Kenny Spurrell is an assistant sports editor of The Statesman. He is a junior English major and journalism minor at Stony Brook University. He began covering sports for The Statesman during the Fall 2021 semester. Since then, he has covered men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse and football. His passion for sports derives from his many years of playing basketball, football and baseball. He is a Long Island native from Selden, N.Y. and has dreams of becoming a sports journalist.
Following a disappointing season, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team now finds itself in uncharted territory. With a new conference, new players and low expectations, the Seawolves will look to prove the doubters wrong in their 2022-23 campaign.
The Seawolves will rely heavily on their five new transfer students, who bring a unique set of skills different from the ones that last year’s team possessed. Expect them to be integral to the Seawolves’ success as they look to make a mark in their first season in the CAA.
After joining the Stony Brook football team as a walk-on in 2020, nobody could have predicted that running back Ross Tallarico would be playing meaningful snaps in a Seawolves jersey. The redshirt sophomore’s story embodies that of a true underdog.
Being only 17 years old in a new country can be nerve-racking to some. But for Linn Beck, no emotions or feelings stand between her and success on the pitch. The freshman midfielder has been a revelation for the Stony Brook women’s soccer team.
Curtis Copenhaver may very well be one of the team’s most valuable players in 2022. The Seawolves could have found themselves in deep trouble after starting goalkeeper Edmond Kaiser went down with an injury following the season opener.