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New additions bolster Gaels rotation

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

The men’s water polo team is looking to step up their game this season and get the wins that they missed last season. Fourth quarter mishaps and a lack of energy made the Gaels fall short in many games both in the Northeast Water Polo Conference and in tournament play. The Navy Open mark the first...

Hamilton plans to win while having fun

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

The Iona College men’s soccer team hopes to gain results in a more convincing manner this season while also having fun when playing their formation, according to head coach James Hamilton. “If we continue to work on a brand of soccer that we all like to play (and watch) then good things will happen...

Team chemistry, mentorship impacts Gabrielle Toth

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

Team chemistry and culture have changed the way freshman Gabrielle Toth participates in cross-country here at Iona College. Cross-country is very different in Australia, where Toth was born and raised. Everyone on the team has gone through the same, if not similar, experience going up through the...

Faith Preziosi talks season and long term goals

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

The Ionian had the opportunity to interview, via e-mail, sophomore and soccer player Faith Preziosi. Preziosi talks about her play, her time at Iona and her decision-making when coming to Iona.   1: What does it mean to you to have achieved Student-Athlete of the Week? I am proud to earn...

Galvin discusses key to success in cross-country

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

Senior Daniel Galvin works day in and day out to perform the extreme distances required in cross-country running, but physical work is only half of the story. Physicality and mentality play equal parts in most sports, but in cross-country, the mentality of persistence has prominence, Galvin says. “With...

Senior year; the true endgame

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

How Iona helped further my passion for sports writing and taught me one of the biggest lessons in life.

Premiere League fans’ blame on Pogba misplaced

Premiere League fans’ blame on Pogba misplaced

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

The Professional Footballers’ Association released the PFA Premier League Team of the Year on April 25, a prestigious award given to soccer players who perform above -average in the English Premier League. Fans across the world, especially on Twitter, have been complaining about the team since it...

Lacrosse team finishes tough season as seniors depart

Lacrosse team finishes tough season as seniors depart

Tevan Costoso, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The Iona College women’s lacrosse team finished their 2019 spring campaign on April 20, in a 15-10 defeat to Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe Marist, marking the end of the road for the eight graduating seniors on the Gaels’ roster.  Despite not making the MAAC Tournament this year, the Gaels reac...

Gaels close out successful season after rough start

Gaels close out successful season after rough start

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

After a shaky 1-7 start to the season, the women’s water polo team willed their way to a 16-17 record over the remainder of the season, including wins against Villanova, Siena, and Salem. Seven of the 17 players on this season's roster are freshmen, so a rough start was neither surprising nor conc...

Kara Zazzaro discusses her debut season, goals for off-season

Kara Zazzaro discusses her debut season, goals for off-season

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

Iona College’s community impacted freshman Kara Zazzaro when she first visited campus. The competitive softball program at Iona stood out to Zazzaro as well. The athletics combined with the great academic environment solidified her choice to come to New Rochelle. Incoming freshmen are likely to struggle whe...

Iona golf wins second straight MAAC Championship

Iona golf wins second straight MAAC Championship

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

The Iona College golf team remains the top dogs in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, after winning its second straight championship on April 20 at the Magnolia Golf Course in Disney World. The Gaels competed in a tight tournament, but were able to pull away on the final day to claim its sixth confere...

Tim Cluess remains at Iona after withdrawing name from St. John’s coaching search

Tim Cluess remains at Iona after withdrawing name from St. John’s coaching search

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019

Tim Cluess announced on Thursday that he withdrew his name from the St. John’s coaching vacancy to remain the head coach of the Iona College men’s basketball team. “I would like to start by thanking everyone for all their support. I am truly blessed to have so many people say so many nice things,”...

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