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After playing in junior college, Morgan Rachu continues to find her way at Iona

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Iona College women’s basketball junior Morgan Rachu didn’t know what her role would be when she joined the team after playing two years at Wisconsin-Marathon Community College. Her goal when she first step on campus was simple-do whatever the team needed her to do to win. It didn’t matter how much...

Iona wins second MAAC Championship in program history

Iona wins second MAAC Championship in program history

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

The Iona College volleyball team defeated Canisius 3-1 (28-26, 25-18, 12-25, 25-18)  to claim the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title on Saturday. It’s the first time the Gaels won the conference championship in 14 years. The match opened out with a tight first set, which featured 10 ties an...

Iona competes in NCAA Northeast Regionals

Iona competes in NCAA Northeast Regionals

Ryan McFadden Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

After winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship, the Iona College men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Buffalo to compete in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Nov. 9 for a chance to participate in the NCAA Championship. Here is a look at what happened.Men’...

Killian Colombie pursues professional career after strong senior season

Tevan Costoso Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

When Iona College men’s soccer Head Coach James Hamilton submitted his Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason rankings, he placed the Gaels at third.  The rest of the league, however, voted Iona to finish eighth.Hamilton nearly predicted the team’s  season, as the Gaels earned the fourth ...

What is going on with Sixers’ guard Markelle Fultz?

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

One of the strangest phenomena  I’ve seen in the NBA over the last 10 years added another chapter when Philadelphia Sixers guard Markelle Fultz gave his best Chuck Hayes impression and double-clutched a missed free throw shot against the Miami Heat on Nov. 12. Fultz, who was the first overall pick ...

Iona tries to find success through injuries, lack of players

Iona tries to find success through injuries, lack of players

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

The start to the Iona College men’s basketball team season opener against the University of Albany on Nov. 9 wasn’t pretty. Iona’s chemistry clearly wasn’t there–the Gaels couldn’t find their offensive rhythm, as it took almost 15 minutes to reach double digits on the scoreboard. There...

Claire Archibald discusses Iona career, upcoming MAACs

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

It was Senior Day and outside hitter Claire Archibald was surrounded by friends and family after she helped the Gaels win a 3-1 victory over Siena to close out the regular season on Nov. 11. Archibald – who has established herself as one of the top volleyball players in the program’s histor...

Iona uses strong second half to beat Albany in season opener

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

November 10, 2018

The Iona College men’s basketball team overcame first-half struggles to beat Albany 72-68  in the season opener on Friday evening. “We have a lot of growing to do on both ends of the court,” Iona Head Coach Tim Cluess said. “But, they fought back from a large deficit early on and they...

Iona’s new faces will have plenty to prove this season

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

Iona College men’s basketball head coach Tim Cluess has seen his fair share of similarities and differences between last year’s team and this one. Just like the 2017-18 season, Iona’s roster features a handful of new players that outnumber the returners. Nine players will be playing in a Gael...

Chambers believes Iona’s culture ‘has been restored’

Tevan Costoso Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

After an extremely rough 2-28 season, and losing some key players such as Toyosi Abiola, Alexis Lewis, and Treyanna Clay, the Iona College women’s basketball team is going into the 2018–2019 season with many new players, a positive mindset, and a new assistant coaching staff.Head Coach Billi Chambe...

Senior Emma Rose solidifies position in Iona record books

Matthew George Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Iona College senior setter Emma Rose made her mark in the school record books when she became the all-time assist leader in the volleyball team’s victory over Niagara on Oct. 27.“It was definitely unexpected when it happened,” Rose said in an email interview. “It was never something I put emph...

Gaels prepare for upcoming season by putting the past behind them

Gaels prepare for upcoming season by putting the past behind them

Will Schneiderhan Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

It’s hard to forget the Iona College women’s basketball 2017-18 season, in which the team posted a 2-28 record, its second worst record in school history. But with a team consisting of nine new players and three returners, it’s become easier for the Gaels to forget last season and look towards t...

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