The Stony Brook University women’s lacrosse team will open the 2022 NCAA tournament at home on Friday, May 13, having earned the eighth seed after another outstanding season.
The Seawolves learned their fate at the Selection Sunday event on May 8, and will face Colonial Athletic Association champion Drexel at 3 pm at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Stony Brook was selected as one of the tournament hosts and will host two first-round games on May 13 and a second-round game between the winners at noon on May 15. Rutgers will face off against Saint Joseph’s in the second first-round game.
Stony Brook closed out its ninth consecutive season with the best regular-season conference record with its 12th-straight victory, beating Albany, 16-5, on April 30. Siobhan Rafferty and Jaden Hampel each scored hat tricks for the Seawolves.
The Seawolves went on to dominate the postseason awards for America East, with five major award winners and 14 All-Conference selections.
Kailyn Hart (Attacker of the Year), Ellie Masera (Midfielder of the Year), Haley Dillon (Defender of the Year), Charlie Campbell (Goalkeeper of the Year) and Joe Spallina (Coach of the Year) led the list of winners; the first four were also honored as All-Conference First Team along with Kyla Zapolski and Clare Levy. Hampel, Rayna Sabella and Ella Whitehouse won Second Team All-Conference honors, while Molly LaForge and Alex Fusco both earned All-Rookie honors. Rafferty joined Campbell and Sabella on the league’s All-Academic squad.
Stony Brook sports the nation’s leading scoring defense at 6.69 goals per game allowed and ranks inside the top 10 nationally in seven national categories.
Tickets are on sale now for the first-round and second-round tournament games.