Stony Brook University was founded in 1957, and in the years to follow, its sports teams were known as the Soundmen, the Baymen, the Warriors, and even the Patriots. The latter of those monikers stuck until 1994, when the school finally took on the role as Seawolves: a mythical sea creature of the Tlingit tribe thought to bring good luck to anyone fortunate enough to see it or get its autograph.
Today, 20 men's and women's varsity teams compete as Seawolves across the America East Conference and the Colonial Athletic Association. Bearing the school's colors of red, grey, and blue, the student-athletes receive boosts from Stony Brook's renowned marching band, Wolfie the mascot, and a group of passionate student fans nicknamed "The Pack."
43,000 square feet await airsoft players at Strikeforce Sports' indoor, close-quarters combat field. Once games start, that space starts to feel like an entire city. Foam boards have been transformed to look like buildings of brick and stone. Among them, obstacles such as trash cans and cars are the only things standing between players and their opponents. Strategy plays a key role here, as players choose whether to sneak slowly around corners, go through crawl spaces, or storm in and face their challengers head-on.
Away from the competitive space, Airsoft pistols and rifles, along with other gear, blanket the walls of the onsite pro shop. Here, staffers help players customize their airsoft guns with add-ons, including red dot sights. In addition to restocking their equipment, players can refuel between rounds at the full-service restaurant and sports bar.
At Long Island Sports Complex in Freeport, you can take your time trying on athletic gear and find the most suitable attire and equipment for your body.
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In 2001, the inaugural season for Major League Lacrosse, the Long Island Lizards finished with the best record in their division and went on to defeat the rival Chesapeake Bayhawks to win the first Steinfeld Cup Championship. The Lizards proved to be just as strong in their 2003 season, winning the Steinfeld Cup for a second time after again beating the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the title game. Now known as the New York Lizards, the team has made the playoffs eight times in the past 14 years—culminating in a third championship win in 2015—and is looking forward to defending the crown. Led by current league MVP Greg Gurenlian, Goalie of the year Drew Adams, all MLL team member Rob Pannell, and two-time MVP and seven-time MLL All-Star Paul Rabil, the Lizards look to continue their winning tradition in 2016.
On June 17, 1985—after winning five North American League Soccer championships bringing some of soccer's biggest names to the United States—the New York Cosmos played their last game in front of more than 8,500 fans at Giants Stadium. Nearly three decades of silence followed. But in 2013, the club was revived, much to the delight of the city's fans and growing number of cobweb-covered soccer balls. That year, the Cosmos returned to the pitch and promptly re-established themselves as one of the NASL's elite teams, capturing their sixth Soccer Bowl with a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks.