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Stony Brook Ice Hockey is ranked as the #1 team in the country for the third time in the 2015-2016 ACHA Rankings. The Seawolves swept league rival Rhode Island (9-5, 7-3) to up its record to 22-2-0 and return to the #1 spot. “This is a great accomplishment for the team and for the University,” said Head Coach Chris Garofalo. “I am really proud of the team, not only for all of the success we have had on the ice, but even more so with our work in the community and in the classroom.  Our overall team GPA is a 3.1. We…

Because of his 6’8”, 260-pound frame, Jameel Warney ’16, like many big men, had to struggle to master the game of basketball. “I was terrible until I was 14 or 15,” said the Plainfield, NJ native. Arriving at Stony Brook as a shy player surrounded by proven upperclassmen, Jameel went on to capture the America East Conference Player of the Year — twice. So what changed? If you ask Jameel, it’s his work ethic that made the difference. Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell agrees with that assessment, also crediting Jameel’s physical maturation to his becoming the heart and soul of the…

Running is far more than a sport to Christina Melian ’16 — it’s a way of life. The medical school aspirant and Stony Brook cross countryand track and field star has even left the possibility open for a professional career, or a trip to the Olympics someday, but for now it’s one race and one class at a time. “I’ll always run, even if it’s not competitively, since it’s such a big part of my life,” said Christina, who in 2010 first experienced the proverbial thrill of victory as a freshman, when the “six-peat” America East Seawolves cross country powerhouse…

Stony Brook University is hosting this year’s National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Region 1 Conference November 9 through November 11 at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, New York. NIRSA, made up of higher education recreation/athletics departments nationwide, supports leaders in collegiate recreation. The organization is divided into six regions, and Stony Brook is a member of Region 1, which includes several states in the Northeast. “Campus Recreation put a bid in to host the conference back in 2013, and we won,” said Campus Recreation Director Jay Souza, who is also the conference chair. “It’s pretty exciting for us since…

Join Stony Brook University for a FREE celebration of our friends and neighbors at Three Village Community Day on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The family-friendly event will be held within Seawolves Town, the pregame tailgate party featuring inflatables, face painting and food trucks located in the LaValle Stadium parking lot, starting at 10 a.m. Admission to Seawolves Town is free — just park in the LIRR and Commuter lots and walk in. (Does not include admission to the football game.) Meet your elected officials and learn more about local community groups. Be sure to catch the Stony Brook University football team, Wolfie, and the…

Stony Brook University’s Men’s Ice Hockey Team received 13 out of 40 first-place votes to hold the top spot for the first time in team history in the 2015-2016 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Men’s Division 1. Stony Brook started its ninth season at the Men’s Division 1 level with a road sweep over Syracuse (3-2, 9-1) at the end of September. “This is our first time ever being ranked #1 in the country, and we are very excited and proud,” said Head Coach Chris Garofalo. “We will do our best to keep the #1 spot for the remaining of…

SBU rugby player Shane Wend has been named to the second team of the 2014-15 Collegiate All-American roster. Shane’s distinction is the highest honor a Stony Brook rugby player student has ever received. “Over the past year, these young men have demonstrated skill, passion, and dedication to the sport of rugby and have excelled with their respective collegiate teams,” said USA Rugby AIG Men’s Collegiate All-Americans Head Coach Gavin Hickie. Learn more about Stony Brook rugby.

This year six Stony Brook University students — Allie Cukrov, softball; Christina Melian, women’s cross country; Courtney Murphy, women’s lacrosse; Cole Peragine, baseball; Christian Ricard, football; and Eric Speakman, men’s cross country — were honored with the SUNY Scholar Athlete Award, which recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. Cukrov was voted America East Pitcher of the Year and was first team all-conference pitcher and member of the All-Academic team. She finished her career as the all-time wins, saves and complete games leader in school history. Melian earned All-Region status with a 15th-place finish in 6k time of 20:44.95 at NCAA Regionals. Murphy was first…

Dance Team The Stony Brook Dance Team can be seen dazzling fans on the sidelines with their elite technical level and outstanding enthusiasm for all things Seawolves. The focus of the dance team is to create the ultimate fan experience through innovative crowd involvement techniques and exciting performances in the styles of pom, jazz and hip hop. In addition to performing at all home football and basketball games, members participate in numerous events on campus and in the community. The team attends Universal Dance Association (UDA) summer camp and recently attended UDA Nationals in Orlando, Florida, where they placed in…

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