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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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The Stony Brook womens tennis team after practice on Monday, Jan. 29. The Seawolves will begin their spring 2024 season this Friday. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s tennis hopes to kick off new era with a bang

Kevin Yu January 29, 2024
The 2024 season will bring a lot of new circumstances for the Stony Brook women's tennis team, but it is more than ready to meet the challenges ahead.
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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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The Stony Brook womens basketball team huddles during a timeout against the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Sunday, Jan. 7. The Seawolves will play the Towson Tigers on Friday night. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Red-hot Stony Brook women’s basketball shoots for eighth in a row at Towson

Kevin Yu January 11, 2024

With a seven-game winning streak still intact, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team will look to extend it to eight. The Seawolves (12-1, 2-0 CAA) will take on the Towson Tigers (8-4, 1-1 CAA)...

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The Stony Brook mens basketball teams bench celebrates against Charleston on Saturday, Jan. 6. The Seawolves will take on the Towson Tigers on Thursday night. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball searching for bounceback at Towson

Kevin Yu January 10, 2024

After letting an upset slip through its fingers, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team has the chance to right its wrongs against one of the league’s most physical teams. The Seawolves (8-7,...

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Small forward Tyler Stephenson-Moore shoots a three-pointer from the corner against Charleston on Saturday, Jan. 6. Stephenson-Moore became a 1,000-point scorer in the loss to the Cougars. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball falls in track meet versus Charleston

Mike Anderson January 7, 2024

Though small forward Tyler Stephenson-Moore reached the 1,000-point mark for his career, the milestone did not translate into an upset win for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team. The Seawolves...

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The Stony Brook womens basketball team celebrates a made shot against Longwood on Dec. 11. The Seawolves will host an injury-plagued opponent on Sunday. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball to host paper-thin UNCW

Cameron Takmil January 6, 2024

Following a convincing win in its Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) opener, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team will look to do it again versus one of the conference’s worst teams. The...

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Shooting guard Elijah Olaniyi drives from the baseline against Yale on Nov. 5, 2019. Olaniyi is one of the best players in program history, but his life has taken a bad turn due to brain cancer. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

How Elijah Olaniyi’s brain cancer derailed his life

Mike Anderson January 4, 2024
Elijah Olaniyi, a former star player for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on his right frontal lobe on Nov. 30, 2023.
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Former Western Michigan Football offensive coordinator Billy Cosh poses for his headshot. Cosh was hired by Stony Brook University as the schools next head football coach. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTERN MICHIGAN ATHLETICS

Stony Brook lands Billy Cosh as new head football coach

Mike Anderson December 12, 2023
A month after removing former head coach Chuck Priore from his position, the Stony Brook football team has found his replacement. On Tuesday evening, ESPN reporter Pete Thamel posted on X (formerly Twitter) that Stony Brook University will hire former Western Michigan University (WMU) offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Billy Cosh.
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Small forward Tyler Stephenson-Moore shoots a three-pointer over Bryant small forward Earl Timberlake on Saturday, Dec. 9. Stephenson-Moore led the Stony Brook mens basketball team with 22 points in the win. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball pulls off comeback in historic shooting night

Kenny Spurrell December 10, 2023

After a brutal start to the game, a record-setting second half catapulted the Stony Brook men’s basketball team to a comeback victory. For the first time this year, the Seawolves (4-5) won their...

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Point guard Aaron Clarke drives the lane against Rider on Monday, Nov. 20. Clarke had 10 points and three assists in the loss to Yale on Wednesday. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Poor rebounding sinks Stony Brook men’s basketball against Yale

Cameron Takmil November 30, 2023

Despite having four double-digit scorers, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team failed to muster up a comeback and remained winless on the road. Though they were in it until the end, the Seawolves...

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Shooting guard Victoria Keenan dribbles the ball against Holy Cross on Sunday, Nov. 19. Keenan led the Stony Brook womens basketball team with 16 points on Sunday at Minnesota. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Scoreless drought hands Stony Brook women’s basketball first loss

Nayden Villorente November 27, 2023

An 11-minute scoring drought in the second half ultimately led the Stony Brook women’s basketball team to its first loss of the season. After winning their first five games of the 2023-24 season,...

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