Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chris Richards Signs Contract With Seattle Seahawks; Lawrence Lovell, Dwayne Eley Ink Deals With Canadian Teams

Three former student-athletes sign professional contracts

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior cornerback Chris Richards (Quartz Hill, Calif.) has signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League, after attending a three-day minicamp at the Seahawks' training facility last weekend. Richards is one of just two players signed from the minicamp.

"I'd like to thank Jim Fiore and Coach Priore for giving me the opportunity to succeed as a student-athlete at Stony Brook," Richards said. "Coach cultivated and refined my skills," Richards said. "Ever since I was five years old, it's been my goal to play professional football, and to realize my dream, it's hard to explain."

Richards started all but one game in two years for the Seawolves after transferring from Michigan. He was named All-Big South second team in each of his two seasons at Stony Brook, and led the conference with seven pass break-ups as a senior. The Southern California native also registered three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

"I came into Seattle's team-camp, and wanted to show the other guys I belonged," Richards said. "I had a rough first day, but I studied my playbook and had a great second day. I just stuck to the basics and even made an interception. One of Seattle's personnel guys wanted to see me in private, and asked me if I was interested in being a Seahawk, and then it really hit me; I made it," Richards said.

"Chris always showed us talent to compete at the next level," Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore said. "Chris has always worked hard and it's great to see a student-athlete reach a goal like the NFL," Priore said.

Also agreeing to terms this week were Lawrence Lovell '09 and Dwayne Eley '09. Lovell signed a two-year deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Eley inked a two-year deal with the Saskatchewan RoughRiders of the CFL.

Lovell was a three-year mainstay at left tackle for the Seawolves. He made 33 consecutive starts along the offensive line, and was selected to the East Coast Bowl game following his senior season. The 6-3, 295-lb Lovell was an All-Big South selection in 2008 and was invited to the Green Bay Packers' rookie camp following his senior year.
"Lawrence possesses the skills and athleticism to succeed as a professional," Priore said. He's a self-made player and has a tenacious work ethic."

Eley emerged as one of Stony Brook's top all-around threats throughout his career. He totaled over 2,000 yards as a wide receiver and 700 yards as a punt and kick returner. As a senior, he was third in the Big South in receiving yards per game and fourth in receptions per game.

"During my time at Stony Brook, Dwayne has been our most explosive player," Priore said. "Saskatchewan is getting a game-changer."

#7/6 Men's Lacrosse Advances To America East Championship Game With 10-6 Win Over Vermont

Crowley and Campbell each tally three goals

Final Stats
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sophomore Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) and junior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) each had three goals, and senior Charlie Paar (Huntington, N.Y.) made 16 saves to lead the #7/6 (Nike/Inside Lacrosse/USILA Coaches) Stony Brook men's lacrosse team to a 10-6 win over Vermont in an America East Championship semifinal game. Senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) added two goals and an assist as the Seawolves (11-3) won their seventh straight game. Drew Philie and Cal Case had a goal and an assist apiece for Vermont (3-13).
Stony Brook, the top seed in the conference tournament, will await the winner of #2 UMBC and #3 Albany, which will be played tomorrow evening. The Seawolves will host the America East Championship game on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
"We'll take the win at this stage of the season," head coach Rick Sowell said. "We did enough to get the job done. Charlie was great and made some incredible saves. Give Vermont credit; they had to travel back and forth in the last few days. We're glad to be back in the Championship game, but this time playing at home," Sowell said.
Crowley and Compitello each scored a pair of goals to give Stony Brook the lead midway into the second quarter. After Augie Remien made it 4-1, senior Steven Waldeck (Levittown, N.Y.) picked up a ground ball following a Paar save and found senior Michael Sopko (Shoreham, N.Y.) in transition. Sopko ran the length of the field and scored his first collegiate goal from about 15 yards away.

Paar finished the first half with six saves to hold Vermont, which scored four first-half goals against the Seawolves on Saturday, to just one.
Campbell and Belton each scored goals to make it 7-1. Stony Brook had scored six straight unassisted goals before Campbell's shot deflected off Belton's crosse and into the goal. Philie's goal made it 7-2, but two goals from Campbell and and a tally from Crowley put the game out of reach.
The Catamounts scored the game's final four goals, but Paar, who's posted a 7.34 goals against average in three career games against Vermont, made some incredible saves to hold back UVM.
Waldeck led all players with six ground balls. Junior Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn.) won 12 of 20 face-offs.
Tickets for the Championship final are available by calling (631) 632-WOLF or visiting Stony Brook's official athletic website,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Crowley, Sowell Honored By America East; Eight Seawolves Named All-Conference

Crowley Wins Player of the Year, Sowell Named Coach of the Year

Cambridge, Mass. -

Junior midfielder Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) was a unanimous choice for America East Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon. Crowley is the first player in school history to be named player of the year.

In addition, Rick Sowell was named Coach of the Year after leading the Seawolves to a 10-3 record and 5-0 in America East play. Sowell is the first SBU men's lacrosse coach to win the award since Lars Tiffany won it in 2005.

Crowley is joined on the first team by senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.), junior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia), senior Steven Waldeck (Levittown, N.Y.) and senior Charlie Paar (Huntington, N.Y.).

Crowley, also a unanimous choice for first-team honors, led Stony Brook with 65 points on 40 goals and 25 assists. He leads the country in points per game (5.0), and is fifth in goals per game (3.08). The 65 points are the fourth most in a season in school history.

After tallying 39 career points in two seasons, Compitello broke out in a big way in 2010. He tallied 62 points, including a team-high 33 assists. He scored a career-high six goals against Hartford and recorded a career-high five assists in the regular-season finale against Vermont.

Despite not scoring in three games, McBride still tallied 46 goals, a career best. He scored eight goals in a season-opening win over Siena and posted seven goals each against Delaware and Binghamton. McBride, as well as Crowely, are 2010 Tewaaraton Award nominees, awarded to the top player in college lacrosse.

Waldeck, one of the premier long stick midfielders in the country, had an outstanding season on offense and defense. Among all long poles, Waldeck leads the nation with eight goals and three assists. Defensively, he has 82 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers to rank in the top 10 in the nation in both categories.

Paar has been Stony Brook's primary goalie this season. He's saved his best for conference play, as he has a 9.88 goals against average and a .553 save percentage. Against Albany, he held the Great Danes scoreless for 49:06, as Stony Brook posted its first shutout in 20 years with a 15-0 win.

One of the nation's top face-off specialists, junior Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn.) was named to the second team. Rand has won 212 of 348 (.609) of his face-offs. His 29 face-off wins against Siena and 28 against Binghamton represent two of highest totals in NCAA Division I history.

Crowley, who also was named to the all-academic team, is joined by sophomore Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) and junior Timmy Trenkle (Commack, N.Y.). Campbell has 15 goals and 12 assists and has started each of the last 28 games. A Business Mangement/Economics major, Campbell has a 3.37 GPA. Trenkle, who has nine goals and seven assists, saved his best game for last. He had two goals and two assists in Stony Brook's 16-10 win over Vermont. A Business Management major, Trenkle's GPA is 3.31. Crowley has a 3.32 GPA with a major in Business Management and Psychology.

2010 America East Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams - Stony Brook

First Team

Position Name Cl. Hometown/High School
Attack Tom Compitello* Sr. Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge
Attack Jordan McBride* Jr. New Westminster, British Columbia/New Westminster
Midfield Kevin Crowley* Jr. New Westminster, British Columbia/New Westminster
LS Midfield Steven Waldeck Sr. Levittown, N.Y./MacArthur
Goalkeeper Charlie Paar Sr. Huntington, N.Y./Huntington

Second Team

Position Name Cl. Hometown/High School
Faceoff Adam Rand Jr. Niantic, Conn. (East Lyme)

All-Academic Team

Name Cl. Hometown/High School GPA Major
Robbie Campbell So. Delta, British Columbia/Seaquam 3.37 Business Mangement/Economics
Kevin Crowley* Jr. New Westminster, B.C./New Westminster 3.32 Business Management/Psychology
Timmy Trenkle Jr. Commack, N.Y./Commack 3.31 Business Managemen

Player of the Year

Kevin Crowley*

Coach of the Year

Rick Sowell

* Unanimous

#7/6 Men's Lacrosse Hosts Vermont In America East Semifinal On Tuesday Night

Seawolves looking to get back to America East Championship Final

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Stony Brook, N.Y. - In a rematch of Saturday's regular-season finale, top-seeded Stony Brook will host fourth-seeded Vermont on Tuesday evening in an America East Semifinal match-up. Face-off from Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium is 7 pm. Fans cans hear the game locally on WUSB 90.1 or, with Matt Mankiewich on play-by-play, and Frank Barile '02 and Brendan Chamberlain providing insight into the action. Live stats are also available at
The Seawolves, who finished America East play 5-0 to earn the number one seed in the America East Championship, are ranked seventh by Nike/Inside Lacrosse and sixth by the USILA Coaches, both program-highs.
Stony Brook beat Vermont, 16-10, on Saturday evening. Junior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) tied a career-high with five goals and senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) tallied a goal and five assists. Junior Timmy Trenkle (Commack, N.Y.), sophomore Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia) and sophomore Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) each recorded two goals.

SBU is now 9-0 all-time against Vermont.

Monday, May 3, 2010


The USILA Division I Men's Lacrosse Coaches' Poll for May 3 has been released. The rankings appear below. They also appear on the Polls page, where you'll find a weekly poll matrix for the season as well as links to teams' schedules and scores.
Rank Team Pts (1st) Prev.
1 Virginia (14-1) 137 (4) 1 2 Syracuse (12-1) 136 (3) 2 3 Maryland (10-3) 126 3 4 North Carolina (11-2) 118 4 5 Duke (11-4) 112 5 6 Stony Brook (10-3) 102 8 7 Cornell (9-4) 92 10 8 Loyola (9-3) 84 6 9t Princeton (9-4) 80 7 9t Drexel (10-4) 80 13 11 Villanova (10-4) 76 12 12 Denver (11-4) 57 16 13 Hofstra (9-4) 51 15 14 Georgetown (8-5) 50 14 15 Yale (10-3) 41 17 16 UMass (8-5) 35 9 17 Brown (8-5) 23 18 18 Army (11-5) 19 NR 19 Notre Dame (7-6) 18 19t 20 Towson (6-7) 16 11Also receiving votes: Johns Hopkins, Delaware, Navy

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Running Backs Key In Offense's 41-12 Spring Game Win

Sophomore running back Edwin Gowins (Bellport, N.Y.) had five carries for 65 yards, including a 48-yard run in the first-half. Freshman Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) tallied 47 yards, a large chunk coming on a 21-yard scamper for a touchdown. Sophomore Brock Jackolski (Shirley, N.Y.) also ran for a touchdown, and caught three balls for 27 yards in addition to six carries for 43 yards.

Coulter, who finished the afternoon 13 of 26 for 132 yards, threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to junior Michael Lepore (Brick, N.J.). Sophomore Matthew Brevi (Tampa, Fla.) caught five passes for 60 yards.

Redshirt freshman Wesley Skiffington (Brandon, Fla.) kicked a 49-yard field goal.

Defensively, freshman Taj Johnson (Upland, Calif.) led all players with seven tackles. Junior Jonas Rousseau (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had a nice afternoon, finishing with six tackles and one sack. Sophomore Michael Marino (Middle Island, N.Y.) made the play of the day, intercepting a screen pass with 1:56 left in the first half.

Senior Julian Glenn (Uniondale, N.Y.), sophomore Corey Stringer (Warren, Ohio) and freshman Kenny Tuiloma (Long Beach, Calif.) each made five tackles. Stringer recorded two pass break-ups.

Junior Roosevelt Kirk (Oakland, Calif.) had three tackles, including a sack, and a pass break-up.

After the game, Stony Brook held its annual banquet as individual awards and the Big South Championship rings were handed out.

The Offensive MVP went to sophomore Edwin Gowins (Bellport, N.Y.). Gowins led Stony Brook with 890 yards and nine touchdowns en route to earning first team All-Big South honors for the second year in a row. He ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns in the Seawolves' 36-33 win over Liberty, which clinched the Big South Championship.

Senior linebacker Tyler Santucci (New Kensington, Pa.) was named the team's Defensive MVP for the second straight season. He was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press after totaling 93 tackles and 14 tackles for a loss. Santucci also picked up first-team All-Big South honors and Big South Defensive Player of the Year. His 145 solo tackles are tied for the most in school history.

Redshirt freshman Wesley Skiffington (Brandon, Fla.) earned the Ray Downey Special Teams MVP. Skiffington went 15-for-17 on field goals and 26-for-30 on extra points. He was named the Big South Special Teams Player of the Week after connecting on two field goals at Colgate. He accounted for 16 points (4 PATs, 4 FGs) against Presbyterian en route to being named a College Sports News' National All-Star.

The Offensive Rookie of the Year went to freshman Jordan Gush (Richardson, Texas). Gush caught 26 passes for 413 yards and led all Big South receivers with six TDs. He was involved in the longest play of the season as Gush caught a 64-yard pass before scoring on a 10-yard reception to beat Liberty.

Freshman linebacker Kenny Tuiloma (Long Beach, Calif.) was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year. He played in all 11 games, earning a start against Massachusetts. He made 12 tackles and his interception set up a touchdown against the Minutemen. He finished the season with 31 tackles.

Santucci also earned the Fred Kemp Award, given to the upperclassman who is dedicated to excellence on and off the field, while leading the team with pride and intensity. The Mark Motroni Award, which goes to the upperclassman who demonstrates great pride in the Stony Brook football program and consistently exhibits unselfish dedication to the team, was awarded to senior Josh Auerbach (Langhorne, Pa).

Junior Paul Fenaroli (Monroe, Conn.) received the Workhouse Award and seniors Chris Tyler (Rocky Hill, Conn.) and Jefferson Santos (Irvine, Calif.) won the Academic Award, given to upperclassmen who are motivated and achieve success in the classroom.

Coach Priore also announced that Fenaroli, junior Arin West (Toms River, N.J.) and junior Stephen Schwicke (East Patchogue, N.Y.) will serve as team captains for the 2010 season.

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#8/8 Men's Lacrosse To Take On Vermont In America East Semifinal on Tuesday Evening at 7

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#8/8 Men's Lacrosse Tops Vermont, 16-10; Wins First America East Regular Season Title

#8/8 Men's Lacrosse Hosts Vermont On Saturday Night

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May 2, 2010

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Top-seeded Stony Brook will face #4 Vermont on TUESDAY EVENING, instead of Wednesday evening, in one semifinal of the America East Men’s Lacrosse Championship. SBU, ranked eighth nationally, defeated the Catamounts, 16-10, on Saturday night and won its first America East regular-season title.

WUSB 90.1 will broadcast all the action for Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, with the pre-game show beginning at 6:45 pm.