SCOUTING THE HAWKS
• Hartford makes its 10th appearance in the America East Championship, winning seven previous titles. The Hawks last championship came in 2006 with a semifinal victory over New Hampshire and a title game win over Maine. Previous America East Championships came in 2002, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995 & 1994.
• Leading the Hawks is their very own “Triple Crown” of sorts in senior Amelia Pereira who was named the America East Striker of the Year. Pereira leads the America East in points (33), goals (13) and assists (7). She is also among the top-25 in the nation in points (17th) and goals (21st), while she is seventh in the nation in game-winning goals with six total.
• Pereira was one of two major award winners for the Hawks joined by junior keeper Erin Quinlan who was named America East Goalkeeper of the Year. Of the three major statistical categories, Quinlan leads the America East in goals-against average (0.69) and shutouts (9), while she is second overall in save percentage (.833).
• Pereira and Quinlan were two of five Hawks who received postseason honors. Pereira and Quinlan were joined on the First Team All-Conference by Caroline Dixon and Shealagh Begley. Caitlin Alves earned Second Team All-Conference distinction, while Elise Galipo and Morgan Berry were named to the All-Rookie Team. Finally, Pereira, Alves and Quinlan were all honored on the All-Academic Team.
• Hartford is 7-2-1 overall at Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium. In postseason play, the Hawks are 11-3-2 overall at home, including the semifinal victory over Vermont on October 28.
SCOUTING THE SEAWOLVES
• Stony Brook is appearing in its third America East Final, having also advanced to the title games in 2002 and 2008. The Seawolves have never won the America East Championship; lost to Boston University, 2-1 (2008), lost to Hartford, 4-0 (2002).
• Stony Brook's 11 victories this season (11-6-3) ties a single-season program best since the Seawolves joined the America East in 2001.
• The Seawolves are 6-4-1 away from home this season.
• Stony Brook's leading scorer, Larissa Nysch, (a second-team All-Conference honoree) leads the conference in shots (62) and shots per game (3.10). She is third in the conference with 20 points on eight goals and four assists. She also scored the Seawolves' lone goal when the teams met earlier this season in a 2-1 Hartford win in 2OT on Oct. 21.
• Freshman Tessa Devereaux, a unanimous All-Rookie selection, is tied for the conference lead with seven assists.
• Junior keeper Ashley Castanio has played every minute in goal this season (1928:42). She stopped a penalty kick in the America East Championship quarterfinals against New Hampshire. She also ranks first in the America East with 109 saves.