Friday, June 6, 2008

Tom Koehler Selected By Florida Marlins In 2008 MLB Draft

SBU Senior right-hander selected by Marlins in 18th round.

June 6, 2008
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook University senior right-hander Tom Koehler (New Rochelle, N.Y.) was selected by the Florida Marlins with the sixth pick of the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday afternoon.
"We're extremely excited for Tom and his family," Stony Brook head coach Matt Senk said. "He has worked very hard for this and we wish him nothing but the best of luck in the future."
A two-time All-America East second team selection, Koehler went 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 starts for the Seawolves this season. He also led the America East in innings pitched (93.1) and strike outs (111) and ranked 19th in the nation with 10.71 strike outs per nine innings.
The Seawolves recently won their second America East title in five years on their way to 34 victories which is the programs most wins since 2001.


June 6, 2008 -- New York college basketball fans should brace for a serious case of March Madness.
Madison Square Garden is in serious discussions with the NCAA to host the NCAA Tournament's Eastern Regional semifinals and finals in 2012 and/or 2013, The Post has learned.
Although a final decision hasn't been made, the Garden is considered the strong favorite to host at least one of those seasons and perhaps both. The NCAA is loyal to venues that demonstrate the ability to smoothly run such events, meaning the Garden could also be considered in future years.
Prospects for hosting the national championship were dashed when the governing body for college sports decided to use only dome stadiums for Final Four sites. But two factors converged to make the Garden a player:
The Garden is about to begin a stunning $500 million renovation that will allow it to pursue other high-profile events - possibly the NCAA's Frozen Four and the Women's Final Four.
And the NCAA, which recently purchased the NIT, had officials at that tournament and the Big East tournament. They experienced what a great site the Garden is for hoops

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Tallahasee, Fla. - Senior Dana Hastie (Wellington, New Zealand), sophomore Jessica Hampson (Smithtown, N.Y.) and freshman Carolina Cortes (Woodmere, N.Y.) all placed for the Stony Brook outdoor track and field team this weekend at the NCAA East Regional at Florida State University.
Hastie finished 19th in the women's 5,000-meter event with a time 17:13.21. Hampson and Cortes competed in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing 19th and 31st respectively. Hampson crossed in a time of 10:57.52, while Cortes finished in 11:49.80.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Chad Marshall Named Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American

Chad Marshall Named Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American

Second baseman hit .285 with 27 RBI in 54 starts this season.

June 4, 2008

Tucson, Ariz. - Freshman second baseman Chad Marshall (Paris, Ontario) was named a 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American on Wednesday, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced. Marshall is the second Stony Brook University baseball player to be named a Freshmen All-American by Collegiate Baseball after sophomore Mike Stephan (Patchogue, N.Y.) was named to the squad last season.
Marshall made 54 starts at second base for the Seawolves last season, hitting .285 with 27 RBI while ranking third on the team with 57 hits. A second team All-America East selection, he finished the year as the 19th toughest batter in the nation to strike out.
The Seawolves recently won their second America East title in five years on their way to 34 victories which is the programs most wins since 2001.