#Seawolves host Hartford in regular season finale

Sophomore Matt Schultz had two goals against Hartford last season

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

Hartford Hawks
Head Coach: Peter Lawrence, ninth season
Career Record: 57-114
Record at UH: 41-90
Record vs. SBU: 3-7

The Last Meeting
Stony Brook10  
April 20, 2013
West Hartford, Conn.
Laforet's OT goal lifts Men's lacrosse over Hartford
Senior JJ Laforet (Georgetown, Ontario) won the overtime draw and went right down the middle for the goal as the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team escaped with a 10-9 win over Hartford on Saturday night at Al-Marzook Field.

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. 

Stony Brook and the America East Conference partnered with the You Can Play project to help educate and change the culture within athletics regarding the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes in the locker room and on the playing field. Stony Brook Athletics is dedicated to ensuring the equality, respect, and safety of all student-athletes without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or religion.

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.

As part of its efforts with the You Can Play Project, the SAAC has also released its own You Can Play video, celebrating the department's diverse group of student-athletes and promoting the culture of acceptance of its own diversity in the department and promote a welcoming and safe environment for all student-athletes, staff, and fans.