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Iona Alumnus Giuliano Santucci makes history, signs professional contract

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor January 21, 2021

Iona alumnus Guiliano Santucci recently announced on his Instagram page that he signed a professional contract with Categoría Primera A side Patriotas Boyacá, making him the first American goalkeeper...

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.

Iona Alumnus receives USC coaching honor

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor 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...

Freshman Elird Mero has played three matches for the Albanian U-19 national team, representing his country for the first time. / Photo courtesy of

Mero adapts well despite season cancellation

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Contributing Writer September 18, 2020

Freshman Elird Mero is a newcomer to the Iona men’s soccer team this fall. Mero moved to Greece from his home country of Albania at the age of 4. Taking after his father’s love of the game, Mero...

Moreno, a four year veteran, has led the Gaels to their  rst Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship.

Moreno reflects on time at Iona, future soccer career

Matthew George, Staff Writer December 5, 2019

Timeflies when you’re having fun, and that was the case come playoff time for defender Malcolm Moreno and the Iona men’s soccer program. The team clinched the third seed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic...

The Gaels won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for the  rst time in program history this season.

Gaels make history with championship MAAC title

Joseph Agius, Staff Writer December 5, 2019

The Gaels advanced to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game after beating the Quinnipiac Bobcats 2-1 in Hamden, Connecticut. The team traveled to Jersey City, New Jersey, where they...

The men's soccer team has had their best record since the 2012 season.

Plimpton, Mackic help Gaels exorcise demons from last year’s post-season loss to Rider

Joseph Agius, Staff Writer November 14, 2019

After losing to the Rider Broncs in the playoffs last year at Mazzella Field 2-0, the Gaels got their revenge in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship series, beating them...

Opportunity of academic, athletic progression big motivator for Bravo

Opportunity of academic, athletic progression big motivator for Bravo

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor October 31, 2019

The combination of athletics and academics offered for athletes at Iona College works perfectly for someone who wants to work on both at the same time, according to sophomore Mauro Bravo. In Spain,...

Alumnus Ferrer played 64 matches during his career, netting five goals as a defender.

Gaels find a familiar face on the staff this season

Joseph Agius, Contributing Writer October 17, 2019

Former Iona College men’s soccer player Humbert Ferrer made the transition from being on the field last year to being the director of operations for the team. Ferrer explained how he got the job and...

Gaels find their stride as they approach midseason

Gaels find their stride as they approach midseason

Joseph Agius, Contributing Writer October 4, 2019

Sometimes you need a form of adversity to come your way in order to excel in life. The Iona College men’s soccer team started off the season with one win and two losses. The team lost to La Salle and...

Hamilton plans to win while having fun

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor September 5, 2019

The Iona College men’s soccer team hopes to gain results in a more convincing manner this season while also having fun when playing their formation, according to head coach James Hamilton. “If we...

Killian Colombie pursues professional career after strong senior season

Tevan Costoso Staff Writer November 15, 2018

When Iona College men’s soccer Head Coach James Hamilton submitted his Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason rankings, he placed the Gaels at third.  The rest of the league, however, voted Iona...

A guide to Iona sports this homecoming weekend

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor October 17, 2018

Homecoming weekend at Iona College – which takes place Oct. 19 to Oct. 21 – is filled with plenty of events for students, families and alumni to enjoy. It is also a busy time for Iona Athletics,...

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