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Previewing Stony Brook’s 2018 Schedule

The Seawolves started last season 4-0 before falling to .500.

Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Stony Brook Seawolves are the 45th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the fifth team from the America East. The Seawolves finished .500 overall and in conference play, but got crushed by Albany in the America East semifinals to end their season.

Here’s the entire 2018 schedule:

Fairfield’s 2018 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
1/27 Villanova Stony Brook Scrimmage
2/3 Stony Brook Drexel Scrimmage
2/10 Sacred Heart Stony Brook 12-11 W
2/17 Stony Brook Penn State First meeting since 2006 (11-10 W)
2/24 Brown Stony Brook 25-17 W
2/27 Hofstra Stony Brook 11-9 L
3/3 Stony Brook Fairfield 9-6 W
3/10 Virginia Stony Brook First meeting since 2013 (13-7 L); 0-11 all-time
3/18 Stony Brook UMBC America East 12-9 L
3/24 Hartford Stony Brook America East 13-9 W
3/31 Stony Brook Albany America East 19-11 L, 19-6 L
4/3 St. John's Stony Brook 14-5 W
4/7 Stony Brook Princeton 13-11 L
4/14 Vermont Stony Brook America East 10-9 W
4/20 UMass Lowell Stony Brook America East 12-11 W/OT
4/27 Stony Brook Binghamton America East 6-5 L/OT

Stony Brook replaces Lehigh (cancelled) and Rutgers on the schedule with Penn State and Virginia.

Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule:

Best Nonconference Game: vs. Brown

Just check the score from last year. 25-17. Usually when a team scored 17 goals, they won. This was an exception, with freshman Cory Van Ginhoven scoring seven goals and one assists in a game for the Stony Brook record books. Let’s hope we see plenty of scoring this time around as well.

Best Conference Game: vs. Vermont

Speaking of scoring, maybe we see it in this game too? Last year’s game was a 10-9 win for the Seawolves, but Vermont gets back Ian MacKay, and he was the conference’s top offensive player two years ago.

Under The Radar Game: @ UMBC

I think UMBC is capable of making some noise in the America East this year. They finished third in the conference last year in Ryan Moran’s first year as head coach. It’ll be interesting to see how the Retrievers are in his second year at the helm.

Possible Upset: vs. Virginia

I mentioned how high-scoring the Brown game was, and that was against a fast-paced team. Fortunately, Jim Nagle decided to schedule the copycat of Mike Daly’s high-tempo play with Lars Tiffany and Virginia. I would not be surprised if Stony Brook upsets the Cavaliers at home as well. It just makes sense.

For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.