2013-14 #SEAWOLVES TEAM RECORDS:
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
- Stony Brook shot a season-high 53.7% from the field.
- Stony Brook's 58.6% first-half shooting percentage is its best for a half this season. The 42 points are second-best for a half, behind the team's 48-point first half vs. Mount Ida.
- Stony Brook outscored Cornell in the paint 32-9 and produced 29 points off of 17 Big Red turnovers.
- The Seawolves outrebounded the Big Red 38-20, the 28th time in their last 31 games they've outrebounded their opponent.
- In addition to his career-high scoring output, Warney matched his career high in rebounds with 11.
- Brenton posted his fourth game of five or more assists this season.
- Nine different Seawolves scored points.
- Stony Brook's defense limited Cornell to 34.8% shooting and just 53 points. SB is now 20-1 since the start of the 2011-12 season when holding teams under 60 points.
- Pikiell earns his 100th win at Stony Brook. His record is 100-120 (.455), but he is 64-39 (.621) since the start of the 2009-10 season.
- Stony Brook is now 5-2 for the first time since November 2009, matching the 2009-10 team for best seven-game start and best month of November in the program's Div. I history.
- The team also matches the 2009-10 team for best four-game road start with a 3-1 record.
- Stony Brook improves to 3-4 against Cornell and 16-15 against the Ivy League all-time.
- The Seawolves came into the game America East's highest scoring offense (68.8 PPG).
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
"I was really pleased with our execution today. We rebounded well, played great defense and limited our turnovers. This was a really solid all-around effort and certainly something to build on going forward."
- The Seawolves held NJIT (4-2) scoreless for a 10-minute span early in the game and used a 14-0 run during that time to open up a 24-6 advantage at the 5:08 mark. During the run, the Highlanders missed 10 shots, including six 3's, and turned the ball over four times. Stony Brook led by 14 at the break (29-15) and NJIT could get no closer than nine in the second half as the Seawolves improved to 2-2.
- Stony Brook outrebounded NJIT, 40-20, including 12 on the offensive glass.
- The Seawolves held NJIT to only 11 total field goals (11-42) and 26.2% shooting overall. Stony Brook, meanwhile, shot 46.2% from the field on 24-52 shooting.
- Stony Brook forced 16 NJIT turnovers.
- The Seawolves held NJIT's leading scorer, Rayven Johnson (21.6 ppg), to just six points on 1-7 shooting from the field.
- Junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) made her first start of the year and chipped in five points, five steals, four assists and six rebounds.
- Sophomore Natalie Myers (Clackamas, Ore.) dished out a career-high five assists.
- Junior Teasha Harris (Bloomington, Ill.) scored eight points and added seven rebounds.
News & Notes
- Sunday's meeting was the first-ever contest between Stony Brook and NJIT at the Division I level.
- Freshman Alyssa Coiro (Califon, N.J.) scored her first collegiate points with a layup early in the first half.
- Senior Dani Klupenger (Aurora, Ore.) hit her first three-pointer of the season in the first half, giving her 70 career triples, the seventh-most in program history.
- Stony Brook's 29 first-half points are a new season high, surpassing the 23 the Seawolves scored against Rider.
- The Seawolves' 14-point halftime lead was the team's largest advantage at the break since a 41-26 lead over Maine in the 2011 America East Quarterfinals.
- Previlon pulled down 10+ rebounds for the third straight game.
- Stony Brook's 25-point win represents the team's largest margin of victory since a 71-40 win over St. Francis (NY) on Dec. 6, 2009.
The Seawolves travel to Robert Morris and Youngstown State this week to close out a four-game road trip. Stony Brook will face RMU on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and YSU on Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook Athletics, which had an unprecedented 2011-12 season that featured nine conference championships, an NCAA individual champion in women's track & field and an unforgettable run to the NCAA Baseball College World Series, has been identified as one of the top rising programs in all of college athletics.
In research conducted by Winthrop Research Services, Stony Brook was found to have the highest jump in the Learfield Director's Cup standings over the last four years, going from 269 during the 2008-09 season to 68 in 2011-12.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports -- 10 women's and 10 men's. Stony Brook finished with 276 points, the fifth-most among Football Championship Subdivision schools, behind only Princeton, Harvard, Georgetown and Cornell, and the highest among America East institutions.
Stony Brook's banner 2011-12 season included nine conference championships, six national postseason appearances, an individual national champion in women's track & field and the baseball team's run to the College World Series that shocked the world. The Seawolves had one national player of the year, one national coach of the year, three first-team All-Americans, 10 conference players of the year, eight conference coaches of the year, three conference rookies of the year and 71 all-conference selections. In the classroom, Stony Brook produced 190 student-athletes on the America East Honor Roll for achieving a 3.0 GPA or higher, six Seawolves were individually honored as the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sports and one scholar-athlete was named a Capital One Academic All-American.
Stony Brook is already off to a great start in 2012-13, winning four conference championships and earning two national postseason bids, including the university's first-ever Div. I at-large selection when the football team was included in the 20-team NCAA Div. I Football Championship field.
For the full report, including a chart of the most improved Director's Cup teams, visit Winthrop's website.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
By Greg Logan, Newsday
Stony Brook quarterback Kyle Essington was the runaway national leader in FCS passing efficiency this season, but he likely will watch the Seawolves' first-round playoff game against Villanova from the sidelines Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. Coach Chuck Priore said Essington is "questionable" with a right thigh contusion suffered in the regular-season finale at Liberty.
Backup Lyle Negron, who completed three of five passes, in limited time in six games this season, has taken all the first-team snaps in practice the past two weeks and expects to start. Priore said Essington "probably will throw" in practice Thursday.
"He could be suited up on Saturday and playing; he might not be," Priore said. "He's got to be 100 percent. If not, the other kid, who has practiced for two weeks and has been real sharp, will play, and we won't have any problems."
Negron is a redshirt junior who transferred last season from Bakersfield (Calif.) Junior College and spent a year learning the system before assuming the backup role this season. "He knows our offense, and he's been waiting for his opportunity," Priore said. "So, he's got it. He's a heck of a player. He's got as strong an arm as I've seen at this level."
Essington suffered the injury in the third quarter at Liberty and essentially finished the game on one leg, which helps explain the last two of four interceptions he threw in a 28-14 loss. His 175.8 pass efficiency rating was far ahead of the second-place mark of 161.51 posted by Harvard's Colton Chapple.
"During the game, I didn't know how bad it was," Negron said of Essington's injury. "The next day, coach told me to be ready. Anybody can go down. When you're the backup, you prepare like the starter. I got all the practice last week."
Running backs Miguel Maysonet and Marcus Coker are the strength of Stony Brook's offense, but Priore said the Seawolves (9-2) won't emphasize the run any more than usual. "If you go into a game and you try to hide your quarterback, you're going to lose the football game," Priore said. "The game plan was set for attacking Villanova, and we'll attack with whoever is playing."
Essington took over at midseason last year after a knee injury ended quarterback Michael Coulter's career and he threw four TD passes. But this is a much bigger spot against a Villanova (8-3) defense that is strong against the run and has totaled 14 interceptions.
"I put a lot of pressure on myself," Negron said. "I just don't want to let the seniors down. I know Kyle probably will be back next week if we get him through . Kyle deserves to keep playing."
Essington has been particularly effective throwing to wide receiver Kevin Norrell, who has 60 catches for 1,291 yards and 14 touchdowns, but Negron has chemistry with him, too. "Kevin is actually my roommate," Negron said. "We've thrown a lot together. It's just getting the first-team reps with the line in front of you. I think we'll be all right."
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
November 19, 2012
Cambridge, Mass. - Freshman Brittany Snow (Shamong, N.J.) of the Stony Brook women's basketball team was named the America East Rookie of the Week on Monday, as announced by the conference office. Snow made her first collegiate start against Morgan State on Sunday and scored 12 points in a 66-63 overtime loss.
Trailing by 14 points with 11 minutes remaining in regulation, the Seawolves mounted a 25-11 run to send the game into overtime tied 55-55. Snow played a crucial role in the comeback, converting a three-point play on a layup and free throw to start the run. The freshman also hit two free throws in overtime to briefly give the Seawolves a 61-59 lead, before Morgan St. battled back to reclaim the game with a three-pointer in the final 10 seconds of OT.
Snow went 4-for-5 at the foul line in the game and also chipped in four rebounds and two assists. Through three games this season, Snow is averaging 8.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20.7 minutes per game.
Following a break for Thanksgiving, the Seawolves (1-2) will continue their four-game road trip at NJIT on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Stony Brook Football to host Villanova in NCAA FCS First Round Game on Saturday, 2:45 pm LIVE ON WUSB
November 18, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook football team will host Villanova on November 24 in a first-round game at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the Division I Football Championship committee announced on Sunday. The Seawolves (9-2, 5-1 Big South) received one of 10 at-large berths to the 20-team playoff and their first-ever Division I at-large bid in any sport.
Saturday's game is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
Stony Brook tied for the Big South title, its fourth consecutive conference championship, but based on conference road wins, Coastal Carolina received the conference's automatic bid.
The Seawolves have wins over Army and fellow playoff teams Colgate and Coastal Carolina.
Villanova (8-3, 6-2 CAA) finished second for the conference title with New Hampshire, Richmond and Towson, but received the automatic bid based on Old Dominion (10-1, 7-1) being ineligible and a tiebreaker. Saturday's match-up will be the first meeting between the two schools, but not the last. Stony Brook will move to the CAA after this season is complete. The Wildcats won the national championship in 2009.
The winner will travel to face No. 3 seed Montana State on December 1.
Tickets for Saturday's game are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at any time on www.GoSeawolves.org. Reserved chairbacks are $20. General admission seats for adults are $14 and youths and senior citizens are $10. Stony Brook faculty/staff are $10 with ID.
The Stony Brook ticket office is open Monday-Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and 12 p.m.-5 p.m. on Friday. Offices will be closed on Thanksgiving. Gameday sales will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Gates 2 and 6.
For more information, please call (631) 632-WOLF.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Pikiell and the Seawolves are currently 3-0 this season and are searching for their first 4-0 start in its Div. I era. Stony Brook has been picked to finish second in America East this season and has won the conference's regular season championship and appeared in the postseason NIT in two out of the last three seasons. Stony Brook will host Sacred Heart Sunday at Pritchard Gymnasium, where the Seawolves have won 15 consecutive games, at 2 p.m.