One player from both the Men and Women’s Basketball teams won weekly awards from the America East. Senior guard Chikilra Goodman was named America East Co-Player of the Week for the women and redshirt freshman Ahmad Walker was named America East Rookie of the Week for the men.
It was the second time Goodman won the award and her first time this season. Goodman split the award with Albany’s Shereesha Richards. She averaged 16.3 points, seven rebounds, three assists and 2.3 steals in a week where the Seawolves finished 3-0 and defeated Vermont and Maine in back-to-back road wins.
On Monday, Jan. 20 Goodman had 22 points in the 66-62 win over UMBC at Pritchard Gymnasium. She then had 15 points and tied a game-high seven rebounds in Stony Brook’s victory over Vermont 83-49. Goodman finished the week with a team-high 12 points with six boards, five rebounds and two steals in the teams 65-49 win over Maine.
Walker averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, 2.7 assists and shot 51.6 percent from the field in Stony Brook’s three wins last week. He scored a career-high 22 points Sunday in the Seawolves’ 79-61 victory over Maine. With the three wins, Stony Brook improved to 7-0 in conference play and 15-6 overall.
They have won 22 straight league games dating back to last season, which is also the third-longest streak in the nation. Stony Brook has also been receiving votes with Vermont in the CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25 poll.