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Seawolves selected to finish second in America East preseason poll

2018 Stony Brook WBB Vs. UMBC
2018 Stony Brook WBB Vs. UMBC
2018 Stony Brook WBB Vs. UMBC

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team was selected to finish tied for second in the America East, as announced by the conference office Thursday morning. Maine was chosen to champion the league, while Hartford was tied with the Seawolves for second. Senior Shania Johnson (Frederick, Md.) was named to the America East Preseason All-Conference Team.

Johnson led the Seawolves last season with 15.7 points, 5.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last season, earning All-Conference First Team honors. Classmate Jerell Matthews (Chicago, Ill.) was named to the league’s third team after putting up 14.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 2017-18. McKenzie Bushee (Pittsburgh, Pa.) also earn all-conference honors as she was named to the All-Rookie team. She added 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in her debut season.

The Seawolves earned an America East quarterfinal appearance last season after closing out the regular season with five straight league wins. The team lost just one senior and welcomed three freshmen.

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