, features a match-up against Long Island rival and fellow NCAA Tournament team, Hofstra, and three games against Big East opponents.
The Seawolves open the 2009 campaign at the University of Central Florida Tournament in Orlando, Florida on February 27th. Stony Brook's first game will be against the Florida A&M Rattlers followed by an afternoon tilt against Villanova. The Seawolves will also face Syracuse, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan over the three-day long tournament.
Stony Brook returns to the Sunshine State the following weekend to compete in the FAU "Miken" Classic, where they will face Towson, Florida Gulf Coast, Central Michigan, Florida Atlantic and Columbia.
After holding their home-opener against Yale on March 18th, the Seawolves will once against host the Stony Brook Invitational. Taking place over the March 21st weekend, Stony Brook will face Fairfield, Holy Cross and Quinnipiac.
Stony Brook's non-tournament schedule features 18 home contests, including four America East series.
On April 23rd, the Seawolves travel to Hempstead, N.Y. to play Hofstra. This is the first time these two teams have played since 2006, when the Pride beat Stony Brook, 4-2.
For the third straight-season Stony Brook wraps up its regular-season schedule with a series against the University at Albany. The Seawolves will travel up to Albany the weekend of May 2nd. The four-team America East Tournament will be played May 7th-9th.