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Senior Bria Green (No. 13, above) has posted a .421 batting average, a .505 on-base percentage and a .961 slugging percentage. The outfielder’s”personal goals are just to do everything [she] can to help [the team] win a championship.” STATESMAN STOCK PHOTO

Besides the ability to hit towering home runs or make diving catches, a star player is someone who leads her teammates while sacrificing everything she has to win.

Stony Brook’s softball team is still overcoming a heartbreaking defeat from the 2014 season after coming within an out of a NCAA tournament birth.

With only four returning seniors on this season’s squad, outfielder Bria Green has risen from the bunch to lead the team as star of
the Seawolves.

“My personal goals are just to do everything I can to help us win a championship,” Green said.

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So far this season, Green is doing everything and more.

She leads the team in almost every offensive category so far over Stony Brook softball’s 13-12 record to start the 2015 campaign. Firing on all cylinders, Green has posted an unreal slash line of a .421 batting average, .505 on-base percentage and .961 slugging percentage.

No. 1 on the team with 32 hits, 11 home runs and 30 runs batted in, Green garners the respect of her teammates and instills in them the confidence that she can lead the Seawolves to the tournament. 

“I try to lead by example. It’s easy to be vocal and say what other people need to do when you’re doing what you need to do as well,” Green said.

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Green’s passion for victory landed her talents at Stony Brook. Despite shining as a rookie in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Green departed Delaware State after her freshman year.

“I did research on Stony Brook and their program. I wanted to be at a school that was going to compete, softball wise,” Green said.

Since suiting up in red and white, Green has made an impression on the Stony Brook community. Her outstanding play on the diamond landed her on the second-team All-America East team in both her sophomore and junior seasons as a Seawolf.

A Long Island native, Green was raised in Wheatley Heights, New York. She was an athlete since her youth, playing softball, basketball and volleyball before molding into a premier softball player.

“I was the best at softball,” Green said. “I wasn’t that good at volleyball and basketball,” she laughingly added.

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Her athleticism was passed down from her parents, Arthur Green and Michelle ChinQuee. Green’s father is a former collegiate basketball player at St. John’s University, while her mother ran track at the University of Maryland.

Although she looks to her family for support, Green notes a past friend as her biggest source of inspiration.

“When I was a sophomore in high school, one of my best friend’s mom passed away. There have been times when I was younger that I wanted to quit softball and she told me to keep going. She told me that I was a great athlete and that I’d have a great career. I do play for her,” Green said. “I play for every single one of my teammates, my family members and God.”

Despite the 2014 season’s unfilled ending, Green is poised to leave the heartbreaking loss in the past and be the star of a winning Seawolves softball program.

“I just don’t give up. I’m quite resilient. I don’t let my failures hold me back,” Green said.

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