Miguel Maysonet is in the running for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision. But according to a Newsday report, he's getting other kinds of attention, too.
Newsday reports that the senior running back has been an getting looks from NFL scouts who are impressed with what his coach Chuck Priore described as "his whole package." According to the report, an anonymous NFL scout said about Maysonet: "He's instinctive, very smart, has amazing balance and he hasn't been hurt. ... His agility, his athleticism and his ability to change directions on a dime are special. At FCS schools, there's always a question of the level of competition. For Maysonet, it doesn't apply. The games he played against FBS schools were his best games."
Heading into last Saturday's game against VMI, Maysonet was averaging 166.9 yards a game with 16 touchdowns on the season.
"They love who he is," Priore told Newsday. "They love what everybody says about him. He's low-maintenance, good grades, and he plays the game. He's an NFL-type back. He doesn't run east-west."
Stony Brook Wins Final Regular-Season Game Against VMI
The Seawolves improved to 9-1, 5-0 in Big South play with a 45-7 win over VMI on Saturday. Quarterback Kyle Essington passed for 166 yards and threw touchdown passes of 16, 11, and 41 yards to Kevin Norrell. Maysonet scored three touchdowns to become the Big South Conference's all-time leader in touchdowns with 48.
Stony Brook Women Take Soccer Championship, Head to NCAA Tournament
Larissa Nysch scored the gamewinning goal and Sa'sha Kershaw, Ahriel Fernandez, and goalkeeper Ashley Castanio played stellar defense as the Seawolves won a 1-0 game and their first-ever America East Championship. They are also the first No. 6 seed to win a conference title after beating No. 3 New Hampshire, No. 2 Maine, and No. 1 Hartford all on the road. The Seawolves face Maryland at 7 p.m. on Saturday in a first-round NCAA playoff game; Maryland is 2-0 against Stony Brook in previous meetings.