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Strength and conditioning processes overhauled over the summer

Strength and conditioning head coach Kelly Shaver has been a part of Iona Athletics since 2013. / Photo courtesy of icgaels.com.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 18, 2020

Iona College has changed their trainings drastically over the summer to comply with coronavirus regulations, leading to a major overhaul in the strength and conditioning department.  Usually when the season starts up, teams are   ready to keep the team in top shape and skill, practicing tactics, plays and drills. ...

Tournament jitters, tight defense finals pieces to women’s water polo puzzle going into MAAC season

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

The Iona College women’s water polo team proved their own against top teams at the 2020 Wolverine Invitational on Feb. 29 and Mar. 1. The Gaels took on two top-ranked teams in No. 23 Bucknell and No. 10 Michigan, as well as unranked colleges Santa Clara and Saint Francis University. Iona won only...

Lacrosse struggles in game plan, strives in leadership

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Iona College’s lacrosse team, led by first-time head coach Lauren Kahn, is 3-3, already better than last season’s record. The Gaels have been back and forth in their games, lacking a certain amount of consistency in their play. The team has trouble sticking to the game plan they come up with before...

Cavataro looking forward to successful national tournament after historic conference championship

Head coach Nick Cavataro has been the head coach of Iona swimming and diving for 39 years.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

The Iona College women’s swimming and diving team set a school record when they finished second at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship, four places higher than last year. The men’s team finished fourth at the MAAC championship, one up from last year’s team. Both teams set season...

DeSouza loves intensity, competition of college sport

DeSouza was named a Cross Country Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team honoree this season.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

Track and field is one of those sports that requires determination and the love of challenging yourself to be faster and more consistent. It requires diligence, hard work and practice to become the best of the best. Sophomore Jonathan DeSouza absolutely loves the sport because of these elements. DeSouza...

Knicks should focus on building around youth

The New York Knicks last won the NBA Championship in 1973.

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The New York Knicks are in the middle of another rebuilding season as they look to improve their record after the NBA All The New York Knicks are in the middle of another rebuilding season as they look to improve their record after the NBA All-Star break. For the majority of games this season,...

Healthy habits help van Reeken advance in sport

Junior Jordan van Reeken made all-MAAC First Team selection during her sophomore season.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

Iona College junior and women’s water polo player Jordan van Reeken has grown into a different player throughout her years playing water polo. Van Reeken has a total of 17 goals from 38 shots this season with a .447 shot percentage, the highest on the team. She recorded a total of 72 goals from...

Why the XFL is a great thing for football

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

The XFL season started when the Seattle Dragons took on the DC Defenders on their home turf on Saturday. The NFL ended its season with the Super Bowl as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs made an exciting comeback against the San Francisco 49ers to take the championship 31-20. Usually, that’s...

Iona golf aims to carry fall momentum to spring season

Senior Matt Mirocco led the Gaels in their final tournament of the fall season with 71(+1).

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

Iona College’s golf team hopes to carry their momentumfrom the fall season into The Invitational at Savannah Harbor, the first tournament of the spring season. The Gaels ended the fall season well with a tied-third finish at the 2019 Metropolitan Intercollegiate. Before that, Iona finished fifth...

Communication, competitiveness major goals for women’s water polo

Junior Jordan Van Reeken has 13 goals from 28 shots and two assists, with a .464 shot percentage.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 1, 2020

The Iona College women’s water polo team enters their nineteenth season with competitiveness and communication as the major goals to work towards this semester. The Gaels look to improve from their 16-17 overall, 9-5 conference records during the 2019 season. Being able to give each and every team...

New coach Kahn hopes to lead team to victory

Iona Lacrosse ended their 2019 season 0-8 in conference play and 1-16 overall.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 1, 2020

First-time head coach Lauren Kahn takes on a new challenge in her career as she leads the Iona College lacrosse team into the beginning of the season. Kahn was signed by Iona in September to help lead the Gaels using her breadth of experience in the lacrosse world. Kahn played at the college level...

Alumnus wins Emmy for technical work in U.S. Open

Iona alumnus Hydo, who graduated in 2018, has worked with MSG Network and ESPN.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Former Iona College student Nick Hydo was awarded an Emmy for his work as Technical Director during the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. The Emmy award winner worked with ESPN during the championship, helping lead the camera work for the event. Hydo graduated in 2018 and went on to work with Madison...

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