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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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Midfielder Ellie Masera in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Drexel. Masera scored two goals against UNC in the finals, but Stony Brook fell 8-5. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

No. 8 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse eliminated from NCAA Tournament by No. 1 UNC again

Jeremy Portnoy May 20, 2022
Despite a defensive effort for the ages and a one-goal lead during the third quarter, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team fell 8-5 to the top-seeded University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday. 
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Attacker Kailyn Hart playing against Drexel in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Hart and the Seawolves will need to beat undefeated UNC to advance past the quarterfinals. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

NCAA Tournament Elite Eight preview: No. 8 Stony Brook vs. No. 1 UNC

Jeremy Portnoy May 17, 2022
After defeating Drexel and Rutgers in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the Stony Brook women's lacrosse team will play at UNC on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m on ESPNU.
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Midfielder Ellie Massera with the ball in the game against Arizona State on April 1. The Seawolves won 8-3 against Arizona. AMAYA MCDONALD/THE STATESMAN

Masera’s youth belies her importance to Stony Brook women’s lacrosse

Jeremy Portnoy April 3, 2022
High-profile players graduate from the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team seemingly every year, usually with their successors firmly installed to continue the program’s success. It took Ellie Masera just half a season to claim their abdicated throne.
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Hart in the game against UMass Lowell on Mar. 14. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s lacrosse doesn’t need the America East to win national title

Jeremy Portnoy February 13, 2022
The Seawolves’ women’s lacrosse team is in a unique position. Not only are they barred from the playoffs, but they’re also good enough not to care. 
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Rayna Sabella in the game against UMass Lowell on Mar. 14, 2021. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Sabella is Stony Brook women’s lacrosse’s latest unlikely star

Jeremy Portnoy February 13, 2022
The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse program is known for turning under-recruited athletes into national superstars, and no player on the roster exemplifies that trademark facade better than Rayna Sabella. 
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Graduate attacker Taryn Ohlmiller in a game against USC on Feb. 23. SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Late lead squandered by No. 8-seeded Stony Brook women’s lacrosse against No. 1 UNC in NCAA quarterfinals

Ryan Magill May 24, 2021
In a valiant effort, the Seawolves gave their all to the end of the line to close one of the most memorable seasons in program history, but were unable to secure the program’s first Final Four berth despite being minutes away.
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Graduate attacker Taryn Ohlmiller in the 2021 America East finals against Albany on May 8.

Ohlmiller’s record day lifts No. 8-seeded Stony Brook women’s lacrosse over Rutgers in NCAA Tournament

Ryan Magill May 18, 2021
Graduate attacker Taryn Ohlmiller put up another career day with four goals and eight assists in the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team’s 20-7 win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to advance to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals.
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Graduate attacker Taryn Ohlmiller in a game against USC on Feb. 23. SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

No. 8-seed Stony Brook women’s lacrosse defeats Towson 14-8 in first round of NCAA Tournament

Ryan Magill May 15, 2021
The eighth-seeded Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team was firing on all cylinders at home on Friday, as the Seawolves defeated the visiting Towson Tigers by a final score of 14-8 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Graduate midfielder Ally Kennedy in a game against Albany on May 8. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

No. 6 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse takes down Albany for America East championship and NCAA Tournament berth

Ryan Magill May 10, 2021
It was a usual day for the Seawolves on Saturday, May 8 as the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team defeated rival Albany Great Danes 16-9 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium for the program’s 54th straight conference win.
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Graduate midfielder Ally Kennedy in a game against UMass Lowell on March 14. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

No. 6 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse bulldoze UMBC in semis, score playoff-record 25 goals

Ryan Magill May 8, 2021
The No. 6-ranked Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team scored the most goals ever in an America East playoff game, breaking their own 22 point record from a 2018 match against Albany.
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