#OPINION The COVID-19 pandemic led to the untimely end of the Stony Brook baseball team’s 2020 season. Now, a widely criticized decision by the America East Conference has prematurely ended Stony Brook’s 2021 season.
Due to inclement weather conditions, the Seawolves’ championship round game was suspended and eventually canceled, sending SBU home empty-handed as NJIT was controversially crowned champion by the America East as the only unbeaten team in the event.
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.
Having locked up the regular season title last weekend at UMBC, the Stony Brook baseball team continued its momentum and took three of four games against the Binghamton Bearcats in its final series on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22.
The SBU softball team advanced to the title game of the 2021 America East Softball Championship, falling short of a ring to a familiar foe. The third-seeded Seawolves lost two games against No. 1 seed UMBC, who took home its second consecutive title.
Graduate attacker Taryn Ohlmiller put up another career day with four goals and eight assists in the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team’s 20-7 win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to advance to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals.
The eighth-seeded Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team was firing on all cylinders at home on Friday, as the Seawolves defeated the visiting Towson Tigers by a final score of 14-8 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Stony Brook baseball team is now 5-7 in its last 12 games after splitting its last regular season four-game home series against the NJIT Highlanders at Joe Nathan Field on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9.