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The Stony Brook softball team huddles at the end of practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The Seawolves are entering the 2024 season with championship expectations. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Strong returning core sets Stony Brook softball up for big 2024 season

Anthony DiCocco January 30, 2024
Last season served as a valuable learning experience for the Stony Brook softball team. Now with a season’s worth of experience in the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) under their belt, the Seawolves are ready to fight for a championship.
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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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The Stony Brook softball team celebrates a run against Monmouth on Saturday, May 6. The Seawolves had a strong end to their 2023 season, setting the bar higher for 2024. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Strong finish to 2023 has Stony Brook softball hopeful for next year

Mike Anderson June 10, 2023

After spending almost the entire year under .500, the Stony Brook softball team salvaged a memorable first year in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Seawolves were coming off a great...

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Pitcher Ashton Melaas throws a pitch against Hofstra on Saturday, March 18. Melaas pitched well this weekend, but the Stony Brook softball team was swept despite her efforts. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook softball swept in Battle of Long Island, remains winless in CAA

Kenny Spurrell March 20, 2023
Coming off a doubleheader sweep earlier in the week, the Stony Brook softball team was handed three-straight losses by its Long Island rival. The Seawolves (8-13, 0-6 CAA) hosted the Hofstra Pride in their home-opening three-game series at University Field.
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Center fielder Alicia Orosco taking batting practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Orosco had a hit in all three games this past weekend at Elon. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook softball swept in first-ever CAA series

Cameron Takmil March 12, 2023

In its first series against a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent, the Stony Brook softball team met its match in every phase of the game. This past weekend, the Seawolves (6-10, 0-3 CAA)...

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Shortstop Kyra McFarland fielding her position in a practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. McFarland added another five hits in the FIU

Stony Brook softball drops three of five in FIU Tournament

Cameron Takmil March 6, 2023

After an incredible run in the 2022 Florida International University (FIU) Tournament — where catcher Corinne Badger hit six home runs — the Stony Brook softball team looked to repeat its success....

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Second baseman Sofia Chambers taking batting practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Chambers led the Stony Brook softball team in hitting last weekend at the FAU Paradise Classic. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook softball opens up 2023 with up-and-down tournament in Florida

Alex Streinger February 13, 2023
Last weekend, the Seawolves (2-3) opened up their 2023 season down in Florida at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Paradise Classic. The tournament was five games long, with one game on Friday, followed by doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.
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Head coach Megan Bryant hitting ground balls in practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Bryant is primed to lead her team to a the CAA championship in 2023. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Continuity, strong bats give Stony Brook softball a legitimate chance in the CAA

Cameron Takmil February 11, 2023
Last season was an unorthodox one for the Stony Brook softball team. Though they suffered several key departures heading into the 2022 season, the Seawolves finished with their highest win total in a decade. 
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