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Men’s basketball to compete in ‘Bubbleville’

The Gaels will play three games in four days at Mohegan Sun from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2. // Photo courtesy of
November 15, 2020

Iona College men’s basketball will be participating in “Bubbleville” at the Mohegan Sun Arena, home to the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, as a part of the upcoming college basketball season. The...

Iona adds Lucy Gunton-Jones to athletics

Lucy Gunton-Jones played for the Long Island University Blackbirds for four years, continuing with them after she graduated as an assistant coach. // Photo courtesy of
November 15, 2020

Iona College announced  that Lucy Gunton-Jones was named Assistant AD/Facilities & Operations for Iona Athletics on Oct. 27.  Gunton-Jones joins the Gaels from Long Island University in Brooklyn,...

Iona College head coach featured as guest speaker in summit for female athletes

ona College women’s basketball head coach Billi Chambers worked with Jackie Smith Carson and Beth Wandyes, both fellow basketball coaches. // Photo courtesy of
November 15, 2020

Iona women’s basketball head coach Billi Chambers joined a panel of female collegiate coaches, former collegiate players and other professionals in late October in a three-day virtual conference for...

Christine Eisenberg discusses her career, hopes for Gaels

Iona College cross country and track and field assistant coach Christine Eisenberg specializes in the steeplechase event. // Photos used courtesy of
November 15, 2020

Iona College announced the addition of former La Salle University cross country and track and field assistant coach Christine Eisenberg.  Eisenberg had a successful career as a student-athlete with...

Pitino lays out plans for Men’s basketball

Iona College men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino will kick off the Gaels’ Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference season with a game against Saint Peter’s on Dec. 8. // Photo courtesy of
November 2, 2020

As Iona kicks off virtual homecoming, Vin Parise ’00 had the opportunity to sit down with the new head coach of Iona Men’s Basketball, Rick Pitino. A name that is no stranger to the college...

Iona Alumnus receives USC coaching honor

Sammy Adjei Jr. played for the Gaels from 2010 to 2013, scoring 17 goals and 11 assists in 58 games. // Photo courtesy of Sammy Adjei Jr.
November 2, 2020

Iona College alumnus Samuel Adjei Jr. was chosen for the United Soccer Coaches 30 under 30 program, which highlights the achievements of coaches under the age of 30.  Adjei Jr., who now coaches the...

Esports league expands, includes Iona

This is the first time the Big East conference comes to the Electronic Gaming Federation. // Photos used from left to right: Matthew Chaves/The Ionian - - -
November 2, 2020

The Electronic Gaming Federation announced the EGFC League Season 2 on Oct. 5, expanding the total teams to 32, including Iona College in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.  The expansion is...

Francis Acolitse speaks hopes, plans for future in new diversity role

Iona College junior Francis Acolitse looks to build up a solid foundation as Iona Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s first-ever Diversity Inclusion Chair. // Photo courtesy of
November 2, 2020

Iona College junior Francis Acolitse was appointed as the Diversity Inclusion Chair for the Iona Student-Athlete Advisory Committee last month and is already getting to work in his new position.  Acolitse hopes...

Gaels start basketball campaign against rival Fordham

Since Fordham left the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 1990, the Gaels have the advantage in the series with an 11-6 lead. // Photo courtesy of
October 16, 2020

Iona announced on Oct. 5 that the Gaels will be playing their first game against the Fordham Rams on Wednesday, Nov. 25.  The announcement comes following their previous four-year agreement to play...

Majority of teams register after Iona, MAAC committee’s campaign

Iona College was just four teams away from having every student-athlete registered to vote before the Oct. 9 deadline. // Photo from
October 16, 2020

Iona’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee announced on Aug. 17 that they were starting the Student Voter Registration Challenge, working with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference SAAC to get every...

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to host fundraiser, add new diversity role

Iona Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s new Diversity Inclusion Chair is the first of its kind for the committee. // Photo from Iona SAAC’s Facebook
October 16, 2020

Iona’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is planning to host their fifth annual Lift-O-Ween fundraiser and announced junior Francis Acolitse as their first ever diversity inclusion chair.  Student-athletes...

Special connection with coach brings Whitley to Iona

Iona Graduate student Nicole Whitley had a total of eight goals and 20 assists during her time at Rutgers. // Photos used courtesy of
October 16, 2020

Iona College graduate student Nicole Whitley, a former member of the Rutgers soccer program, is a newcomer to the Iona women's soccer team. Whitley said in a Zoom interview that her connection to Iona...

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