The Seawolves are on a Mission
Stony Brook’s mission to win a national championship began six years ago when Joe Spallina took over as Head Coach in 2012. Under his leadership, the program has developed into a powerhouse for women’s lacrosse with both Kylie Ohlmiller and Courtney Murphy breaking NCAA records on attack. In 2017 the Seawolves were 20-2, losing only to Florida in the regular season and Maryland by a goal in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
This year, Stony Brook is the only undefeated team in Division I Women’s Lacrosse with a perfect 20-0 record. Despite this unprecedented success, the NCAA Selection Committee seeded Stony Brook #5 for the NCAA Tournament. Although the lacrosse world does not fully appreciate Stony Brook’s success, the Seawolves believe in themselves and they are on a mission to make their first Final Four appearance and win their first National Championship at home.
Prove People Wrong
Joe Spallina - Head Coach
Joe Spallina has done an outstanding job turning around the Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse program and leading the team to an undefeated 2018 season and #1 national ranking. Despite their perfect record, Stony Brook was only seeded #5 for the NCAA Tournament. Strength of schedule was a key factor, but underneath this decision is an undercurrent that Stony Brook did not receive the credit they deserve. Underdog status is nothing new for the Seawolves, who fight to prove themselves every time they take the field. Like any other challenge, Stony Brook will take this head on - determined to “Prove People Wrong” and win their first NCAA title.
2017 NCAA Quarter Finals
Maryland (13) - Stony Brook (12)