#Seawolves host Hartford in regular season finale
April 24, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Game #15: Stony Brook (5-9, 1-3) vs. Hartford (6-8, 1-3)
Fri., Apr. 25 • Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium • Stony Brook, N.Y. • 7 p.m.
Stony Brook Seawolves
Head Coach: Jim Nagle, third season
Career Record: 170-131
Record at SBU: 19-28
Record vs. UH: 4-1
Head Coach: Peter Lawrence, ninth season
Career Record: 57-114
Record at UH: 41-90
Record vs. SBU: 3-7
Faceoff: The Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team will take on Hartford Friday in a must-win game for both squads. Friday's winner will claim the fourth and final seed in the America East Championship, which will be played next week at Stony Brook.
Opponent: Hartford is led by Half Hollow Hills West graduate Kevin O'Shea, who has 29 goals and 13 assists in 14 games. The junior has scored in all but one game this season. Senior Andrew Cacchio has 21 goals and freshman Jaedon Henderson 17. Junior Adam Yee is 180 of 317 at the 'X' with a team-high 104 ground balls. Senior Frank Piechota has started all 14 games in goals and owns a .502 save percentage and a 9.97 goals against average.
Series: Stony Brook leads the all-time series, 20-7, including a dramatic 10-9 victory in overtime last season in West Hartford. JJ Laforet won the draw in overtime and went down the middle and scored to lift the Seawolves to victory.
You Can Play: In conjunction with its participation in the You Can Play Project, the Stony Brook Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be holding its first-ever You Can Play Night Friday.
On You Can Play Night, the SAAC will partner with the Stony Brook LGBTA, StandUP and GQA will be at a table before the game to welcome fans and promote the positive messages of the You Can Play Project and their own student organization. The Stony Brook High C's, an accapella group on campus, will sing the national anthem before the game, sporting their Stony Brook You Can Play t-shirts. The Stony Brook and Hartford lacrosse teams will wear You Can Play helmet stickers to support the initiative. The LaValle Stadium video board will show videos associated with the You Can Play project.