Category Archives: Spirit

4/14/13 Stony Brook University 21st Annual Latin Block Party

“Latin Block Party” is an annual community service event held during Stony Brook University’s spring semester that offers education, fun and entertainment through the hosting of cultural performances, games, and food.

This event also serves as a means of breaking down the ethnic barriers within our community, both on and off campus, through the unification and understanding of the Latino Culture. This year’s “Latin Block Party” marks the twenty first installment, since its creation.

This event is open for the enjoyment of the entire Stony Brook community catering to over 20,000 people and the communities that reside in the surrounding areas.

Since 1993 to present day, the Latin Block Party has been a free event for the Stony Brook Campus and community.

For additional information or to sponor contact 

Stony Brook Basketball is on the Rise by Tom Cassidy ’71

The loss to Iowa in the second round of the NIT was a heartbreaking end to the best season in the history of Stony Brook University’s basketball program.  As a longtime season ticket holder, I have been amazed to watch the basketball team climb from being the perennial underdog to three time league champion. Keep in mind that when Stony Brook moved to Division I, they were ranked last among more than 300 colleges which prompted some creative students to make posters that said ”nowhere to go but up!”


Sure, I was disappointed that the Seawolves lost a close game to Iowa, but not demoralized in any way, shape or form. The Iowa team played an incredible game on their home court in front of fifteen thousand supportive fans, but Stony Brook stayed strong and consistently came back from adversity until time ran out.


However, even more important to me as an alumnus of Stony Brook University and a Long Islander, is that the coaches, staff and especially the student athletes on the basketball team are outstanding ambassadors for the University. Win or lose they keep their composure, shake hands with their opponents and prepare for their next academic and athletic challenge.  


Intercollegiate sports are an important part of the complete college experience. According to Arne Duncan, the United States Secretary of Education, “Student athletes learn lessons on courts and playing fields that are difficult to pick up in a chemistry lab. Resilience in the face of adversity, selflessness, teamwork, self-discipline, and finding your passion are values that sports can uniquely transmit. Many of those character-building traits are every bit as critical to succeeding in life as book smarts.”


Last year the Stony Brook baseball team “shocked the world” at the College World Series. However, if the Stony Brook basketball team plays in the NCAA Tournament next year, it won’t be a shock, but rather it will be expected. After all, as Coach Steve Pikiell said about his basketball team “You can see we’re going to be good in the future.”  I can’t wait to renew my season tickets.


Tom Cassidy (1971) is a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University.

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

Stony Brook Athletic Training Students on Today Show

March is National Athletic Training Month, and the Stony Brook University Athletic Training Program kicked it off on  February 28 with an appearance on NBC’s Today Show, where Kate Harney from the Seawolves Swimming and Diving Team was given an “ambush makeover” (see video).

Following the show, the students visited Columbia Prep School, where one of the program’s alum works, and then went to Madison Square Garden for a tour of the New York Rangers athletic training facility.

Stony Brook Student Athletic Trainer gets makeover on the Today Show from goNYSATA2 on Vimeo.  

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Filed under: Athletics,Student Spotlight . Posted by editor on Friday, March 1st, 2013 @ 9:46 am

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. 




Community of Awesome #234: Stony Brook Standing Tall

#234: Stony Brook Standing Tall.


The Stony Brook University Marching Band is no stranger to the Community of Awesome, and their halftime performance at the football game on Saturday was truly touching. Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 1st, the student leadership called each and every member of the band to check in on their families and let them know the show will go on – but it will be special. The band stood in solidarity with those struggling throughout New York and Long Island, making a giant heart on the field that stretched 50 yards during halftime. Stony Brook University stands tall with our community, and we will all get through this together.


Source: Stony Brook University Community of Awesome

Vote for Stony Brook in Best of Long Island Contest 2013

Stony Brook University has been nominated as Best of Long Island 2013 in these 11 categories by the readers of the Long Island Press.

Your vote can help us win!

Vote any time between today and December 15, 2012. You are allowed one vote per IP address per day until voting ends on December 15.

* College President: Click here to Vote for Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D

* College Sports Program: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook University

* LI College or University: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook University

Health & Wellness
* Hospital: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook University Hospital

* Adult Day Care: Click here to vote for the Long Island State Veterans Home

Arts & Entertainment
* Mascot: Click here to Vote for WOLFIE

* Annual Event/Festival: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook Film Festival

* Concert Venue: Click here to Vote for Staller Center for the Arts

* Local Live Theater: Click here to Vote for Staller Center for the Arts

* Radio Station: Click here to Vote for WUSB

* Day Care: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook Child Care Services, Inc.

Thank you for helping our mission to be among the Best. We truly appreciate your support.

PS: If you have trouble casting your vote, contact Felice Cantatore at or (516) 284-3302

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