The summer recruiting season has yielded some new talent for multiple Stony Brook University teams. Safe to say Seawolf fans have something to look forward to this coming season.
Football: The Stony Brook Football team added depth along the offensive line this month with the addition of guard Fernando Diaz. Diaz, a 6-foot-2, 285 pound redshirt sophomore guard spent the last two seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, and was ranked as the No. 8 prospect in the state of New York by Rivals.com after his senior season. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School, the same school that produced the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon.
“We’re excited to get a premier played like Fernando,” Stony Brook Head Coach Chuck Priore said in a statement. “It’s always a goal of ours to recruit quality local talent to give Stony Brook as much of a local flair as possible.”
Women’s Soccer: Coach Sue Ryan announced the Seawolves have added an 11th member to its recruiting class with the addition of forward Megan Rea.
"Megan is a pure attacking threat that can play as a forward or as an attacking midfielder," Ryan said in a statement. "Her speed, technical ability, and goal scoring prowess will definitely unbalance opposing defenses. We look forward to seeing her immediately impacting our team."
Rea played four years at East Haven High School in Connecticut and was a captain during her senior season. She scored 11 goals and nine assists as a senior and was a two-time all-state selection.
Women’s Basketball: The Seawolves added two transfers in July when they announced the addition of Sabre Proctor and Jessica Previlon.
Previlon, a 5-foot-11 forward, joins the team after two seasons at Monroe College in the Bronx. She averaged 10.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game during her second season as she led Monroe to a 29-5 record.
"Jess is an extremely athletic player who will add an intensity and competitiveness to our team," head coach Beth O'Boyle said in a statement. "She has an excellent knack for rebounding and her winning mentality will be a great addition to our program."
Proctor will sit out the 2011-12 season because of NCAA transfer rules after playing one season at North Carolina A&T. She played in 20 games and averaged 7.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
"Sabre is an aggressive player who has the ability to create her own offense and is also a strong rebounder," O'Boyle said. "We look forward to working with her during her redshirt year and believe she will have a positive impact on our program."