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Wozny is Bears’ 1st All-State Baseball Player Since ’99

July 22, 2018
Baseball 2018

Wozny (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

On Thursday, the New York State Sportswriters Association unveiled its All-State baseball team. Joe Wozny was named to the Class C 5th team after a sensational sophomore campaign, becoming the first Stony Brook baseball player to make the team since Pete Grimm batted .607 to lead the Brook to the 1999 Long Island Championship.

Wozny went 5-0 during the regular season and reset Cameron Thiessen’s 29-year-old strikeout record with 121 on the season while leading the team to its first playoff appearance since 1999.

On August 1st the rising junior will head down to Alabama for an invitational workout with the Colorado Rockies.


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Washington Named to Mackey Award Watch List

July 20, 2018
Washington Rutgers

Washington scores a TD vs. Morgan St. in 2017

The preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, given each year to college football’s best tight end, was released this afternoon and Jerome Washington ’12 was included among the nation’s best. Finalists for the award will be announced in November and the award will be given out December 5th on ESPNU.

The former Bear led Rutgers in receiving last year with 28 receptions and 282 yards while recording 13 catches and a touchdown. One of his receptions was widely noted as one of the catches of the year in 2017:

Training camp for the Scarlet Knights begins on August 2nd with the season opener against Texas State slated for September 1st.



Etienne to Compete at World U-20 Championships

July 9, 2018
Etienne Indiana

Etienne rises above 7′ 3″ on Dec. 8th

On Thursday July 12, Jyles Etienne ’17 will compete for Team Bahamas in the high jump at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. If he makes the final, he will compete on Saturday July 14.

The former Bear made a splash in his freshman year at Indiana, jumping 7′ 3″ in his first collegiate meet, setting the Hoosier Open meet record and slotting himself at #2 in the country at the time. That jump ended up as the 14th best height of the entire college indoor season. For much of the remainder of the indoor and outdoor seasons Etienne was hampered by a hamstring injury, but looks to make his mark at the U-20 Championships after several weeks of rest and rehabilitation.


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On This Day In History | 1964

July 3, 2018
Lingle Missouri

Lingle at the Penn Relays during his memorable career at Missouri

On this day 54 years ago, Robin Lingle ’60 competed in the 1500 meters at the Olympic Trials semifinals held at Travers Island in New Rochelle, NY.

Lingle tied for third place in 3:54.9 in the second of two heats, narrowly edged by Dyrol Burleson in 3:54.7, who would go on to win bronze at the ’64 Games in Tokyo.


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Liotine Key for Seawolves in 2018

June 26, 2018

Liotine SBU

This afternoon Stony Brook University released its running backs preview for the 2018 season. Senior Don Liotine ’13 will be key to the Seawolves’ success:

Stony Brook Football is synonymous with elite production at the running back position. Head coach Chuck Priore has always believed in having a stable of backs who collectively ware down opponents and maintain great production over a full season.

The 2018 edition will keep that tradition alive led by sixth-year senior Donald Liotine (Medford, N.Y./Stony Brook School). Liotine headlines a backfield that returns 1,086 total rushing yards and 17 touchdowns from the 2017 season. Liotine burst onto the scene in 2015 when he eclipsed 200 rushing yards in two of the last three regular season games. Over his career, the workhorse back has accumulated 1,678 rushing yards, 18 total touchdowns and nearly 1,000 additional all-purpose yards as a kick returner and receiver. His 1,486 total yards in 2017 was the fifth most in a single season in Stony Brook history.

“As a team and position group we pride ourselves on playing tough and physical football,” Liotine explained. “The running backs look to set that tone each week by playing downhill and finishing every run and every block. I believe our team as a whole will reflect that in 2018.”

Liotine and the Seawolves open the season on September 1st at Air Force.



On This Day In History | 1972

June 24, 2018

On this day 46 years ago, Robin Lingle ’60 returned to his alma mater as the assistant coach for the University of Missouri track team. Here is the article from Dave Dorr of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Lingle Named Mizzou Track Aid

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Bob Teel, newly-named track coach at the University of Missouri, completed his staff Saturday with the addition of Tiger distance ace Ralph (Robin) Lingle Jr. as assistant coach.

The acquisition of the 30-year-old Lingle boasts considerably the track and cross-country program at Mizzou. Lingle has been head cross-country coach at Parkway Central High the last three years and has assisted Colt track coach Henle Holmes for the last two years. Lingle’s Colts won the Missouri cross-country title last fall.

As an undergraduate, Lingle transferred to MU from the United States Military Academy. In 1965, he won the 1000-yard run in the first National Collegiate Athletic Association indoor meet at Cobo Hall in Detroit and the Tigers surprised everybody by winning the team crown.

In 1964 and 1965, he led Mizzou to team championships in the Big Eight Conference indoor meet, the last league track titles won by the Tigers.

Robin was almost unbeatable in the 1000. His best time of 2 minutes 7.3 seconds in the event ranked fifth in the world in 1965 and is still the best by a Big Eight athlete. Five of the nine fastest 1000s in Big Eight history belong to Lingle.

Lingle twice won the mile in the Big Eight outdoor meet and was a two-time champ in the 1000 in the league indoor meet. He also won the outdoor three-mile once and the indoor mile twice.

He owns Missou outdoor records in the mile (4:00.3) and 1500 meters (3:42.0) and indoor marks in the 880 (1:50.9), 1000 (2:07.3) and mile (4:03.2).



Gallery: Class Night 2018

June 21, 2018

Photographs from the athletic awards portion of Class Night, held on May 25th, courtesy of Bruce Jeffrey. Click here for a list of the recipients for each of the awards and the remarks from Director of Athletics, Dan Hickey.



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