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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 Ashley Langford (center) talks to her team during a practice on Sunday, Oct. 22. Langfords contract was recently extended as she enters her third year with Stony Brook. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Ashley Langford has become Stony Brook royalty, and for good reason

Mike Anderson October 29, 2023
After an electric first two years at the helm, Stony Brook women’s basketball head coach Ashley Langford is officially here to stay for the long run. She has more than proved her worth since arriving on the scene in 2021, leading the Seawolves to 41 wins, votes in the national polls and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
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Point guard Gigi Gonzalez (foreground) surveys the court as she floor the ball down the court in practice on Sunday, Oct. 22. Gonzalez is entering her fifth and final season with Stony Brook. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Gigi Gonzalez’s final year primed to be a big one

Kevin Yu October 29, 2023
When looking at the pieces of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team’s puzzle, point guard Gigi Gonzalez may very well be the biggest one.
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Strong safety Nick Chimienti knocks down Richmond quarterback Jackson Hardy on the blitz on Saturday, Sept. 23. Chimienti leads the Coastal Athletic Association with four takeaways this year. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Nick Chimienti becoming a bright spot for Stony Brook football

Kenny Spurrell October 2, 2023

In the middle of a very rough year, strong safety Nick Chimienti is giving the Stony Brook football team something to smile about. The fourth-year defensive back has had an up and down career, but...

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Defenseman Teddy Valenti recovers a loose puck for Farmingdale against Fairfield on Feb. 4, 2023. Valenti is one of the 13 new players that is joining the Stony Brook hockey team this year. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Loaded recruiting class set to revitalize Stony Brook hockey

Kevin Broderick October 1, 2023
A new season has brought a drastically new roster for the Stony Brook hockey team, and the new players are ready to don their new colors and chase down a national title. Head coach Chris Garofalo took last season’s ousting from the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) tournament as a wake-up call.
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Center Sherese Pittman goes up for a layup through a double team against Towson. A transfer portal acquisition, Pittman is having a breakout season in her first year with the Stony Brook womens basketball team. VIKRAM SETHI/THE STATESMAN

Sherese Pittman proving to be a huge offseason acquisition for Stony Brook

Kenny Spurrell February 24, 2023

After riding the bench for the James Madison Dukes last year, center Sherese Pittman has truly shown her worth with the Stony Brook women’s basketball team. The sophomore has been a big difference-maker...

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The Stony Brook Universitys womens basketball team on March 5, 2020 celebrating a win. The team will head to the NCAA tournament for the first time in history. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook women’s basketball announces Langford’s assistant coaches

Jeremy Portnoy July 22, 2021
Assistant coaches Delmar “Buck” Carey and Nicole Mitchell and Director of basketball operations Arnika Edwards will join the Seawolves for the 2021-22 season, the team announced in a press release this Friday.
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Warney committed to team and March Madness dream

Warney committed to team and March Madness dream

Skyler Gilbert November 9, 2015
Warney may have the national accolades now—leading the NCAA in total rebounds and double-doubles last season—but he has not forgotten where he came from.
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Puriefoy puts America East title weight on his shoulders

David Vertsberger November 9, 2015
Senior guard Carson Puriefoy III was at the wrong place at the wrong time when the Stony Brook Men’s Basketball team lost in the playoffs the last three seasons.
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