High-profile players graduate from the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team seemingly every year, usually with their successors firmly installed to continue the program’s success. It took Ellie Masera just half a season to claim their abdicated throne.
The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse program is known for turning under-recruited athletes into national superstars, and no player on the roster exemplifies that trademark facade better than Rayna Sabella.
In a valiant effort, the Seawolves gave their all to the end of the line to close one of the most memorable seasons in program history, but were unable to secure the program’s first Final Four berth despite being minutes away.
On a rainy afternoon in College Park, Maryland — just days after beating James Madison in overtime — the Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse team’s season came to an end on Sunday, May 12 with a 17-8 loss to the No. 1-seeded Maryland Terrapins.
Boston scored four unanswered goals, including the game-winner, with 1:42 left in overtime, to hand Stony Brook its first loss of the season and knock the Seawolves out of the NCAA tournament by a 12-11 final score.
The Seawolves used an 11-2 run that spanned through the end of the first half and midway through the second half to launch themselves ahead of the Great Danes and went on to win their sixth straight America East Championship by a 22-14 final score at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.