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Alumnus wins Emmy for technical work in U.S. Open

Alumnus wins Emmy for technical work in U.S. Open

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Former Iona College student Nick Hydo was awarded an Emmy for his work as Technical Director during the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. The Emmy award winner worked with ESPN during the championship, helping lead the camera work for the event. Hydo graduated in 2018 and went on to work with Madison...

Moreno reflects on time at Iona, future soccer career

Moreno reflects on time at Iona, future soccer career

Matthew George, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Timeflies when you’re having fun, and that was the case come playoff time for defender Malcolm Moreno and the Iona men’s soccer program. The team clinched the third seed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and went on to win the MAAC title for the first time in Iona history, with Moreno at...

Gaels make history with championship MAAC title

Gaels make history with championship MAAC title

Joseph Agius, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The Gaels advanced to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game after beating the Quinnipiac Bobcats 2-1 in Hamden, Connecticut. The team traveled to Jersey City, New Jersey, where they matched up against the St. Peter’s Peacocks in the MAAC final. The offense was stagnant for over...

Men’s water polo ends regular season as sixth seed

Men’s water polo ends regular season as sixth seed

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

The Iona men’s water polo team concluded their regular season in the Northeast Water Polo Conference on Nov. 9 against Princeton in a 12-19 loss. The Gaels had a solid team at the beginning of the season, showing their best play against Johns Hopkins during the Navy Open. Iona won 18-14 against...

Plimpton, Mackic help Gaels exorcise demons from last year’s post-season loss to Rider

Plimpton, Mackic help Gaels exorcise demons from last year’s post-season loss to Rider

Joseph Agius, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

After losing to the Rider Broncs in the playoffs last year at Mazzella Field 2-0, the Gaels got their revenge in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship series, beating them 2-1 on Nov. 10. When the game was a little past the halfway mark in the first half, sophomore...

Difficult challenges hero rugby team progress

Difficult challenges hero rugby team progress

Frances Hoey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

With just two games remaining in the Iona rugby schedule this season, the fall of 2019 has proven to be a success for the Gaels. Going undefeated in their conference from an overall 6-3 record, the rugby team doesn’t seem to have any problems getting the job done. Their biggest challenge has come...

Influx of freshmen help refresh men’s baseball team

Influx of freshmen help refresh men’s baseball team

Daniel Abbate, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The Iona baseball team starts their season soon, and the Gaels are looking forward to improving their 14-38 record from last season. The team will start the new season with hopes to bounce back from the negative record they recorded the previous season in which they went 8-16 against teams in the...

Gaels aim to attack hard as playoffs approach

Gaels aim to attack hard as playoffs approach

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

The Iona College women’s soccer team is close to making it to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference playoffs after a much better spell from the team. The beginning of the season saw the Gaels struggling to rack up wins, as they scored one win out of eight matches. Since their 3-2 win against St....

Preparation, experience to help Gaels through season

Preparation, experience to help Gaels through season

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team has performed well in the past four seasons and hopes to win their fifth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship this season with the help of streamlined preparation and team experience. Having most of last year’s team helps get the team’s...

Opportunity of academic, athletic progression big motivator for Bravo

Opportunity of academic, athletic progression big motivator for Bravo

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

The combination of athletics and academics offered for athletes at Iona College works perfectly for someone who wants to work on both at the same time, according to sophomore Mauro Bravo. In Spain, where Bravo is from, athletics and academics are entirely separate. Students go to school in one place...

Smith helps lead Gaels to history books

Smith helps lead Gaels to history books

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

Junior Jamie Smith has been performing at the top of her game recently, scoring her first career triple-double against Siena on Oct. 20 and securing the volleyball team’s spot in Iona’s record books. The volleyball team is the first group of Gaels to win in the new Hynes Center. The win meant...

Gaels lack consistency throughout fall season

Gaels lack consistency throughout fall season

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

The Iona College golf team aims to work on performing their best at every tournament as they finish their fall season on Oct. 28 at the 2019 Metropolitan Intercollegiate. The season so far has been relatively good, with their lowest placing for a tie at ninth out of 17 at the 2019 Matthews Auto Collegiate...

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