On this day 24 years ago, the boys’ soccer team clinched the first League Championship in program history. Here is the account of the match from Newsday.
Stony Brook Clinches First League Title
Robbie Marvin scored twice and assisted on Jim Bickley’s goal 14:29 into the game that opened the scoring as Stony Brook beat Pierson/Shelter Island/Bridgehampton, 3-0, yesterday to clinch at least a share of the League VIII boys’ soccer championship. The title is the first for the Stony Brook program.
“We have had a varsity program since 1973 and this will be only our third winning season,” said coach David Church. “When I told the kids in the locker room after the game that we won the league title, they were beside themselves. But they don’t want this to end here. We want to see how we can do in the playoffs.”
Church is referring to the Class C playoffs, in which the League VIII Champion gets an automatic bid. Stony Brook (10-1, 8-0) holds non-league wins over Southampton of League VII and Mt. Sinai of League VI. Marvin has scored at least a goal in each game and his 16 for the season is just one shy of the school record of 17 set by Nils Brownswirth in 1992.