Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium


Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium opened on September 14, 2002 and is Home of the Stony Brook Seawolves Women's Soccer Team. Read More

Brendan Faherty

Head Coach


Brendan Faherty was named the head womens soccer coach on Dec. 9, 2015, making him just the second coach in program history.


Faherty spent three seasons at the University of Washington, guiding the Huskies to NCAA Tournament appearances in his last two, including a trip to the NCAA Third Round in 2014. While at Washington, Faherty helped mold five NSCAA All-Pacific Region players, three Capital One Academic All-Americans and four NSCAA Scholar All-Americans. The Huskies recorded a 37-24-6 record (.597) during his tenure.


Prior to his time at Washington, Faherty spent three seasons at the University of Massachusetts, where he was promoted to Associate Head Coach in September of 2012. The Minutewomen made the Atlantic-10 Tournament in all three of Fahertys seasons, advancing to the conference championship in 2011.



Sarah Martinez

Assistant Coach


Sarah Martinez joined the Stony Brook coaching staff on Jan. 27, 2016.


Martinez played at the University of Washington, where she led the Huskies to three NCAA Tournament appearances and was named team captain and Offensive Team MVP in her junior and senior seasons. She was named to the All-Pac 12 second team as a senior and won the University of Washington Athletic Departments Most Inspirational Female Athlete Award twice.


After her playing career, Martinez spent four seasons on the Huskies coaching staff, serving as the Director of Soccer Operations for the mens and womens programs.



Sade Ayinde

Assistant Coach


Sade Ayinde joined head coach Brendan Fahertys staff in January of 2016.


Ayinde played at the University of Maryland, where she led the Terrapins to three NCAA Tournament appearances, scoring 16 goals and adding 19 assists. She was named to the Soccer Buzz All-Mid Atlantic Freshman Team in 2008 and was voted the NSCAA National Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week in 2010 after scoring both of Marylands goals in a 2-1 win over No. 2 North Carolina.


Following her collegiate years, Ayinde played for the Long Island Rough Riders and New York Magic of the W-League and spent a season in Sweden.


Ayindes coaching experience includes a head coaching role with the Girls U10 and U15 first teams at East Meadow Soccer Club. She also serves as a Region I ODP coach in Rhode Island and is the assistant coach of the ENYYSA ODP team in New York State.


She owns a USSF Class “C” coaching license and an NSCAA National Diploma.