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SBU athletes: Seawolves in the pros and on the global stage

SBU athletes: Seawolves in the pros and on the global stage

Kenny Spurrell February 25, 2024

Despite not being regarded as a top NCAA Division I athletics program, Stony Brook University has a famed history of its athletes competing on higher levels of their sports.  This past summer,...

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The Stony Brook womens basketball team gathers around the bench during a timeout in a game against Iona on Monday, Nov. 14. The Seawolves had an up and down first year in the CAA. ONESUN JEONG/THE STATESMAN

Late-season collapse derails Stony Brook women’s basketball title chances

Matt Howlin April 15, 2023

After a late-season tailspin derailed last year's campaign, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team tried to right its wrongs in the 2022-23 season, but met an eerily similar demise. Coming into...

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Stony Brook women’s basketball primed to make strong first impression in CAA

Matt Howlin November 6, 2022
In the 2022-23 season, the Seawolves hope to learn from last year’s mistakes by playing a new brand of basketball that allows their star players to flourish on both sides of the ball.
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Nairimar Vargas-Reyes living her dream in final year with Stony Brook

Nairimar Vargas-Reyes living her dream in final year with Stony Brook

Melanie Karniewich November 6, 2022
No matter what stage she is playing on, forward Nairimar Vargas-Reyes is living her dream. The six-foot graduate student is now in her fifth and final year of college basketball and is poised to play a much bigger role for the 2022 Stony Brook women’s basketball team.
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Guard Annie Warren with Forward Kelis Corley during the game against New Hampshire on January 28. The Seawolves were defeated by the VCU Rams 56-48 on March 18th at WNIT. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball falls to VCU in WNIT opening round

Ethan Tam March 20, 2022
In a battle between two defensively-minded opponents, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team took a lead and maintained it through both transition opportunities and strong post play.
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The Stony Brook womans basketball team after the game against UMass Lowell on Feb. 9. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN.

How Stony Brook’s women’s basketball team crumbled

Paul McDonough March 13, 2022
It was difficult to imagine Stony Brook falling after defeating two Power Five schools and a member of the Big East, but the Seawolves were unable to hold on.
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The Stony Brook womens basketball game walking off of the court after their loss against UMass Lowell. The Seawolves lost their chance at a regular season title after losing 57-56 against Albany. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball collapses at Albany to end title hopes

Kenny Spurrell February 27, 2022
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team was in control with only nine minutes remaining in its matchup against the Albany Great Danes, but a fourth-quarter breakdown will likely cause the Seawolves to fall short of their end goal for the season. 
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Forward India Pagan with the ball in the UMass Lowell game on Feb. 23. The Seawolves lost in the last KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball upset last-second on Senior Day

Paul McDonough February 24, 2022
An inbound pass with six seconds left in a tie game found its way to River Hawks guard Kaylen Banwareesingh, who sank a game-winning layup to put the nail in the coffin for the Seawolves (23-4, 14-3 AE) on Senior Day at Island Federal Arena.
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Forward India Pagan going for the basket in the game against NJIT on Feb. 5. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball almost tops scoring record in Hartford rout

Paul McDonough February 20, 2022
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team reached a season-high 95 points in a blowout victory (95-69) over Hartford on Saturday, Feb. 19. The Seawolves came up only one point short of tying the program’s record for total points in a Division I game.
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Guard Gigi Gonzolaz in the game against UMBC on Feb. 18. MARCUS DIA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball beats UMBC twice in three days

Paul McDonough February 18, 2022
The Stony Brook women's basketball team triumphs against UMBC Retrievers for its league-leading 22nd win on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Despite a rough start, the team was able to produce some offensive momentum for the team for the lead and eventual win.
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Forward Leighah-Amori Wool in the game against New Hampshire. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball rebounds against UMBC

Mike Anderson February 16, 2022
The Stony Brook women's basketball team celebrated Valentine's Day with a huge 64-48 victory over the UMBC Retrievers in Baltimore, as the Seawolves used a strong third quarter to pull away after a competitive first half.
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Guard Gigi Gonzolez in the game against Maine. The Seawolves lost CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball can’t finish 23-point comeback against Maine

Paul McDonough February 13, 2022
A brutal first quarter and the inability to knock down close shots in the fourth were all it took for the Stony Brook women’s basketball team to see its 11-game winning streak snapped by Maine on Saturday, Feb. 12.
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