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The Athletic Department’s MVP

By Doric Sam//Staff Writer

Courtney Sanfelippo (Stony Brook Athletics)

She has been called the mother of over 400 students. The walls on her office are covered with tests and essays, similar to the way parents hang tests on the refrigerator when their child gets a good grade.

  She has what might be the most important job in Stony Brook University’s Athletics Department, and the majority of the student body does not know her name.

 As the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development, Courtney Sanfelippo oversees the academic careers and personal development of Stony Brook’s 400-plus student-athletes. She provides student-athletes, coaches and athletics administration with detailed academic progress reports and also assists in the development of a comprehensive program to evaluate continuing eligibility. Continue reading

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#7/6 Men’s Lacrosse moves on to America East finals

By Sam Kilb//Asst. Sports Editor

Behind some brilliant saves from senior goalkeeper Charlie Paar, the top-seed #7/6 Stony Brook Seawolves eliminated the Vermont Catamounts, 10-6, at LaValle Stadium in the semifinals of the America East Championship tournament.

“Charlie was great and made some incredible saves,” Seawolves head coach Rick Sowell, who was named theAmerica East Coach of the Year, said of Paar.  Paar made 16 saves in the game.

Junior Kevin Crowley, the 2010 America East Player of the Yearby a unanimous vote, had three goals for the Seawolves (11-3).  Sophomore Robbie Campbell added three of his own and tallied an assist. Continue reading

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#8/8 Men’s Lax Beats Vermont, Wins Regular Season Title

By Sam Kilb//Asst. Sports Editor
Stony Brook University’s #8/8 men’s lacrosse team finished a perfect conference season by trouncing the Vermont Catamounts 16-10 at LaValle Stadium Saturday night, winning the program’s first ever America East regular season title.

The Seawolves (10-3) finished conference play at a perfect 5-0, capping a six-game winning streak by clinching the regular season crown and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. 

Senior Tom Compitello scored once and added a career-high five assists.  Junior Kevin Crowley continued his outstanding play at home with a five-goal performance, matching a career-high.

Senior goalkeeper Charlie Paar had 10 saves for the Seawolves in 52 minutes of work.

The Catamounts (3-12, 2-3 AEC) dropped their third straight, but continue to the America East playoffs thanks to Albany defeating Binghamton. Continue reading

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#8/8 Seawolves men’s lacrosse achieves highest-ever rank

By Sam Kilb//Asst. Sports Editor

Stony Brook men’s lacrosse has been ranked in the top ten in the nation for the first time in school history, coming in at number eight in both the Nike/Inside Lacrosse and USILA Coaches’ polls.

Previously, the team had been ranked as high as 12 in the country.

In lacrosse, the ranking is designated by two numbers (for example, Stony Brook is #8/8) because the two polls are considered equal in merit.  In basketball, the Associated Press poll is the most oft cited.

The Seawolves are 9-3 overall this season.  The team has won the last five straight– including all four conference games—and has clinched the top seed and home-field advantage throughout the America East playoffs. Continue reading

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Stony Brook softball splits doubleheader with Albany

By Patrick Jacques//Staff Writer

Stony Brook University’s softball team split a double header against Albany, winning the first game 1-0 and losing the second in a 9-1 romp to bring their overall record to 24-14-1.

Senior shortstop Vicki Kavitsky became just the fifth player in the history of Stony Brook’s softball program to record 200 career hits when she singled to left field in the seventh inning.

Kavitsky is batting .388 with a .486 on base percentage in her senior season.

Senior Alyssa Struzenberg (Cooper City, Florida)  allowed just four hits while striking out seven in the game one victory. Continue reading

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#12 Stony Brook Men’s Lacrosse Wins Fifth Straight

Stony Brook’s men’s lacrosse team won it’s fifth straight game in style, shutting out the Albany Great Danes, 15-0, on Saturday night.

The #12 Seawolves are 4-0 in conference play this season and have clinched at least a share of the America East regular season championship.  Vermont’s loss to UMBC on Satuday means that Stony Brook will be the number one seed in the playoffs and will enjoy home-field advantage throughout the America East Championship tournament.

The #12 ranking is the highest Stony Brook has been all season. Continue reading

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