As I approached this 12 months – my ninth as AD at Stony Brook – it was inconceivable to disregard the magnitude of the chance that was earlier than us in 2022-23.
The transfer to the CAA marks a big subsequent step for us after 21 years as a member of the America East. Seeing the CAA emblem in our venues and on our uniforms ought to be a degree of pleasure for everybody who helps Stony Brook Athletics.
You will have heard me discuss our expectations for aggressive success, and I’ll by no means shrink back from that. Though the significance of profitable cannot be overstated, progress will not be measured solely by wins and losses. Progress for us is mainly outlined by offering a transformational student-athlete expertise, excessive commencement charges, a sustainable enterprise mannequin and profitable groups. Whereas the purpose is to maximise leads to every of these areas, when confronted with adversity we should stay resilient, keep true to our values and never overreact. Our give attention to on a regular basis development requires us to work by the challenges that can in the end permit us to thrive.
I am extraordinarily pleased with all that we’ve got achieved collectively and am stuffed with large hope of what the long run will convey. We’re positioned for larger success sooner or later as a result of our focus has all the time been on strengthening the muse for the long run.
This trajectory of our establishment additionally performs a pivotal position. Stony Brook College not too long ago acquired the highest-ever rating in U.S. Information & World Report at #77 whereas incomes the excellence because the primary public college in New York.
Underneath the management of President McInnis, Stony Brook has navigated the challenges of the previous two years with a transparent give attention to the long run. There’s a renewed sense of vitality on campus and inside our division. It feels good to lastly be again to regular operations as we navigate our path ahead.
Becoming a member of the CAA was a powerful victory for our establishment. Let’s proceed to embrace the chance with the identical ardour and function that led us thus far in our historical past.
Our basis is stronger than ever and constructed to final.
Soccer Prepared for Richmond
I’m excited to journey with our soccer staff to Richmond this weekend after our robust loss at UMass on Saturday.
Nobody is completely happy to be 0-2, however I see the expansion and am assured that it’s going to translate into victories. I’ve been very impressed by a number of proficient younger gamers who’re seeing their first important motion and are solely going to get higher with time, together with redshirt freshman quarterback Daron Bryden, redshirt freshman defensive finish Rodney Faulk, and redshirt sophomore working again Jayden Prepare dinner, to call a couple of.
Our offense moved the ball nicely in opposition to UMass and I solely count on us to get higher on that facet of the ball. Defensively, our staff has been very robust and that can undoubtedly proceed. Sadly, we might be with out CAA Preseason Offensive Participant of the Yr Ty Son Lawton as he recovers from an damage sustained final weekend however he is working arduous to get again quickly.
Soccer losses are robust as a result of they sit with you for a whole week, nevertheless it solely strengthens the resolve to win. I consider in our coaches and student-athletes who’re working every day to get higher.
Following Saturday’s sport at Richmond, we’re again dwelling to tackle William & Mary on October 1 at 3:30 p.m. I hope that you’ll plan to hitch us at LaValle Stadium for our annual Breast Most cancers Consciousness sport.
CAA Residence Motion This Weekend for Soccer and Volleyball
Our soccer and volleyball groups roll on with CAA play at dwelling this weekend, beginning tonight as girls’s soccer takes on William & Mary at 6 p.m. The ladies might be again in LaValle on Sunday at midday to tackle Hampton, one other new CAA college.
Males’s soccer will welcome Northeastern at 4 p.m. on Saturday as volleyball will entertain Towson on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. in Pritchard Gymnasium.
Basketball Begins Official Apply Subsequent Week
It will not be lengthy earlier than basketball season is again and Island Federal Enviornment is rocking as soon as once more. Our groups have been conducting exercises however will ramp up exercise subsequent week as official observe begins.
That is going to be a really thrilling 12 months for our males’s and girls’s basketball groups so I encourage you to get your season tickets now. I am going to have much more to share because the season attracts close to, together with an elevated variety of video games to be broadcast on SNY, however I really like what I’ve seen by exercises to date and know that you’ll too!
We now have a lot extra taking place behind the scenes and stay up for sharing extra progress updates within the weeks to come back. Thanks to your continued assist!