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Stony Brook 2020 Preview

Stony Brook  Seawolves

Head Coach: Anthony Gilardi

Assistant Coach: J.P. Brazel, Mike Chanenchuk

Conference: America East Conference

2019 record: 9-6 (5-1 in conference)

After back-to-back .500 seasons 2019 saw a breakthrough as the team went 9-6 and 5-1 in the America East Conference.  An early non-conference win at Brown set the tone for what was the best season in recent Seawolf memory. 2020 will mark a season of change at Stony Brook as long time coach Jim Nagle and the program parted ways after last season. Filling the vacancy is longtime Towson Associate Head Coach Anthony Gilardi. At Towson, Gilardi oversaw five CAA championships and five NCAA tournament appearances. Last season with Gilardi running the offense Towson reached the number one overall ranking in the national polls. The transition won’t be easy but a strong group of seniors should make the new coach feel right at home.

The Seawolves return a dominant senior class, featuring goal scorer extraordinaire Tom Haun. Haun was third in the conference with 2.27 goals per game, en route to a first team All-America East selection. As a junior he set a career high with six goals in the team’s victory over Binghamton. Also coming back is the outstanding goalkeeper Michael Bollinger. The Sachem East graduate made second team America East honors during his junior campaign while routinely shutting down opponents. His best performance came against Hofstra, he tallied nine saves and was named America East Defensive player of the week for his efforts. With the strong leadership coming back and the infusion of new life at the top bodes well for a program growing accustom to success. 2020 should be one for the record books for the Seawolves.

 

Seniors

Connor Grippe/ Attack/ Ward Melville

Brian Boehm/ Attack/ Babylon

Chris Pickel Jr./ Attack/ Bayport

CJ Trenkle/ Defense/ Commack

Tom Haun/ Attack/ Sachem North

Tom Dugan/ Midfield/ Commack

Jack Hannigan/ Attack/ East Islip

David Reiter**/ Defense/ Syosset

Michael Bollinger/ Goalie/ Sachem East

 **Red Shirt

 

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