Mike is a senior at Stony Brook University, majoring in journalism. He is currently a managing editor after spending the last two years as sports editor. He joined the paper during the fall of his freshman year and spent his sophomore year as an assistant sports editor. He also interned with News12 Long Island in the sports department, where he covered all sports from high school to professional. He got the opportunity to interview the Boston Bruins as an intern. Mike went to Omaha, Nebraska to report on the Stony Brook baseball team after it famously reached the College World Series. He has written about all sports, but enjoys baseball the most. When he’s not doing something sports related, he is working at CVS, where he is a shift supervisor and the store mentor. After college, he hopes to be a baseball writer.
The Stony Brook University Sailing Team started this semester ranked 43rd out of 52 teams in the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Racing Association (MAISA). As their successful spring season campaign winds down they are now ranked 22nd. The team qualified for the Second Tier Regional Conference Championships within MAISA.
For the second consecutive year, the Seawolves are ranked in the Brine Media Preseason Poll. They are coming off their best season in school history, where they finished 17-3 and won their first America East title.
One player from both the Men and Women’s Basketball teams won weekly awards from the America East. Senior guard Chikilra Goodman was named America East Co-Player of the Week for the women and redshirt freshman Ahmad Walker was named America East Rookie of the Week for the men.
The main man behind the biggest controversy at Stony Brook in a few years is former Athletic Director Jim Fiore. He was bought out Tuesday night by the school for $800,000, covering the remaining 31 months on his contract. There are many speculations as to the rationale behind his firing, but none have been confirmed yet.