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.
The Stony Brook women’s soccer team defeated the New Hampshire Wildcats in the America East semifinals by a final score of 2-1 on Thursday, Nov. 7 at home. It was the second time that the Seawolves had defeated the Wildcats this season following a rain-soaked battle on Oct. 27.
“UAlbany was a very well-coached team and they are a handful offensively,” head coach Tobias Bischof said in a press release. “We thought we had a good game plan and we did a good job of following it, taking advantage of the chances we had. We work on set pieces a lot in practice so it was nice to see us take advantage tonight.”
Junior forward Alyssa Francese tried to take things into her own hands late in the open field and passed to junior forward Fanny Götesson, who returned the pass to Francese as she headed the ball into the goal.
Incredible, amazing, legendary, life-changing. Those are all words that can be used to describe the six former Stony Brook University greats who were inducted into the Stony Brook Athletics Rita and Kurt Eppenstein Hall of Fame.