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Gaels need decision making, individual performance to win the MAAC Championship

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

The Iona College women’s basketball team has the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship within their grasp. The Gaels have had troubles in their conference for the past two years now, going 3-15 in the 2018-19 season and 2-16 in the 2017-18 season. Things are finally starting to come together...

Tournament jitters, tight defense finals pieces to women’s water polo puzzle going into MAAC season

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

The Iona College women’s water polo team proved their own against top teams at the 2020 Wolverine Invitational on Feb. 29 and Mar. 1. The Gaels took on two top-ranked teams in No. 23 Bucknell and No. 10 Michigan, as well as unranked colleges Santa Clara and Saint Francis University. Iona won only...

Lacrosse struggles in game plan, strives in leadership

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Iona College’s lacrosse team, led by first-time head coach Lauren Kahn, is 3-3, already better than last season’s record. The Gaels have been back and forth in their games, lacking a certain amount of consistency in their play. The team has trouble sticking to the game plan they come up with before...

Gaels look to work on offense going into MAAC

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

The Iona Men’s Basketball team is preparing for the upcoming Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament after a heartbreaking 68-69 loss to Quinnipiac in their final home game of the season. The Gaels are reaching the end of a regular season full of ups and downs. The maroon and gold lost seven...

Cavataro looking forward to successful national tournament after historic conference championship

Cavataro looking forward to successful national tournament after historic conference championship

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

The Iona College women’s swimming and diving team set a school record when they finished second at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship, four places higher than last year. The men’s team finished fourth at the MAAC championship, one up from last year’s team. Both teams set season...

Men’s basketball on a roll after early season struggles

Men’s basketball on a roll after early season struggles

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

The Iona College men’s basketball team is currently 8-8 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after a rough start to their season. The Gaels started off the season on a bad note with the absence of head coach Tim Cluess. This left associate head coach, now acting head coach, Tra Arnold in charge....

DeSouza loves intensity, competition of college sport

DeSouza loves intensity, competition of college sport

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

Track and field is one of those sports that requires determination and the love of challenging yourself to be faster and more consistent. It requires diligence, hard work and practice to become the best of the best. Sophomore Jonathan DeSouza absolutely loves the sport because of these elements. DeSouza...

Knicks should focus on building around youth

Knicks should focus on building around youth

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The New York Knicks are in the middle of another rebuilding season as they look to improve their record after the NBA All The New York Knicks are in the middle of another rebuilding season as they look to improve their record after the NBA All-Star break. For the majority of games this season,...

Blasko aims to get the most joy out of last year on team

Blasko aims to get the most joy out of last year on team

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

College is often known to be the fastest four years of your life. For Iona College softball player and graduate student Courtney Blasko, they have been the fastest four years of her life. That’s right, four years. Blasko earned college credits in high school and they transferred over to Iona ...

Healthy habits help van Reeken advance in sport

Healthy habits help van Reeken advance in sport

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

Iona College junior and women’s water polo player Jordan van Reeken has grown into a different player throughout her years playing water polo. Van Reeken has a total of 17 goals from 38 shots this season with a .447 shot percentage, the highest on the team. She recorded a total of 72 goals from...

Why the XFL is a great thing for football

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

The XFL season started when the Seattle Dragons took on the DC Defenders on their home turf on Saturday. The NFL ended its season with the Super Bowl as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs made an exciting comeback against the San Francisco 49ers to take the championship 31-20. Usually, that’s...

Enjoying the game important for Ferraioli after injury

Enjoying the game important for Ferraioli after injury

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

Iona College senior Mario Ferraioli is going into his last season of college baseball with the primary goal of having fun with the sport. Ferraioli has played baseball since he was 5 years old, where he played at the Y. The confidence to play the sport seriously was a doubt for Ferraioli growing up,...

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