Seawolves have dominated fall ball competition in preparation for 2013.
Stony Brook had the nation's best turnaround this season, winning 10 more games in 2012 than in 2011.
Stony Brook is bidding for its first-ever conference championship and NCAA Tournament berth.
Michelle Rubino leads Stony Brook with three goals, heading to their first-ever conference title game.
Stony Brook is seeking its first-ever America East Conference crown
2011: Started all 15 games...a unanimous selection to the America East All-Rookie team...recipient of the team's Coaches Award...led Stony Brook in caused turnovers (20) and ground balls (29) and was second in draw controls (24)...had two caused turnovers and a ground ball vs. Manhattan (Feb. 16)...scored first collegiate goal as part of an 11-7 win over Denver (Feb. 27)...scored a goal and had two ground balls in a win over Iona (March 19)...had six draw controls vs. Albany (April 2)...had a goal, three draw controls and two caused turnovers in a win over Binghamton (April 9)...had six ground balls and three caused turnovers at New Hampshire (April 16)...scored a goal and caused three turnovers vs. Boston University (April 23).
High School: Played lacrosse all four years at Eastport South Manor under head coach Justin White...captained the team for three seasons...named All-County for times, All-Long Island twice and was All-America honorable mention...scored 264 goals in high school, including 81 during her junior campaign...also played basketball and ran cross country at Eastport South Manor...twice named an Academic All-American.
Personal: Tara Gerstacker...born Oct. 27, 1992...daughter of Robert and Kathleen...sister to Bobby and Diana...majoring in Medical Information Management.