Men's Lacrosse opens America East Championship vs. Hartford Wednesday

May 1, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. -


America East Championship

Game #15: #1 Stony Brook Seawolves (5-9) vs. #4 Hartford Hawks (6-8)

Wed., May 2  •  Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium  •  Stony Brook, N.Y.  •  7 p.m.



Stony Brook Seawolves (5-9)
Head Coach: Jim Nagle, first season
Overall Record: 156-112
Record at SBU: 5-9

Hartford Hawks (6-8)
Head Coach: Peter Lawrence, seventh year
Overall Record: 44-98
Record at UH: 28-74

About The Game: Top-seeded Stony Brook hosts #4 Hartford in one semifinal of the America East Championship.  The Hawks defeated the Seawolves, 11-10, 10 days ago, handing Stony Brook its only conference loss.  The Seawolves enter the four-team tournament as the top seed for a third straight season.

Scouting Hartford: The Hawks beat Vermont, 10-9, in overtime to reach the conference tournament for a second straight season.  Senior Carter Bender leads the team with 31 goals and 48 assists.  Six other players have double digit goals, including senior Aidan Genik's 23.  Ryan Compitello, the brother of former Stony Brook All-American Tom Compitello, leads Hartford with 20 assists.  Senior Scott Bement has spent all but 32 minutes in goal, registering a .493 save percentage and an 11.21 goals against average.



Last Time Out: Senior Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia) set a career-high with five goals as the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team captured its third straight America East regular season championship with a thrilling 12-11 win over Albany. Senior Russ Bonanno (Seaford, N.Y.) and redshirt freshman Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) tallied two goals apiece.