Ten goals. That’s how many graduate forward Alyssa Francese — perhaps the most accomplished player in the Stony Brook women’s soccer team’s history — needs to score this year to set the program career record.
“We just want to prove ourselves,” sophomore defender Kerry Pearson said in an interview with The Statesman. “We have a really young team and we have the talent there and we just have to keep working hard to prove ourselves.”
An end to a losing streak was not in the cards for the Stony Brook women’s soccer team on a dreary afternoon in northern New Jersey. The Seawolves suffered their third straight loss, all of which being shutouts.
Junior goalkeeper Emerson Richmond Burke had the best two-game stretch of her career with 11 saves, but a shocking lack of scoring contributed to two shutout away losses for the Stony Brook women’s soccer team against Big East and Pac-12 opponents.
With its home opener against Quinnipiac canceled due to conditions from Hurricane Henri, the Seawolves’ season debut at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium was pushed back a week to Sunday, Aug. 29 versus the Columbia Lions.
On Sept. 22, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Board of Directors approved a 2021 spring schedule for teams who had their fall 2020 seasons postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Stony Brook Women’s Soccer head coach Brendan Faherty left his position at Yale University on Wednesday as allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate sexual relations with former players of his came to light, reportedly taking place during his stint as head coach at the University of New Haven from 2003 to 2009.
In a season that easily could have been considered a turnaround year for a team with a new head coach following a first round exit in the playoffs, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team capped off an unforgettable season as the 2019 America East champions following a 2-1 victory over the Hartford Hawks.