#OPINION The COVID-19 pandemic led to the untimely end of the Stony Brook baseball team’s 2020 season. Now, a widely criticized decision by the America East Conference has prematurely ended Stony Brook’s 2021 season.
Due to inclement weather conditions, the Seawolves’ championship round game was suspended and eventually canceled, sending SBU home empty-handed as NJIT was controversially crowned champion by the America East as the only unbeaten team in the event.
After leading the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team and America East conference with 34 goals this season, redshirt freshman attackman Dylan Pallonetti made league history as he won the Rookie of the Year and the Offensive Player of the Year award.
This Saturday and Sunday, their struggles finally caught up to them when they were swept by the Albany Great Danes in a three-game road series; the Seawolves were outscored 11-3 despite outhitting Albany 21-17.
The 52nd straight America East win for the No. 6-ranked SBU women’s lacrosse team was a sweet one. One of the most talented senior classes in Stony Brook history wrapped up their final regular season with a dominating 18-7 win over UMBC on Saturday.
In its 51st straight America East win, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team secured its eighth consecutive regular season championship and a spot in the America East playoffs with a 22-4 knockout over New Hampshire in Durham on Wednesday, April 28.
For the first time this season, Stony Brook’s baseball team lost a series against an America East opponent. The Seawolves were swept at home and split a road doubleheader against the NJIT Highlanders on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25.