This past academic year, questions were raised regarding the contract situations of two head coaches of marquee Stony Brook University teams.
The irony in it all is that Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron — the man negotiating these contracts — is working without one himself.
By walloping the Albany Great Danes 16-4 in the 2022 regular season finale as expected, Stony Brook clinched its ninth consecutive America East regular season title and its 60th straight win over an America East opponent.
The Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team watched the UMBC Retrievers build up a five-goal lead by the middle of the second quarter, but an elite performance at the faceoff X and the X position secured the 13-11 road win on Saturday, April 23.
He had yet to start a collegiate game in his short career. Nevertheless, when tasked with the unexpected duty in a clash an hour south of his hometown, freshman goalkeeper Jamison MacLachlan stepped up when his team needed him the most.
The Seawolves entered the contest in Hanover, New Hampshire having lost four of their last five games after a 4-0 start. A trio of players — attackman Kevin Mack and midfielders Matt Anderson and Mike McCannell — led the way with three goals each.
It should not be hard to regularly fill Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium’s 12,300 seats or Island Federal Arena’s 4,000 seats for sports games. Yet Stony Brook’s attendance numbers have remained low throughout the years.