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Stony Brook Women’s Preview 2020

It was a dream come true being able to compete amongst 30 of my best friends for 4 years while playing at Stony Brook. We made the best memories & I was fortunate enough to develop into a lacrosse player I could have only dreamed of being with the guidance of my coaches and the support of my teammates. Now being able to coach at Stony Brook is a huge honor, getting the chance to watch some of my former teammates and the next wave of Seawolves crush their daily goals of becoming the best they can be. I’ve learned so much on and off the field through my time at Stony Brook and I’m forever grateful to that program & the people who are a part of it! -Kylie Ohlmiller

Stony Brook  Seawolves

Head Coach: Joe Spallina

Assistant Coaches: Kim Hiller, Greg Oceli, Kylie Ohlmiller (GA)

Conference: America East Conference

2019 record: 16-5 (7-0 in conference)

 

Coach Joe Spallina has turned the Seawolves into a national powerhouse. He took over the program in 2012 and orchestrated the best turn around in the country. He was rewarded with his first of now five America East coach of the year awards. Spallina has put together an unfathomable 47-2 record in America East competition during his tenure at Stony Brook and an impressive 139-26 overall record. The Seawolves have been conference champions each of the past seven seasons and appeared in the NCAA tournament each year. Elite talents have come through the Stony Brook program during the Spallina era, he has coached over a dozen All-Americans, 10 Tewaaraton nominees including now his now assistant coach Kylie Ohlmiller.

 

Kylie was a great performer and continues to be one of, if not the, best women’s lacrosse players on the planet. In 2020 the Seawolves will be headlined by her sister Taryn Ohlmiller. Taryn received a slew of national recognition for her performance a season ago. She was named first team All-Conference and a Tewaaraton award watch list player. She is not alone, returning alongside her will be Third-Team All-American attack Ally Kennedy. Kennedy The first team All-Conference player is making her way the Stony Brook record books, entering her senior season  she ranks fourth in program history in career goals, third in draw controls, and is top ten in both points and ground balls. No record is safe with Kennedy still having a season to go.

 

The Seawolves have been so good for so long under Spallina, achieving unprecedented levels of success in the America East Conference. However in their seven consecutive NCAA appearances they have not been able to advance beyond the second round. They are coming back fully loaded and as hungry as ever, maybe the 2020 iteration of the Seawolves is the Stony Brook team that finally gets over the hump.

 

Seniors:

Courtney Troyan/ Midfield/ Riverhead

Caitlyn McDuffie/ Mid/Defense/  Huntington

Taryn Ohlmiller/ Attack/ Islip

Ally Kennedy/ Midfield/ North Babylon

 

 

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