Catie Curatolo is a senior from Staten Island. An athlete since she was small, Curatolo - who is also an English minor as well as a Journalism major - joined the Statesman sports section in order to continue being involved in the sports world. In addition to writing for the Statesman, Curatolo wrote for the Staten Island Advance when she was in high school and has done freelance work for the Three Village Patch. In the summer of 2013, she interned at the National Football League with the community relations department. Her biggest accomplishment as part of the Statesman sports staff was traveling to Omaha in June of 2012 to cover the baseball team in their run for the College World Series title. In her spare time, she enjoys binge reading, destroying family members in Jeopardy and taking road trips to Walt Disney World. She hopes to write for Sports Illustrated or Glamour magazine one day.
The Stony Brook offense was red hot this weekend as they swept the Binghamton Bearcats in three games. The Seawolves, who are now 20-11 overall and 7-1 in America East play, had 37 hits on the weekend.
With dominating pitching performances carrying both teams, the Seawolves and Hartford split a doubleheader on Saturday. Only two runs were scored on the day, with the Hawks winning game one and Stony Brook taking game two.
Last Saturday’s 7-0 win against Albany was a momentous one for the Stony Brook baseball team—not just because it was the Seawolves’ first conference win of the season, but because righty hurler Frankie Vanderka no-hit the Great Danes. This was the third time the senior sociology major has thrown a no-hitter since his freshman season in 2011.
The Stony Brook baseball team, whose opening series against Southern Mississippi was cancelled due to inclement weather, dropped three games against the Florida International University Panthers this weekend. After dropping…
It has been a crazy two years for Stony Brook baseball. In 2012, a veteran team of Seawolves did the seemingly impossible by making it to the College World Series with the most wins in Division I baseball. In 2013, a much younger SBU team started off poorly, losing the first nine games, but battled back to end the season with a 15-15 conference record that secured the team a playoff berth.
Steve Pikiell cannot stop smiling on Media Day. In the ninth year of his Stony Brook career, Pikiell has a lot to be happy about. The head men’s basketball coach has overseen the program as it rose from “just hoping to not play the 8/9 game” to contending for a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Seawolves now have the support of the community, the administration and the student body. They have season ticket holders, sold-out games and a new arena coming next fall. It’s a complete turnaround from what things were like when Pikiell joined the program back in 2005.