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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...

Iona baseball struggles during opening road trip

Iona baseball struggles during opening road trip

Will Schneiderhan, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

The Iona College baseball team (1-11) finally jumped into the win column after beating Hofstra 4-2 on March 8. Sophomore pitcher Chris Dodrill started and pitched well. Outside of his six walks allowed, he only surrendered one earned -run over 4.2 innings pitched. Freshman Paul Sullivan grabbed the w...

Iona men’s team strengthens bond by shaving their hair together

Iona men’s team strengthens bond by shaving their hair together

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 14, 2019

Iona College men’s swimming and diving freshman Trevor Foti crossed over a big mental barrier and gained a new level of confidence when he decided to take shaving cream and a straight razor to cut off his hair. Foti, who stands at a towering 6-foot-8, wasn’t forced to shave his head nearly to skin...

Iona makes history, wins fourth straight MAAC championship

Iona makes history, wins fourth straight MAAC championship

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

When the Iona College Men’s Basketball team was sitting at its lowest point of the season and everyone seemed down on themselves, Head Coach Tim Cluess reached for his cell phone one evening and texted senior Rickey McGill and junior E.J. Crawford, the only returners on the roster. Cluess kept the...

MAAC Tournament says goodbye to Albany, prepares for future in Atlantic City

MAAC Tournament says goodbye to Albany, prepares for future in Atlantic City

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

The Times Union Center in Albany, New York has been a travel destination for Iona College basketball fans for the last five years. Fans would either drive or take the student bus for more than two hours to watch the men’s and women’s basketball teams compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference T...

Iona defeats Siena in rout to seventh straight MAAC Championship appearance

Iona defeats Siena in rout to seventh straight MAAC Championship appearance

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 9, 2019

ALBANY- The Iona College men’s basketball junior Asante Gist didn’t have the prettiest Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament debut, going 0-4 in the Gaels win over St. Peter’s in the quarterfinals on Friday. Yet, the 5-foot-11 guard remained confident and was determined not to let tha...

Iona advances to MAAC semifinals for ninth straight time after nail biting win over St. Peter’s

Iona advances to MAAC semifinals for ninth straight time after nail biting win over St. Peter’s

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019

ALBANY- The Iona College men’s basketball team will move on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals after a heart-pounding 73-71 victory over St. Peter’s on Friday evening. “We always come into the game like it’s us against the world,” Iona senior guard Rickey McGill sa...

After spending the regular season battling adversity, Iona enters MAAC Tournament filled with optimism

After spending the regular season battling adversity, Iona enters MAAC Tournament filled with optimism

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team is excited and confident, as the Gaels prepare for their Quarterfinals matchup against St. Peter’s in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Friday. “Our guys are really excited about it,” Iona Head Coach Tim Cluess said. “They look forward in playing i...

Rickey McGill, E.J. Crawford receive All-MAAC first team honors

Rickey McGill, E.J. Crawford receive All-MAAC first team honors

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019

Iona College men’s basketball senior Rickey McGill and junior E.J. Crawford were named First Team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Monday. McGill, who was named All-MAAC Second Team last season, averaged 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game during the regular season. McGill sa...

Iona water polo coach Brian Kelly expresses the importance of chemistry and communication during games

Iona water polo coach Brian Kelly expresses the importance of chemistry and communication during games

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

The Iona College women’s water polo team have won four of its last six games after a rough start to the season. The Arizona State Tournament, which went from Feb. 2-3, was the perfect opportunity to get the team familiar with each other’s playstyle and focus on their chemistry. Head Coach Brian Kelly...

Iona seeks to embrace underdog mentality ahead of MAAC Tournament

Iona seeks to embrace underdog mentality ahead of MAAC Tournament

Farrell Shine, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

With only two weeks remaining until the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament in Albany, the Iona College women’s basketball teammates are keeping their heads up as they gain some momentum to close out the regular season. “Coming in as a brand new team, you really didn’t know what to...

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