Both schools are way down the list lacrossewise, acedemicwise and certainly campus and college experience wise. Either may be a good fit for a girl for whatever reason, but they are both settle for schools, not hopeful aspiring for schools.
US News and World Reports now has Stonybrook ranking in the 80s while Hofstra is standing in the 120 range. As a private institution, this has to be bothering Hofstra particularly given that they have sacrificed their NCAA Division I Football team for the Medical School.
It is hard to believe that Strum-Kenney positioned Stony Brook in a better place than Rabinowitz, but you cannot argue with the current USN&WR results.
BOTC would need to take a closer look at the impact of the major donations received at Stony Brook over the last two years as well as the peer rankings. Both have impacts on the University's standing as these two areas account for 20% of the total scoring.
Neither school is a Top 30 National program - nor do they claim to be. That said, Stony Brook is claiming time on national television and in media publications. Hofstra has certainly been outflanked when it comes to headlines associated with NCAA Division I programs.