Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Women’s Basketball signs three to NLIs

Stony Brook University women’s basketball head coach Beth O’Boyle announced today that forward Brittany Snow (Voorhees, N.J./Seneca), guard Kim Hanlon (White Plains, N.Y.) and forward Alyssa Coiro (Califon, N.J./Rutgers Prep) have signed national letters of intent to play for the Seawolves beginning in the fall of 2012.

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Brittany, Kim and Alyssa to the Stony Brook family,” O’Boyle said. “They are each talented and skilled players who will be great additions to our program. But more importantly they are exactly the type of student-athletes that we want on our team.”

A 6-0 forward, Snow averaged 17.3 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior at Seneca High School and is rated as the No. 47 player in New Jersey by Snow was named to the All-South Jersey second team by the Philadelphia Inquirer and was a Burlington Country Times second team All-Area selection.

“Brittany is an extremely tough and aggressive player,” O’Boyle said. “She is a terrific scorer in the post, an outstanding rebounder and has a tireless work ethic.”

Hanlon comes to Stony Brook from White Plains High School where she was a two-time all-league performer. A 5-8 guard, she was recently selected to play in the prestigious Metro Classic and is a three-time scholar athlete award winner.

“Kim is a terrific all-around guard and plays hard on every possession,” O’Boyle said. “She can definitely knock down shots and is also a good decision-maker.”

A 6-1 forward, Coiro helped Rutgers Prep to a county and state championship last season and earned the school’s 2011 Pegeen O’Connell Sportsmanship award. A three-time member of the honor roll, Coiro is a team captain in basketball and volleyball and also led Rutgers Prep to the 2011 state championship in volleyball.

“Alyssa is an extremely talented and skilled post player,” O’Boyle said. “She has a very high basketball IQ, can score in a variety of ways and will add an intensity and competiveness to our team.”

The 2011-12 Seawolves return to action on Friday, traveling to take on Iona and open up their home schedule on Monday against George Mason. For tickets, visit or call 631-632-WOLF.
For more information on Stony Brook Athletics, please visit and follow the Seawolves on Twitter at SBAthletics.