In its first home match of the year, the Stony Brook women’s volleyball team played so cleanly that it never even trailed. Making their Pritchard Gymnasium debut for the 2023 season, the Seawolves swept the Columbia Lions 3-0 in a midweek matchup.
The Seawolves are set to open their season at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium this Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Delaware Blue Hens in a Coastal Athletic Association matchup. Stony Brook finished last season at the bottom of the CAA standings.
The Seawolves will rely heavily on their five new transfer students, who bring a unique set of skills different from the ones that last year’s team possessed. Expect them to be integral to the Seawolves’ success as they look to make a mark in their first season in the CAA.
The America East has postponed fall sports to the spring. Many other conferences have canceled their fall sports seasons as well, including the Patriot League, Ivy League and several Division II and Division III conferences
Stony Brook’s season opener at MAC member Western Michigan is set to pay out $325,000 to the Seawolves. This means Stony Brook is currently slated to receive a combined total of $725,000 for showing up to play the first two weeks of its season against FBS opponents.
The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team’s game against the University of Southern California on Sunday, March 15, became the school’s first match to be canceled as part of the country-wide attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.