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Jordin Hale discusses life as student athlete, mother

Jordin Hale discusses life as student athlete, mother

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Being a student athlete in college can be tough. Not only do you have to keep up with all of the work a regular college student has, but you also have to train day after day to make sure you’re in top shape and upholding your skill. Some people aren’t cut out for the amount of work needed to be...

From Chicago to New Rochelle, Tajuan Agee has found a home at Iona

From Chicago to New Rochelle, Tajuan Agee has found a home at Iona

Will Schneiderhan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Growing up in Chicago, basketball was a way of life for Iona College men’s basketball junior Tajuan Agee, from playing on the streets to watching Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis, Dwayne Wade and Jabari Parker shape the basketball culture. “I think being from Chicago and playing in the environment, a...

Iona men’s and women’s track and field teams finished top five in MAAC Indoor Championship

Iona men’s and women’s track and field teams finished top five in MAAC Indoor Championship

Ryan McFadden and Dan Abbate

February 28, 2019

Joseph Pienta coached in his first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Indoor Championships as the head coach of the Iona College track and field team, in which the men’s team finished in third place and the women’s placed fifth on Feb. 17. Pienta prepared himself and the team for the conference c...

Rickey McGill shines in Iona’s 87-80 win over Canisius on Senior Day, Gaels take top spot in MAAC

Rickey McGill shines in Iona’s 87-80 win over Canisius on Senior Day, Gaels take top spot in MAAC

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

February 24, 2019

Iona College men’s basketball senior point guard Rickey McGill walked off the court, embracing his teammates and coaching staff, as the final seconds ticked away on the Gaels’ 87-80 victory over Canisius on Sunday afternoon. McGill, whose winning track record puts him among the elite that wore...

Iona remains in hunt for first place in MAAC after 66-52 win over rival Manhattan

Iona remains in hunt for first place in MAAC after 66-52 win over rival Manhattan

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

February 23, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team had a hard time solving Manhattan College’s zone defense, which held the Gaels to 26 points and shooting 35 percent from the floor in the first half on Friday evening. Iona junior guard E.J. Crawford brought some life to the Gaels’ offense early in the...

Iona beats St. Peter’s after strong second half, extends win streak to three games

Ryan McFadden Sports Editor

February 16, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team (10-15, 8-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) extended its winning streak to three games after defeating St. Peter’s 62-46 on Friday evening.“I thought we played a good second half,” Iona Head Coach Tim Cluess said. “I thought both teams didn’t do a lot offe...

Biggest moves from this year’s NBA Trade Deadline

Dan Abbate Contributing Writer

February 15, 2019

The 2019 NBA trade deadline was an important time for several teams in the league, as squads from the Eastern and Western conference look to either push for the playoffs or set themselves up for the future.  The NBA's Eastern Conference is up for grabs for the first time in several seasons since the d...

Heisman winner Kyler Murray picks NFL career over MLB

Ryan McFadden Sports Editor

February 15, 2019

Besides the Super Bowl and the madness that went around the NBA Trade Deadline, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray’s decision to pick a pro football or baseball career has been one of the most talked about sports topics.All the speculations came to an end on Feb. 10 when Murray announ...

Paul Panik emphasizes patience heading into first baseball season as head coach

Paul Panik emphasizes patience heading into first baseball season as head coach

Will Schneiderhan Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

While some coaches may set their sights to the future and curtail reduce their messages towards winning it all at the end of the year, Paul Panik – who is entering his first season as the new Iona Baseball Head Coach – keeps his message to the team much more short-sighted: Win the day, control wha...

Finding consistency will be the key for Iona lacrosse

Matthew Chaves Assistant Sports Editor

February 15, 2019

Iona College Lacrosse Head Coach Michelle Mason aims to improve the offensive abilities of the Gaels for the 2019 season.After relying on two players last season for the bulk of the goals, Mason hopes to have more players be a threat in front of the goal.The midfield was solid for the Gaels a year ago,...

Iona has strong balance of new, experienced players heading into 2019 season

Farrell Shine Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

The weather outside may be unbearable, but it won’t stop the Iona College softball season, which begins on Feb. 22  at the UNC Greensboro Tournament in Greensboro, NC.The Gaels will look to start the season off strong under first-year Head Coach Katie Jansson. Jansson, who is no stranger to Iona, is a 2014 g...

Iona’s golf team strives to repeat last season’s MAAC Championship win

Matthew Chaves Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

The Iona College golf team, led by Head Coach Sean Burke, looks to defend their MAAC Championship title with hard work and dedication toward performing at the top of their skill.“I think we have a lot to work on,” Burke said. “We have a lot of talent, but we need to get a little more consistent ...

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