Rogers headlines #Seawolves All-America East selections

Freshman Hayden Johnstone was one of Stony Brook's two all-rookie team selections

April 30, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Sophomore Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) selection as a first team All-America East pick headlined six all-conference honorees for Stony Brook, the conference announced at an awards banquet Wednesday night.

"Each one of these guys worked hard for their honors," head coach Jim Nagle said.  "I'm proud of their individual accomplishments."

Rogers, who was named to the all-rookie team last season, was one of two #Seawolves to reach the 50-point plateau in 2014. He tallied 20 goals and 30 assists, recording a point in all 15 games this season and 31 straight since arriving at Stony Brook.

Junior Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.), a second-team selection, tallied a season-high 50 points on 30 goals and 20 assists. The 2012 America East Rookie of the Year had four games with at least three goals, including a career-high six at Fairfield.

For the first time in his career, senior George Benitez (Darien, Conn.) was honored with his selection to the second team. Benitez has started 31 straight games at close defense and tallied a goal, 14 ground balls and three caused turnovers this season.

Freshmen Hayden Johnstone (Toronto, Ontario) and Kyle Rowe (Vienna, Va.) were named to the all-rookie team.

Johnstone started nine games in goal, including all five conference contests. He owns an 11.46 goals against average and a .498 save percentage. Johnstone has recorded double-digit saves in six of his nine starters, including a career-best 19 against Vermont.

Rowe has established himself as one of the best face-off specialists in the country after just 15 games. He's 227 of 364 (.624) at the 'X', ranking in the top 10 in face-offs won and ground balls per game (9.67). His season totals of wins and ground balls rank among the best in a single season in Division I history.



Sophomore Lucas Rock (Bay Shore, N.Y.) earned a spot on the All-Academic Team. Rock has a double major of business and politics and boasts a 3.67 GPA.

Stony Brook, which is the four seed in the America East Championship, will take on top-seeded Albany in a semifinal contest Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the entire championship are available at or by calling (631) 632-WOLF.