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Stony Brook goal keeper Frankie Caridi (2). (Feb. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook goal keeper Frankie Caridi (2). (Feb. 1, 2012)

2012 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team

Things are looking up for the Stony Brook women's lacrosse team in 2012. A new coach, maturing players and some key additions could signal a big turnaround for the program.

Stony Brook head coach Joe Spalllina. (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook head coach Joe Spalllina. (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook head coach Joe Spallina. (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook head coach Joe Spallina. (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook Demmainne Cook (27). (Feb. 1, 2012)
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook Demmainne Cook (27). (Feb. 1, 2012)

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Stony Brook's Michelle Rubino (1). (Feb. 1, 2012)
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Michelle Rubino (1). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook goal keeper Frankie Caridi (2). (Feb.
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook goal keeper Frankie Caridi (2). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook attack Claire Petersen (20). (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook attack Claire Petersen (20). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook attack Alyssa Cardillo (26). (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook attack Alyssa Cardillo (26). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook goal keeper Frankie Caridi (2). (Feb.
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook goal keeper Frankie Caridi (2). (Feb. 1, 2012)

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Stony Brook attack Alyssa Cardillo (26). (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook attack Alyssa Cardillo (26). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook's Janine Hiller (24). (Feb. 1, 2012)
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Janine Hiller (24). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook attack Claire Petersen during practice. (Feb.
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook attack Claire Petersen during practice. (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook's Janine Hiller (24). (Feb. 1, 2012)
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Janine Hiller (24). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook middie Demmainne Cook (27). (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook middie Demmainne Cook (27). (Feb. 1, 2012)

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Stony Brook middie Demmainne Cook (27). (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook middie Demmainne Cook (27). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook middie Emily Mercier (11). (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook middie Emily Mercier (11). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook middie Emily Mercier (11). (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook middie Emily Mercier (11). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook head coach Joe Spallina speaks with
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook head coach Joe Spallina speaks with the team after practice. (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook's Michelle Rubino (1). (Feb. 1, 2012)
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Michelle Rubino (1). (Feb. 1, 2012)

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Stony Brook's Emily Mercier (11). (Feb. 1, 2012)
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Emily Mercier (11). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook attack Claire Petersen. (Feb. 1, 2012)
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook attack Claire Petersen. (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook middie Demmainne Cook (27). (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook middie Demmainne Cook (27). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook goal keeper Frankie Caridi (2). (Feb.
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook goal keeper Frankie Caridi (2). (Feb. 1, 2012)

Stony Brook attack Alyssa Cardillo (26). (Feb. 1,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook attack Alyssa Cardillo (26). (Feb. 1, 2012)

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Stony Brook's Janine Hiller (24). (Feb. 1, 2012)
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Janine Hiller (24). (Feb. 1, 2012)

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