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Shortstop Kyra McFarland fielding her position in a practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. McFarland has broken through barriers to become the star she is today. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Kyra McFarland’s resilience has taken her to stardom

Mike Anderson February 12, 2023
The Stony Brook softball program has a knack for turning relative unknowns into stars. After breaking out in year two, shortstop Kyra McFarland can be added to that list. 
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Osmer in the game against Hofstra on April 6. STEPH MACH/THE STATESMAN

Without last year’s stars, Stony Brook softball has much to prove

Mike Anderson February 13, 2022
“We have unfinished business,” first baseman Lindsey Osmer said to The Statesman. “I’ve finished second in the America East twice now and that’s not good enough for me.”
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Graduate pitcher Melissa Rahrich in a game against UMBC on May 7.

Stony Brook softball can’t figure out Coppersmith, lose to UMBC in America East title game

Jeremy Portnoy May 18, 2021
The SBU softball team advanced to the title game of the 2021 America East Softball Championship, falling short of a ring to a familiar foe. The third-seeded Seawolves lost two games against No. 1 seed UMBC, who took home its second consecutive title.
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Graduate pitcher Melissa Rahrich attempting to tag out a runner on a wild pitch against UMBC on May 7.

Stony Brook softball stunned by late rally, lose regular season title to UMBC

Jeremy Portnoy May 12, 2021
After winning a three-game series against the Stony Brook softball team on May 7 and 8, the UMBC Retrievers are the America East regular season champions.
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Hering at bat in a game against UMass Lowell on April 28. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Dye’s clutch hit leads Stony Brook softball to season sweep over St. John’s

Mike Anderson May 6, 2021
On Tuesday, May 4, the Stony Brook softball team took to Queens to play its final scheduled non-conference game this year against the St. John’s Red Storm.
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Graduate catcher Jordyn Nowakowski in a game againstFairleigh Dickinson on March 25. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook softball loses first-place lead after being swept by Albany

Jeremy Portnoy May 3, 2021
This Saturday and Sunday, their struggles finally caught up to them when they were swept by the Albany Great Danes in a three-game road series; the Seawolves were outscored 11-3 despite outhitting Albany 21-17.
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Graduate pitcher Melissa Rahrich in a game against St. Johns on April 20. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Rahrich’s one-hit shutout leads Stony Brook softball past St. John’s

Jeremy Portnoy April 21, 2021
Graduate pitcher Melissa Rahrich is not one to be outdone. Rahrich tossed the Stony Brook softball team’s second straight one-hit shutout in a 2-0 home victory over the St. John’s Red Storm on April 20.
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Senior pitcher Dawn Bodrug in a game against Fairleigh Dickinson on March 25. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Fordham’s walk-off grand slam beats Softball in extra innings

Jeremy Portnoy March 31, 2021
Eventually, SBU Softball’s experienced roster will regain its consistency. In the meantime, they have been following no-hitters and tournament sweeps with questionable losses like their 10-6 extra innings defeat at the Fordham Rams on March 30.
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Graduate pitcher Dawn Bodrug in a game against Farleigh Dickson on March 25. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Softball totals 17 runs in sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson

Jeremy Portnoy March 26, 2021
The Stony Brook Seawolves' softball team already had the most feared rotation in the America East. Now, after their game with the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, they might have the most feared batting lineup as well.
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Hering runs to first base after hitting the ball during the Stony Brook Softball Teams game against UMass Lowell on April 28, 2019. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Softball goes .500 against James Madison and Rhode Island in Harrisonburg weekend

Jeremy Portnoy March 15, 2021
Playing four games in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Stony Brook softball team was swept in a doubleheader by the James Madison Dukes on Friday, March 12 before sweeping the Rhode Island Rams on Saturday, March 13.
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The softball team in spring 2019 celebrating a run against UMass Lowell. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Bodrug’s 16-K shutout helps Softball split doubleheader at Sacred Heart

Jeremy Portnoy March 8, 2021
The Stony Brook softball team split two games with the Sacred Heart Pioneers on Sunday, March 7, continuing to show offensive dominance but also suffering its first loss of the season, falling to 5-1.
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The Stony Brook University softball team gather into a huddle. The Seawolves are set to take on the Hartford Hawks in the first round of the AMerica East Playoffs. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Expectations high as fifth-year stars guide Softball after shortened season

Jeremy Portnoy March 6, 2021
Over the past few years, the Stony Brook softball team has accomplished nearly everything there is to accomplish — broken records, deep playoff runs, individual accolades — but the one thing that has eluded them since 2013 is a championship ring.
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