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Ionas 87 points scored are the teams most points in a game since scoring 95 in a win over Quinnipiac University on January 10, 2014. 

Women’s basketball 1-1 to begin season

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

The Iona women’s basketball team has split their opening two games 1-1.   The Gaels opened their season with a home victory against Wagner College at the Hynes Athletic Center.    Iona...

The Gaels have now made the MAAC Championship game twice in the last four years, the last time they made it back in 2019, they won the tournament.  

Men’s soccer loses in MAAC final

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor November 17, 2022

The Iona University men’s soccer team ended the regular season with an overall record of 7-5-5 with an in-conference record of 5-1-4, securing them the second seed in postseason.    The Gaels...

The Gaels went 6-0 during their first six matches of the season in 2021-2022. 

Men’s basketball opens season

Jordan Score, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

The Iona men’s basketball team tipped off their season on Nov. 7 with their first home game against the University of Pennsylvania. Following their first game of the season, the Gaels played their first...

Hope Matschner managed three aces in a row during the game. 

Iona volleyball clinches third seed for MAAC tournament

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

The Iona women’s volleyball team clinched the third seed for the upcoming Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) tournament, after beating Manhattan College 3-0 on senior day at the Hynes Athletic...

Brother Robert Novak, who was the team moderator for both rowing teams passed away earlier this week.  

Iona rowing teams conclude fall schedule

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

Iona University’s men’s and women’s rowing teams completed their fall schedule at the Metropolitan Championships, held at home in New Rochelle at Glen Island Park.     The first event of...

Camil Azzam Ruiz of the Iona men’s soccer team was also named MAAC offensive player of the week, which was announced on Monday.  

Three Gaels named student-athletes of the week

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor November 3, 2022

Emma Vu of Iona women’s volleyball and Edu Calvo-Salinas of Iona men’s soccer were named the Ridgewood Savings Bank student-athletes of the week for Oct. 14-20.   Vu won her award on the back...

Hope Matschner has won MAAC Libero of the week every week except once so far this season, winning six in total.  

Iona volleyball second in MAAC standings

Jordan Score, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

The Iona Volleyball team battled Canisius on Oct. 30 on the road in Buffalo, New York, coming away with a win and moving their record on the year to 16-9.     The team currently sits second in...

The Gaels were also ranked first in the preseason rankings last year.  

Iona men’s basketball ranked first in preseason rankings

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor November 3, 2022

The Iona men’s basketball team are ranked first in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) preseason rankings.   Iona received 10 first-place votes, with the others going to Manhattan College.   Junior...

Last season was the first time in five years that the Gaels failed to win the MAAC Tournament.  

Iona golf concludes fall season

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor November 3, 2022

The Iona men’s golf team ended their fall season at the 2022 Lehigh Invite in Bethlehem, PA.   The team competed in four tournaments during the fall season, beginning their season at the Doc Gimmler,...

The two sports will be the 22nd and 23rd intercollegiate athletics programs at Iona, with both beginning competition in the 2024-2025 season. 

Chad Surman named inaugural men’s lacrosse coach

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor November 3, 2022

Iona University Director of Athletics Matthew Glovaski announced Chad Surman as the school’s inaugural men’s lacrosse head coach.   Surman will coach the newly announced Iona men’s lacrosse...

Emma Havrilla matched the program record of 14 shutouts in the 1-0 victory over Quinnipiac University on homecoming.  

Iona women’s soccer team wins during homecoming

Ethan Megal, Contributing Writer October 22, 2022

The Iona University women’s soccer team will round out their MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) play on Oct. 26.   Through 16 games this season, the Gaels are 8-4-4 with a record of 3-3-1...

Freshmen diver Dylan Riccio, is the first male diver to compete for the Gaels since 2015.  

Iona swimming and diving begin season

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor October 22, 2022

The Iona University swimming and diving team opened the 2022 season at home against St. Francis College on Oct. 7.    The women’s team topped the Terriers with a final score of 150-144. The men’s...

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