Junior transfer Marius Krathe and freshman Christian Argueta join the defending America East champion Seawolves.
The Seawolves return nine starters from last season's America East Championship winning team.
The Seawolves welcomed over 1,300 fans to LaValle Stadium.
The defending America East champion Seawolves take on a Huskies squad that finished 2011 ranked No. 5 in the nation.
Men's cross country paces Stony Brook with 16 honor roll recipients; 20 named to Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2011: Appeared in all 20 matches, making 14 starts in the midfield...part of a strong Stony Brook defense that allowed only 1.25 goals per match and posted five shutouts.
2010: Appeared in 18 matches, mainly as a reserve...finished the season with five assists...notched two assists in a 4-2 rout of Central Connecticut State (Sept. 17).
2009: Played in 16 games, starting nine...started first seven games of the season...took career-high three shots in opening game against Hofstra (9/1)...played 80 minutes against Seton Hall (9/13) and Long Island (9/16)...played final 13 minutes of NCAA College Cup game at Brown (11/19).
High School: Spent a prep year at Champlain College-St. Lambert Cavaliers, one of the top teams in Canada, for coach Mauro Di Ciocco...named all-canadian by the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA)...nominee for CCAA Player of the Year...Quebec CCAA Player of the Month for October...played high school soccer at College Francais for coaches Herve´ Carrie´ and Zoran Jankovic.
Personal: Mehdi Belakehal...nickname is Mhedou...born April 14, 1990 in Sherbrooke, Quebec...son of Rachid Belakehal and Dalila Berhouni...brother of Amine...cousin, Nassim Berhouni, played soccer at UNC Wilmington from 2007-10...majoring in Business Management.