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Goalkeeper Jamison MacLachlan saves a shot in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. MacLachlan enters his junior year after an excellent first two seasons with the Stony Brook mens lacrosse team. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Tabbed as the CAA’s best, Jamison MacLachlan has a big year ahead

Aidan Steng February 2, 2024

After establishing himself as one of the premier goalkeepers in the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA), Jamison MacLachlan is ready for the dizzying heights that the lacrosse world has to offer. MacLachlan’s...

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The Stony Brook womens lacrosse team huddles at the end of practice on Saturday, Jan. 26. With a dangerous returning offense, the Seawolves are national title contenders. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

No. 10/11 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse going for gold with expiring window

Alex Streinger February 1, 2024

With its national championship window narrowed down to this year, the No. 10/11 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team will look to finally get it done with its newest group of superstars. As always,...

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Midfielder Ellie Masera (12) carries the ball down the field in practice on Friday, Jan. 26. Masera is one of the greatest players in program history and is entering her final season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

It’s official: nothing can slow down the unstoppable Ellie Masera

Nayden Villorente February 1, 2024

After just three years, midfielder Ellie Masera has already become one of the greatest athletes in Stony Brook University’s history. However, the local product from Eastport, N.Y. did not reach her...

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Second baseman Evan Fox plays catch in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Fox is entering the last year of his illustrious career with the Stony Brook baseball team. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Speedster Evan Fox to build on Hall-of-Fame legacy with Stony Brook baseball

Mike Anderson January 31, 2024
With only 90 feet separating him from history, Evan Fox knew second base was as good as stolen. Like he had done 79 times before and once already that day, Fox stared down Iona relief pitcher Michael Untracht’s front leg like a hawk.
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Shooting guard Elijah Olaniyi drives from the baseline against Yale on Nov. 5, 2019. Olaniyi is one of the best players in program history, but his life has taken a bad turn due to brain cancer. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

How Elijah Olaniyi’s brain cancer derailed his life

Mike Anderson January 4, 2024
Elijah Olaniyi, a former star player for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on his right frontal lobe on Nov. 30, 2023.
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Small forward Tyler Stephenson-Moore directs traffic from half-court against Wagner on Saturday, Dec. 2. Stephenson-Moore scored 16 points in the loss. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball blows big lead in chippy home game

Kenny Spurrell December 3, 2023

After taking a 16-point lead in the first half, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team melted down after halftime. The Seawolves (2-5) took on the Wagner Seahawks (3-4) at Island Federal Arena on...

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Forward Olsen Aluc runs down the sideline against Iona on Monday, Aug. 28. Aluc is having a breakout start to his 2023 season. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Olsen Aluc biting the injury bug back in senior season

Alex Streinger September 11, 2023
The irony in Aluc feeling healthy is that he is precisely not that, nor has he ever been since making it to the NCAA. Most of his time in college soccer has been spent on the sidelines due to injuries.
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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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Junior physics major Chris Clarke leading a protest on Feb. 15. After MAPS unveiled their measures to switch to all-paid parking, students quickly retaliated through social media and in-person dissent. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How students are reacting to MAPS’ parking proposal

Tim Giorlando February 21, 2023
For an hour on Wednesday, Feb. 15, a small band of students tried to make their voices heard at Stony Brook University’s West Campus fountain — nearly a week after the Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) proposed to switch to a fully-paid parking model in August 2023. 
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Tyler Stephenson-Moore during his practice on Nov 4. Stephenson-Moore CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Tyler Stephenson-Moore’s resilient résumé speaks for itself

Alex Streinger November 6, 2022
In his relatively-short basketball career, Stephenson-Moore has experienced several highs and lows. He has won every battle he has fought thus far, overcoming injuries, on-court struggles and playing-time limits in the process.
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The Stony Brook University sign on Main Campus.

Stony Brook and Buffalo formally named New York public flagship universities

Ethan Tam January 7, 2022
Stony Brook University was formally designated as a flagship public university of New York alongside the University at Buffalo by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Jan. 5. The announcement was made during Hochul’s first annual State of the State address.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Love, your public school: Defending success, for all cultures

Michelle Chen September 28, 2021
#OPINIONS: Public schools and universities should be embraced as equally rigorous institutions in ways that celebrate the academic value of skills departing from the capitalistic norm, and their acceptance of human potential from every background.
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