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Midfielder Erin MacQuarrie (20) and defender Avery Hines (13) defend the cage alongside goalkeeper Emily Manning (40) on Tuesday, April 9. The Seawolves will be back at home to take on Hofstra on Sunday with a chance to clinch first place in the CAA. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

No. 13/15 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse hosts Hofstra in high-stakes Battle of Long Island

Alex Streinger April 20, 2024

With first place in the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) standings on the line, the No. 13/15 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team will hope to continue its recent dominance over its crosstown rival. The...

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Attackmen Nick Dupuis (15) and Justin Bonacci (44) celebrate a goal scored by defensive midfielder Ben Morschauser (31) against Hampton on Saturday, March 2. Dupuis and Bonacci both picked a goal and an assist each on Saturday against the University of North Carolina. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s lacrosse outmatched by No. 16/17 UNC

Bradley Trotta March 17, 2024

In its third attempt to pull off an upset over a ranked opponent at home, the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team failed once more. The Seawolves (3-5, 1-0 CAA) were unable to uplift their fans on Saturday...

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Attackman Nick Dupuis (15) passes to the ball to defensive midfielder Ben Morschauser (31) against Hampton on Saturday, March 2. Dupuis had five assists and nine total points against Providence on Saturday. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s lacrosse drops overtime heartbreaker to Providence

Kevin Broderick March 10, 2024

Though it rallied back from a big, early deficit, the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team failed to complete the comeback once it reached sudden death. The Seawolves (3-4, 1-0 CAA) let one slip against...

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Midfielder Ellie Masera (12) carries the ball up the field alongside midfielder Charlotte Verhulst (86) while being chased by defender Clare Levy (42) on Friday, Jan. 26. The three are part of a large group of homegrown stars who are graduating this year. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s lacrosse’s superstar core back for one final ride

Kenny Spurrell February 1, 2024

When looking at the success of the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team this decade, it is hard to overlook what its core of hometown stars have done. After growing up on Long Island and signing with...

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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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Students protesting the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Feb. 19, 2018. PUBLIC DOMAIN

We need bipartisan solutions to gun violence

Vinod Kripalani September 11, 2023
#OPINION: As a Republican, I would be lying if I didn't admit that my party has flawed reasons for supporting looser gun restrictions.
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Right fielder Matty Wright swings at a pitch against Iona while the rest of his team watches on Tuesday, April 25. The Seawolves had a tough first year in the CAA, and it may get harder after this offseason. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Missed opportunities in 2023 leave question marks surrounding Stony Brook baseball’s future

Mike Anderson June 10, 2023

Of all the teams at Stony Brook University that had to transition from the America East Conference (AE) to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the baseball team arguably had the toughest road. All...

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Defenders Lindsay Rongo (left) and Ella Whitehouse (middle) playing in a defensive zone while goalkeeper Hailey Duchnowski (right) anticipates a shot. Stony Brooks defense will face off with one of the best offenses in the nation on Sunday. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

No. 10 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse set for showdown with No. 9 Loyola Maryland

Alex Streinger May 12, 2023

After surviving the opening round of the 2023 NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament, the No. 10 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team will try to make it out of Baltimore alive against the hometown team. After...

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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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