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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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Starting pitcher Mia Haynes fires a pitch in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Haynes will headline a pitching staff that is primed for a breakout 2024 campaign. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Improved pitching staff will smoothen Stony Brook softball’s 2024 ride

George Caratzas January 30, 2024
In 2023, the Stony Brook softball team rode a top-two offense in the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) to a semifinal appearance in the conference postseason. While clawing out win after win, the Seawolves realized that they have an ace in right-handed starting pitcher Mia Haynes.
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Center fielder Alicia Orosco squares to bunt in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Orosco is hoping to have a great final season with the Stony Brook softball team. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Alicia Orosco primed to lead Stony Brook softball’s offense to promised land

Alex D'Amaro January 30, 2024
Coming off a breakout season at the top of the Stony Brook softball team’s order, center fielder Alicia Orosco is set to do massive things in her farewell year. Born and raised in Stockton, Calif., Orosco traveled across the nation to become the star center fielder and leadoff hitter for the Seawolves.
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Kristi Boro tosses the ball up to serve it in practice on Monday, Jan. 29. Boro has overcome a lot of obstacles to become the player she is now. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Adversity has only made Kristi Boro stronger

Cameron Takmil January 29, 2024
From the subcontinent of India to the north shore of Long Island and all the bumps in between, Kristi Boro’s long journey has prepared her for the 2024 season with the Stony Brook women’s tennis team.
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Setter Torri Henry (2) sets the ball to outside hitter Leoni Kunz (17) against the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Saturday, Nov. 4. The pair may have played their last game ever with Stony Brook after being eliminated by Towson. IRENE YIMMONGKOL/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s volleyball’s season ended by Towson again

George Caratzas November 18, 2023
With a chance to advance to the championship match of the 2023 Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) women’s volleyball tournament, the fifth-seeded Stony Brook women’s volleyball team was finally stopped by the top dog. After breezing through the quarterfinals, the Seawolves took on the top-seeded Towson Tigers on their home court on Friday.
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Outside hitter Leoni Kunz (17) leaps to spike a set from a teammate against the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Saturday, Nov. 4. Kunz has had a good career with Stony Brook and just earned her first career All-Conference nod. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

By sticking with volleyball, Leoni Kunz has become one of Stony Brook’s finest

Kenny Spurrell November 15, 2023

The 2023 Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) women’s volleyball tournament is just two days away. After spending the last three weeks fighting tooth and nail to get into the playoffs, the Stony Brook...

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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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Several Stony Brook womens soccer players celebrate a goal against William & Mary on Oct. 1. The Seawolves were eliminated from the playoffs on Thursday by Monmouth. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s soccer knocked out of CAA tournament by Monmouth

Cameron Takmil October 27, 2023

It all came to a screeching halt for the sixth-seeded Stony Brook women’s soccer team, who went one and done in the 2023 Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) women’s soccer tournament. It was...

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Goalkeeper Nicolette Pasquarella launches a goal kick on Sept. 17 against Hofstra. Pasquarella has become one of the Coastal Athletic Associations elite goalies. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Hard-working Nicolette Pasquarella has her eyes on the prize

Cameron Takmil October 24, 2023

Ever since she was a little kid, the ball found its way to Stony Brook’s women’s soccer goalkeeper Nicolette Pasquarella, and it has never left her feet since. The Long Island native has been...

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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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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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