Four #Seawolves named to All-CAA teams
Nov. 26, 2013
Richmond, Va. - After concluding its first season in the CAA with a victory over Albany, four student-athletes from the Stony Brook football team were named all-conference on Tuesday.
Senior punter Nick Ferrara (Hicksville, N.Y.) garnered the Seawolves' only first-team selection. Senior wide receiver Malcolm Eugene (Huntington, N.Y.), senior linebacker Jawara Dudley (Roosevelt, N.Y.) and junior defensive back Christian Ricard (Spencer, Mass.) each earned second-team distinction.
Ferrara, a transfer from Maryland, averaged 43.3 yards per punt, a figure that ranked second in the CAA and 14th nationally. 15 of his 47 punts pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line, and 12 punts went 50 yards or more. In the first game of the season at Rhode Island, Ferrara drilled a Stony Brook record 68-yard punt.
Stony Brook's leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns, Eugene enjoyed an outstanding season. A transfer from Temple, Eugene totaled 57 catches for 894 yards and five touchdowns. He had four games with 100 yards or more, including an 184-yard performance, the sixth most in program history, at Villanova. The 894 yards is the third most in a season in school history.
Dudley, a two-time All-Big South honoree, ended the season with 64 tackles, finishing his illustrious career third in Stony Brook's Division I history with 265 total tackles. Dudley started 42 of a possible 48 games, making at least 49 tackles in each of his four seasons. His 24.5 tackles for loss also ranks among the top five in school history.
Ricard, who recorded three games with double-digit tackles, led the Seawolves with 91 tackles, the sixth most in a season in school history. He made a career-high 17 tackles in a win over No. 25 James Madison and posted a season-best 11 solo tackles against Albany.
Stony Brook won two straight games to finish the season 5-6, 3-5 CAA.