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Midfielder Ellie Masera (12) carries the ball down the field in practice on Friday, Jan. 26. Masera is one of the greatest players in program history and is entering her final season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

It’s official: nothing can slow down the unstoppable Ellie Masera

Nayden Villorente February 1, 2024

After just three years, midfielder Ellie Masera has already become one of the greatest athletes in Stony Brook University’s history. However, the local product from Eastport, N.Y. did not reach her...

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Stony Brook womens basketball head coach, Caroline McCombs, at a practice in the fall of 2019. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Women’s Basketball splits series against rival Maine, remains in second place

Jeremy Portnoy February 16, 2021
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team strung together seven excellent quarters of play, but fell apart at the end of Sunday’s game and blew a chance to overtake Maine in the standings.
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Junior pitcher and first baseman Melissa Rahrich pitchin against UMass Lowell. She has tied the record for the most RBIs in a single season at 52. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Softball seeks to get over the mountaintop in America East

Ross O'Keefe February 19, 2020
Cold, rainy weather will eventually give way to smooth, dry, green grass fields with the crack of aluminum bats and the whistling of pitches headed to home plate. Softball season is coming.
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Junior guard Elijah Olaniyi in the opening season game against Yale. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Second-half surge guides Stony Brook in rout of New Hampshire

Ethan Tam January 12, 2020
On his 21st birthday, junior guard Elijah Olaniyi had scored just four points at halftime, well below pace of his season average.
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Part of the Stony Brook mens soccer team in a game against Siena. BERNARD SANCHEZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s soccer eliminated from playoff contention after loss at UMass Lowell

Ross O'Keefe November 9, 2019
The Seawolves could not keep up when it mattered most and fell 2-1 on Sat. Nov. 1
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Head Coach Geno Ford at a Stony Brook University Mens Basketball game.  COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Men’s Basketball picked to finish third in Ford’s first year

Ethan Tam October 20, 2019
A year after finishing 24-7 in the regular season, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the America East on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the conference’s annual preseason poll.
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Womens Soccer rolls into first place with 2-0 win at Binghamton

Women’s Soccer rolls into first place with 2-0 win at Binghamton

Isabella Martino October 10, 2019
The Stony Brook women’s soccer team carried on their three-game winning streak with a 2-0 defeat of conference rival Binghamton on Sunday, Oct. 6, propelling them to the top of the America East standings with an undefeated 3-0 conference record and a 9-4 overall record.
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Junior forward Fanny Gotesson in a game against UMass Lowell two seasons ago. Brendan Faherty was head coach then, and since has been  replaced byTobias Bischof. SAMANTHA MONTES/STATESMAN FILE

New coach, new identity, same goal for the Stony Brook women’s soccer

Ryan Magill August 30, 2019
The new sheriff in town, Tobias Bischof, may sound familiar to Long Islanders who follow women’s soccer.
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Tuccillo at bat during a game against Sacred Heart University on Saturday, March 23. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Baseball claims regular season title after series against UMass Lowell

Ethan Tam May 25, 2019
Stony Brook had crawled back from a deficit to tie the game against the UMass Lowell River Hawks, and a single run would grant the Seawolves the 2019 America East regular season title.
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Irene Rivera swings the bat against UMass Lowell on April 28. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Softball falls after run to America East Championship

Andrew Zucker May 15, 2019
Following an 11-7 record in conference play, the Stony Brook Seawolves headed to West Hartford, Connecticut to compete in the America East Softball Tournament (May 8-11) as the No.3 seed.
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Junior pitcher and first baseman Melissa Rahrich pitchin against UMass Lowell. She has tied the record for the most RBIs in a single season at 52. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Softball defeats Manhattan, Maine, as Rahrich sets single-season RBI record

Sasha Podzorov and Andrew Zucker May 5, 2019
With the crack of her bat in the fifth inning, junior pitcher/first baseman Melissa Rahrich cemented her name among Seawolf greats.
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Mike McCannell during a game against Princeton in the spring 2019 season. EMMA HARRIS/STATEMAN FILE

Men’s Lacrosse falls to Princeton at home

Ryan Magill April 9, 2019
In what was an otherwise even game, Stony Brook Men’s Lacrosse’s ineffective shooting and inability to put the ball in the net made all the difference in their blowout loss to the Princeton University Tigers, losing by a final score of 14-4.
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