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Third baseman Evan Giordano taking an at bat in a scrimmage on Friday, Feb. 10. The reigning America East Player of the Year will look to lead Stony Brook baseball to a successful 2023. KAT PROCACCI

Good offense, improved pitching figures to guide Stony Brook baseball in 2023

Mike Anderson February 12, 2023
After having their 2021 season spoiled by rain, the Seawolves had their 2022 season begin with a ban from the postseason tournament. In return, they won the 2022 America East Conference (AE) regular season title for the third consecutive year and the seventh time in program history. Now in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), Stony Brook has a chance to get back to the NCAA tournament, but a much tougher route to get there.
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Outfielder Alyssa Costello taking batting practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Costello had a huge freshman season in 2022 and is looking to build off that this year. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Alyssa Costello has a strong mind and a dangerous bat

Anthony DiCocco February 12, 2023
Alyssa Costello embodies the term “brain and brawn.” Her success on the softball diamond is equaled in the classroom. The biochemistry major and standout outfielder is poised for a big sophomore season after a sensational rookie campaign.
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Starting pitcher Nick DeGennaro pitching at an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday, Feb. 10. DeGennaro is making a highly-anticipated return from Tommy John Surgery this year. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Get the popcorn ready: Nick DeGennaro is back

Mike Anderson February 12, 2023
When he is on the pitcher’s mound, standing center stage with all eyes on him, Nick DeGennaro is lethal. 
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Stony Brook womens lacrosse head coach Joe Spallina leading his team during a practice on Jan. 30. The Seawolves look to continue their dominance in the CAA. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

No. 6 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse primed for run at national title

Alex Streinger February 12, 2023
Stony Brook is coming off back-to-back runs to the NCAA quarterfinals, both of which ended in losses to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Now members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the Seawolves will look to get over the hump this year and capture the national championship.
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Kailyn Hart on the attack in a scrimmage on Jan. 30. Hart was named America East Attacker of the Year last season for the Stony Brook womens lacrosse team. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Kailyn Hart was born to be a Seawolf

Kenny Spurrell February 12, 2023
Having two siblings that both donned a Stony Brook jersey before her, it only made sense that Kailyn Hart would do the same. The senior attacker has made an impact ever since she first stepped foot on a collegiate field. This year, she will look to add to her impressive resumè for the No. 6 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team.
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Defender Clare Levy (left) practicing with Kailyn Hart (right) on Monday, Feb. 6. Levy a Long Island native looks to lead the potent Stony Brook womens lacrosse teams defense to a national championship in 2023. MAYA DUCLAY/THE STATESMAN

Clare Levy primed for another elite year as Stony Brook’s defensive anchor

Matt Howlin February 12, 2023
When defender Clare Levy takes the field at Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium and sees her family in the crowd, the game takes on a whole new meaning. She is then reminded that she not only represents Stony Brook, but her fellow Long Islanders as well.
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Stony Brook mens lacrosse head coach Anthony Gilardi on the sidelines during a scrimmage on Saturday, Jan. 28. The Seawolves look to compete in their first season in the CAA. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s lacrosse looks to enter national Top 25

Kenny Spurrell February 12, 2023
In his fourth year at the helm for Stony Brook, head coach Anthony Gilardi has a lot on his plate for the upcoming season.
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Midfielder Matt Anderson  running down the field in a scrimmage Marrimack College on Jan. 28. The  reigning All-America East selection looks to lead the Stony Brook mens lacrosse team to a CAA  championship. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Matt Anderson looks to add to Stony Brook legacy before turning pro

Matt Howlin February 12, 2023
Reaching the pinnacle of college sports to become an NCAA Division I student-athlete is impressive. Crossing national borders to accomplish that feat is downright difficult. Take Stony Brook men’s lacrosse midfielder Matt Anderson, who has done exactly that.
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Defender Mikey Sabella     in a scrimmage against Merrimack College on Saturday, Jan. 28. Sabella has an illustrious Seawolf career and looks to add to it in 2023. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Local product Mikey Sabella continuing to live up to the hype

Anthony DiCocco February 12, 2023
Perhaps one of Stony Brook Athletics’ finest local acquisitions, defender Mikey Sabella has proved his worth at the collegiate level time and time again. Powered by grit, physicality and aggressiveness, Sabella is poised to make a major impact on the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team as it transitions into the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
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Head coach Megan Bryant hitting ground balls in practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Bryant is primed to lead her team to a the CAA championship in 2023. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Continuity, strong bats give Stony Brook softball a legitimate chance in the CAA

Cameron Takmil February 11, 2023
Last season was an unorthodox one for the Stony Brook softball team. Though they suffered several key departures heading into the 2022 season, the Seawolves finished with their highest win total in a decade. 
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Shortstop Kyra McFarland fielding her position in a practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. McFarland has broken through barriers to become the star she is today. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Kyra McFarland’s resilience has taken her to stardom

Mike Anderson February 11, 2023
The Stony Brook softball program has a knack for turning relative unknowns into stars. After breaking out in year two, shortstop Kyra McFarland can be added to that list. 
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Catcher Corinne Badger having a catch during practice on Friday, Feb. 3. Badger has become one of the nations best catchers after a rough start to her career. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

How a new mentality helped save Corinne Badger’s career not once, but twice

Alex Streinger February 11, 2023
In a softball career that has consisted of constant ebbing and flowing, catcher Corinne Badger has finally found her stride by adopting a new mindset. After batting just .068 through the first two years of her NCAA career, Badger burst onto the scene last year to become one of the best catchers in the nation.
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