You're a Seawolf


During the early 1950's, when the Stony Brook campus was located in Oyster Bay, the University's teams were known as the Soundmen or Baymen. From 1960 through 1966, we competed as the Warriors. We became the Stony Brook Patriots/Lady Patriots in 1966, and held that name for nearly 30 years. In 1994, in an effort to create an exciting new team identity in line with our move to the Division I level, then-Stony Brook President Dr. John H. Marburger III proclaimed a new team nickname: the Seawolves. The Seawolf is a mythical sea creature of the Tlingit tribe, said to bring good luck to all those fortunate enough to see it.

The 20 Seawolves NCAA Division I varsity teams include men's lacrosse, baseball, and football, women's softball and volleyball, and men's and women's soccer, basketball, cross country, swimming, tennis, and both indoor and outdoor track and field. Follow us at

Wolfie is the furry, fun-loving mascot who tirelessly promotes Stony Brook Athletics on campus and in the local community. Wolfie’s preferred activities include leading the cheers at Stony Brook athletic contests and interacting with kids and other fans of all ages.

Wolfie is showing up everywhere that his fans, students and alumni are as a result to increase his visibility and boost school pride and spirit, in a campaign called “Where in the World is Wolfie?” Join the Where in the World is Wolfie? Facebook page and share your photos with your Wolfie doll.

To purchase your own Wolfie plush toy visit and click on Gifts and Accessories, or visit our campus stores.