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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...

The Zion Williamson era at Duke ended in heartbreaking fashion

The Zion Williamson era at Duke ended in heartbreaking fashion

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

The Zion Williamson era at Duke came to an end on March 31 when Michigan State knocked off the top overall seed in the Elite Eight and advanced to the Final Four. Michigan State proved throughout the 40-minute contest that its experience and toughness outweighs Duke’s young talent. Led by star gu...

Lack of media coverage for women’s sports

Lack of media coverage for women’s sports

Farrell Shine, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

It is not hard at all to find a women’s sporting event to attend–they are held every day whether it be for college or professional leagues. However, it is hard to find a women’s sporting event that you can watch on mainstream television or even read about in the mainstream media. Despite the growing...

Gaels learn to handle season away from home

Gaels learn to handle season away from home

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

March 14, 2019

Playing in the comfort of the Hynes Center pool has arguably been a foreign concept for the Iona College women’s water polo team, as the team has barely played at home this season. The Gaels are in a rotation within the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference that results in them not hosting any match...

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