Yesterday afternoon Wes Woodley ’11 and his North Park University men’s soccer team defeated Millikin University, 4-0, to improve to 2-0 in conference play. The former Bear recorded 3 saves to secure his second shutout of the season.
Woodley and the Vikings are back in action this Saturday in a key conference match-up with Wheaton College.
This Saturday, four Brookers will be inducted into the Stony Brook School’s Athletic Hall of Fame, joining a group that represents the finest student-athletes in the 94-year history of Blue & White. Jerry Armfield ’66 and Matt Mattimore ’95 will become the first from their graduation class to be inducted while Paul Ciofrone ’96 and Robbie Marvin ’96 will join Jake Kenney ’96, making the Class of 1996 the best represented along with the Class of 1945.
Here is the resume for each of the inductees. Fuller recollections of each athlete will follow after the weekend.
Jerry Armfield ’66
Stony Brook School
- Postseason Honors: Ivy League MVP in basketball (1965), All-Long Island in basketball (1966)
- Class Night Awards: Basketball Award (1966)
- Additional Accomplishments: Ivy League runner-up in the discus (1965), scored 39 points vs. Poly Prep (1/26/1966)
New York University Basketball
- Played for four years
Paul Ciofrone ’96
Stony Brook School
- Postseason Honors: Newsday All-Long Island Team in baseball (1996), All-County in baseball (1995 & 1996), Empire State Games baseball team (1995)
- Class Night Awards: Swanson Baseball Award (1995 & 1996)
- Team Accomplishments: League & County Championships in baseball (1996)
Hofstra University Baseball
- 2000: 1st Team All-Conference
- 2000 Stats: .768 slugging % (17th in nation/7th in Hofstra history), .408 batting avg. (35th in nation) & 11 home runs (9th in Hofstra history)
- Drafted by New York Mets in 1996 MLB Draft (only SB baseball player to ever be drafted)
- Played 3 seasons in minor leagues
- Career minor league totals (139 games): 93 hits, 18 doubles, 8 home runs & 50 RBIs
Robbie Marvin ’96
Stony Brook School
- Postseason Honors: All-County in soccer (1995), All-County in baseball (1995 & 1996), League MVP in baseball (1996)
- Class Night Awards: Swanson Best All-Around Athlete (1996), Stuckey Boys Soccer Award (1995), Taft Boys Basketball Award (1995 & 1996), Swanson Baseball Award (1995 & 1996)
- Record Book: Most soccer goals in one season (20)
- Team Accomplishments: League Championships in soccer (1994 & 1995), League & County Championships in baseball (1996)
- Additional Accomplishments: Scored 39 points in an upset playoff victory vs. Wyandanch (1996), Bear Blanket recipient
University of Virginia Baseball
- 1999: Reached base safely in 18 straight games
- 2000: 2nd Team All-ACC
- 2000 Stats: Led team in batting avg. (.350) & stolen bases (16). 2nd on team in assists (121) & 3rd on team in hits (63).
Matt Mattimore ’95
Stony Brook School
- Postseason Honors: All-County in football (1993 & 1994), Super-Senior All-Star in football (1994), All-Conference in basketball (1995)
- Individual Championships: Division Champion in 100m dash (1995), member of Division Champion 4 x 400m relay team (1995)
- Class Night Awards: Vanderveer Award (1995), Swanson Award for Best All-Around Athlete (1995), Buyers Football Award (1994 & 1995), Taft Boys Basketball Award (1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995), Downey Boys Track Award (1995)
- Milestones: 4th 1,000 point scorer in boys’ basketball history
- School records: Held 4 football school records when he graduated, still holds record for receiving touchdowns in a season (12), held 100m dash record from 1995-2010 (11.12), held basketball career scoring record from 1995-2011
- Team Accomplishments: League Championships in basketball (1993 & 1994)
- Additional Accomplishments: Bear Blanket recipient
Georgetown University Football
- 1998: 1st Team All-American
- 7th in school history for receiving yards in a game (188), in a season (804), & in a career (1,117)
- 1997: Helped Hoyas win 1st MAAC Championship with a touchdown over Duquesne, ending their 20-game win streak
- 1998: Won team’s Jeremiah Minihan Coaches Award, “presented to the student who, in the opinion of the coaches, has made an outstanding contribution to the team.”
The volleyball team wasn’t the only Stony Brook squad to edge Mercy, 3-2, on Friday.
The girls’ soccer team needed overtime, but outlasted the Monarchs, 3-2, after 100 minutes of soccer. It was the Bears’ first victory of the season in a difficult league that features several Class B schools, including Mercy.
Ella Simmons got the scoring started with a strike in the 38th minute. With 18 minutes left and the the score tied at 1-1, Madison Logan gave the Bears the lead when she found the back of the net after receiving a beautiful pass off the heel from Anna Ramstrom. The Monarchs equalized late to send the match into overtime, but in the first extra period Donna Sanders scored an unassisted goal to give the Brook the lead for good.
8th-grader Sophia DiLavore was outstanding in goal, making 15 saves to earn her first varsity win. The defense was anchored by the excellent play of Alyssa Martinez and Jessica Nwachukwu.
Last Tuesday the volleyball squad knocked off the perennially powerful Shelter Island for the first time in 12 years with a 3-0 sweep. Here is a recap of the match from Cindy Belt of the Shelter Island Reporter.
Third time’s the charm? Three strikes and you’re out? Whatever the expression, Shelter Island varsity volleyball is doing the math.
During the September 20 match at Stony Brook, Melissa Frasco, the fearless libero of whom I say “would run through a brick wall for the team” nearly did. Racing after an errant pass, she rolled her left ankle and ended up collapsed against a wall. As she optimistically said, “Well, at least it was my other ankle.”
Melissa had to sit out most of the preseason with a sprained her right ankle.
We visited the Stony Brook School on Tuesday, September 20. The Bears have been inconsistent in the past few years, but with a former coach returning after an extended medical leave, they once again are a team on the rise. The Islanders stayed with the Bears until mid-game, when tough serving and our serve receive couldn’t adjust and we lost the set 25-15.
The second set started well for the Islanders. Sarah Lewis mixed up the offense with smart dumps on sets, and scored four service aces. Domily Gil added a kill. Nichole Hand had an unusual dig off one of their hitter’s spikes — it bounced off her foot, and heads up play by her teammates let the play continue. However, up 23-14, our errors let the Bears back in. Confidence plummeted, and tough serves rocked us allowing the home team to make a startling comeback to win 25-23.
The third set started badly with Stony Brook streaking to a 10-0 start. Nicolette Frasco got a kill to right the ship and a Lewis ace helped the effort.
At 14-20, Melissa Frasco made the all-out effort that sprained her ankle. The team buckled down, and crept back to pull to 22-24, but a miscommunication error allowed the Bears to sweep the match.
In the fall 2016 edition of Stillpoint, the magazine of Gordon College, Richie Armand ’12 was featured in a section about the impact of playing for the Fighting Scots, alongside four fellow alums. He graduated from the Christian liberal arts school in May. Here is the excerpt on Armand:
Richard Armand played guard on the Gordon Men’s Basketball Team and helped lead his team to victory at the 2014 Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship.
This summer, recruited by Coach Tod Murphy, Richard worked as a counselor for Gordon’s annual Basketball Camp. He helped oversee 70 kids, running drills, coordinating games and stepping into the role of coach. “It was a lot of fun and I loved working with the kids!” he says.
Reflecting on his four years at Gordon, Richard notes the interconnectedness of basketball and education in his role as a leader. “Being a coach for the basketball camp allowed me to combine teaching and athletics. It’s a rewarding experience.”
Transitioning into post-college life, Richard will work for the Cintas Corporation, which provides specialized services for businesses. “Being on a sports team meant sharing a goal and working throughout the year to achieve it. There’s communication, mutual respect and putting others before yourself”–all of which helped prepare him for his new role.
Armand will be remembered at Gordon for his selflessness, toughness, and positive attitude. Over the course of his career he sustained two season-ending knee injuries, but overcame them both to work his way back into the lineup and provide a spark for the Scots.
While at Stony Brook he ran the point for the 2012 League Championship basketball squad and was an All-League performer on the tennis team.
On this day 30 years ago, the football squad opened the season with a thrilling one-point victory over Wheatley. Here is the write-up of the game from the following day’s New York Times.
Stony Brook Edges Wheatley
Jordan Nixon completed 9 of 18 passes and threw for two touchdowns and Sung Koh, the halfback, scored on a 62-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as The Stony Brook School defeated Wheatley, 21-20, in an Island Football Conference game at Stony Brook yesterday. With the season-opening victory, the Shrikes equaled their victory total of last season, when the team compiled a 1-7 record.
“The key to victory really was Nixon,” said Coach Bill Copeland of Stony Brook. “He kept us in the game with his passing at times when we could have been out of it.”
Yesterday, Rosa Jones ’16 and the Franklin Pierce University women’s golf team finished in 2nd place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship held at the Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, NH.
The Ravens finished Sunday’s first round in 3rd place behind Merrimack and Le Moyne, but charged on Day 2, improving 14 strokes over the previous day’s team score to leapfrog Le Moyne and take the runner-up spot for the 3rd straight season.
Jones shot a 93 on Day 1, but closed the tournament with an 88 for a two-day total of 181, allowing her to finish in a tie for 24th place.
The Ravens are back on the course this Sunday for a two-day tournament in Kutztown.