Both teams are enjoying substantial winning streaks. After opening the season with one win and two losses,
1) Containing Jeff Tundo. Stony Brook’s offense has been powered by senior midfielder Jeff Tundo, who leads the team in goals (15), assists (11) and points (26). Tundo, who was selected in the Major League Lacrosse draft by the New York Lizards with the 61st overall pick in January, recorded five goals and four assists in the team’s victory over St. John’s. If Tundo, who can also play attack, stays at the midfield, he should expect a lot of Maryland senior long-stick midfielder and Tewaaraton Award candidate Jesse Bernhardt. “We think Jeff is terrific,” Terps coach
2) Beware the freshmen. The Seawolves have also relied on a youth movement to provide a boost. The program's freshmen class has accumulated 30 goals and 13 and the 43 points make up 45 percent of the team's total of 96. The remaining points have been provided by Tundo and sophomores Mike Andreassi and Mike Rooney (seven goals and four assists each). Tillman said he is not stunned by the freshmen's contributions. "There are some really good players coming in every year," he said. "A guy like Jeff Tundo is a really good player, but he also makes the guys around him better. So he may get the long-stick and that will allow a freshman who plays with him to get a short stick and then Jeff's leadership and his experience helps some of those younger guys. … They have some big, athletic, skilled guys that are dangerous because of the schemes they run. I really have been impressed with what they've done in a short amount of time there."