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Senior year; the true endgame

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

How Iona helped further my passion for sports writing and taught me one of the biggest lessons in life.

Premiere League fans’ blame on Pogba misplaced

Premiere League fans’ blame on Pogba misplaced

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

The Professional Footballers’ Association released the PFA Premier League Team of the Year on April 25, a prestigious award given to soccer players who perform above -average in the English Premier League. Fans across the world, especially on Twitter, have been complaining about the team since it...

Lacrosse team finishes tough season as seniors depart

Lacrosse team finishes tough season as seniors depart

Tevan Costoso, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The Iona College women’s lacrosse team finished their 2019 spring campaign on April 20, in a 15-10 defeat to Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe Marist, marking the end of the road for the eight graduating seniors on the Gaels’ roster.  Despite not making the MAAC Tournament this year, the Gaels reac...

Gaels close out successful season after rough start

Gaels close out successful season after rough start

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

After a shaky 1-7 start to the season, the women’s water polo team willed their way to a 16-17 record over the remainder of the season, including wins against Villanova, Siena, and Salem. Seven of the 17 players on this season's roster are freshmen, so a rough start was neither surprising nor conc...

Kara Zazzaro discusses her debut season, goals for off-season

Kara Zazzaro discusses her debut season, goals for off-season

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

Iona College’s community impacted freshman Kara Zazzaro when she first visited campus. The competitive softball program at Iona stood out to Zazzaro as well. The athletics combined with the great academic environment solidified her choice to come to New Rochelle. Incoming freshmen are likely to struggle whe...

Iona golf wins second straight MAAC Championship

Iona golf wins second straight MAAC Championship

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

The Iona College golf team remains the top dogs in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, after winning its second straight championship on April 20 at the Magnolia Golf Course in Disney World. The Gaels competed in a tight tournament, but were able to pull away on the final day to claim its sixth confere...

Tim Cluess remains at Iona after withdrawing name from St. John’s coaching search

Tim Cluess remains at Iona after withdrawing name from St. John’s coaching search

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019

Tim Cluess announced on Thursday that he withdrew his name from the St. John’s coaching vacancy to remain the head coach of the Iona College men’s basketball team. “I would like to start by thanking everyone for all their support. I am truly blessed to have so many people say so many nice things,”...

It’s time to end the Paul Pierce slander

It’s time to end the Paul Pierce slander

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

For the past two weeks, it’s been hard to look through social media or have a basketball conversation without someone bringing up the Paul Pierce-Dwyane Wade topic. As most know, Pierce was heavily criticized and mocked for saying that he was a better player than Wade, who recently retired fro...

Kritsarin Oukasavana discusses importance of charity work

Kritsarin Oukasavana discusses importance of charity work

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

The Iona College golf team works to balance their lives when it comes to academics, athletics, recreational activities and even charity work. Sophomore Kritsarin Oukasavanna organizes his responsibilities well, and his accolades in the past show his organization skills and his love for charity work. ...

Shannon McCaffrey reflects on lacrosse career

Shannon McCaffrey reflects on lacrosse career

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Some kids grow up playing different sports at the same time before settling on one they love the most. Others stick to only one sport and practice it as much as they can. However, some find their sport through a completely different way – Iona College senior Shannon McCaffrey’s love for lacrosse...

Coach Ole Gunnar’s impact on Manchester United

Coach Ole Gunnar’s impact on Manchester United

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Manchester United changed its managerial role in December this past season by firing Jose Mourinho. By doing so, they chose the best way to move into the future and made an even better decision hiring former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils struggled throughout the beginning of the season,...

Gaels speak on value that charity work brings to team

Gaels speak on value that charity work brings to team

Farrell Shine, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Players from the Iona College women’s basketball team volunteered with Meals to Go on March 29. The players helped set up tables and prepared and packaged meals for local families in need.   “Our group specifically put together the ingredients for macaroni and cheese in small bags to be s...

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