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Shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu takes a three-point field goal against St. Josephs on Friday, Nov. 10. Onyekonwu scored a career-high 16 points in the victory on Friday. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball stomps St. Joseph’s in home opener

Kenny Spurrell November 11, 2023

Career nights from the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s youth lifted it to a win in its home opener. The Seawolves (1-1) took the court at Island Federal Arena for the first time this season...

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Several Stony Brook mens basketball players in shootaround before the game against St. Johns on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Seawolves lost their season debut to their cross-town foes. MIKE ANDERSON/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball falls to St. John’s in Pitino’s debut

Kenny Spurrell November 8, 2023

The Stony Brook men’s basketball team gave a respectable effort in its season opener, but its foes from up the road played harder for their new, legendary coach. The Seawolves (0-1) made the trip...

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Center James Kozicki (center) lines up to take a faceoff against Manhattanville on Saturday, Oct. 21. The Stony Brook hockey team was defeated in its exhibition matchup at Manhattanville. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

No. 18 Stony Brook hockey blown out in NCAA exhibition at Manhattanville

Kevin Broderick October 22, 2023
In an exhibition game with an NCAA Division III team, the No. 18 Stony Brook hockey team did not have its recent history repeat itself. In a matchup between David and Goliath, it was Goliath who walked away with the win this time around. The Seawolves traveled to Rye, N.Y. for an exhibition contest with the Manhattanville Valiants.
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The Stony Brook hockey team on the sideline during a game against Rhode Island on Oct. 29, 2022. The Seawolves will look to make it back to the national tournament this year. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Stony Brook hockey seeking major bounce back after letdown season

Tommy Pardo October 1, 2023
After missing out on the national tournament for just the second time in program history, the Stony Brook hockey team looks to make its return to the big dance. The Seawolves finished the 2022-23 season 18-11-4 overall and ranked No. 18 in the nation amongst American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I teams.
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Center Will Kormanik (left) carries the puck up the left wing against Rhode Island on Oct. 29, 2022. Kormanik scored 26 points as a rookie and is looking to do more in 2023-24. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Stony Brook hockey has Will Kormanik back in love with the game

Aidan Steng October 1, 2023
After winning the Stony Brook hockey team’s Rookie of the Year award last season, center Will Kormanik’s sophomore year is shaping up to be his for the taking. As a freshman with high expectations coming in, Kormanik became one of the bright spots on an otherwise disappointing team.
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Goaltender Matvei Kazakov defends the goal crease against Delaware on Jan. 15, 2023. Kazakov is a Russian-born goalie who has had a great career with the Stony Brook hockey team. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Hard upbringing has turned Matvei Kazakov into a stalwart for Stony Brook hockey

Anthony DiCocco October 1, 2023
Goaltender Matvei Kazakov’s road to stardom on the Long Island hockey scene may have been bumpy, but all that matters to him is that he is here to stay. Born and raised in the small town of Serov, Russia, Kazakov first started playing hockey at just seven years old.
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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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Midfielder Trevor Harrison attempts a penalty kick against St. Josephs on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Harrison led the Stony Brook mens soccer team with two goals, tying a career high. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s soccer lights up scoreboard in historic victory

Aidan Steng September 27, 2023
The Stony Brook’s men’s soccer team feasted on a Division III opponent for its first nonconference victory of the season. In their return to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Tuesday, the Seawolves welcomed the St. Joseph’s Golden Eagles.
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Wide receiver Anthony Johnson highpoints the ball for his first career catch on Aug. 31. Johnson leads the Stony Brook football team in every receiving category this year. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Anthony Johnson budding into a star for Stony Brook football

Kenny Spurrell September 25, 2023
After not seeing any action last year with James Madison University (JMU), wide receiver Anthony Johnson has become a massive acquisition for the Stony Brook football team. Johnson has made the most of the opportunity he has been given.
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Forward Olsen Aluc looks to create an opportunity with the ball against Delaware on Saturday, Sept. 16. Aluc scored his team-leading fourth goal of the year at Northeastern on Saturday. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s soccer remains unbeaten in CAA play

Alex Streinger September 24, 2023

Though it only generated one prime scoring opportunity, the Stony Brook men’s soccer team capitalized to remain undefeated in conference play. In a rainy affair, the Seawolves (2-3-2, 2-0-2 CAA)...

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Outside Hitter Kali Moore serves the ball in a game in 2022. Moore won the 2022 CAA Rookie of the Year with Stony Brook and is looking for an even bigger 2023. PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK ATHLETICS

Kali Moore carrying on family tradition for Stony Brook volleyball

Kevin Yu August 17, 2023
Had it not been for the performance of outside hitter Kali Moore, Stony Brook women's volleyball would have likely missed the playoffs entirely.
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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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