“I want to talk about the fact that my kids played their hearts out and they put this program at a different level and the result, yeah, it stinks and it stings.”
Former senior midfielder Alex Corpolongo and senior midfielder Jeff Reh, who graduated this month, were selected in the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Draft on May 28.
Stony Brook ends its 2017 season with a 26-26 overall record and will not reach the America East Championship game for the first time since 2013.
For the second straight year, Bobby Honeyman had a walk-off hit to help send his team to the second day of the tournament.
On Tuesday night, Handley was named the America East Player of the Year after batting .346 with five home runs, 34 RBI, 17 stolen bases and 45 walks.
Clarke, who has been the the team’s Game One starter for all weekend series this season, suffered the injury in the third inning of a game against Binghamton on May 14.
The team will take on No. 6-seeded Hartford Wednesday afternoon at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Stony Brook, in failing to complete a series sweep, falls to a 12-10 conference record and will have to settle for the No. 3 seed in the America East tournament.
“I could not be more proud of these four individuals,” head coach Joe Spallina said of the IWLCA awards in a Stony Brook Athletics press release on Wednesday.