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.
As is becoming the norm, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team spent nearly the entire second half running down the clock in its 72-60 defeat of the St. John’s Red Storm on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Island Federal Arena.
First-year head coach Ashley Langford has never held this position before, but she comes from a winning culture — the key as the Stony Brook women’s basketball team eyes another successful season after last year’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
It’s not quite the environment of a team coming off its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and second-straight America East championship, but that’s the point. The Stony Brook women’s basketball team doesn’t need to be reminded of the expectations on their shoulders this year, because they hold themselves to a higher standard than anyone else.
After an offensive explosion in Tuesday’s blowout over Delaware State, the Seawolves hit the road with high intentions — intentions to keep up with the strong defense and aggressiveness that had been on full display in the season opener.
Assistant coaches Delmar “Buck” Carey and Nicole Mitchell and Director of basketball operations Arnika Edwards will join the Seawolves for the 2021-22 season, the team announced in a press release this Friday.
“We’re going to remember and reflect upon this season because we made history,” head coach Caroline McCombs said in a postgame press conference. “This is for all the women that have worn a Stony Brook jersey before.”