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Iona’s 42 free throw attempts is the most the team has attempted in a single game in the  last nine seasons.

Gaels treat fans to back-to-back wins at Hynes to open season

Jordan Score and Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro November 18, 2021

The Iona men’s basketball team beat Appalachian State 65-53 on Nov. 9 at the Hynes Center in the team’s first home-season opener since 2018.      The Gaels gave a team effort as they combined for sixteen...

The Gaels were projected to finish sixth in the conference in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.

Women’s basketball finding success early in season

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

The Iona women’s basketball team started their season 2-0 with a contested road win against Bryant on Nov. 9 followed by a more lopsided victory against Winthrop in the team’s home opener on Nov. 13.     Defense...

Iona Rowing recently ran in a half-marathon as part of their training program.

Rowing ends fall season at Glen Island

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

 The brief Iona men’s and women’s rowing fall season concluded on Nov. 6 at the Metropolitan Championship Regatta held on Iona’s home turf at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.     The...

Azzam Ruiz led the MAAC in shots on goal with 48 while the next closest eligible player had 36.

Gael shows flare in first full soccer season at Iona

Catherine Drohan, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

Growing up in Spain, all Camil Azzam Ruiz wanted to do was to play soccer. He began playing fútbol, as he calls it, when he was first living in the south of Spain at age three. From there, Azzam...

The fourth-place finish marked only the fourth time the team has finished in the top half in a match this season.

Golf concludes season after weather cuts Nassau Invitational short

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

The Gaels golf team competed in their last tournament of the season this past week at the 2021 Nassau Invitational finishing fourth out of the eight teams at Glen Cove, NY on Oct. 25.   Iona competed...

Fanatics in the faculty: How Iona professors show support for their Gaels

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor November 4, 2021

Looking around the stands at a home soccer match at Mazzella Field, a spectator has a good chance of catching Dr. David Zuckerman cheering the Gaels on. Inside the Hynes Arena, fans may see Dr....

The team’s 11 wins this season equals the total amount of games they have won in the last three seasons combined.

Women’s soccer season, win streak ends at Siena

Jordan Score, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

The Iona women’s soccer winning streak, as well as their season, ended on Sunday with a loss to Siena 2-0 in Loudonville, NY in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals.     Siena...

Lewis finished in the top ten of goals scored in the MAAC in her freshman season with five.

Lewis named MAAC ROTY; four other Gaels recognized by conference

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor November 4, 2021

Iona’s Kendarjah Lewis took home the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s Rookie of the Year award, while four other women’s soccer players received conference recognition on Monday according to...

Softball finalizes coaching staff as team prepares for spring season

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor November 4, 2021

Iona softball announced the hiring of a new assistant coach Aaron Ballmer to complete the staff on Oct. 25.   Ballmer joins the staff after a year at Chadron State College as an assistant coach....

Swimming and diving starts season with a splash

Swimming and diving starts season with a splash

Lachlan Wellington, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

The Iona College women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams have both made promising starts to the 2021-2022 season.   The men’s team has started the season with a 3-0 record, while the...

Despite the lopsided loss, Iona has outscored opponents 258-147 through six games this season.

Homecoming blues: Gaels rugby falls to Hoosiers

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro and Jordan Score October 21, 2021

The Iona rugby team fell 55-14 to Indiana in this year’s homecoming game on Oct. 16 at Mazzella Field.      The seats were filled with  faithful Gaels on a sunny afternoon...

Iona will travel to Cambridge, MA for the Head of the Charles regatta, known as the largest regatta in the world with over 800 clubs, on Oct. 23.

Rowing season underway with two top-half finishes

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor October 21, 2021

The Iona men’s and women’s rowing teams got their fall season started at the Head of the Housatonic meet on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn. on Oct. 9.   The Gaels took part in three races...

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