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First baseman Jason Campo at an outdoor practice on Feb. 10. Campo got his first-career at-bat on Sunday as the Stony Brook baseball team lost its ninth-straight game. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook baseball remains winless after being swept by No. 13 UNC

Mike Anderson March 5, 2023
Though it played its best series of the year, the Stony Brook baseball team was swept for a third-straight week to open the 2023 season. The Seawolves (0-9) are off to their worst start in exactly 10 years. After being swept in three games by the No. 13 University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels, Stony Brook has lost each of its first nine games.
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Stony Brook womens lacrosse head coach Joe Spallina leading his team during a practice on Jan. 30. The Seawolves look to continue their dominance in the CAA. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

No. 6 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse primed for run at national title

Alex Streinger February 12, 2023
Stony Brook is coming off back-to-back runs to the NCAA quarterfinals, both of which ended in losses to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Now members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the Seawolves will look to get over the hump this year and capture the national championship.
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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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Defender Clare Levy (left) practicing with Kailyn Hart (right) on Monday, Feb. 6. Levy a Long Island native looks to lead the potent Stony Brook womens lacrosse teams defense to a national championship in 2023. MAYA DUCLAY/THE STATESMAN

Clare Levy primed for another elite year as Stony Brook’s defensive anchor

Matt Howlin February 12, 2023
When defender Clare Levy takes the field at Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium and sees her family in the crowd, the game takes on a whole new meaning. She is then reminded that she not only represents Stony Brook, but her fellow Long Islanders as well.
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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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Attacker Kailyn Hart playing against Drexel in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Hart and the Seawolves will need to beat undefeated UNC to advance past the quarterfinals. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

NCAA Tournament Elite Eight preview: No. 8 Stony Brook vs. No. 1 UNC

Jeremy Portnoy May 17, 2022
After defeating Drexel and Rutgers in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the Stony Brook women's lacrosse team will play at UNC on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m on ESPNU.
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Midfielder Ellie Masera about to shoot a goal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Drexel. Masera led Stony Brook with five goals. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s lacrosse topples Drexel in NCAA Tournament first round

Paul McDonough May 14, 2022

The No. 8-seeded Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team has seen plenty of dominant performances from its star midfielder Ellie Masera. This season alone, the sophomore has recorded 14 hat tricks and...

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Students section at the the Stony Brook Football 2019 home opener on Aug. 29. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Funding, attendance issues at the core as Stony Brook Athletics shoots for national recognition

Jeremy Portnoy October 10, 2021
The Stony Brook athletics program is one made up of contradictions. Its athletes have taken home a slew of awards, but they play for a student body that is largely apathetic towards those accomplishments.
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Womens Lacrosse Head Coach Joe Spallina. Stony Brook athletics announced on Sept.22 that Joe Spallina will extend his contract until 2026.  ETHAN TAM / THE STATESMAN

Joe Spallina reaches extension to remain with Stony Brook through 2026

Ethan Tam September 22, 2021
Stony Brook's women's lacrosse head coach, Joe Spallina, will remain with the team for another five seasons.
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Graduate attacker Taryn Ohlmiller in a game against USC on Feb. 23. SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Late lead squandered by No. 8-seeded Stony Brook women’s lacrosse against No. 1 UNC in NCAA quarterfinals

Ryan Magill May 24, 2021
In a valiant effort, the Seawolves gave their all to the end of the line to close one of the most memorable seasons in program history, but were unable to secure the program’s first Final Four berth despite being minutes away.
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The womens lacrosse team huddling before their game against USC on Feb. 23. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Kennedy and Ohlmiller return in search of Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse’s national title

Ryan Magill March 4, 2021
“We were having a great year,” head coach Joe Spallina said in an interview with The Statesman. “We were ranked really high. We had beaten a top five team on the road and we had the carpet pulled out from under us, just like everybody else,"
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Ally Kennedy during the America East Semifinal game against UMBC on May 2, 2019. The graduate midfielder scored the first two goals in a game against North Carolina Tar Heels on Feb. 14. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Early lead not enough as No. 6 Women’s Lacrosse falls to No. 1 UNC

Ryan Magill February 15, 2021
After two postponements made way for an early season top-ten matchup, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team fell to the top ranked North Carolina Tar Heels by a final score of 14-7 in Chapel Hill.
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