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Men’s lacrosse: Stony Brook’s Rooney (East Islip), coach Nagle earn American East top honors

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 5/2/12
From Press Release

Redshirt freshman Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) and Jim Nagle took home America East Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively, the conference announced on Tuesday. In addition, Stony Brook had five players on the first team.

Rooney, who led the Seawolves with 30 goals and 38 points, was among the top freshmen goal scorers in the country this season. He earned America East Rookie of the Week honors five times this season, finishing with 15 goals and four assists in conference play. During a five-game stretch from March 17 to April 14, Rooney, who also was named to the All-Rookie team, tallied 20 goals and four assists, including a career-high five goals at Binghamton.

In his first year at Stony Brook, Nagle led Stony Brook to its third straight America East Championship and the top seed in the four-team tournament. It’s the third straight season a Stony Brook coach has earned top honors.

Senior Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) and junior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) are two of the three midfielders on the first team.

Campbell tallied 20 goals and 12 assists in 11 games, but saved his best for conference play. In five America East games, Campbell totaled 12 goals and five assists, including a four-goal effort at UMBC. He’s among the nation’s active leaders with 52 assists entering the conference tournament.

Stony Brook’s leader in assists with 25, Tundo ended the regular season with a four-assist effort in the regular-season finale at Albany. He tallied three assists in a game four times this season, setting a new career-best with 36 points this season.

Senior Kyle Moeller (South Setauket, N.Y.) highlighted three defensive selections.

The America East Fans’ Choice Player of the Year and a first-team honoree last season, Moeller totaled 30 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers. He registered five caused turnovers, including a key one, stalling a man-up opportunity at UMBC.

Senior Jared LeVerne (Jericho, N.Y.) posted a career-best 41 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers. A three-time All-America East selection, LeVerne has played in all 60 games during his four years, totaling 149 ground balls.

Junior Sean Brady (Huntington Bay, N.Y.), who led the conference in goals against average (9.94) and save percentage (.515), finished the regular season with 120 saves. He registered double digit saves in six games, including a career-best 17 at Binghamton.

Moeller and Campbell also were honored with their selections to the All-Academic Team. A business management major with a 3.88 GPA, Moeller tops all student-athletes on the list. Campbell is a business management major with a 3.32 GPA.

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