Joe Spallina holds a multitude of titles: Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse coach, New York Lizards coach, coach of his son’s football and lacrosse teams and, most important of them all, dad. Many would say he is crazy for taking on all of this responsibility, but in Spallina’s mind, it is all for the love of the game.
The Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse team beat a nationally ranked team in Albany last week, yet managed to fall a spot to No. 17 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll. The Seawolves took that disrespect gracefully, and channeled it into a nine-goal blitz in the opening 13 minutes of the game to beat New Hampshire, 15-5.
Frankie Caridi continues her superb season with another Defensive Player of the Week award, her fifth of the season and her second win in a row. Caridi’s goaltending has led the Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse team to hold the nation’s top scoring defense, while individually leading the country in save percentage and goals-against average.
On a dreary day at a nearly empty Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the only problem that the Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse team faced was a delayed start due to the referees being late. In every other department, the Seawolves were firing on all cylinders in their dominant 12-1 victory over UMBC.
The Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse team reeled off their fourth win in row on Saturday, blowing out Siena by the score of 19-6. Dorrien Van Dyke finished with five goals and four assists and set the program’s freshmen record for most points in a game.