Thursday, August 6, 2015

#Seawolves athletes receive iPads for 2015-16

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- per Stony Brook Athletics has announced that it will supply each student-athlete with a new iPad for the 2015-16 academic year as part of its bold five-year strategic vision, Together We Transform, designed to positively transform the lives of each student-athlete.
The Seawolves men's basketball team was the first group of student-athletes to receive the iPads prior to them embarking on its European tour this Sunday. The football team also received their iPads today, and the remaining 320 student-athletes will receive their iPads as they report to campus for preseason practices or prior to fall classes.
This program will benefit all Stony Brook student-athletes academically and allow them to have greater ease of access to online information, blackboard, learning apps and e-textbooks as a result of having their own individual iPad. In addition, there will be new and creative opportunities to push video and messaging to our student-athletes in a timely manner to benefit their athletic performance.
"There is no question that providing iPads to each of our student-athletes will enhance their Stony Brook experience and impact their lives in a positive and productive way," Stony Brook Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron said. "I am grateful to our colleagues with the Division of Information Technology for their work on rolling out this critical initiative."

Men's Basketball heads to with Head Coach Steve Pikiell

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ochi, Cheeseboro land on CAA Preseason All-Conference Team

Baltimore, Md. - Seniors Victor Ochi (Valley Stream, N.Y.) and Naim Cheeseboro (King of Prussia, Pa.) from the Stony Brook football team were named to the 2015 CAA Football Preseason All-Conference team, it was announced Tuesday at the conference’s Media Day at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. 

Ochi and Cheeseboro represent two of eight returning starters on a defense that ranked third in all of FCS in total defense and fourth in scoring defense in 2014. 

Ochi was a first team all-conference selection in 2014, finishing the year with 16.5 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks, both of which were school records. He enters his senior season seven TFL’s shy of the Stony Brook career record. 

Cheeseboro will once again anchor the back end of the secondary after finishing second on the team with 76 tackles last season. He also contributed six tackles for loss, two interceptions, two breakups, and recovered a fumble for a touchdown at UConn. 

In addition to the Preseason All-Conference Team, the CAA also released the Preseason Poll, where the Seawolves were picked to finish eighth out of 12 teams. Villanova was picked to win the league with 14 first-place votes, followed by James Madison and New Hampshire, who each received five first-place votes.