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The seating in Stony Brooks Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. NARA HWANG/STATESMAN FILE

America East postpones fall sports until spring semester

Ross O'Keefe July 17, 2020
The America East has postponed fall sports to the spring. Many other conferences have canceled their fall sports seasons as well, including the Patriot League, Ivy League and several Division II and Division III conferences
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Stony Brook University Football Team runs out onto the field at the start of the Homecoming game on Oct. 5, 2019. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/STATESMAN FILE

Football replaces Fordham season opener with FBS Western Michigan

Ross O'Keefe July 5, 2020
Stony Brook added their second FBS opponent, the Western Michigan Broncos, as their season opener now scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This match replaces their previously scheduled matchup against Fordham on Aug. 29.
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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook athletes and coaches speak out on social media

Ross O'Keefe June 29, 2020
Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron encouraged athletes and coaches to speak out against racism and have uncomfortable conversations with each other on the subject in a statement released on Twitter. 
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Coach during a Stony Brook Womens basketball practice. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Women’s Basketball head coach McCombs extended through 2024-25 season

Ross O'Keefe April 19, 2020
Women’s Basketball head coach, Caroline McCombs, is here to stay. The 6th-year head coach’s contract was extended through the 2024-25 season.
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Women’s Basketball handles Binghamton, advances to America East Championship

Ross O'Keefe March 8, 2020

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team said goodbye to rival Binghamton and America East Player of the Year senior guard Kai Moon. More importantly, they said hello to a berth in the America East...

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Warren in a game March 5SAMANTHA ROBINSON/STATESMAN FILE

Warren’s late scoring pushes Women’s Basketball over Albany in AE quarterfinals

Ross O'Keefe March 5, 2020
Overtime saw Warren take over and finish the job, gaining their first lead all game with 1:24 left and advancing to the America East semifinals shortly after. 
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Graduate guard Kaela Hilaire in a game against UMass Lowell on Jan. 29. ROYA MEHRBAKHSH/THE STATESMAN

Hilaire hits 1,000 points as Women’s Basketball halts skid against Albany 53-44

Ross O'Keefe March 1, 2020
Hilaire managed a quick acknowledgment for the 1,000-point occasion, an occasion that was four years in the making.
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McKenzie Bushee in a home game last spring. Senior forwards McKenzie Bushee and Leighah-Amori Wool, as well as junior guard Anastasia Warren, scored 10 points in a game against NJIT. ROYA MEHRBAKHSH/STATESMAN FILE

Women’s Basketball loses massive stunner against winless Hartford

Ross O'Keefe February 27, 2020
Despite two straight losses, Stony Brook remains the number one seed.
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Graduate Cheyenne Clark in a game on Jan. 29 against Yale.

Women’s Basketball’s 22-game unbeaten streak snapped by Maine in OT

Ross O'Keefe February 23, 2020
There was a shot to win in regulation — a few shots, to be exact. They couldn’t be converted however, and the Stony Brook women’s basketball team wouldn’t find another in overtime.
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Hering runs to first base after hitting the ball during the Stony Brook Softball Teams game against UMass Lowell on April 28, 2019. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Softball sweeps through first three games of the season

Ross O'Keefe and Vincent Giacalone February 22, 2020
The atypical winds and cool temperatures of Madeira Beach, Florida, could not stop the Stony Brook softball team from a red-hot start to their season on Friday, Feb. 21, erasing a five-run deficit in walk-off fashion and beating the Colgate Raiders 6-5. Their opener marks the first of five games this weekend at the annual Spring Games.
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Junior pitcher and first baseman Melissa Rahrich pitchin against UMass Lowell. She has tied the record for the most RBIs in a single season at 52. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Softball seeks to get over the mountaintop in America East

Ross O'Keefe February 19, 2020
Cold, rainy weather will eventually give way to smooth, dry, green grass fields with the crack of aluminum bats and the whistling of pitches headed to home plate. Softball season is coming.
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Graduate guard Kaela Hilaire dribbling the ball across the basketball court. The victory against Binghamton on Feb. 12,  was the team’s 21st in a row.  ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Hilaire's three sends Women's Basketball to 24-1 by besting Binghamton

Ross O'Keefe February 14, 2020
A clutch shot, a steal, and another win. These are the things graduate guard Kaela Hilaire supplied Stony Brook with in its 58-54 victory on Wednesday, Feb. 12 against Binghamton at Island Federal Arena.
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