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The Stony Brook mens lacrosse team huddles at the end of practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The Seawolves are looking to win their first-ever Coastal Athletic Association title this year. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s lacrosse aims to take over CAA in second year

Kevin Broderick February 2, 2024

Coming off a successful inaugural campaign in the Colonial — now Coastal — Athletic Association (CAA) in the books, the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team is entering the 2024 season with even higher...

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Attackman Nick Dupuis looks to pass the ball from the X in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Dupuis will return to the field with the Stony Brook mens lacrosse team this year after missing a year and a half. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Nick Dupuis looks to go from undesirable to undeniable at Stony Brook

Kenny Spurrell February 2, 2024

After missing the better part of the last two seasons, attackman Nick Dupuis will look to turn his career around with a fresh start for the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team. Coming off a season...

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Goalkeeper Jamison MacLachlan saves a shot in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. MacLachlan enters his junior year after an excellent first two seasons with the Stony Brook mens lacrosse team. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Tabbed as the CAA’s best, Jamison MacLachlan has a big year ahead

Aidan Steng February 2, 2024

After establishing himself as one of the premier goalkeepers in the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA), Jamison MacLachlan is ready for the dizzying heights that the lacrosse world has to offer. MacLachlan’s...

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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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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 11, 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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Forward Frankie Policelli playing defense against Sacred Heart on Monday, Dec. 12. The Stony Brook men

Policelli’s career night fuels another comeback win for Stony Brook men’s basketball

Kenny Spurrell December 19, 2022
Frankie Policelli’s performance saw him post 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, tying his career high. He also pulled down a career-best 19 rebounds, shattering his previous career high of 15.
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Pitcher Dawn Bodrug in the game against Sacred Heart on March 31. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

In double no-hitter, Stony Brook softball comes out on top

Melanie Karniewich April 27, 2022

The Stony Brook softball team was no-hit on its home grounds on Wednesday, April 27 against the UMBC Retrievers. However, thanks to three UMBC errors and Seawolves ace Dawn Bodrug throwing a no-hitter...

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Graduate Midfielder Gabriel Fernandes in a game against Hoftsra on Aug.30.  JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

Gabriel Fernandes’ growth as a leader for Stony Brook men’s soccer is complete

Mike Anderson November 20, 2021
Student. Athlete. Captain. Graduate midfielder Gabriel Fernandes did it all. He never took a day off, never made an excuse and always made sure he was the best he could possibly be for his teammates.
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The womens soccer team preparing to play against UMass Lowell on Oct.24.  SHEYLA TORRES / THE STATESMAN

Despite UMBC win, Stony Brook women’s soccer misses playoffs for first time since 2015

Jeremy Portnoy October 31, 2021
Despite finishing the season with a 1-0 win against the UMBC Retrievers on Oct. 28, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team will sit out the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
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#7 Trausti Birgisson during a game against Long Island University on August 26,2021. Jocelyn Cruz/THE STATESMAN

Birgisson assists again to help Stony Brook men’s soccer outplay NJIT

Mike Anderson October 14, 2021

The Stony Brook men’s soccer team picked up a huge three points on Wednesday, Oct. 13 with a 2-1 win in Newark, New Jersey against the NJIT Highlanders. The victory was key for Stony Brook (7-4,...

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Redshirt Junior Enitan Omolewa in a game against Hofstra on Sept. 7,2021 KATHERINE PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s volleyball wins two matches at Maryland Invitational to end nonconference play

Matt Lindsay September 19, 2021
For the third consecutive weekend, the Stony Brook volleyball team won two of three matches, improving its record to 6-8 at the Maryland Invitational in College Park on Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18.
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Junior Amiyah DeLong serving the ball during the Texas Tarleton game on Sept.10,2021. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s volleyball beats Tarleton State and St. Thomas at invitational

Matt Lindsay September 12, 2021
In the middle of a five-game homestand, the Stony Brook volleyball team improved its record to 4-6 by winning two of three matches in the Stony Brook Invitational on Friday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 11 at Pritchard Gymnasium.
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