“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.”
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.
Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse, after four straight years of second round exits, beat Northwestern 13-9 on Sunday and secured a spot in the quarterfinals for the first time in
Stony Brook defeated Binghamton 17-9 in Game One before completing the two-game sweep of the top team in the America East.
He has led the growth of the program from Division III to Division I in 2002, becoming a staple contender in the America East.