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Cross country finished as the top team in the Northeast Region last year.

Cross country finding stride after second meet

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor September 23, 2021

The Iona men and women’s cross-country team’s 2021 season is underway, with junior Lachlan Wellington taking first in their most recent race at the Br. John “Paddy” Doyle Meet of Champions...

Freshman Luksa Vlasic earned Northeast Water Polo Player of the Week recognition for his 14-goal performance at the invitational.

Water polo grabs triple overtime win over John Hopkins

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

The Iona men’s water polo went 1-2 at the Princeton Invitational this past weekend, playing games against John Hopkins, Wagner and Navy.   The Gaels started off their three-game stretch with a splash, grabbing...

Iona needs to improve their defense at the end of games, as they have allowed 15 goals in the second period or later in their eight games this season.

Women’s soccer shows improvement in early season

Lachlan Wellington, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

The Iona College women’s soccer team has made a promising start to the new campaign currently holding a split 4-4 record, with a 2-1 record at home.    The Gaels have shown improvement since the...

The non-conference schedule features a rematch with the Alabama Crimson Tide, the team which knocked Iona out of the NCAA Tournament last March.

Complete men’s basketball schedule announced

Lachlan Wellington, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

Rick Pitino, head coach of the Iona men’s basketball team, announced the team’s 2021-2022 full season schedule on Sept. 9.   Fresh off their recent tour of Greece, during which they went up against...

Gael alum finding success as sports journalist

Gael alum finding success as sports journalist

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor September 23, 2021

It was regular school day in autumn of 2013 at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. Just a few miles outside of the nation’s capital, sophomore Ryan McFadden entered the gym and...

The team has scored more goals in the first four games of the new campaign than it did throughout the shortened 2020-2021 season.

Women’s soccer begins season with split record

Lachlan Wellington, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

The Iona Gaels women’s soccer team has endured a mixed start to their new campaign, currently holding a split record of 2-2.   The Gaels opened their season with a 5-0 defeat against Boston College...

The Gaels have been outshot 51-23 over their three-game losing streak in non-conference play.

Men’s soccer team hopes to bounce back after opening season with loss

Lachlan Wellington, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

The Iona men’s soccer team’s new season began with a 2-0 loss to the Vermont Catamounts at Mazzella Field on Aug. 26.  Goals on each side of the halfway point by Vermont spelled defeat for...

Lewis led her high school squad with 10 goals and 8 assists in 12 games as a senior.

Lewis propels women’s squad to win; earns Rookie of the Week honors

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor September 9, 2021

Iona women’s soccer freshman Kendarjah Lewis was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday for her two-goal performance over Virginia Military Institute last Thursday.     The...

Iona showed improvement in the invitational compared to 2019 when they lost all three of their games.

Iona Volleyball starts season with win at Army Invitational 

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Iona women’s volleyball was able to dig out a win in the Army Invitational this past weekend. The girls started the invitational off strong with a 3-0 win over Merrimack before dropping the next two...

Sophomore forward Nelly Junior Joseph averaged 18.8 points per game in the five games against Greek Basket League teams. 

Men’s basketball caps off Greek tour with impressive win

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor September 9, 2021

The Iona men’s basketball team completed their 2021 Greece Tour with an 82-70 win over Ionikos Nikaias B.C. on Aug. 27, a trip that included five games against four professional teams in the Greek...

Iona finished their championship performance with a +5 score, their best in the three-year championship run.

Iona golf caps off rocky season with championship victory

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor May 6, 2021

The Iona College golf team won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships for the third time in a row after nearly a year off the green.  The tournament was able to take place despite the...

Willow Lopez-Silvers has also spent her time as a tutor for the Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center.

Lopez-Silvers named Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Assistant Sports Editor May 6, 2021

Iona College swimmer and senior Willow Lopez-Silvers received the 2021 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar award for women’s swimming by the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine on April 26, according...

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