Friday, August 7, 2009

Tom Koehler Promoted By Florida Marlins; Michael Tansey Signs With Rockford Riverhawks

Tansey becomes 29th player under head coach Matt Senk to sign a professional contract.

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Former Stony Brook University baseball player Tom Koehler '08 has been promoted by the Florida Marlins to play for the Advanced-A Jupiter Hammerheads of the Florida State League. Koehler was drafted by the Marlins in the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. It was also announced that former Seawolf Michael Tansey '09 has signed a professional contract with the Rockford Riverhawks.
Through 18 starts this season, Koehler was 5-5 with a 3.20 ERA for the Class-A Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League. The New Rochelle, N.Y. native allowed just 88 hits in 98.1 innings of work, striking out 82 batters.
A two-time, All-America East second team selection, Koehler went 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 starts for the Seawolves as a senior. He also led the America East in innings pitched (93.1) and strikeouts (111) and ranked 19th in the nation with 10.71 strike outs per nine innings. Koehler finished his four-year Stony Brook career second in program history in innings pitched (293.1) and third in strikeouts (297).
An All-America East first team selection in 2009, Tansey led the conference with 18 doubles. The Valley Stream, N.Y. native ranked third in the America East with 13 home runs in addition to hitting .343 and leading the Seawolves with 50 runs scored. The Riverhawks are members of the Frontier League, which is an independent professional league.
Tansey is the 29th player to sign a professional contract under Stony Brook head coach Matt Senk.


Seawolves Begin Preparation for Season Opener on September 5

Stony Brook, N.Y.

Pads hitting together, footballs being kicked, whistles; all of the sounds of football practice will return to the Stony Brook University campus next week when the Seawolves open preseason camp on Monday to begin the countdown to the 2009 football season. After gathering on campus on Sunday for physicals and team meetings, head coach Chuck Priore and his staff will guide the team through its first practice on Monday at 4:30 in LaValle Stadium.
Monday’s workout begins a series of 27 practices and a pair of scrimmages over the next four weeks as Stony Brook prepares for the season opener at Hofstra on September 5 at 7:00 p.m. It will be the first time since 1984 that Stony Brook has opened a football season at Hofstra, with that contest being the first-ever varsity game played by SBU. The 2009 season also marks the second year for the Seawolves in the Big South Conference where they finished second in 2008 and were picked to duplicate that finish in the 2009 preseason poll. Stony Brook will open at home in 2009 on September 19 when it hosts Brown, with the first Big South game of the year coming against Presbyterian on October 3 in LaValle Stadium.
Stony Brook will practice once each day next week leading up to the first workout in full pads on Friday. The Seawolves will have their first two-practice day on Saturday, with the first of two scrimmages scheduled for Friday, August 21 at 3:30 p.m. A complete schedule for fall camp practices is listed below. All practices are open to the public.

2009 Stony Brook Preseason Football Camp Practice Schedule:
Monday, August 10 – 4:30 (helmets)
Tuesday, August 11 – 3:30 (helmets)
Wednesday, August 12 – 3:00 (uppers)
Thursday, August 13 – 3:00 (uppers)
Friday, August 14 – 3:00 (full)
Saturday, August 15 – 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (full)
Sunday, August 16 – 3:30 (uppers)
Monday, August 17 – 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (full)
Tuesday, August 18 – Off
Wednesday, August 19 – 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (full)
Thursday, August 20 – 3:30 (full)
Friday, August 21 – 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (scrimmage)
Saturday, August 22 – Off
Sunday, August 23 – 9:30 (full) & 3:30 (helmets)
Monday, August 24 – 3:30 (full)
Tuesday, August 25 – 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (uppers)
Wednesday, August 26 – 3:00 (full)
Thursday, August 27 – 3:30 (uppers)
Friday, August 28 – 10:00 (scrimmage)
Saturday, August 29 – Off
Sunday, August 30 – 3:45 (uppers)
Monday, August 31 – 4:00 (helmets)
Tuesday, September 1 – 3:00 (full)
Wednesday, September 2 – 3:00 (full)
Thursday, September 3 – 3:00 (uppers)
Friday, September 4 – 2:10 (helmets)
Saturday, September 5 – 7:00 (Season opener at Hofstra)

Monday, August 3, 2009


Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Eight Annual Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey Memorial Golf Outing Photo Gallery

Stony Brook University's athletic department held its Eighth Annual Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey Memorial Golf Outing, on July 27, at the Hamlet Willow Creek & Country Club in Mt. Sinai. The outing raised over $46,000 for the Downey Scholarship Endowment and Stony Brook Football.

A total of 152 golfers including 41 alums took to the course in support of Stony Brook Football and Deputy Chief Downey, who died in the line of duty while helping others escape from the World Trade Center on September 11. The outing, which was sold out, included an 18-hole best-ball tournament, a dinner and silent auction.

For more information on the Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey Scholarship Endowment and how to become part of next year's outing on Monday, July 26, 2010, contact Susan Abbott at (631) 632-4647.