The Stony Brook’s Women’s Basketball team entered Monday night’s game against the Albany Great Danes with a chance at history. The Seawolves had an opportunity to obtain the first NCAA tournament bid for either basketball program, but fell in the America East Championship game 70-46.
Before the America East Tournament kicked off Friday afternoon with a 61-49 win for the Seawolves over UMBC, nobody knew what would happen if the Stony Brook Women’s Basketball team was not clicking on all cylinders. Would the likes of Kristie Costantino, Alyssa Coiro and Kim Hanlon be able to respond to the pressure of being thrown into the gauntlet of the biggest game of the season?
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team was in the dungeons of the America East Conference just a few years back. A new group of coaches and a set of hard-working players later, and the Seawolves have what may be their best chance ever to make the NCAA tournament.
For the second time in her career, Chikilra Goodman has been named one of the America East’s players of the week. The senior guard received the honor, after averaging 16.3 points, seven rebounds, and 2.3 steals in three games last week.
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.