An infusion of youth has turned this entire team around, as the Seawolves appear reborn in the early stretch of their 2022 season. Still playing in the non-conference part of their schedule, Stony Brook has gotten off to a 3-2 start.
The first goal of defender Madison Sleiman’s career couldn’t have come at a better time. Sleiman single-handedly kept the SBU women’s soccer team’s season alive with a goal in the final seconds that secured a 1-0 win over the UMass Lowell River Hawks.
Ten goals. That’s how many graduate forward Alyssa Francese — perhaps the most accomplished player in the Stony Brook women’s soccer team’s history — needs to score this year to set the program career record.
Battered and broken after 100 minutes of scrappy play, junior defender Catharina Von Drigalski found the net for the first time in her career to seal the Stony Brook women’s soccer team’s 2-1 overtime victory against the St. Joseph’s Hawks this Sunday.
“We just want to prove ourselves,” sophomore defender Kerry Pearson said in an interview with The Statesman. “We have a really young team and we have the talent there and we just have to keep working hard to prove ourselves.”
The SBU women’s soccer team went up against NJIT in their third game of the America East conference on Sunday, March 12. In a blowout win at home, the Seawolves showed their complete dominance and won 5-0 — their largest margin of victory since 2019.