Monday, February 7, 2011

Stony Brook featured in February's lacrosse publications

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team is featured prominently in this month's major lacrosse publications. Head Coach Rick Sowell is flanked by seniors Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) and Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) on the cover on Lacrosse Magazine, while Crowley is profiled by Terry Foy of Inside Lacrosse.
February's cover of Lacrosse Magazine, taken by John Mecionis, was shot over the course of the morning on Saturday, December 11.
The Crowley article was done through numerous interviews in December and January.
Both publications feature its college previews. Lacrosse Magazine has Stony Brook ranked fourth, while Inside Lacrosse has the Seawolves at eight.
The 2011 season gets underway on February 26, when Stony Brook hosts top-ranked Virginia at 12 p.m.

Stony Brook University Baseball Picked to Repeat in Preseason Coaches Poll

Cambridge, Mass.– Stony Brook University’s baseball team was a unanimous pick to repeat as America East champions in the preseason coaches poll released by the conference office on Monday. Winners of two of the last three conference titles, the Seawolves received all five first-place votes as coaches could not vote for their own team.

Led by preseason all-american, junior right-hander Nick Tropeano (West Islip, N.Y.), the Seawolves return 17 letter-winners from last year’s squad that went 30-27 and defeated North Carolina State at the Myrtle Beach Regional for the programs first Division I NCAA tournament win. The America East Co-Pitcher of the Year, Tropeano went 8-4 with a 2.44 ERA and an America East best 106 batters in 99.2 innings.

Stony Brook also returns sophomore designated hitter William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.), junior right-hander Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif.) and senior third baseman Stephen Marino, who each earned a spot on the All-America East first team last season. The 2010 America East Rookie of the Year, Carmona led the conference in batting average (.387) and was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.

Stony Brook open the 2011 season on Feb. 25-27 with a three-game series at Florida Atlantic.
2011 America East Preseason Coaches Poll
Rank Team (1st-place votes) Total
1. Stony Brook (5) 25
2. Maine (1) 20
3. Binghamton 18
4. Albany 13
5. Hartford 8
6. UMBC 6

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Men's hoops loses to Vermont on the road

Final Stats

The Stony Brook men's basketball team shot only 38.6 percent and committed a season-high 24 turnovers in a 65-42 loss to Vermont Sunday afternoon at Patrick Gym in Burlington, Vt.
The Seawolves slip to 9-14 overall and 4-7 in America East. Vermont has now won seven straight games and improves to a league-best 10-2.
"We had too many turnovers today," head coach Steve Pikiell said. "Give credit to Vermont, they're a good team and they played a good game, and when you play good teams, you can't give up so many possessions."
Early in the first half, Stony Brook was taking advantage of numerous Vermont turnovers and hanging with the Catamounts. Marcus Rouse (Upper Marlboro, Md.) had an early basket that put the Seawolves up 6-2.
Vermont took control of the contest from there, outscoring SBU 30-9 the rest of the half. The Seawolves trailed 16-13 when the Catamounts went on an 8-0 run over a six-minute span to open up a 24-13 advantage. After Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) ended SBU's scoreless run with a long jumper, UVM ended the half with another 8-0 run capped by Brendan Bald's three-pointer just before the buzzer, sending the Catamounts into the locker room with a 32-15 advantage.
In the second half, Stony Brook had a spark as Leonard Hayes (Voorhees, N.J.) dropped a two-point jumper and a three-point basket on back-to-back possessions to get his team back within 12, 32-20, but Vermont exploded with a 16-2 run punctuated again by a Bald 3-pointer to put the game out of reach.
Hayes, Stony Brook's America East Player of the Game, led the Seawolves with 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting.
The Seawolves will head home tonight and then go back into New England Wednesday to take on New Hampshire at Lundholm Gymnasium in Durham, N.H., at 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Vermont rallies for 68-50 victory over women's hoops

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Kirsten Jeter (Elmont, N.Y.) and sophomore Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) each scored 13 points but the Vermont Catamounts used a 14-0 second half run to rally for a 68-50 victory over the Stony Brook University women's basketball team on Saturday at Pritchard Gymnasium.
Jeter also had eight rebounds and six steals and was named Stony Brook's America East Player of the Game. Tonya Young had 19 points and 15 rebounds and was named Vermont's America East Player of the Game.
Stony Brook (4-18, 1-9 AE) led 44-41 with 7:52 left but went scoreless over the next three and a half minutes as Vermont scored 14 straight points to take 55-44 lead. Junior Tamiel Murray (Teneck, N.J.) hit one of two free throws to end the drought but Kristine Lalonde answered with a lay-up that kick started a 12-1 Catamount spurt that put the game away.
Vermont (3-20, 3-7 AE) shot 54.8 percent in the second half and 44.3 percent for the game. The Seawolves were held to 32.8 percent shooting and were out-rebounded, 44-40.
UVM jumped to a 9-2 lead five minutes in but the Seawolves answered with a 10-2 run over the next four minutes to take a 12-11 advantage. Jeter had seven points in the run.
The Catamounts rallied to take an 18-17 lead before SBU re-gained the lead on a fast-break hoop from junior Whitney Davis (Muskegon, Mich.) with 7:40 left in the first half. Neither team scored over the next three minutes before a long jumper from Murray gave SBU a three-point lead.
An Ashley Hoyt three tied the game at 24 with just over a minute to go before sophomore Gerda Gatling (Woodbridge, Va.) hit one of two free throws to send the Seawolves into the break in front, 25-24.



Stony Brook came out strong to start the second half, scoring the first eight points of the period to take a 33-24 lead. The run was highlighted by a beautiful dish from Davis to Jeter for a wide open lay-up.
Vermont used an 11-3 run to climb within one with 8:30 remaining and had a chance to take the lead following a Seawolves turnover. But junior Destiny Jacobs (Glen Burnie, Md.) blocked a Young shot and then ran the length of the court for an easy lay-up off a feed from Landers to give SBU a 44-41 lead.
The Seawolves return to action on Wednesday, taking on New Hampshire at Pritchard

Highlights of Stony Brook Men's Basketball vs. Boston University (2/4/11)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Men's hoops falters vs. BU 62-49


Boston University's John Holland and Darryl Partin combined to score 36 points as the Stony Brook men's basketball team suffered a 62-49 loss to the Terriers at sold out Pritchard Gym Friday night, snapping a two-game winning streak. Bryan Dougher (Scotch Plains, N.J.) led the Seawolves with 17 points and became Stony Brook's all-time leader in three-pointers with his 222nd career triple.
The Seawolves slip to 9-13 overall and 4-6 in America East, dropping them into a tie for fifth place with Albany. The Terriers strengthen their third-place position at 7-4 and are now 12-13 overall.
"We didn't play well tonight," head coach Steve Pikiell said. "It was a physical game, and we struggled getting the ball inside to our bigs. I give them credit, they played a good game."
Stony Brook had a decent rhythm on offense early on, making six of its first 13 field goal attempts. Marcus Rouse (Upper Marlboro, Md.) grabbed a defensive rebound and raced down the court to knock down a fastbreak jumper that gave the Seawolves an 11-9 lead with 9:33 left in the first half.
But Boston University took the lead a few minutes later on Matt Griffin's three-pointer at 6:22 to put the Terriers on top 14-13. They led until Danny Carter (Windsor, England) sank a three-pointer at 1:02 to tie the game at 22-22, but Patrick Hazel sent the Terriers into the locker room with a 24-22 advantage after a layup off a Griffin assist.
In the second half, Rouse pulled SBU within one with a three-pointer, but the Terriers went on a 16-3 run as the Seawolves missed eight consecutive shots. Holland had seven points during the run, and Partin hit the free throws that made it a 14-point game at 13:44. At 12:32, Hazel slammed home a dunk to give the Terriers their largest lead of the game, 15 points, at 44-29.



The Seawolves made a run late as Dougher rattled off a three-pointer and a pair of free throws on back-to-back possessions to get Stony Brook within five, 50-45, with 5:29 to play. However, the Terriers had an answer as Partin wove his way around defenders for a running jumper, and D.J. Irving converted a Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) turnover into layup at 4:03, putting BU back on top by nine, 54-45, effectively ending the game.

The Terriers dominated on the inside, leading in points in the paint 32-14. Hazel, BU's America East Player of the Game, played a big part with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, all in the paint. Partin finished with a game-high 19 points, but also had seven turnovers. Holland had 17 points and seven rebounds. BU outrebounded the Seawolves 39-29.
Dougher, SBU's America East Player of the Game, finished with five makes on 11 attempts for his 17 points and has scored in double figures in five straight contests. Rouse and Coley added nine points for a Seawolves team that shot only 35.8 percent from the field and 46.2 percent (6-for-13) from the free throw line.
The Seawolves have a quick turnaround as they will play at Vermont Sunday at 1 p.m

BU muscles Stony Brook in the paint

On a night when SBU could have used Brenton's muscle in the middle, not to mention his elbows and aggressive attitude, the Terriers (12-13, 7-4 America East) dominated under the basket with a crushing 32-14 advantage in points in the paint and 39-29 control of the boards. Coach Steve Pikiell wasn't buying a boxscore that said his team committed only 14 turnovers, saying the number had to be closer to 20.
"That was a tough one," Pikiell said. "We didn't play well, and their big guys killed us in the paint."
John Holland, a fifth-year senior, had 17 points and seven rebounds, and Patrick Hazel had 12 points and six boards. Guard Darryl Partin led the Terriers with 19 points, going inside for several of his baskets.
With the first of his trio of three-pointers, the Seawolves' Bryan Dougher broke the previous school career record of 221 threes by Josh Little from 1997-2001, and he finished with a team-high 17 points. No one else reached double figures for Stony Brook (9-13, 4-6), which lost a chance to reach .500 in conference play.
Freshman forward Eric McAlister, who had his career-best game Monday, played only eight minutes thanks to a fever of 104 degrees. Big man Dallis Joyner was 1-for-5 from the field and 0-for-4 at the foul line, and senior Chris Martin and transfer Al Rapier each shot 1-for-4.
The Seawolves trailed 24-22 at halftime, but Holland scored eight of BU's first 10 in the second half as the Terriers' lead reached 15 points. Stony Brook cut it to 50-45 with 5:29 to play, but BU scored two more times in the paint, and freshman Dave Coley committed two turnovers at the other end.
Pikiell wasn't about to put it on a freshman, saying Coley played well on defense against Holland. "Dallis has to play," Pikiell said. "Their kid [Hazel] is a man. Dallis and Al have to give us something around the basket . . . How we play is how our veterans play, and Chris really struggled. We need more out of Dallis. It's never about the rookies."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lisi back on Island to play for Stony Brook

It was a short detour back to Division I football for former Carey standout Mike Lisi, an All-Long Island selection in 2009. The rugged 6-2, 270-pound offensive lineman had signed to play at Hofstra before the program was disbanded. He spent last year at Suffield Academy (Conn.), where he earned the offensive lineman of the year award. Now Lisi will take his blocking skills to Stony Brook.
Two-time All-Long Island selection Craig Geoghan has also committed to Stony Brook. The 6-1, 195-pound former Sachem North standout spent two years at Nassau CC, where he was one of the team's few two-way players (QB/DB).
Joining the transfers will be Dante Allen of Huntington, Dimitry Russ of Deer Park and Victor Ochi of Valley Stream Central.

Lawrence's Mohamed signs on at Stony Brook

By CHRIS MASCARO  Karim Mohamed of Lawrence High School, who signed

Photo credit: Chris Mascaro | Karim Mohamed of Lawrence High School, who signed to play football at Stony Brook. Looking over his shoulder is Lawrence football coach Joe Martillotti. (Feb. 2, 2011)
Karim Mohamed went through everything on his checklist during his official visit to Stony Brook this past weekend, except for one thing. He forgot to get a Seawolves hat for yesterday's signing day proceedings.
Turns out he didn't need one.
When the 6-6, 295-pound lineman from Lawrence faxed in his letter of intent to play for Chuck Priore at Stony Brook, there was no pomp and circumstance - it was just him and coach Joe Martillotti.

The Lawrence coach, after trips to Modell's and Lids in search of a Stony Brook hat, picked Mohamed up around 11 a.m., and brought him to the empty school (classes were canceled because of the weather).
"It would have been cooler if it were during school, so my friends could have came and saw me," Mohamed said.
They saw plenty of him on the football field this season. Mohamed, who currently plays center on the Lawrence basketball team, made 26 tackles with one sack, a forced fumble and five passes defensed in five games as a defensive tackle.
The fifth, though, was a 21-20 upset loss to Plainedge, in which Martillotti saw sluggish play from his offensive line.
The coach moved Mohamed, who had never snapped before, from tackle to center, and to alleviate the pressure of his new role, took Mohamed off the defensive front. Two weeks later, Lawrence handed Long Island Class III champion Lynbrook its only loss of the season, 23-22.
"Our inside zone runs were working to perfection," said Martillotti, who has coached Mohamed since he was a converted soccer player in seventh grade. "Moving him in the middle of the line had an immediate impact."
Mohamed, who also received scholarship offers from Albany and C.W. Post, could play any of the five offensive line positions at Stony Brook. Redshirting is also a possibility.
Yet Priore is excited about Mohamed's upside. Said the Stony Brook coach: "At 6-6 and nearly 300 pounds, Karim shows tremendous athleticism and toughness."

Stony Brook announces 2011 Football recruiting class

2011 Stony Brook Recruiting Class
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Eight talented student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football for two-time defending Big South Conference champion Stony Brook, head coach Chuck Priore announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Kevin Norrell (Los Angeles, Calif.), a Washington State transfer, also will join the incoming class, as he has accepted a grant-in-aid to play for the Seawolves.
The incoming class already includes eight junior college standouts, sophomore Masengo Kabongo (Stratford, Conn.), a University of Maryland transfer, and one prep school student-athlete (Mike Lisi), who were all added to the roster in December.
The class is made up of Dante Allen (Huntington Station, N.Y.), Naim Cheeseboro (King of Prussia, Pa.), Jerry Hubshman (Dunmore, Pa.), Karim Mohamed (Inwood, N.Y.), Louis Murray (Inglewood, Calif.) Victor Ochi (Valley Stream, N.Y.), Julian Quintin (East Brunswick, N.J.) and Dimitry Russ (Deer Park, N.Y.). Lyle Negron (Bakersfield, Calif.) joins Norrell in accepting a grant-in-aid offer.
"I think this entire class has a lot of balance to it," Priore said. "We added 10 mid-year student-athletes who will help bolster our roster. Getting some of these guys in for spring practice is critical to the success of our program. We feel we've brought in some guys who will have an immediate impact while building depth."
Stony Brook returns 17 starters (8 offensive, 9 defensive) on a team that went 5-1 in the conference for a second straight season. With just eight seniors graduating and a wealth of underclassmen that gained experience brought on by injury, Priore and the Seawolves are primed to stay atop the Big South for years to come.

A Look At The Seawolves Recruiting Class -

Dante Allen • DE • 6-5 • 240 • Huntington Station, N.Y. • Huntington H.S.
High School: Attends Huntington H.S. ... Suffolk County PAL All-Star Game selection ... All-County selection ... part of team that won a New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award ... one of the county's leaders in sacks with 10 ... more than 40 tackles as a senior.
Bryce Brantley • DE • 6-4 • 255 • Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison/Orange Coast College
Before Stony Brook: A transfer from Orange Coast College ... an All-California Region V selection after leading the Central East Conference and finishing third in the Southern California Football Association with 9.5 sacks ... added 42 tackles.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Edison High School ... a Sunset League first-team selection ... earned the Matt Hombs Award, given to the player who exemplifies the ideal Edison football player ... played on the offensive line before switching to defense in college.
Naim Cheeseboro • DB • 6-1 • 190 • King of Prussia, Pa. • Upper Merion H.S.
High School: Attends Upper Merion H.S. ... All-Area first-team selection at running back by the Times Herald ... One of Southeastern Pennsylvania's top running backs ... accounted for 850 yards of total offense ... rushed for 1,335 yards and 15 TDs as a junior ... also recorded 59 tackles at safety ... also plays basketball.
Joe Danaker • OL • 6-2 • 295 • Germantown, Md./Northwest/Lackawanna College
Before Stony Brook: A transfer from Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa ... earned second-team NJCCA All-American this past season ... A first-team All-Northeast Football Conference and All-Region selection ... played right guard for a Falcons team that went 9-2 and won the Graphics Edge Bowl over eighth-ranked Ellsworth Community College.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Northwest High School ... earned second-team All-Montgomery County by the Washington Post ... also wrestled and played ice hockey.
Craig Geoghan • DB • 6-1 • 195 • Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North/Nassau CC
Before Stony Brook: A two-way player at Nassau Community College for coach Jermaine Miles.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Sachem North High School ... a two-time All-Long Island selection ... holds school records for career-passing yards (2,146), season-passing yards (1,105), career completions (264), touchdowns in a season (11) and career (18).
Jerry Hubshman • OL • 6-4 • 265 • Dunmore, Pa. • Dunmore H.S.
High School: Attends Dunmore H.S. ... honorable mention on defense ... Lackawanna Football Conference Division II coaches' All-Star team ... two-time All-League and All-District ... also competed in track and field.
Masengo Kabongo • DE • 6-2 • 285 • Stratford, Conn. • Fairfield Prep/Maryland
Before Stony Brook: Spent two years at the University of Maryland ... played in six games as a redshirt freshman in 2009 ... had a sack against Cal.
High School: A four-star recruit by ... rated the No. 15 defensive tackle in the nation by Scouts, Inc. ... the 24th-ranked defensive tackle prospect in the nation and the second best player in the state of Connecticut by ... ranked as the 33rd-best defensive tackle by ... a three-year starter on the defensive line ... an all-state defensive lineman as a sophomore, junior and senior ... compiled 47 tackles, including 11 for a loss and 5.5 sacks, in 2007 ... forced three fumbles his senior season ... registered 87 tackles, including 27 TFLs, and five forced fumbles in 2006.
Mike Lisi • OL • 6-2 • 270 • Franklin Square, N.Y./Carey/Suffield Academy
Before Stony Brook: Attended prep school at Suffield Academy ... Lisi was given the Outstanding Lineman Award for the Tigers, who went 7-1 and clinched a third straight league championship.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Carey High School ... A first-team all-state and All-Long Island selection as a senior, Lisi played in the Upstate/Downstate Football Classic with fellow Seawolves Kevin Hauter, JeVahn Cruz, Davon Lawrence and Jawara Dudley.
Mark Matteson • OL • 6-3 • 275 • Salina, Kan./Salina South/Coffeyville CC
Before Stony Brook: One of three transfers from Coffeyville Community College in Kansas ... a second-team all-conference and second-team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) selection ... awarded the Pete Peltzer Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Salina South High School ... a three-year starter at left tackle for Salina South High School, earning first-team Class 5A honors as a senior.
Ivan May • DB • 5-9 • 180 • El Cajon, Calif./Valhalla/Grossmont College
Before Stony Brook: Led the Grossmont Griffins with 12 pass breakups ... honored by the team with his selection as the Griffins' Best Defensive Back of the Year ... led Grossmont to the Beach Bowl against Santa Ana College.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Valhalla High School ... earned second-team defense honors by the San Diego Union Tribune ... also was selected to play in the Alex Spano All-Star Classic.
Karim Mohamed • OL • 6-5 • 295 • Inwood, N.Y. • Lawrence H.S.
High School: Attends Lawrence H.S. ... captain of the football team ... also wrestled, played basketball and ran track ... team is 29-9 in last three seasons.
Louis Murray • DB • 6-0 • 175 • Inglewood, Calif. • Junipero Serra H.S.
High School: Attends Junipero Serra High School ... All-Mission League selection ... made 23 tackles, 16 passes defended, three interceptions and one fumble recovery ... team captain ... team advanced to Division II state title game ... one of nine Division I recruits, the most of any school in Southern California ... also ran track.
Lyle Negron • QB • 6-1 • 225 • Bakersfield, Calif. • Murrieta Valley/Bakersfield College
Before Stony Brook: Spent two years at Bakersfield College ... as a sophomore, threw for 1,950 yards and 17 touchdowns ... also rushed for 400 yards and eight TDs ... second team All-Northern Conference.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Murrieta Valley High School ... first-team All-Southwestern League, All-Area and All-CIF Inland Division as a senior ... threw for 1,965 yards and 12 touchdowns and ran for 852 yards and 16 TDs as a senior ... earned second-team All-Southwestern League and All-CIF Inland Division as a junior.
Kevin Norrell • WR • 5-10 • 200 • Los Angeles, Calif. • Long Beach Poly/Washington State/El Camino
Before Stony Brook: Played one season at El Camino Junior College ... caught 23 balls for 419 yards and a touchdown ... led the Warriors with 18.2 yards per catch ... did not play in 2009 ... played in 13 games as a true freshman at Washington State, starting six in 2008 ... had 11 catches for 124 yards.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Long Beach Poly High School ... had 28 receptions for 400 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... honorable mention All-CIF ... team finished first in league and was Division I section champions ... also ran track.
Victor Ochi • DE • 6-2 • 225 • Valley Stream, N.Y. • Valley Stream Central H.S.
High School: Attends Valley Stream Central H.S. ... All-New York State selection ... All-Nassau County and All-Long Island ... made 72 tackles and had 11 sacks as a senior ... 57 tackles and 8.5 sacks as a junior ... one of MSG Varsity's top 100 players ... also ran track.
Julian Quintin • LB • 5-11 • 190 • East Brunswick, N.J. • East Brunswick
High School: Attends East Brunswick H.S. ... Second-team All-Middlesex County ... part of NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV Championship team as a junior ... described as one of the toughest linebackers in the Greater Middlesex Conference ... on the New Jersey linebacker to watch list ... an outstanding wrestler and track performer ... wrestles at 189 pounds ... all-state in the 100 meter dash.
Preston Randolph • DB • 6-1 • 190 • Lawrence, Kan./Free State/Coffeyville CC
Before Stony Brook: A second-team all-conference and second-team All-KJCCC selection for the Coffeyville Red Ravens as a senior ... In 10 games, he recorded 47 tackles, two pass breakups and two fumble recoveries ... awarded the Barbara Jean Pendleton Scholarship, given to the player who has true Red Raven spirit and dedication to athletics.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Free State High School ... a two-way standout, Randolph earned All-Sunflower League mention at defensive back and wide receiver.
Dimitry Russ • DE • 6-3 • 225 • Deer Park, N.Y. • Deer Park H.S.
High School: Attends Deer Park H.S. ... All-County and All-League selection for the Falcons ... all-conference as a sophomore ... led team to a 6-2 record and a playoff berth ... blocked two extra points in a 21-20 win over Huntington ... also played basketball.
Grahm Saunders • DE • 6-4 • 255 • Lawrence, Kan./Free State/Coffeyville CC
Before Stony Brook: A high school and college teammate of Randolph ... a second-team all-conference and second-team All-KJCCC selection at defensive end ... made 45 tackles, had six sacks and forced two fumbles ... awarded the President's Trophy for the outstanding sophomore who has the best conduct on and off the field.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Free State High School ... All-State 6A and All-Sunflower League as a senior ... team captain.
Steven Watts • OL • 6-4 • 280 • San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente/Saddleback College
Before Stony Brook: Played two seasons for Saddleback College ... earned second-team All-Southern California Football Association honors as a senior.
High School: A 2009 graduate of San Clemente High School ... an All-South Coast League selection as a senior ... represented South in the annual North/South All Star Game.

2011 Stony Brook Football Incoming Recruits

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Highlights of Stony Brook Men's Basketball vs. UMBC (Jan. 31, 2011)

Men's lacrosse ranked in top 10 in national polls

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team is ranked fifth in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches Poll and eighth in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, it was announced on Monday.
Stony Brook, which was not ranked during the preseason last year, also enters 2011 ranked fourth by Lacrosse Magazine. The publication has anointed senior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) the Division I Preseason Player of the Year.
The Seawolves will open the season against Virginia (#1 USILA, #2 Nike/IL) on February 26 at 12 p.m. at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. #8/7 Cornell and #17/- Delaware also will visit LaValle Stadium during non-conference play.
94 percent of Stony Brook's goal scorers return from a team that went 13-4 last season, won the America East Championship and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals.
Season tickets for the 2011 season are now on sale. For more information, please call (631) 632-WOLF or visit

Priore's contract extended through 2016

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook Director of Athletics Jim Fiore has announced that head football coach Chuck Priore has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the program through 2016. The extension adds three years to Priore's existing contract, as he agreed to a contract extension through the 2013 season in December 2009.
Priore recently completed his fifth season at Stony Brook, leading the team to a second-straight share of the Big South Conference Championship.
"Coach Priore continues to represent Stony Brook University and our athletic program with class and dignity, and under his outstanding leadership, Seawolves football is positioned to be one of the elite Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) programs in the country," Fiore stated. "We are fortunate to have someone with his passion, vision and energy leading our program. We have enjoyed a great deal of success in a short period of time and look forward to an even brighter future."
Priore, the Big South Conference Coach of the Year in 2009, has coached 22 All-Big South selections, the 2009 conference Defensive Player of the Year, Tyler Santucci, and a pair of first-team running backs the last two years - Conte Cuttino and Edwin Gowins in 2009 and Brock Jackolski and Miguel Maysonet in 2010. Jackolski and Maysonet were the only pair of teammates in Division I to each rush for more than 1,000 yards.
"I appreciate the trust and confidence that President Stanley and Jim Fiore have shown in me as the leader of the program," Priore said. "I am excited about the future of our program and humbled by the opportunity to lead such a special group of coaches and student-athletes at one of the premier academic institutions in the country."

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Since taking over as head coach prior to the 2006 season, Priore has ushered the Seawolves to a new era. The Seawolves have competed against elite FCS schools including Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Liberty with the NCAA maximum of 63 scholarships.
Stony Brook faced its first Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent in South Florida last season, and will travel to face University of Texas at El Paso and Buffalo in 2011. Future schedules include Army, Boston College and Cincinnati.
Priore is 28-27 at Stony Brook and 67-36 overall. During conference play the last two seasons, the Seawolves are 10-2, and enjoy an 18-6 (.750) record at home under Priore.