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 El-Sandali was named the MAAC’s Most Oustanding Track Performer in 2021. 

Runner ends Iona XC career on high note

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

From Sudan to Lebanon to Canada, Ehab El-Sandali has made a lasting mark on a storied Iona sports program right here in New Rochelle.     Iona’s success on the cross-country course is evident...

Alfaro Monge was the first Iona men’s player to win the award since Juan Alcantara in 2017.

Triple threat: Three Gaels notch MAAC weekly awards

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor October 7, 2021

Iona goalkeepers Emma Havrilla and Juan Alfaro Monge earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, while Lachlan Wellington grabbed MAAC Runner of the Week to cap off a successful...

Cross country finished as the top team in the Northeast Region last year.

Cross country finding stride after second meet

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor September 23, 2021

The Iona men and women’s cross-country team’s 2021 season is underway, with junior Lachlan Wellington taking first in their most recent race at the Br. John “Paddy” Doyle Meet of Champions...

Freshman Nick Sinofsky running during the  Metropolitan Championships on April 9th at Icahn Stadium.

Gaels wrap up Metropolitan Championships

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor April 22, 2021

The Iona College track and field team finished their meet at the Metropolitan Championships on April 9.   This is the third event finished for the women’s side and the fourth finished for the men’s...

Graduate Student Jack O’Leary received the United States Track and Field Coaches and Cross Country Coaches Association Fred Tootell Award for his performances this season. This is given to the best male runner in the northeast.

Iona cross country continues domination in MAAC, finishes 10th at NCAA

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor March 25, 2021

The Iona College men’s and women’s cross country teams have defended their titles in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. It’s the 30th-straight title for men’s cross country and fifth for women’s.  In...

Iona College cross country and track and field assistant coach Christine Eisenberg specializes in the steeplechase event. // Photos used courtesy of icgaels.com

Christine Eisenberg discusses her career, hopes for Gaels

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor 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...

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...

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

Morenaite chosen for decade, anniversary teams

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...

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.

Ohrtman explores new goals during her final season

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...

Solis’ plans for international glory sidetracked

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor May 15, 2020

Iona College senior Gerom Solis is one of the many athletes affected by the widespread cancellation of sports worldwide, but in a different way compared to his teammates. Solis has run for the Gaels...

Aussie athlete thrives through time zone troubles

Aussie athlete thrives through time zone troubles

Frances Hoey, Staff Writer April 17, 2020

In the midst of these unforeseen circumstances, the switch from traditional college programs to online courses can be daunting for any student. However, when that student is also an international athlete,...

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