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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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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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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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Left fielder Matt Brown-Eiring prepares to bat against Northeastern on Friday, April 14. Brown-Eiring had six hits and three extra-base hits at Delaware over the weekend. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook baseball squanders prime opportunity, gets swept at Delaware

Mike Anderson May 7, 2023

In one of its most important series in years, the Stony Brook baseball team failed to hold onto any of its six leads. The Seawolves (19-26, 10-14 CAA) came into this past weekends’ series tied...

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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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Starting pitcher Nick DeGennaro pitching at an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday, Feb. 10. DeGennaro is making a highly-anticipated return from Tommy John Surgery this year. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Get the popcorn ready: Nick DeGennaro is back

Mike Anderson February 12, 2023
When he is on the pitcher’s mound, standing center stage with all eyes on him, Nick DeGennaro is lethal. 
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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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Midfielder Matt Anderson  running down the field in a scrimmage Marrimack College on Jan. 28. The  reigning All-America East selection looks to lead the Stony Brook mens lacrosse team to a CAA  championship. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Matt Anderson looks to add to Stony Brook legacy before turning pro

Matt Howlin February 12, 2023
Reaching the pinnacle of college sports to become an NCAA Division I student-athlete is impressive. Crossing national borders to accomplish that feat is downright difficult. Take Stony Brook men’s lacrosse midfielder Matt Anderson, who has done exactly that.
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Catcher Corinne Badger having a catch during practice on Friday, Feb. 3. Badger has become one of the nations best catchers after a rough start to her career. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

How a new mentality helped save Corinne Badger’s career not once, but twice

Alex Streinger February 11, 2023
In a softball career that has consisted of constant ebbing and flowing, catcher Corinne Badger has finally found her stride by adopting a new mindset. After batting just .068 through the first two years of her NCAA career, Badger burst onto the scene last year to become one of the best catchers in the nation.
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OPINION: Cable TV is the past; streaming is the future

OPINION: Cable TV is the past; streaming is the future

Anya Marquardt September 25, 2022
#OPINION: Streaming services now provide a wider variety of entertainment compared to cable, cater better to the busy schedules of today’s younger populations and are also producing better quality television due to higher budgets.
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