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.
In a season that easily could have been considered a turnaround year for a team with a new head coach following a first round exit in the playoffs, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team capped off an unforgettable season as the 2019 America East champions following a 2-1 victory over the Hartford Hawks.