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.
As the first of the fall sports to play in the spring, the Stony Brook volleyball team competed hard against a Big East opponent in the St. John’s Red Storm, but ultimately dropped its season opener in a closely fought five-set affair on Feb. 14.
Championship effort, toughness and family. That’s been the revolving message around the culture that Stony Brook has been building under head coach Anthony Gilardi in his first season leading the men’s lacrosse program.
For the past 434 days, the Stony Brook football team’s record was .500 or better. Following their 17-10 loss to the University of Delaware Blue Hens (5-6, 3-4), the Seawolves (5-6, 2-5) winning percentage is now .455 and they have now lost five of their past six games after starting the season 4-1.
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium had been an unbreakable fortress of dominance for Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse over the last three seasons. The Seawolves thrived off the energy from the Long Island faithful and converted it into victories, winning a program-record 33 consecutive home games.
Senior defensive back Jaheem Woods, senior forward Amy Thompson and junior midfielder Thibault Duval were all honored with Player of the Week awards for their efforts in the Stony Brook athletics program.