Murphy repeats as America East Rookie of the Week
April 14, 2014
Cambridge, Mass. –Freshman attacker Courtney Murphy struck four times to lead the No. 15/15t Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team to a pair of wins and has been named America East Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive time, the conference office announced Monday morning.
Murphy recorded a game-high three goals in an important win over No. 18/17 Albany, a team that entered the game first in the conference and fifth nationally in scoring offense. The victory put Stony Brook in sole possession of first place in the America East standings and was the second for the Seawolves over a ranked opponent in program history and the Joe Spallina era.
She chipped in one goal and one ground ball in a comeback win at Yale Wednesday.
One of the nation’s top rookies, Murphy leads the team with 41 goals, the eighth-most in Stony Brook single-season history, and is inching towards Kaitlin Leggio’s freshman mark of 46 set in 2006.
The Shirley, N.Y., native has now garnered four America East Rookie of the Week honors. She was selected WomensLAX.com National Rookie of the Week after setting a record for most goals in a freshman debut Feb. 15 vs. Bucknell.
SBU has won a league-high 10 weekly honors and has picked up at least one in eight of the season's nine weeks.
Stony Brook, which is riding a nine-game winning streak, will host New Hampshire Saturday. The team will honor its seniors in a pregame ceremony and can lock up hosting rights for the America East Championship for the second straight year with a win.
News and Notes
Joe Spallina became the program’s all-time winningest coach in less than three years with his 43rd win at Albany...the Seawolves are 43-10 all-time under Spallina, who is 116-12 in his collegiate coaching career dating back to his four-year stint at Adelphi. He took over at Stony Brook in 2012...the win at Albany was the second for the Seawolves over a ranked opponent in program history and the Spallina era. The first came in a 15-14 shootout at No. 20/17 Johns Hopkins March 3, 2012...the Seawolves entered last week having been ranked in both major polls 23 consecutive times…the Stony Brook defense has now held opponents to single-digit goals in 13 of 14 games and to five goals or fewer nine times…the Seawolves held Albany to single-digit goals for the first time this season. The last time the Great Danes were kept under 10 goals was against Stony Brook in the America East Championship game May 5, 2013...junior midfielder Michelle Rubino scored three of her team-best five goals in the second half in a comeback win at Yale and matched Murphy for a game-high three points at Albany… Rubino moved into a tie with former all-conference selection Janine Hillier (2012-13) for sixth in school history with 96 career goals and tied Diana Caroleo (2005-08) for eighth with 43 career assists…freshman midfielder Dorrien Van Dyke is second on the team with 39 goals and needs seven goals to tie Kaitlin Leggio's freshman record of 46 set in 2006...senior attacker Alyssa Cardillo moved into sole possession of fourth on Stony Brook’s all-time assists ledger with 56 career assists. She passed Amy Taylor, who dished out 55 assists from 2004-07…Cardillo and senior defender Jessica Romano are three appearances shy of tying Jenna Spenard’s record of 69 games played.
2014 Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse National Honors
WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week………….Dorrien Van Dyke (2/24/14)
2014 Stony Brook America East Conference Weekly Awards