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Shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu (right) looks to pass the ball while point guard Dean Noll (left) defends him in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. Onyekonwu is entering his second year after a promising freshman season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Toby Onyekonwu preparing for breakout sophomore year

Nayden Villorente October 29, 2023
After bringing in a pair of All-Conference point guards to lead its offense, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team expected itself to be a dynamic offense. But when both of the players suffered significant injuries before the 2022-23 season tipped off, their jobs were placed on the shoulders of then-freshman shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu.
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Head coach Tobias Bischof talks to his team after a match against Delaware on Sept. 14. Bischof has led his team to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years and is looking for his first-ever win in the Coastal Athletic Association postseason. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Sixth-seeded Stony Brook women’s soccer looking for redemption in CAA tournament

Nayden Villorente October 25, 2023
After clinching the sixth and final spot in the 2023 Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) women’s soccer tournament, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team will look to keep on going. In their second consecutive CAA playoff appearance, the Seawolves will take on the third-seeded Monmouth Hawks in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
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Stony Brook students holding Palestines flag during the Palestine march on Oct. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Muslim Student Association holds pro-Palestine protest

Nayden Villorente October 22, 2023
“Free, free, Palestine,” was chanted by hundreds of students outside of the Stony Brook University Union on Oct. 18 — nearly two weeks after war began between Israel and Hamas. “I am just sick and tired of the world giving a blank eye to the Palestinian suffering,” Adan Piracha, a sophomore biochemistry major, said.
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Midfielder Ashley Bell (foreground) plays a ball against Elon on Sunday, Oct. 15. Bell won the conferences Rookie of the Week award on Monday. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s soccer to enter crucial do-or-die showdown with Northeastern

Nayden Villorente October 18, 2023

The Stony Brook women’s soccer team has a big hurdle to jump over if it is to make the 2023 Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) championship tournament. If the Seawolves (6-5-5, 4-4-3 CAA) are...

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Midfielder Trevor Harrison dribbles the ball up the left wing against Le Moyne on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Harrison scored his career-high fourth goal of the season in the draw against the Dolphins. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s soccer draws in high-scoring midweek contest

Nayden Villorente October 12, 2023
In a midweek game full of hard-earned goals and fast responses, the Stony Brook men’s soccer team settled for a draw. Returning to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium after a two-game road trip, the Seawolves hosted the Le Moyne Dolphins on Wednesday night.
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Forward Luciana Setteducate (foreground) dribbles the ball past two William & Mary defenders on Sunday, Oct. 1. Setteducate will help facilitate the Stony Brook womens soccer teams offense against Drexel. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s soccer’s playoff hopes reliant on match with Drexel

Nayden Villorente October 11, 2023
Though it is slumping, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team sits just three points away from being back in the 2023 Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) women’s soccer tournament picture. The Seawolves are returning to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Thursday to host the Drexel Dragons after a disappointing draw at Charleston last Sunday.
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Forward Gabrielle Côté volleys a shot against William & Mary on Sunday, Oct. 1. Côté picked up her first assist of the year on Sunday at Charleston. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Draw at Charleston hinders Stony Brook women’s soccer’s playoff hopes

Nayden Villorente October 9, 2023

Capping off its road trip to the Carolinas, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team only secured one point as its playoff hopes continued to slip away. Battling for a spot in the top six of the Coastal...

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Students walking on Stony Brook campus. IRENE YIMMONGKOL/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University achieves record-high enrollment numbers

Nayden Villorente October 4, 2023
Stony Brook University is establishing itself as a primary destination for new applicants after achieving record-breaking application rates and enrollment numbers for the 2023-24 school year.
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Forward Luciana Setteducate intercepts a pass against William & Mary on Sunday, Oct. 1. Setteducate is one of the Stony Brook womens soccer teams leading facilitators on offense. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s soccer competing for playoff spot at UNCW

Nayden Villorente October 4, 2023

Hoping to keep its playoff hopes alive, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team looks to build off its decimation of William & Mary from this past Sunday. The Seawolves (4-4-4, 2-3-2 CAA) will...

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Forward Graceann Murphy takes a shot against William & Mary on Sunday, Oct. 1. Murphy scored her second goal of the season on this play. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s soccer upsets William & Mary in blowout win

Nayden Villorente October 2, 2023

In a clash with the best defense in the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA), the Stony Brook women’s soccer team pulled off an upset by dominating an undefeated foe. Snapping its three-game losing...

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The Stony Brook womens soccer teams defense clears the ball from the box against Hofstra on Sunday, Sept. 17. The Seawolves defense will be key in their match with Towson on Thursday. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s soccer about to face its toughest test of the year

Nayden Villorente September 27, 2023
Now on the outside of the playoff picture, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team looks to climb its way back up the conference table. After a narrow 1-0 loss at Monmouth, the Seawolves will travel to Maryland to take on the first-place Towson Tigers.
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Carlos Santos Jr. (foreground) runs in the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games. Santos Jr. earned a bronze medal in the competition. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE EL SALVADORAN NATIONAL OLYMPIC TEAM

Carlos Santos Jr. putting himself and Stony Brook on the global map

Nayden Villorente September 24, 2023
From becoming a hometown hero to carrying the weight of a nation on his shoulders, Long Island native Carlos Santos Jr. has already been on the winner's podium and is living his childhood dream. Over the summer, Santos represented El Salvador in the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games.
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