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New additions bolster Gaels rotation

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

The men’s water polo team is looking to step up their game this season and get the wins that they missed last season. Fourth quarter mishaps and a lack of energy made the Gaels fall short in many games both in the Northeast Water Polo Conference and in tournament play. The Navy Open mark the first...

Team chemistry, mentorship impacts Gabrielle Toth

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

Team chemistry and culture have changed the way freshman Gabrielle Toth participates in cross-country here at Iona College. Cross-country is very different in Australia, where Toth was born and raised. Everyone on the team has gone through the same, if not similar, experience going up through the...

Galvin discusses key to success in cross-country

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

Senior Daniel Galvin works day in and day out to perform the extreme distances required in cross-country running, but physical work is only half of the story. Physicality and mentality play equal parts in most sports, but in cross-country, the mentality of persistence has prominence, Galvin says. “With...

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...

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...

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,...

Justin Burkhamer discusses importance of strong competitive nature on golf course

Justin Burkhamer discusses importance of strong competitive nature on golf course

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

Golfers compete in one of the most individual, competitive sports. They play to the best of their ability, whether it be in a friendly game or a serious match. Iona golf sophomore Justin Burkhamer takes on this mindset when he competes against anyone in golf. Burkhamer first got into golf at the ea...

Patric Santiago steps down as Iona volleyball head coach

Patric Santiago steps down as Iona volleyball head coach

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

The Iona College Athletics Department announced on April 1 that volleyball Head Coach Patric Santiago has stepped down from his position at Iona to become the associate head coach at Duke University. “I would love to thank Dr. Nyre, Matt Glovaski and Rick Cole for providing my family and I  with the op...

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