October 12, 2009
AE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Stony Brook's Fernandes wins it
A game-winning goal against New York State rival Binghamton on Saturday has earned freshman Leonardo Fernandes (North Babylon, N.Y.) America East rookie of the week, the conference announced on Monday.
It is the first America East award for Fernandes, who leads the Seawolves with four goals and 10 points.
Fernandes scored the game-winner three minutes into the second half as he took a pass from sophomore Wilber Bonilla (Brentwood, N.Y.), turned and faced goalkeeper Jason Stenta. With one dribble to his left, Fernandes shot it past Stenta’s left for the score. It was only the second time in nine games Stony Brook beat its upstate rival.