Maysonet, Faiella named to The Sports Network/ All-America Team

Joe Faiella

Dec. 20, 2011

Philadelphia, Pa. - Individual honors continue to roll in for the Stony Brook football team. Junior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) and senior Joe Faiella (Freehold, N.J.) each were named to The Sports Network/ All-America third team.

Maysonet recorded one of the best rushing seasons in Stony Brook and Big South history. The 5-10, 205-pound running back ran for 1,633 yards and 15 touchdowns, earning the conference's offensive player of the year. He totaled 100 or more yards in eight games, and twice scored four TDs in a game.

He sits in second place in Big South history with 2,761 yards, just 873 from breaking Jacksonville Jaguar and former Liberty running back Rashad Jennings' record.

Maysonet is 847 yards from Conte Cuttino's '09 Stony Brook record.

After starting all 11 games at left tackle in 2010, Faiella moved inside to left guard, and didn't miss a beat. The 6-5, 310-pound Faiella started all 13 games, blocking for two 1,000-yard rushers for a second straight season. Faiella, who joined Jackolski on the second team, earned first team All-Big South honors.

The Seawolves' ground game rushed for 200 yards or more in nine games this season, including a season-high 446 yards against Coastal Carolina. Stony Brook set a conference record with seven straight games of at least 40 points scored.

Stony Brook's scoring offense (38.0 ppg) and rushing offense (267.3 ypg) ranked second and fourth in the nation, respectively.