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The Ionian

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The Ionian


Photo courtesy of ionagaels.com. Sweeney ranks 13th in saves per game among the rest of the nation.

Women’s lacrosse off to historic season start

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor April 18, 2024

The Iona University women’s lacrosse team is off to an excellent 10-4 to begin the 2024 spring season.   The lacrosse team started their new season on Feb. 17 against Boston University, which turned...

Lacrosse was named Ionas 22nd intercollegiate athletic program in 2022.

New hire readies Gaels’ young lacrosse program

Clara Hoyte, Contributing Writer September 7, 2023

Men’s lacrosse took one step closer to their inaugural season in 2024 following the hiring of Isaac Atencio as the Gaels’ first-ever assistant coach.     Pursuing lacrosse in the third...

 Iona set a program record for wins with nine last season.

Iona lacrosse with two regular season games to go

Jordan Score, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

Iona women’s lacrosse team secured their eighth victory of the season as they took down rivals Manhattan College 12-11  in their last home game of the regular season on Mazzella Field on April 12.     The...

Besides the Covid-19 season back in 2021, the last time the team qualified for the MAAC tournament was in 2018, where they were knocked out in the opening round.  

Women’s lacrosse ranked sixth in MAAC preseason poll

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor February 25, 2023

The Iona women’s lacrosse team was ranked sixth place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll.   The Gaels received 29 votes, 2 ahead of Manhattan College who were ranked...

The Gaels lost eight seniors from last season but brought in nine freshmen for the upcoming season.  

Iona women’s lacrosse announces schedule

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor January 27, 2023

Iona women’s lacrosse head coach Lauren Kahn has officially announced the 2023 schedule for the team.   The Gaels will play a total of 16 regular season matches and one scrimmage game before the...

Three Gaels earned All-MAAC honors for their performances this season.

Iona Lacrosse ends season with best record since 2012

Kaylin Flukey, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

The Iona College women’s lacrosse team ended the 2022 season with a new program record.     The Gaels finished the season with an overall record of 9-7 and an in-conference record of 2-6, earning...

The program has never finished a season with more than nine wins, going back to 2005.  

Lacrosse making program history with seven-game win streak

Kaylin Flukey, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

The Iona College women’s lacrosse team is past the halfway point in the 2022 season and has already made program history.   The Gaels started off the 2022 season with a loss to LaSalle University...

Freshman goalie Sophia Viotto notched her first career win, only allowing six goals.  

Lacrosse shows early improvement as season gets underway

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

The Iona Gaels women’s lacrosse team’s season got started against La Salle on Feb. 12.   The Gaels narrowly dropped their season opener 14-13 against the Explorers, but immediately bounced back...

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