Seawolves basketball prowess was honored this week as sophomore Jameel Warney was designated America East Player of the Year and senior Chikilra Goodman was named America East Defensive Player of the Year.
Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) was named the 2014 America East Kevin Roberson Player of the Year to headline five Stony Brook men’s basketball student-athletes receiving All-Conference recognition, the conference announced at its annual awards reception prior to the America East Championship tournament.
Warney, who was named first-team All-America East, is joined by sophomore Carson Puriefoy (Wenonah, N.J.), who was named second-team All-America East, and seniors Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio), who were both third-team All-America East selections. Coley was also selected to the America East All-Defensive team for the second straight season. Redshirt freshman Ahmad Walker(Port Washington, N.Y.) earned America East All-Rookie team honors.
Senior guard Chikilra Goodman of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team was named America East Defensive Player of the Year at the conference’s annual awards banquet Thursday. Goodman, who joined junior forward Sabre Proctor on the all-conference first team, is the second Defensive Player of the Year and fourth major award winner in #Seawolves history.
Dana Ferraro was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2005-06. Mykeema Ford was the 2006-07 Player of the Year, and Jessica Smith was tabbed Rookie of the Year in 2003-04.
Goodman enters the weekend first in the conference and 23rd nationally in steals per game at 2.7. The athletic, versatile guard’s defensive prowess has the Seawolves at 43rd in the country in scoring defense (59.7), marking the third time in three years the squad has ranked in the nation’s top 50 in scoring defense under Head Coach Beth O’Boyle.