The Statesman’s Fall Sports Preview is a comprehensive look at Stony Brook University’s top fall sports, including Football, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer and Cross Country.
Here you’ll find a preview of what’s to come in the world of Stony Brook Athletics. Read below to find out which players are on the rise and what teams are poised to take home a trophy or two.
Men’s Soccer Preview: Experienced Seawolves seeking America East Glory
This year, the Seawolves will have eight seniors on their roster – eight players who have spent the last three years in search of the elusive America East Championship. The last time the men’s soccer team won an America East Championship was the 2011 season – three years before any of the seniors played for the team. Read the story.
Cross Country team looking to build on strong 2016 showing
The Seawolves are poised for a big 2017 season. Roster continuity and incoming talent should help the men’s team dominate the fall yet again. Women’s Cross Country is looking for big contributions from their younger runners after last year’s turnover. If the Seawolves find success, they will have to do it without last year’s senior standouts Christine Eisenberg and Christina Melian. Read the story.
Football Preview: Seawolves seeking consistent offense to pair with strong defense
The goal for Stony Brook Football’s offense this year, according to the players and head coach Chuck Priore, is to take advantage of the veteran talent the team has amassed and share the ball with as many weapons as possible.Read the story.
Women’s Soccer Preview: Young core showing promise, but still learning
The Stony Brook women’s soccer team has demonstrated success with a young lineup as the season has kicked off. But with a mix of many freshman newcomers paired with upperclassmen in the starting lineup, it will take time for the group to grow together as the team’s leading scorers last season, forwards Amy Thompson and Raven Edwards, have graduated.Read the story.