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The 2010s: The Championships

December 19, 2019
Etienne B Track 2016 State Championship

Etienne wins the 2016 New York State Federation Championship

Out of the nearly 10 decades of Stony Brook Athletics, the 2010s stand apart as perhaps the most successful in our school’s lengthy history. 63 team titles were secured, the most of any 10-year span in Blue & White history. The most Long Island, Suffolk County, and League Championships won in a single decade were claimed in the 2010s as well as the second-most Regional and individual State Championships.

Before another decade of success dawns for the Brook, let’s look back at the titles won in the last one.

Note: Click the highlighted links in each recap for more information and video highlights.

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National Champions

2012 | Taylor Colucci | 200m Dash

At the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals, Taylor Colucci caps a sensational career by winning the Emerging Elite 200 meters in a school record time of 21.80, despite running from a difficult lane 7 position.

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State Championships

2012 | 4 x 100m Relay

At the NYSPHSAA Championships, Mark Brathwaite, Ed Kim, Austin Sutton, and Taylor Colucci scorch the track with a time of 44.14 to become the first State Champion relay team in school history.

2012 | Taylor Colucci | 200 Meters

Taylor Colucci wins the NYSPHSAA Division II 200 meters in a time of 22.70 to become the Bears’ first individual State Champion in 29 years.

2016 | Jyles Etienne | High Jump

Jyles Etienne wins the New York State Federation Championship in the high jump with a leap of 6′ 10″, becoming just the fourth Federation Champion in school history.

2019 | Colin Scanlon | 400 Hurdles

Colin Scanlon wins the 400 hurdles at the NYSAIS Championships in a time of 56.81, narrowly missing the school record he would eventually break at the New York State Federation Championship.

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Regional Championships

2017 | Boys’ Basketball

After two straight years of heartbreak, the boys’ basketball team moves on to their first NYSPHSAA Final Four with a 45-27 victory over Millbrook.

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Long Island Championships

2010 | Boys’ Basketball

The Bears win the first Long Island title in team history with a 35-29 victory over Friends Academy.

2010 | Girls’ Basketball

On the same night the boys’ team won their first LI title, the girls secure their third with a 49-36 win over East Rockaway.

2011 | Girls’ Basketball

The Bears win a third consecutive Long Island Championship with a 35-26 win over Friends Academy.

2013 | Boys’ Basketball

The Blue & White again tops Friends Academy, 43-34, to claim the Long Island crown, despite being shutout in the third quarter.

2016 | Boys’ Basketball

Mac Bohuny scores 16 points on his 17th birthday to lead the Bears to a 52-33 victory over East Rockaway for the team’s third LI title.

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Suffolk County Championships

2010 | Boys’ Basketball

In a match-up with an undefeated Southold squad, the Bears avenge two regular season losses with a 50-48 victory. Tim Pandolfi’s 25-foot bomb with 20 seconds left gives the Brook the lead for good.

2010 | Girls’ Basketball

The Bears put on a defensive clinic, topping Southold, 40-15, for their fifth consecutive County Championship.

2010 | Boys’ Cross Country

The race comes down to a tiebreaker after the Bears tie Southold, 28-28. The position of Darryl Baker, Stony Brook’s sixth runner, wins a 13th Suffolk title for the boys’ cross country team.

2010 | Girls’ Cross Country

The Bears win a second consecutive Suffolk crown, besting second place Southold, 24-31, to avenge a regular season loss. Margot Rashba wins her first of four consecutive individual titles in 21:23.

2010 | Girls’ Soccer

Michelle Henessey’s goal with under three minutes left in the second overtime gives the Bears a fourth consecutive County Championship, 1-0, over Port Jeff.

2011 | Girls’ Basketball

In January the Whalers ended the Bears’ streak of 23 consecutive league victories. The Bears win the rematch in Sag Harbor, then take the County Final, 43-29.

2011 | Girls’ Soccer

After Port Jeff defeated the Bears 6-2 and 3-0 in two regular season match-ups, the Blue & White dynasty appeared to be waning. But the Bears display their championship mettle with a 2-1 victory over the NYS #7 Royals for a fifth straight crown.

2012 | Girls’ Cross Country

Hurricane Sandy knocks out the County Championship/State Qualifier race, so results are taken from the previous week’s Division Championship where the Bears finished ahead of Southold, giving them the title.

2013 | Boys’ Basketball

The Bears hold a potent Pierson offense to just five second half points as they avenge last season’s County Final defeat, 57-27.

2013 | Girls’ Basketball

The girls take back the throne after a one-year hiatus, unseating defending champion Southold, 56-39. It is their seventh title in eight years.

2013 | Girls’ Soccer

In one of the greatest comebacks in Stony Brook history, the Bears burn the Southold defense for two goals in the final four minutes to send the game to overtime tied at 3-3. After a scoreless OT, the Bears claim a sixth title in seven years on penalty kicks.

2013 | Boys’ Cross Country

The Brook clips Southold by a point, 27-28, when John Desan, the Bears fifth runner, edges out the Settlers’ #5 man.

2013 | Girls’ Cross Country

Margot Rashba wins her fourth consecutive individual crown to lead the Bears to a 26-38 win over Pierson.

2014 | Boys’ Basketball

The Bears top Pierson for the second straight year, dominating every facet of the game in a 62-36 win.

2015 | Boys’ Basketball

The Bears become just the second Class C team to win three consecutive boys’ basketball County Championships with a thrilling 44-39 win over Pierson.

2016 | Boys’ Basketball

Pierson is once again the bridesmaid, as the Bears top the Whalers in the final for a fourth consecutive year. The 51-44 win gives the Bears a Class C record fourth consecutive title.

2016 | Girls’ Volleyball

In one of the greatest comebacks in the history of Stony Brook Athletics, the Bears fight back from a 0-2 deficit in games to win the next three and upset top-seeded Pierson, 3-2. The incredible victory gives the Brook its first volleyball title.

2017 | Boys’ Basketball

The Bears upset heavily favored Greenport to win a fifth consecutive Suffolk crown, 49-35. They join only three other teams in the 99-year history of Suffolk County basketball to win five straight.

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Section XI League Championships

2010 | Girls’ Basketball

The girls cap an undefeated league season with a 53-23 victory over Southold to earn a sixth consecutive regular season title.

2010 | Boys’ Tennis

The Bears top Sachem North, 7-0, to finish as undefeated League Champions.

2011 | Girls’ Basketball

The Bears earn a seventh straight league title with a 40-28 win over Pierson.

2012 | Boys’ Basketball

At Bridgehampton’s notorious “Hive,” the Bears clinch the title with a 50-34 win on the Killer Bees’ home floor.

2012 | Girls’ Cross Country

With a 15-45 sweep of Port Jeff at Sunken Meadow State Park, the Bears clinch the League VIII title and cap an undefeated season.

2012 | Girls’ Tennis

With a 7-0 victory over Sachem North, the Bears secure the League Championship.

2013 | Boys’ Basketball

On the same night the girls’ basketball team clinches their own League title, the boys secure a second straight league crown with a 58-32 win over Southold.

2013 | Girls’ Basketball

The Bears secure the title with a 45-36 win over Greenport/Southold. It is their eighth league crown in nine years.

2013 | Boys’ Tennis

The Bears avenge an early 2-5 defeat vs. Comsewogue by topping the Warriors 5-2 in the final match of the year, clinching the league title.

2013 | Girls’ Cross Country

The Bears complete a second consecutive undefeated league season with a 15-50 sweep of Mercy.

2014 | Boys’ Basketball

The Bears finish the season 15-1 and earn a third straight league title with a 58-46 win at Southold.

2014 | Girls’ Tennis

After finishing 3-9 the year before, the Bears bounce back with an undefeated league season, capping it with a 7-0 win over Bellport.

2015 | Boys’ Tennis

The Bears top Bellport, 6-1, to clinch the outright league championship for the second time in three years.

2016 | Boys’ Basketball

The Bears clinch a fourth league title in five years with a 63-49 win over Pierson.

2016 | Boys’ Soccer

The Bears tie for the league title with Pierson when the Bears top Port Jeff, 5-1, and the Whalers are upset by Greenport on the season’s final day.

2017 | Girls’ Volleyball

The Bears clinch the team’s first league title with a thrilling 3-0 sweep of Pierson in a packed Swanson Gymnasium.

2018 | Boys’ Badminton

Just three years removed from their inaugural 0-16 season, the boys’ badminton team clinches the League II title with a 6-3 win over Walt Whitman. It is the Bears’ last public school league championship.

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PSAA Tournament Championships

2018 | Boys’ Cross Country

The Bears turn in a dominant victory at Van Cortlandt Park, nearly sweeping the field and besting second place Waldorf by 47 points. It is the 65th team title in boys’ cross country history.

2018 | Girls’ Cross Country

The girls turn in their own decisive victory on the same day as the boys’ team, trouncing second place Long Island Lutheran by 51 points.

2018 | Boys’ Soccer

The third-ranked Bears upset #2 Long Island Lutheran, 2-1, to claim the team’s first tournament title.

2018 | Girls’ Tennis

The Blue & White turns back Portledge for a third time with a 4-1 victory in the PSAA title match.

2019 | Badminton

The Bears claim the inaugural PSAA badminton crown with an 11-0 win over Long Island Lutheran.

2019 | Baseball

The Bears win the team’s first tournament title in 20 years with a 10-0 victory over Portledge.

2019 | Boys’ Track

The Bears take down defending champion Dalton by 13 points for their first team title since 1989.

2019 | Girls’ Track

The Blue & White unseats defending champion Avenues by 40 points for their first title since the 2000 Section XI League Championship. The win also gives the Bears victories in both cross country and both track PSAA championships. No other school had accomplished that feat since 1997.

2019 | Boys’ Cross Country

The Bears repeat as champions with a near sweep of the field, besting second place Avenues by 34 points.

2019 | Girls’ Cross Country

The girls also defend their title with a sweep, defeating second place Waldorf by 35 points.

2019 | Girls’ Volleyball

The Bears cap a dominant playoff run in which they drop only one game, by sweeping Heschel, 3-0.

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PSAA Regular Season Championships

2018 | Girls’ Tennis

In their first season in the PSAA, the Bears finish as undefeated East Division champs after a 4-1 win at Portledge.

2018 | Girls’ Volleyball

The Bears clinch a second consecutive league championship season (one in Section XI, one in the PSAA) with a 3-0 victory over Long Island Lutheran. They then close a second straight undefeated season with a 3-0 win over Kew-Forest.

2019 | Girls’ Basketball

The Blue & White clinches its first girls’ basketball title in five years with a 72-20 win over Kew-Forest. The key win for the Brook is a 46-45 win over first place Portledge on December 6.

2019 | Badminton

In the inaugural season of PSAA badminton, the Bears finish undefeated with a 7-2 win over Portledge.

2019 | Baseball

The Bears clinch their first regular season title since 1998 with a 16-3 win over Waldorf.

2019 | Girls’ Volleyball

The Bears secure a third straight undefeated league championship with a 3-0 sweep over Long Island Lutheran.

2019 | Boys’ Soccer

One day after Knox takes down 1st place Our Savior, the Bears top Knox on Senior Night, 2-1, to claim the outright East Division title. The key win of the season is a 5-4 win over Our Savior two days after losing to the Pioneers, 3-7, on Homecoming.

2019 | Girls’ Tennis

The Bears claim a second consecutive undefeated East Division title with a 3-2 Senior Day win over Portledge.

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