2009 record: 4-12, sixth in America East.
Last NCAA appearance: None.
Coach: Allison Comito, fifth season (35-31).
Preseason poll: Selected sixth in America East.
Players to watch: M Melissa Cook (18 goals, 15 assists); A Samantha Djaha (23, 4); A/M Courtney Bertolone (15, 3); M Victoria Cable (15 goals); A Abby Ford; A Jackie Hughes; D Kelley Sweeney; D Bridgid Callahan; D Trish Molfetta; D Cori Kennedy.
Games to watch: March 17 hosting Hofstra; March 27 hosting UMBC; April 7 at Albany.
Noteworthy: Stony Brook will be the site of big lacrosse events in each of the next two seasons: It will host the men's quarterfinals this May and the women's Final Four in 2011.
Coach says: "A lot of people will be surprised by the balanced attack we have this year."
is within reach.