Sports Editor Mike Anderson sheds some light on the runners of Stony Brook and talks to recent graduate Nick Cipolla, whose 2022 men’s cross country team became the first Stony Brook team to win a CAA championship. Cipolla discusses his athletic routine, reminisces over his time at Stony Brook University and even details his future journalism career.


Mike Anderson is the sports editor of The Statesman. He is a junior majoring in journalism with aspirations of becoming a sports journalist. His love of sports comes from his time spent as a baseball player. As a reporter for The Statesman, he has covered baseball, softball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and hockey. He has also interned at Axcess Sports as a high school and college baseball and softball reporter. He is a local product from Port Jefferson, N.Y., and is a diehard Mets, Jets, Nets and Islanders fan.


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