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Softball finalizes coaching staff as team prepares for spring season

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor November 4, 2021

Iona softball announced the hiring of a new assistant coach Aaron Ballmer to complete the staff on Oct. 25.   Ballmer joins the staff after a year at Chadron State College as an assistant coach....

The 2021 season has been the best for the Gaels since 2017.

Iona softball surging throughout season

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Assistant Sports Editor May 6, 2021

The Iona College softball team has accomplished a 10-3 record in their last 13 games. The team is also recently coming off a five-game winning streak in April to push their overall record to 20-10.     This...

For softball, this is the best start to the season in over five years.

Iona softball starts strong, baseball begins on bad note

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor April 8, 2021

The Iona College baseball and softball teams started their early seasons on opposite notes as they approach the middle of the competition.  The softball team has secured an 8-4 record by their fourth...


Graduate student Courtney Blasko is on her way to earn her MBA in International Business.

Blasko aims to get the most joy out of last year on team

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor February 27, 2020

College is often known to be the fastest four years of your life. For Iona College softball player and graduate student Courtney Blasko, they have been the fastest four years of her life. That’s...

Freshman Kara Zazzaro had a season-high 13 strikeouts against St. Peters.

Kara Zazzaro discusses her debut season, goals for off-season

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor May 2, 2019

Iona College’s community impacted freshman Kara Zazzaro when she first visited campus. The competitive softball program at Iona stood out to Zazzaro as well. The athletics combined with the great academic...

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...

Katie Jansson helped Iona win three MAAC Championships.

Katie Jansson returns to Iona softball as head coach

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor September 5, 2018

In 2014, Katie Jansson was a senior catcher for the Iona College softball team. She would go into every practice and game with a purpose to get better individually, leading her fellow teammates while...

Iona sophomore Jasmine Temple sprints around the bases.

Iona looks to finish strong after battling Northeast challenges

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor May 3, 2018

With the season drawing to a close, the Iona College softball team is looking to make a push up the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings. The Gaels currently sit in fourth place with a 17-23...

Gaels’ dugout routines spark energy on field

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor April 19, 2018

As Iona College sophomore Jasmine Temple stepped in the batter’s box during the softball team’s extra inning matchup against Rider on April 8, she started hearing her teammates cheering endlessly...

Softball team sets bar high for 2018 season

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor February 8, 2018

The 2017 Iona College softball season was a special year for head coach Melissa Inouye. She was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, as she helped the Gaels to a 27-24 record...

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