The 2017 schedule for Stony Brook University’s Women’s Soccer Team includes a challenging non-conference lineup that features a matchup against Long Island rivals Hofstra University.
The 18-game slate begins on Friday, Aug. 18, when the Seawolves travel to Northeastern, the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association regular season and conference tournament championship.
“We are excited with the way our schedule came together for this fall,” Faherty said. “As a program, we want to challenge our student-athletes with the non-conference portion of our schedule, which we believe will put us in the best position to find success in America East games.”
Stony Brook then squares off with Iona on Sunday, Aug. 20, (1 p.m.) in its home opener at LaValle Stadium. The Seawolves will also play host to Boston College (Aug. 31) and Hofstra (Sept. 14) in 2017 non-conference action.
Two other notable non-conference matchups on the 2017 schedule will take place on the road vs. Columbia (Sept. 8) and Sacred Heart (Sept. 22). Columbia finished No. 3 in the Ivy League in 2016, and played Stony Brook to a scoreless draw on Sept. 9 of last year. Sacred Heart finished No. 3 in the NEC, and also played the Seawolves to a 1-1 tie last August.
Stony Brook begins conference action on Sept. 24 at Maine (1 p.m.). The Seawolves play eight-straight America East games from Sept. 24 through Oct. 22 to close out the 2017 regular season.
“We have some very challenging non-conference games, but I am most excited about the America East schedule,” Faherty said. “I was very impressed with the level of play last season in the conference and I expect each game to be even more competitive this fall.”
The Seawolves host UMass Lowell at LaValle Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 28, in its first conference home game at 7 p.m.
Stony Brook will also play host to UMBC on “Alumnae Day” at LaValle Stadium on Oct. 15. Prior to the game, the Seawolves will honor the fifth anniversary of the 2012 America East Championship team.
Stony Brook’s senior day celebration will take place during its final home game of the regular season on Oct. 19 vs. Albany at 7 p.m.
- August 18 @ Northeastern
- August 20 vs. Iona
- August 25 @ U. Mass
- August 27 @ Dartmouth
- August 31 @ Boston College
- September 3 @ Bryant
- September 8 @ Columbia
- September 14 vs. Hofstra
- September 17 @ Wagner
- September 22 @ Sacred Heart
- September 24 @ Maine æ
- September 28 vs. UMass Lowell æ
- October 1 @ Hartford æ
- October 8 vs. New Hampshire æ
- October 12 @ Binghamton æ
- October 15 vs. UMBC æ
- October 19 vs. Albany æ
- October 22 @ Vermont æ
æ = America East Conference game