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Iona adds Lucy Gunton-Jones to athletics

Lucy Gunton-Jones played for the Long Island University Blackbirds for four years, continuing with them after she graduated as an assistant coach. // Photo courtesy of
November 15, 2020

Iona College announced  that Lucy Gunton-Jones was named Assistant AD/Facilities & Operations for Iona Athletics on Oct. 27.  Gunton-Jones joins the Gaels from Long Island University in Brooklyn,...

Esports league expands, includes Iona

This is the first time the Big East conference comes to the Electronic Gaming Federation. // Photos used from left to right: Matthew Chaves/The Ionian - - -
November 2, 2020

The Electronic Gaming Federation announced the EGFC League Season 2 on Oct. 5, expanding the total teams to 32, including Iona College in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.  The expansion is...

Majority of teams register after Iona, MAAC committee’s campaign

Iona College was just four teams away from having every student-athlete registered to vote before the Oct. 9 deadline. // Photo from
October 16, 2020

Iona’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee announced on Aug. 17 that they were starting the Student Voter Registration Challenge, working with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference SAAC to get every...

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to host fundraiser, add new diversity role

Iona Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s new Diversity Inclusion Chair is the first of its kind for the committee. // Photo from Iona SAAC’s Facebook
October 16, 2020

Iona’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is planning to host their fifth annual Lift-O-Ween fundraiser and announced junior Francis Acolitse as their first ever diversity inclusion chair.  Student-athletes...

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
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...

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

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...

Lacrosse struggles in game plan, strives in leadership

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...

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.
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...

DeSouza loves intensity, competition of college sport

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

Knicks should focus on building around youth

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

Healthy habits help van Reeken advance in sport

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

Why the XFL is a great thing for football

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...

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