Kaitlin Costello had 14 kills and 15 digs while Hailee Herc had 11 digs on Senior Night for the Stony Brook Women’s Volleyball team. They fell to Yale 3-1 Tuesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium.
Jim Fiore, Stony Brook Athletic Director (Right), leaves the university. (STATESMAN STOCK PHOTO)
Stony Brook Athletic Director Jim Fiore is leaving the school, according to a release from the school Tuesday night. According to the press release, Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Woodruff will serve as the Interim Athletic Director, as they look for a replacement.
Last year, the Stony Brook wrestling team took the big step of finishing sixth in there conference, and establishing themselves as one of the top club teams on campus. Now, just one month into their second season, they find themselves ranked 18th in the latest National Collegiate Wrestling Association coaches’ poll.
This Sunday afternoon, the Stony Brook Seawolves Men’s Basketball team hosted the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers in a clash of two Long Island colleges. The Seawolves, 5-2 on the season, looked to extend their 13 game home winning streak. St. Francis threatened to be a formidable foe, with a 4-3 season including wins against last year’s ACC champion Miami Hurricanes.
Stony Brook Men’s Basketball competed in the 2K Sports Classic this weekend at its sub-regional location in Detroit, Mich. Stony Brook finished the tournament 2-1 with wins over Detroit in 3OT and Florida Atlantic. Jameel Warney was named the tournament MVP and Anthony Jackson also received all tournament honors.
The main man behind the biggest controversy at Stony Brook in a few years is former Athletic Director Jim Fiore. He was bought out Tuesday night by the school for $800,000, covering the remaining 31 months on his contract. There are many speculations as to the rationale behind his firing, but none have been confirmed yet.
With the sudden chaos developing in Stony Brook Athletics, the department has turned to Donna Woodruff to serve as the Interim Director of Athletics, following Jim Fiore’s firing. If you have ever been to a sporting event on campus, you know who Fiore is: the fiery, intense guy you picture representing the department. But who is Donna Woodruff, and what will she bring to Stony Brook Athletics?
Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium will fill up for the last time this football season as Stony Brook closes its campaign against rivals Albany in the Empire Clash on Saturday at 1 p.m.
This Sunday night, the Stony Brook Seawolves basketball team faced their toughest test of the year, facing No. 23 Indiana at the Hoosiers’ home. Indiana is one of the most storied college programs in history, with over a century of basketball played at the college. They were a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament last year, lead by two players, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller, who went in the top four of the NBA draft. Needless to say, this would be a tough match for the Seawolves.