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From left, Stony Brook captains Melissa Rotante #19, (Credit: George A. Faella)

From left, Stony Brook captains Melissa Rotante #19, Claire Petersen #20, Alyssa Cardillo #26, Demmianne Cook #27 and Janine Hillier #24 pose with the America East championship trophy. (May 5, 2013)

America East championship: Stony Brook vs. Albany

The Stony Brook women's lacrosse team earned the program's first NCAA bid with a 14-3 win over Albany on Sunday in the America East championship at LaValle Stadium.

Stony Brook's Janine Hillier shoots and scores against
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Stony Brook's Janine Hillier shoots and scores against Albany goalie Anna Berman #31. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Janine Hillier drives the net hard
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Stony Brook's Janine Hillier drives the net hard as Albany's Jess Antelmi tries to defend. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Michelle Rubino fires a shot off
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Stony Brook's Michelle Rubino fires a shot off the post during a game against Albany. (May 5, 2013)

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Stony Brook's Demmianne Cook moves past Albany's Ariana
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Stony Brook's Demmianne Cook moves past Albany's Ariana Parker #14. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Demmianne Cook and Albany's Rachael Burek
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Stony Brook's Demmianne Cook and Albany's Rachael Burek fight for the loose ball after the face off. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Emily Mercier moves through Albany traffic
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Stony Brook's Emily Mercier moves through Albany traffic at midfield. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Emily Mercier cuts back as Albany's
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Stony Brook's Emily Mercier cuts back as Albany's Michelle Primomo defends. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Janine Hillier looks to move past
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Stony Brook's Janine Hillier looks to move past Albany's Kaitlynn Harrison #18. (May 5, 2013)

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Stony Brook goalie Frankie Caridi moves the ball
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Stony Brook goalie Frankie Caridi moves the ball up field after making the save. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Emily Mercier shoots on the Albany
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Stony Brook's Emily Mercier shoots on the Albany goal. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Claire Petersen moves around the net
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Stony Brook's Claire Petersen moves around the net as Albany's Kathleen Lennon #23 defends. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Alyssa Cardillo gets the shot off
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Stony Brook's Alyssa Cardillo gets the shot off between two Albany defenders. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook, NY May 5, 2013 - Stony
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Stony Brook, NY May 5, 2013 - Stony Brook's Janine Hillier #24, grabs the pass and heads to the goal as Albany's Erin Monna #5, tries to defend. Photo by GEORGE A. FAELLA

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From left, Stony Brook captains Melissa Rotante #19,
(Credit: George A. Faella)

From left, Stony Brook captains Melissa Rotante #19, Claire Petersen #20, Alyssa Cardillo #26, Demmianne Cook #27 and Janine Hillier #24 pose with the America East championship trophy. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook poses after defeating Albany for the
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Stony Brook poses after defeating Albany for the America East title. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Janine Hillier #24 receives the Most
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Stony Brook's Janine Hillier #24 receives the Most Outstanding Player trophy. (May 5, 2013)

Stony Brook's Claire Petersen #20 beats Albany goalie
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Stony Brook's Claire Petersen #20 beats Albany goalie Anna Berman #31 with a point-blank shot for the goal. (May 5, 2013)q

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