24  Steven Waldeck
Steven Waldeck

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Levittown, N.Y.

High School:
MacArthur

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
Defense

Major:
Health Science


2009: Started every game for the Seawolves ... first team All-America East for a second straight year ... selected Stony Brook's Male Athlete of the Year ... finished among the national leaders (4th) in scoring among long pole players ... led the team with a career-high 96 ground balls ... seventh in the nation in ground balls per game (6.40) ... America East All-Tournament team ... at least three ground balls in every game ... three caused turnovers in the opener vs. #2 Virginia (20) ... career-high 12 ground balls vs. Lehigh (3/4) ... scored goals in back-to-back games vs. Delaware (3/14) and at Lafayette (3/17) ... added an assist at Denver (3/21) along with eight ground balls and three caused turnovers ... a goal and seven ground balls in back-to-back games at Vermont (4/4) and at Hartford (4/11) ... goal and assist at #9 Hofstra (4/21) ... assist, 10 ground balls and three caused turnovers vs. Albany (4/29) in the America East semifinals.

2008: First team All-America East selection on defense ... played in every game for the Seawolves ... led the team and was fifth in the conference in ground balls per game (3.79) ... also led Stony Brook in caused turnovers ... picked up five or more ground balls five times ... scored his only goal of the season in the first game at Virginia (2/22) ... five ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Siena (3/8) ... five more ground balls vs. Denver (3/22) ... picked up an assist in the win over Marist (3/25) ... six ground balls vs. Hartford (4/12) ... seven more in the next game at Binghamton (4/19) ... closed out the season with a career-high 11 ground balls vs. Albany (5/1) at the America East Tournament.

2007: Standout first season on defense for Stony Brook ... named to the America East All-Rookie team ... started all 13 games ... second on the team in ground balls ... tied for 40th in the nation with 4.00 ground balls per game ... picked up at least five on seven occasions ... five ground balls vs. Harvard (3/3) ... first collegiate point on an assist along with five ground balls vs. Albany (4/7) ... first goal came at Siena (4/10) ... seven ground balls at Hartford (4/14) ... career-high eight ground balls vs. UMBC (4/28).

High School: A 2006 graduate of MacArthur High School ... a four-year letterwinner and starter for the Generals in lacrosse ... averaged 18 ground balls and was awarded all-conference honors as a sophomore ... two-time captain and was named player of the year as well as all-county both as a junior and a senior ... also played football for four years and was captain twice ... all-county and offensive player of the year as a senior ... athlete of the year as a senior.

Personal: Born Steven Edward Waldeck on December 12, 1987 ... nickname is Wally ... son of Lynn and Edward Waldeck ... has a brother and a sister.