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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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Setter Torri Henry (foreground) sets the ball up to one of her teammates against Columbia on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Henry leads the Coastal Athletic Association is assists and assists per set right now. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Torri Henry continues to build on historic career with Stony Brook women’s volleyball

Kevin Yu October 5, 2023
As her senior season carries on, setter Torri Henry continues to improve. The fourth-year player from Belton, Mo. is leading the Stony Brook women’s volleyball team’s offense like a maestro, and climbing higher on the program’s all-time record book by the day.
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Thiago Dualiby finds a home as head coach for Stony Brook women’s tennis

Kenny Spurrell September 24, 2023
After moving his whole life around to be a part of the game, it is only right that Thiago Dualiby has landed the head coaching gig for the Stony Brook women’s tennis team.
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Defender Catharina von Drigalski in a game against William & Mary on Thursday, Sept. 22. Von Drigalski is coming off a career year and is picked to be one of the best players in the conference this year. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

Catharina von Drigalski back for one final run with Stony Brook women’s soccer

Nayden Villorente August 16, 2023
As her final season with the Stony Brook women’s soccer team approaches, defender Catharina von Drigalski is looking to cap off her illustrious college career with a bang.
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Midfielder Ellie Masera (left) carries the ball while attacker Morgan Mitchell (right) looks to get open. Masera was an All-American this year, while Mitchell was an All-CAA selection. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s lacrosse still chasing a title after disappointing end

Mike Anderson June 10, 2023

After making consecutive appearances in the elite eight of the NCAA tournament, the No. 10 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team once again fell short of winning a national title. Coming into the...

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Right fielder Matty Wright swings at a pitch against Iona while the rest of his team watches on Tuesday, April 25. The Seawolves had a tough first year in the CAA, and it may get harder after this offseason. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Missed opportunities in 2023 leave question marks surrounding Stony Brook baseball’s future

Mike Anderson June 10, 2023

Of all the teams at Stony Brook University that had to transition from the America East Conference (AE) to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the baseball team arguably had the toughest road. All...

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Second baseman Evan Fox takes a big swing in an at-bat against Monmouth on Friday, May 12. Fox broke the Stony Brook baseball teams stolen base record in its final series of the year. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook baseball misses CAA playoffs after series loss at Towson

Mike Anderson May 20, 2023
The Stony Brook baseball team was eliminated from playoff contention following a series loss to Towson.
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The parking lot adjacent to Kenneth P. Lavalle stadium.ABIGAIL HENTZE/THE STATESMAN

Shawn Heilbron’s contract still has not been renewed

Mike Anderson April 23, 2023
This past academic year, questions were raised regarding the contract situations of two head coaches of marquee Stony Brook University teams. The irony in it all is that Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron — the man negotiating these contracts — is working without one himself.
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Left fielder Matt Brown-Eiring loads his swing as a pitch comes in against Lafayette on Friday, March 10. Brown-Eiring is a First Team All-Conference outfielder and is currently on a hot streak. MIKE ANDERSON/THE STATESMAN

How Matt Brown-Eiring’s mental and physical transformation turned him into a star

Mike Anderson April 12, 2023
In a loaded lineup, it may be easy to be overlooked. However, outfielder Matt Brown-Eiring has made quite a name for himself and is just as key to the Stony Brook baseball team’s success as anybody. 
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Second baseman Johnny Pilla running to cover second base in a practice on Friday, Feb. 10. Pilla had two hits in his first-career start on Saturday. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook baseball falls to 0-6 for first time since 2014

Mike Anderson February 26, 2023
In what has become a nightmarish start to the 2023 season, the Stony Brook baseball team now finds itself on its longest losing streak in nine years.
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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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