Sunday, July 17, 2011

SBU's Beth O'Boyle adds two transfers (Marcus Henry's Newsday Blog)

6:11 PM By Marcus Henry
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Just because it’s the middle of July doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be done. Newly hired Stony Brook women’s basketball coach Beth O’Boyle has had a busy summer.
O’Boyle announced the addition of two transfers to the Seawolves program earlier this week. Sabre Proctor, a 6-foot forward, transfers to Stony Brook after one season at North Carolina A&T. The Harrisburg Pa. native averaged 7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18 minutes per game last season. She’ll be eligible for the 2012-2013 season.
Brooklyn’s Jessica Previlon also join the Seawolves after a two-year run at Monroe Community College in the Bronx. The 5-11 forward averaged 10.4 points and 9 rebounds per game and helped lead the Mustangs to the NJCAA Division II National Championship last season. She’ll be eligible for the 2011-2012 season.
"Jess is an extremely athletic player who will add an intensity and competitiveness to our team," O'Boyle said in a release. "She has an excellent knack for rebounding and her winning mentality will be a great addition to our program."
O’Boyle also is excited about Proctor.
"Sabre is an aggressive player who has the ability to create her own offense and is also a strong rebounder," O'Boyle said. "We look forward to working with her during her redshirt year and believe she will have a positive impact on our program."
Earlier this summer O’Boyle filled out her staff with the hiring of assistant coaches Jesse Fleming, Crishna Hill and Cori Chambers. Andrea Doneth was named director of basketball operations.
O'Boyle hopes to improve a program that finished 7-23 last season. The Seawolves ended their season on a high note, winning two of their final three games, including their first-round America East Tournament game against Maine.
Stony Brook returns some of its key role players including Destiny Jacobs, Tamiel Murray and Sam Landers