STONY BROOK, L.I. — It’s been a historic year for Stony Brook’s women’s basketball team.
The Seawolves have won 21 straight games and another big accomplishment could be heading their way: the program’s first ever conference championship.
“One hundred percent exceeded my expectations,” said guard Kaela Hilaire. “I knew we were going to be good but who knows they’re going to break records.”
Hilaire transfered from Seton Hall to Stony Brook last year. She wants to be part of something special.
“We want to bring the championship back to Stony Brook.”
A win on Wednesday against Vermont clinches a top seed and home-court advantage in the conference tournament. A win in the America East tourney would give them a first-ever automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The Seawolves realize they’re close, but not losing sight of what got them there.
“You want to cut down the nets,” said head coach Caroline McCombs. “You don’t focus on that but we talk about doing things on a daily basis. What are their commitments to theirselves and teammates.”
“We focus on the daily habits and the process.”