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Stony Brook University brought in eleven student-athletes on Wednesday to their football program. Bringing in these players will help the team defend its Big South Conference title from last season.
These 15 players are led by running-back Marcus Coker, Adrian Coxson, and Dimetrius Bernard. Coker, a running back from Iowa, and Coxson, a wide receiver from Maryland have been brought in for the Spring 2012 semester. Five of these players are from New York, three from Long Island, and one from Brooklyn and Jamaica. The rest of the recruitment class is made up from five other states, other than New York. They include California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Bringing in these guys will help replace the graduates which include running back Brock Jackolski and wide receiver Matt Brevi. The Seawolves are returning two vital offensive players, including Big South Player of the Year Miguel Maysonet and quarterback Kyle Essington. Six starters remain on the defense including Jawara Dudley, who was on the first team all-conference.
|Name||Position||Height||Weight||Hometown||High School||Previous School|
|Dimetrius Bernard||DL||6’4”||260||Jamaica, N.Y.||Holy Cross||Fresno City College|
|Marcus Coker||RB||6’0”||230||Beltsville, Md.||DeMatha Catholic||Iowa|
|Adrian Coxson||WR||6’1”||205||Baltimore, Md.||City College||Maryland|
|Pat D’Amato||QB/ATH||6’2”||200||Wetherfield, Conn.||Xavier|
|Connor Davis||TE/DE||6’8”||240||Fallston, Md.||Fallston|
|Angelo DeShields||WR||6’0”||195||Baltimore, Md.||Mt. Saint Joseph|
|Abiade “A.B.” Granger||CB||5’10”||165||Riviera Beach, Fl.||Suncoast|
|Da’Rell Hatcher||RB||5’10”||200||Amityville, N.Y.||Amityville|
|Carlos Hernandez||QB||6’3”||200||Moreno Valley, Calif.||Rancho Verde|
|Deshawn Lindsay||S||5’11”||170||Fort Lauderdale, Fla.||Plantation|
|Chris Makulik||FB||6’2”||240||Patchogue, N.Y.||Patchogue-Medford|
|Greg Melendez||S||6’1”||210||Brooklyn, N.Y.||Canarsie||Idaho State|
|Aaron Thompson||DL||6’4”||240||Deer Park, N.Y.||Deer Park|
|Nick Vitale||WR||5’9”||185||Madison, Conn.||Daniel Hand|
|Jaheem Woods||CB||6’0”||180||Neptune, N.J.||Neptune|
The Stony Brook men and women’s track teams ended day one at the America East Championships hosted by UMBC on Saturday. The women’s team will be represented well in the 800 and 1,500 finals.
Juniors Kristal Conklin (Middletown, N.Y.) and Page Price (Tampa, Fla.) will compete in the 800, which is scheduled for 12:35 on Sunday, with a pair of top-five finishes. Conklin finished second with a season-best time of 2:13.70, and Price finished third with a time of 2:13.75.
Four Stony Brook runners qualified for the finals of 1,500 before the 800 took place. Senior Lucy Van Dalen (Wanganui, New Zeland) ran a 4:37.60, freshman Olivia Burne (Palmerston North, New Zealand), ran a 4:33.64, sophomore Annie Keown (Auckland, New Zealand) ran a 4:35.64 and senior Laura Huet (Carrickmines, Ireland) finished at 4:38.02 to move on to Sunday’s final, scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Freshman Andrea Giannini (Trumbull, Conn.) threw 35.71m in the javelin.
Junior Cameron Hall (Foothill Ranch, Calif.) finished 12th in the javelin (50.79m) and 12th in the prelims of the 100-meter dash (11.23), which was a season-high.
Freshman Daniel Denis (Bayport, N.Y.) finished 14th in the 1,500 (3:58.44), which was a season-best for him.
Junior Mark Appledorf (Happauge, N.Y.) placed 15th in the 10,000 with a time of 33:17.84.
Senior Brian Crew (Galt, Calif.) finished 13th with a distance of 43.07m and freshman Anthony Fratto (Farmingdale, N.Y.) finished 15th with a distance of 42.05m in the hammer throw.
The Stony Brook baseball teams fell to Binghamton 4-2 on Sunday, snapping an 11-game winning streak. Freshman Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) allowed three earned runs, 11 hits, and two walks in seven innings of work. Jay Lynch struck out eight batters in a complete game for the Bearcats.
The Seawolves (30-10 11-2 AE) have a two game lead in the America East after taking two of three from Binghamton this weekend. Sophomore Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) had three hits and an RBI for the Seawolves.
Stony Brook scored first as junior Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) scored on Tissenbaum’s liner. Binghamton scored two runs in the second, one unearned, to go up 2-1. The Bearcats added another run in the sixth inning off a Mike Thompson sacrifice fly.
The Seawolves scored in the bottom of the sixth inning as Tissenbaum doubled and scored on a fielder’s choice from sophomore Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.). Binghamton shut down the Seawolves the rest of the way and added another run in the ninth inning.
Lynch got out of a little jam in the ninth inning after Jankowski doubled with one out. But Lynch struck out freshmen Michael Hubbard (Northridge Calif.) and Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) to end the game. Peter Bregartner went 3-for-4 for the Bearcats.
Stony Brook will travel to Marist on Wednesday for a 3:30 p.m. start.
In a thrilling extra inning game, the Stony Brook baseball team defeated Binghamton 5-4 in game one. Senior Chad Marshall (Paris, Ontario) scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning on a wild pitch. Sophomore William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) threw 3.1 innings of scoreless relief for the Seawolves.
Junior Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif.) gave up only four hits in the second game as Stony Brook won the game 6-0, and swept the doubleheader. Johnson (7-2) has thrown 18 consecutive scoreless innings and has not allowed a run in five of six starts.
Marshall went 5-for-8 Saturday and needs only ten hits to break Stony Brook’s all-time hits record. The Seawolves (30-9, 11-1 AE) have won 11 straight games and have won 30 games for the ninth time under head coach Matt Senk.
Binghamton tied the first game at four on a single by John Howell in the seventh inning. Howell was tagged out by junior catcher Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) on a failed squeeze attempt. Sophomore Jasvir Rakkar (Brampton, Ontario) walked a batter and was relieved by Carmona, who got a groundout to force extra innings.
Dave Ciochhi was thrown out at second base by sophomore Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) trying to stretch it to a double in the 10th inning. The next two Bearcat batters reached base, but were thrown out attempting to steal by Cantwell.
Marshall led off the bottom of the 10th inning with an infield single and advanced to second on a Carmona single. Sophomore Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) walked to load the bases. Bearcat reliever Zach Juliano threw the second pitch of the following at bat to the backstop, which allowed Marshall to score the winning run.
Junior Nick Tropeano (West Islip, N.Y.) started the first game for Stony Brook and struck out nine in six innings to earn a no-decision. Carmona allowed two hits in 3.1 innings of relief and went 3-for-5 with an RBI.
The Seawolves led 4-0 early in game one, after scoring four runs in the first inning. Binghamton scored a run in the third inning and two in the fifth inning, before tying it in the seventh inning.
Stony Brook scored two runs in the second inning of game two on a Nivins run-scoring triple and an RBI groundout from sophomore Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.). The Seawolves scored another run in the third inning on a Carmona RBI single.
Poor Binghamton defense in the fourth inning allowed Stony Brook to put the game out of reach. Freshman Joshua Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) singled with two outs and freshman Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) reached on an error to score Mason. Bearcat right-fielder Peter Bregartner threw the ball into the Seawolve dugout to score Courtney.
Johnson cruised to his seventh victory, by striking out five and not walking a batter. Game three will be Sunday 12 p.m. at Dowling College.
Stony Brook softball split a doubleheader with Rider, as freshman Alexandra Clark (Warsaw, Va.) picked up her first collegiate victory in the second game. The Seawolves fell 7-3 in game one, but came back and won the second game 9-6 behind Clark.
Clark pitched her first career complete game, as she only allowed six hits and struck out two. Clark was helped out by the Stony Brook offense, which scored two runs in each of the first three innings.
Junior Alyssa Hawley (Spokane, Wash.) went 3-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in game two. Sophomore Taylor Chain (Gloucester, N.J.) had a two-run single in the first inning and a sacrifice-bunt RBI in the second inning. Junior Lauren Maloney (Las Vegas, Nev.) scored three runs in the second game to add to her big day, which included a two-run homerun in the first game.
Rider (7-28) scored the first six runs in game one, before Stony Brook began to make a comeback. Junior Bernadette Tenuto (Audobon, N.J.) and freshman Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) each had RBI singles in the sixth inning to give Stony Brook its first two runs.
The Broncs answered with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go up 9-2. Stony Brook scored four runs in the seventh inning to make it 9-6, but could not get any closer. Junior Suzanne Karath (Fishkill, N.Y.) hit a two-RBI double in the seventh to score sophomore Gina Bianculli (Oakdale, N.Y.) and freshman Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.). Maloney then hit her third homerun of the season, to pull Stony Brook within three. All of these runs came without any outs, but they failed to score for the rest of the inning. Maloney and Tenuto both finished 2-for-4 in the first game.
Stony Brook hosts Quinnipiac on Wednesday and Binghamton for a three-game series this weekend.
The Stony Brook softball team was swept by Iona Thursday. They lost by scores 7-0 and 5-1 at University Field.
Junior Bernadette Tenuto (Audobon, N.J.) had three of Stony Brook’s seven hits on the day. Tenuto had one hit in the first game and added two more in the second game.
Iona had 10 hits against the Seawolves in the first game, as they improved to 17-16. The Gaels scored three runs in the third inning and added more in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings. Stony Brook, on the other hand, only had four baserunners in the entire first game. Junior Lauren Maloney (Las Vegas, Nev.) had the other hit for the Seawolves, who faced tough pitching in starter Sarah Jackson and reliever Alyssa Maiese.
In game two, Stony Brook jumped out in front early and scored in the first inning. Junior Alyssa Hawley came around to score on a throwing error after two one-out singles and an error.
Iona came back to tie the game in the second and took the lead in the third inning. The Gaels added three more runs in the fifth inning to go up 5-1.
The Seawolves had bases loaded and no outs in the seventh inning, but failed to score any runs. Tenuto hit a ball back to the pitcher, who threw home to get the first out. Sophomore Taylor Chain (Gloucester, N.J.) hit the ball back to the pitcher, but they were able to turn a 1-2-3 double play to end the game.
A tough loss for Stony Brook baseball on Thursday, as Central Connecticut rallied and won 5-4 at CCSU Field. The Seawolves did have some positives as sophomores Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) and Williams Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) each had two hits.
Freshman John Barry (Seaford, N.Y.) threw two perfect innings and freshman Bryan Tatelman (South Windsor, Conn.) pitched 1.1 shutout innings for the Seawolves. Sophomore Adam Brown (Melville, N.Y.) allowed three runs in 1.2 innings for the loss.
Stony Brook, who fell to 19-9 scored two runs in the first inning on a sacrifice fly from senior Chad Marshall (Paris, Ontario) and an RBI single from senior Stephen Marino (Lake Grove, N.Y.). The Blue Devils tied it in the bottom half of the first inning.
The Seawolves were able to retake the lead in the third inning on an RBI double from Tissenbaum. CCSU tied it in the bottom half of the inning on a J.P. Sportman single.
Freshman Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) brought in a run on a groundout, as Stony Brook went up 4-3. But the Blue Devils took their first lead of the game in the bottom half of the inning, as Anthony Turgeon hit a two-run homerun.
Neither team scored for the rest of the game, as the Blue Devils hung on for a 5-4 victory. Todd Savatsky got the win by allowing four runs on eight hits in seven innings.
Stony Brook hosts UMBC this weekend at SUNY Old Westbury at New York Tech.