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Iona Alumna receives Arthur Ashe Jr. Award

Iona Alumna receives Arthur Ashe Jr. Award

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 18, 2020

Class of ’20 Iona College graduate Tamantha Pizarro has received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award after graduating with a 3.65 GPA.  The award is given by the NCAA to students of color who perform both in the classroom and out in their sport. Recipients also show a strong commitm...

Strength and conditioning processes overhauled over the summer

Strength and conditioning head coach Kelly Shaver has been a part of Iona Athletics since 2013. / Photo courtesy of icgaels.com.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 18, 2020

Iona College has changed their trainings drastically over the summer to comply with coronavirus regulations, leading to a major overhaul in the strength and conditioning department.  Usually when the season starts up, teams are   ready to keep the team in top shape and skill, practicing tactics, plays and drills. ...

Mero adapts well despite season cancellation

Freshman Elird Mero has played three matches for the Albanian U-19 national team, representing his country for the first time. / Photo courtesy of icgaels.com.

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2020

Freshman Elird Mero is a newcomer to the Iona men’s soccer team this fall. Mero moved to Greece from his home country of Albania at the age of 4. Taking after his father’s love of the game, Mero began playing soccer at the age of 6 and played for the same club in Greece for 11 years.    ...

Morenaite chosen for decade, anniversary teams

Senior Egle Morenaite earned the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-American award in the 2019-20 season. / Photo courtesy of icgaels.com

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 18, 2020

Senior Egle Morenaite has been chosen for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 40th anniversary team and was voted for the Iona College women’s cross-country 2010s All-Decade team.  Morenaite has been a part of the team since she came to Iona as a freshman. Since then, she’s performed at nothing under phenomenal....

Ohrtman explores new goals during her final season

Graduate student Kaitlyn Ohrtman finished first in the mile run preliminaries at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, followed by third in the same event’s finals. // Photo courtesy of ICgaels.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

While there’s a lot of discussion around struggles incoming students have to bear in an online-only environment, the students who are in their final year having to miss out on their last chance to play the sport they love for their school have their own struggles to go through.  This is especi...

Former Gaels sign for European pro teams

Rickey McGill spent all four years here at Iona while Tajuan Agee transferred in from the University of New Mexico in his junior year. // Photos used courtesy of ICgaels.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

In the recent months, former Iona College men’s basketball players Tajuan Agee and Rickey McGill have signed for professional European basketball teams since their time away from the Gaels.  Agee announced his signing on his Instagram early in July, just a month after graduating from Iona College. He signed for BC Balkan Botevgrad in th...

MAAC announces United for Justice campaign, spreads systemic racism awareness

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will work with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committees across the conference to spread awareness regarding Black Lives Matter programs instituted by the MAAC. // Photo from maacsports.com.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced the “MAAC United for Justice” campaign on Aug. 20, a campaign that aims to fight against systemic racism and inequality and bring light to racial injustices.  The campaign comes after the statement released on June 2 by the MAAC, in which the M...

MAAC and Mainline team up to introduce esports to the conference

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has teamed up with esports tournament platform provider Mainline to add esports to the conference.  The announcement came on June 25 after the success following the recognition of esports as a club sport by the MAAC.  “The MAAC is proud to welcome Mainline as a partner to our esports platform,” MAAC Commis...

Iona Gaels work with MAAC to spread awareness for voting, coronavirus safety

The Iona Student-Athlete Advisory Committee started working with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at the beginning of the fall semester, starting the #MAACVotes campaign. Photo courtesy of icgaels.com.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

August 20, 2020

Iona’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee, or SAAC, has announced on its Twitter that it’s working with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s SAAC to get athletes to register to vote in what the MAAC is calling the #MAACVotes campaign.  Additionally, Iona SAAC worked together with Io...

Iona expanding cardio and weight rooms in Hynes Athletics Center

The renovations to the weight and cardio rooms are planned to be done before the end of the fall semester. Photo courtesy of icgaels.com.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

August 20, 2020

Iona Athletics is continuing construction to expand the cardio and weight rooms in the west end of the Hynes Athletics Center.  The center is currently closed to prevent any violation of guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The construction is set to go on throughout the fall semester wit...

Iona athletes enjoy summer despite global pandemic

Senior Paulina Perkovich spent her summer going to the beach in Ocean City, Md. Photo courtesy of icgaels.com.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

August 20, 2020

Besides keeping in shape for their sports, the Gaels have enjoyed the summer break despite the coronavirus pandemic.  Athletes like senior and lacrosse player Paulina Perkovich made sure to enjoy their time off of school and take their minds off of things by hanging out by the beach with friends and playing in a pickup lacrosse summer league.  This isn’t...

Gaels keep on top of their game despite fall season cancellation

Junior Damien Dilcher placed second in the 800-meter at the Metropolitan Indoor Track and Field Championships and third in the mile race at the 2020 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Photo courtesy of icgaels.com.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

August 20, 2020

  Summer has finished early and the semester has started for students at Iona College and that includes the athletes representing the maroon and gold.  Many of the athletes have been working on their game all summer under the assumption that they’ll be able to show off their skills ...

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