Joe Galotti is a journalism student at Stony Brook University in his senior year. He started writing for The Statesman back in the Fall of 2012, and is now beginning his first year as the paper's Sports Editor. After graduation he hopes to one day be a beat writer in charge of covering a professional sports team.
The Seawolves headed up to West Hartford, Conn. this weekend to participate in the Dodd Stadium College Baseball Classic. SBU went on to pick up wins over Bryant and UConn on Saturday, before falling to the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.
The Seawolves’ road woes continued on Friday night in Maryland, as they dropped an overtime heartbreaker to UMBC. With just ten seconds left in the extra quarter, Retrievers sophomore midfielder Pat Young scored the game-winner to give his team a 12-11 victory.
On Monday the Associated Press announced their All-America team selections, and Stony Brook’s Jameel Warney was one of the players chosen to receive an honorable mention. The sophomore forward led the America East conference in field goal percentage this season, and also helped his team reach the America East championship game.
The Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse team reeled off their fourth win in row on Saturday, blowing out Siena by the score of 19-6. Dorrien Van Dyke finished with five goals and four assists and set the program’s freshmen record for most points in a game.
While many Stony Brook sports fans were still feeling depressed over their basketball teams’ disappointing losses to Albany, the university’s baseball team put together a weekend to remember by sweeping the Great Danes. The highlight of the three game series came early Saturday afternoon when senior pitcher Frankie Vanderka pitched his third career no-hitter.
The Stony Brook Men’s Basketball team’s season came to an abrupt end on Tuesday evening, after they lost in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational to Siena by the score of 66-55. The Saints took control of the game with a 24-7 run in the second half.
For the second straight season, the Stony Brook Men’s Basketball team had their NCAA tournament dreams crushed by Albany. The Great Danes came into a hostile Pritchard Gymnasium on Saturday and exited with their second consecutive America East title.
The Stony Brook hockey team fell short in their quest for an American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championship, as they lost a heartbreaker in the tournament’s semifinals against No. 1 Arizona State University.
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team ended their regular season schedule with a big statement win on Saturday afternoon. The Seawolves defeated Albany on the road 66-56, and ended the Great Danes’ conference record 38-game winning streak against America East opponents.