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Albany, NY – Alumni & Friends Pre-Game Receptions Fri 3/8/13 & Sat 3/9/13

Get your America East Basketball Championship tickets today!

Join the men’s & women’s basketball teams as they chase the tournament title in Albany.
March 8, 9, 10 at the SEFCU Arena, UAlbany Campus 

Friday March 8 – Stony Brook Women’s Basketball vs New Hampshire 
4:30 p.m. Pre-game at 
Maggies Sports Bar  
6:00 p.m. Game Time

Saturday March 9 Men’s Basketball vs. Binghamton
4:30 p.m. Pre-game at Maggies Sports Bar 
6:00 p.m. Game Time

To purchase your tickets click here and ask to be seated with the Stony Brook section.

Remember to Get Your RED On! (Buy your red here.) 

For questions, please call Matthew Colson: (631) 632-4932 

After you’ve got your tickets, let me know you’ll be coming. 
I’ll look forward to seeing you there to cheer on our Stony Brook Seawolves!

Game Watches: Stony Brook vs. Binghamton (Quarterfinals) 3/9/13

Watch the Stony Brook Seawolves take on Binghamton this Saturday, March 9 for during the America East Tournament! 

Game watch starts 6:00 p.m.



Stony Brook –

The Bench Bar and Grill

1095 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790,

Reservations (631) 675-1474

$3.50 beer specials 

$4.00 drink specials

Stony Brook Alumni Association Visa Rewards Discount

Connect with Stony Brook Alumni Association Board of Directors


New York City–

To Be Announced

Please wear RED and Go Seawolves!

Radio: WUSB 90.1 FM
Online at

Can’t join the fun at The Bench, check-in from your game watch #BeatBinghamton 

Hosted by the Stony Brook Alumni Association

Fees: Free to attend. Cash Food and Bar

Game Watches: Stony Brook Seawolves at Montana State University 12/1/12

Game Watches: Stony Brook Seawolves at Montana State University

Image courtesy of Adam Peck ’11

In commanding fashion the Seawolves beat No. 18 Villanova 20-10 in the first round of the 2012 Division I Football Championship at LaValle Stadium. This win upped their record to 10-2, setting a new single-season record for wins!


Your Stony Brook team now heads west to face No. 2 Montana State on Saturday, December 1.  Kickoff is 7 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. local time and can be watched on ESPN3. You could also join other Stony Brook fans at one of the Game Watch parties listed below. 


Go Seawolves! 


Game Watch Info:

Stony Brook, NY

The Bench Bar & Grill

1095 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790                             

For reservations call (631) 675-1474

            Connect with Stony Brook Alumni Association Board of Directors


New York, NY  

Little Town NYC

            366 West 46th street New York, NY 10036

            For reservations “Stony Brook group” (212) 228-4200 x 7504 Paul Shapiro

            Connect with Richie Richards ’07, Dan Monaco ’07, Francisco Colon ’98 


Washington, DC

1433 P Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20005

            Connect with Adam Peck ’11


Facebook Stony Brook Alumni worldwide and let us know if your local business or home is a game watch location and check-in during the game!

Click here to support Stony Brook Athletics.

Click here to purchase Stony Brook apparel.

Game Watch: Stony Brook Seawolves at Liberty University Flames 11/10/12

Dear Seawolves Fans,

Wish you could watch Stony Brook’s last regular season game Football game?  Well, now you can!
Please join us Saturday, November 10th at 3pm, for a Watch Party at The Bench Bar & Grill as Stony Brook takes on the Liberty Flames.  Our Seawolves are looking to capture our fourth Big South Conference Championship and clinch a playoff spot in the 2012 FCS playoffs.  Kickoff is at 3:30pm and the game is not available in the homes of Cablevision subscribers.  So please, come out and join us at The Bench where they will be offering:
  • Special Seawolves Fan Menu
  • Drink Specials
  • Raffle Prizes and Giveaways- Courtesy of The Bench Bar and Grill and Stony Brook Athletics.
Also, don’t forget to come out to Pritchard Gymnasium this Friday, November 9th at 7pm, for our Women’s Basketball home opener.  And on Sunday come see our Men’s team take on Mount Ida in their home opener at 4pm, followed by the Women’s game at 6:30pm.
Be sure to celebrate this fun-filled Seawolves weekend with all our your friends and family.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
See you this weekend!
Vincent Accardi
Director of Corporate Sales & Ticketing Operations

Miguel Maysonet ’13 in campaign for Walter Payton Trophy


Stony Brook University Seawolves

Campaign launched to back Miguel Maysonet for Walter Payton Trophy

Seawolves running back on watch list for FCS Heisman equivalent. 

Miguel Maysonet ’13 is a Health Science major from Riverhead, N.Y. Miguel became Stony Brook University and Big South conference all-time leading rusher in 2012. 




Thank You for Coming Back to the Brook!

Wolfstock 2012

Dear Alumni and Friends,

It was great to see you and so many other alumni, faculty, students, neighbors and friends last Saturday at Homecoming!

Over 1,900 attended the barbeque and 10,000 packed the stadium and cheered the Seawolves onto an exciting win.

By the way, this Saturday, the Seawolves take on Army at West Point at 12 pm on CBS Sports Network.

Go Seawolves!

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Matthew Colson
Executive Director, Alumni Relations
Stony Brook University

P.S. Check out the Wolfstock 2012 photos here!

Seawolves Baseball Advances to College World Series


Game One: Friday, June 15 at 5 pm EST
Don’t Miss Out On This Historic Sports Event!

The Stony Brook Seawolves, Baton Rouge Super Regional Champions, head to Omaha for their first-ever appearance in the College World Series after a thrilling win over LSU last weekend. The Seawolves will face No. 2 UCLA in the opening game of the College World Series on Friday, June 15 at 4 p.m. CST (5 p.m. EST).

WATCH: Watching the game from home or interested in watching at one of several game watch parties with fellow alums? Click here for more info.  
LISTEN: Listen Live at 90.1 FM WUSB
GO TO THE GAME: Live in the Omaha area? Or willing to travel?
Ticket purchase information here.
FOLLOW: Get World Series Updates on Facebook and Twitter.  

More information on the NCAA College World Series.

Find the Alumni Association on Facebook and Twitter.

AP: A year after snub, Stony Brook rolling into NCAAs

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NEW YORK (AP) – Matt Senk and his frustrated Stony Brook Seawolves were home at this time a year ago, thinking about what should have been.

After setting the school record with 42 victories and breezing through the regular season, a second straight trip to the NCAA tournament seemed a lock. But the Seawolves lost in the America East conference tournament and were denied a few days later of an at-large berth for the field of 64 teams.

“That was definitely a big letdown for us,” senior right-hander Tyler Johnson said.

Fueled in part by that stunning end to its season, Stony Brook came back this year and left nothing to chance.

“We did our best,” junior outfielder Travis Jankowski said, “to make sure it didn’t happen again.”

Mission accomplished, and then some. Stony Brook one-upped last year’s squad by going 46-11, leading the nation with an .807 winning percentage, winning the America East tournament and earning an automatic spot in the NCAA tournament.

“Last year’s disappointment was a motivating factor, but it wasn’t a rallying cry,” said Senk, in his 22nd year as Stony Brook’s coach. “We had a lot of motivation, mostly just to play our best. We felt that if we did that, we could end up right where we are. Last year’s team did some tremendous things, and this team turns around and outdoes that team. I can’t be more proud of our group of guys.”

The Seawolves are in Coral Gables, Fla., set to open up Friday against host Miami (36-21). It’s the second time the schools are meeting on the diamond, with the last being a 9-8 victory by Miami in 2003, when the Hurricanes’ Ryan Braun – last year’s NL MVP – hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning.

While Stony Brook is the No. 4 seed in a regional that also includes Central Florida (43-15) and Missouri State (39-20), the Seawolves are hardly an overmatched underdog. They enter the tournament having won 11 straight and 22 of their last 23.

“In sports in general, it’s always easy to underestimate a team, but I’d like to think that with our record and how we’ve hit the ball and pitched the ball, we’re getting some good respect,” Jankowski said. “I think we’ll put up a good fight against whoever we play.”

And, the Seawolves have shown they can be a tough out. In 2010, they got the first NCAA tournament victory in program history by beating North Carolina State before being eliminated by Coastal Carolina. Stony Brook was more of a nice, feel-good story back then, a Northeast-based school taking on the big boys.

Now, the Seawolves are truly one of the big boys themselves, ranked in the top 30 in a few national polls.

“Most of the guys on our team right now have been to a regional and have won a game against a very, very good ACC team in N.C. State,” said Johnson, who was on the mound for that 6-2 victory two years ago. “Now we’re facing a Miami team right off the bat and they’re good and have been for a long time. But even a team like us from the Northeast seeing a team like Miami, we have some confidence to go out and put together a good game against them.”

Some thought Stony Brook was even deserving of a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament instead of a No. 4.

“Certainly, the number of wins this team has and the winning percentage we have, when you post a record like that and do so many things as far as individual and team accomplishments, I think a strong argument could’ve been made for us being a 3-seed,” Senk said. “But the fact we’re a No. 4, it doesn’t really concern us.”

Senk has done an outstanding job, particularly in the last 10 years, in elevating the program to national prominence – helped by an increased focus on baseball by the school and athletic director Jim Fiore. Late last season, the Seawolves broke in their slick new ballpark, Joe Nathan Field – named after the Texas Rangers reliever who was a star shortstop at Stony Brook.

Back when Nathan was there in the early 1990s, the athletic programs were Division III and the teams were called the Patriots.

“For that program to come so far from the days before our recruiting class, and we kind of got things started a little bit in D-III and I think things really started moving quick for them,” Nathan said this week. “I think they had to go independent for a year or two, and then right into D-I and they really didn’t skip a beat. Their success continued even though they were in obviously tougher baseball, so it just speaks for what that program has done.”

Nathan has followed his alma mater since it made its first NCAA tournament appearance in 2004 and nearly pulled off an upset of host Arizona State in 2008 before getting that first win two years ago.

“They’ve been to the NCAA regionals now and hopefully they can get over that hump and get past the regionals,” Nathan said. “They’ve played some good ball. A couple of years ago, they had a chance, but fell short … so hopefully they have a little better luck in Miami.”

The Seawolves are loaded with talent, starting at the top of the lineup with Jankowski, who’s hitting .411 with four homers, 40 RBIs and 34 stolen bases. The America East player of the year is a possible first-round draft pick next week who ranks among the national leaders in several offensive categories.

“Having Jankowski to start a ballgame for us, he’s just that catalyst you want,” Senk said. “He can set the tone right away for what we’re going to do offensively.”

Jankowski is followed in the lineup by catcher Pat Cantwell (.306, 1, 27), an outstanding situational hitter. Third baseman Willie Carmona (.380, 10, 60) bats third and was the conference player of the year last season. Next is second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum (.400, 3, 41), who has struck out just four times in 200 at-bats.

“Timely hitting really came through toward the second half of this season and we stress scoring first and jumping out to an early lead,” Jankowski said. “We’ve been able to do that the last couple of weekends, and just been playing a really good game of baseball overall.”

The rotation is led by the solid 1-2 punch of Johnson (9-1, 1.78), the America East pitcher of the year who holds the school record with 33 career victories, and sophomore righty Brandon McNitt (8-2, 2.26). Senior right-hander Evan Stecko-Haley (7-3, 3.08), junior righty James Campbell (5-0, 3.09, two saves) and closer Frankie Vanderka (1-2, 2.22, five saves) provide pitching depth, a necessity to succeed in the NCAA tournament.

“Honestly, it’s been a little bit of everything this season,” Johnson said. “We start off with pitching and defense, and our bats have gotten really hot lately. We’re really starting to click as a team, and that’s just a great feeling. It definitely gives us a lot of confidence going into this.”

AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins in Arlington, Texas, contributed to this report.

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Seawolves Baseball Plays Miami June 2, 2012


Baseball Headed to Coral Gables Regional to Face Miami
Seawolves headed to third regional in the last five seasons.

Stony Brook, N.Y. –
Fresh off its second America East championship in the last three seasons, the Stony Brook baseball team found out on Monday that it is headed to the Coral Gables Regional this weekend to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

Seeded No. 4 in the regional, the Seawolves will take on top seed and host Miami in its first game on Friday at 7 p.m. at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

Joining the Seawolves and Hurricanes in the Coral Gables Regional is No. 2 Central Florida (43-15) and No. 3 Missouri State (39-20).

Stony Brook (46-11) has the top winning percentage in Division I (.807) and has won 11 straight and 22 of 23. Ranked No. 30 in the latest NCBWA poll. The Seawolves will be making their fourth all-time regional appearance and third in the last five years.

No. 21 Miami (36-21) is making its record 40th straight regional appearance and is coming off an 8-5 loss to Georgia Tech in the ACC title game on Sunday. The Hurricanes are led by a pitching staff that ranked 12th in the nation in the country with a 2.96 ERA entering last week.

This will be the second all-time meeting between Miami and Stony Brook. The first took place on March 19, 2003 when then freshman and future National League MVP Ryan Braun hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning to lift the Hurricanes to a 9-8 victory over the Seawolves.

Friday, June 1 Game 1: UCF vs. Missouri State at 2 p.m.
Game 2: Stony Brook vs. Miami at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 2 Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 at 2 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 3 Game 5: Loser of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 3 at 2 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 at 7 p.m.

Monday, June 4 (if necessary) Game 7: Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 6 at 7 p.m.

Click here for ticket information.

Get Your RED On!



#151: Buzzer Beater Win & Seawolves on ESPN!

What could be more AWESOME than an epic buzzer beater win for Stony Brook against Albany in the 2012 America East Tournament? Well, a few things:1. The win means that Stony Brook will bring the championship game home to our arena on Saturday when we will play Vermont at 11am (the game will be broadcast on ESPN 2, but there is nothing like being there! ticket info here)2. Dallis Joyner’s amazing game winning shot was the number one play on ESPN’s top ten plays of the week! Watch it – it is truly a sight to behold!Click to watch!3. Apparent in the proud Facebook statuses, tweets, and in conversations with students, staff and faculty alike, this is a huge moment for Stony Brook. Though we may not have been on the court playing, this is a win for our Stony Brook community, and the pride it has inspired in the community is readily apparent.Congratulations to the Men’s Basketball team on the amazing season! That being said, get ready to gear up for Saturday – get your tickets, and GET YOUR RED ON!

via #151: Buzzer Beater Win & Seawolves on ESPN!.

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