After finishing over .500 in the non-conference half of their schedule, the Seawolves (8-5, 2-0 CAA) pulled off a pair of impressive victories to start their tenure in the CAA. They kicked things off with an 89-61 blowout win over the William & Mary Tribe on Friday. On Sunday, they celebrated New Year’s Day with a 67-55 comeback win at the Hofstra Pride.
Coming into this past season, Stony Brook had significant holes to fill. Losses in leadership, talent and production from the 2021 team led to low expectations from the outside world. Being newcomers in a stronger conference did not help matters, either.
The Seawolves won the Battle of Long Island on Sunday to end their regular season and clinch the sixth seed in the conference tournament. Carried by Côté’s performance, the team defeated the Hofstra Pride 2-1, securing a playoff berth in its first season in the Colonial Athletic Association
A career-high 13 strikeouts from pitcher Shelbi Denman carried Stony Brook softball to a season sweep against its Long Island rivals. The offense struck early and often, helping pave the way for Denman’s gem.
It’s unusual for Island Federal Arena to host a Pac-12 team. However, after the Stony Brook women’s basketball team stunned Washington State with a 69-62 victory on Dec. 19, it’s safe to say that the task was not too much for this Seawolves squad.
Despite coming off its first loss of the season followed by a game canceled due to COVID-19 protocols, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team looked stronger than ever in a 75-69 offensive showcase against Ivy League opponent Penn on Dec. 10.