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Stony Brook Athletics Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Class


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The Stony Brook Athletics Rita & Kurt Eppenstein Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2024 on June 24, with five Seawolves set for enshrinement during Homecoming Weekend this fall.

The Class of 2024 includes Pat Cantwell ’12 (baseball), John Espey (men’s lacrosse head coach and administrator), Bria Green ’15 (softball), Corinne Leake ’04 (women’s track and field) and Dorrien Van Dyke ’17 (women’s lacrosse).

“Each member of the Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2024 created their own enduring legacy marked by elite leadership and tremendous athletic achievement,” said Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron. “This is an extremely deserving group whose collective contributions to our program can’t be overstated.”

Here are the newest inductees:

Pat Cantwell ’12, Baseball
Cantwell helped the Seawolves shock the world in 2012 as they made a magical run to the College World Series. The catcher becomes a two-time Stony Brook Hall of Famer, as he along with the entire 2012 baseball team was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022. Over his four-year collegiate career, the catcher hit .314 with seven home runs, 109 runs batted in, and 173 runs scored in 215 games. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the third round of the MLB Draft, and currently serves as a bullpen catcher for the Rangers. He and former SBU teammate and Hall of Famer Travis Jankowski won the World Series with the Rangers last year.

John Espey, Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach and Administrator
Espey served as the men’s lacrosse head coach from 1988-2004 and ushered the Seawolves into the Division I era. Espey recorded 116 wins and guided the program to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance as a Division I member in 2002 after winning the America East Championship. While serving as head coach, he represented the university as a member of the NCAA Division I Championship Committee and president of the America East Lacrosse Coaches Association. In addition to his coaching duties, Espey has been an associate professor of physical education at Stony Brook and has served the Athletics Department as assistant director of facilities.

Bria Green ’15, Softball
Green had a stellar three-year career at Stony Brook, helping lead the Seawolves to the 2013 America East Championship title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The slugger became the program’s first-ever America East Player of the Year in 2015 after hitting a program record 19 home runs and driving in a then program record 52 runs. Green hit .362 with 42 home runs (third all-time for SBU), 131 RBI and 96 runs scored. She was All-America East First Team in 2015 and was twice selected to the Second Team (2013 and 2014).

Corinne Leake ’04, Women’s Track and Field
Leake was a four-year member of the cross country/track and field program and helped the Seawolves make their mark in their early Division I years. Leake was a two-time America East Champion in the 500m and set the conference record in the event in 2002. She was also a member of the only women’s 4x400m relay team to capture a conference championship to date. Leake held the 500m record at Stony Brook for 18 years. She was named to the All-America East Team in indoor track and field three times (2002, 2003 and 2004) and was once named to the All-Conference Team in outdoor competition (2003).

Dorrien Van Dyke ’17, Women’s Lacrosse
Van Dyke is one of the most decorated players to ever wear a Stony Brook uniform. The midfielder started all 84 games in her career and led the Seawolves to four consecutive NCAA Tournament berths, including their first-ever appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals in 2017. Over her career, she recorded 268 points, 197 goals, 71 assists, 179 draw controls and 112 ground balls. Van Dyke was named a Tewaaraton Award Nominee and was selected as an IWLCA All-American in 2017. She was tabbed to the All-America East First Team four times and was the 2014 America East Rookie of the Year. Van Dyke has served as an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins since 2023, with coaching stops at Arizona State, James Madison and Monmouth.

The 2024 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 26, at Island Federal Arena.

For more information about the new inductees, visit Stony Brook Athletics.

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