Stony Brook Cleans Up on Awards Day

March 6th, 2010

Friday was a good day for the America East champion Stony Brook Seawolves, who cleaned up in regards to the end of season awards. Senior Muhammad El-Amin was named Kevin Roberson Player of the Year and Steve Pikiell Coach of the Year. Also honored by the conference were Tommy Brenton (2nd Team All-Conference, All-Defensive) and Bryan Dougher (2nd Team All-Conference). Stony Brook begins their quest towards the America East Tournament title at noon when they take on eighth-seeded Albany. The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be played at Chase Arena on the campus of the University of Hartford, with the final to be played on March 13th on the floor of the higher-seeded team.

The Seawolves jumped out to a big lead in the most recent meeting between the two, only to need a Muhammad El-Amin pullup jumper with 1.8 seconds remaining to win by two. But the Great Danes average more than sixteen turnovers per game, and if that number doesn't change then Stony Brook will enjoy a definitive edge. Will Harris and Tim Ambrose lead the way for Will Brown's squad but they're not the statistical equal of Stony Brook on either end of the floor. That being said, anything can happen due in large part to the abilities of those two. Chris Martin and Dallis Joyner are two players that can be the "trump cards" for the Seawolves on Saturday afternoon. 

America East Honors

First Team
Name Yr. Pos. School Hometown/High School/Previous School
Greer Wright Jr. F Binghamton Lake Worth, Fla./Boca Raton Prep/CC San Fransisco
John Holland (1) Jr. G/F Boston University Bronx, N.Y./St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.)
Gerald McLemore So. G Maine San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch
Muhammad El-Amin (2) Sr. G Stony Brook Lansing, Mich./Holt/Lansing CC
Marqus Blakely (3) Sr. F Vermont Metchuen, N.J./Metchuen

Second Team
Corey Lowe (4) Sr. G Boston University Newton, Mass./Newton North
Joe Zeglinski (5) Jr. G Hartford Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan
Alvin Abreu Jr. G New Hampshire Lynn, Mass./Boys to Men Academy (Chicago)
Tommy Brenton So. F Stony Brook Columbia, Md./River Hill/Hargrave
Bryan Dougher So. G Stony Brook Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Third Team
Jake O'Brien So. F Boston University Weymouth, Mass./Boston College High
Sean McNally Jr. F Maine Gardiner, Maine/Gardiner
Chauncey Gilliam So. G UMBC Columbia, Md./Brewster Academy (N.H.)
Evan Fjeld Jr F Vermont Durham, N.C./Durham Academy
Maurice Joseph Sr G Vermont Montreal, Quebec/Michigan State/Champlain-St. Lambert

All-Rookie
Mike Black Fr. G Albany Chicago, Ill./Oak Park Fenwick
Dylan Talley Fr. G Binghamton Burlington, N.J./Life Center Academy
Murphy Burnatowski Fr. F Maine Waterloo, Ontario/Canadian National Elite. Development Acad.
Adrian Satchell Fr. F UMBC Windsor, Conn./Windsor
Ferg Myrick Fr. F New Hampshire Philadelphia, Pa./Prep Charter

All-Defensive
Carlos Strong Sr. G Boston University Portland, Maine/Deering
Junior Bernal Sr. G Maine Manhattan, N.Y./Hyde/MCI
Tommy Brenton So. F Stony Brook Columbia, Md./River Hill/Hargrave
Marqus Blakely (6) Sr. F Vermont Metchuen, N.J./Metchuen
Garvey Young So. G Vermont Washington, D.C./Georgetown Prep

Rookie of the Year
Dylan Talley, Binghamton

Defensive Player of the Year
Marqus Blakely, Vermont (7)

Kevin Roberson Player of the Year
Muhammad El-Amin, Stony Brook

Coach of the Year
Steve Pikiell, Stony Brook

(1) First team, 2009; third team, 2008
(2) second team, 2009
(3) fi rst team, 2008, 09
(4) fi rst team 2009; second team, 2008
(5) fi rst team, 2008
(6) all defensive, 2007, 08
(7) Defensive Player of the Year, 2008, 09