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Speedy Claxton huge his mom after Hofstra beat (Credit: Newsday/Paul J. Bereswill)

Speedy Claxton huge his mom after Hofstra beat Delaware in the America East final. (March 11, 2000)

Top moments in Long Island college athletics

Look back at the 11 biggest moments in the history of Long Island college sports.

Compiled by Steven Marcus

1. 1999-2000 Speedy Claxton leads Hofstra men's basketball
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1. 1999-2000
Speedy Claxton leads Hofstra men's basketball to an America East title and a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

2. 2000-01 Hofstra men's basketball earns its second
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2. 2000-01
Hofstra men's basketball earns its second consecutive NCAA bid.

3. 2012 Stony Brook baseball team advances to
(Credit: AP)

3. 2012
Stony Brook baseball team advances to its first College World Series.

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4. 1999 Hofstra's I-AA football team finishes the
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4. 1999
Hofstra's I-AA football team finishes the season 10-1, ranked fifth in the nation.

5. 2010 Stony Brook men’s lacrosse wins the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

5. 2010
Stony Brook men’s lacrosse wins the America East title to advance to the NCAA Tournament. They lose to Virginia, 10-9, in the quarterfinals, one victory short of the NCAA Final Four.

6. 1977-78 Stony Brook men’s basketball makes the

6. 1977-78
Stony Brook men’s basketball makes the NCAA Division III Final Four.

7. 1976-77 Hofstra men's basketball team goes 23-7
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7. 1976-77
Hofstra men's basketball team goes 23-7 and makes the NCAA Tournament.

8. 2008-11 Adelphi women’s lacrosse wins three straight
(Credit: Joe Rogate)

8. 2008-11
Adelphi women’s lacrosse wins three straight Division II titles.

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9. 1974 Adelphi men’s soccer wins the Division
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9. 1974
Adelphi men’s soccer wins the Division II national title.

10. 2012 Dowling men's lacrosse wins the NCAA
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10. 2012
Dowling men's lacrosse wins the NCAA Division II title.

11. 2006 Dowling men's soccer wins the NCAA
(Credit: Bob Mitchell)

11. 2006
Dowling men's soccer wins the NCAA Division II title.

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