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The Student News Site of Iona University

The Ionian

The Student News Site of Iona University

The Ionian


Photo courtesy of ionagaels.com. Five Iona Softball players were recognized on Senior Day, April 28.

Iona softball continues middling performance

Michael Marchionna, Assistant Sports Editor May 2, 2024

As of late, the Iona University softball team has been extremely up and down. After starting the season with four wins and 14 losses, the team has compiled a record of 7-7. Most of those wins came within...

Photo courtesy of Ionagaels.com. Haywood leads the Gaels in both AVG (.400) and SLG (.700).

Softball off to rocky start after two southern showdowns

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor March 7, 2024

The Iona University softball team opened up their 2024 regular season with nine games across two tournaments.   First up was the 2024 North Carolina State Tournament, which lasted from Feb. 24-25....

Jake Field scored his 100th RBI in the Gaels loss to Siena College.

Baseball and Softball Roundup

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor May 4, 2023

The Iona softball team is well-placed to qualify for the MAAC tournament as they currently sit in fifth place in the MAAC regular season standings.     The team was one game away from the MAAC...

Both teams have won MAAC titles before, but baseball have not won since before the year 2000 and softball last won the conference back in 2014.  

Iona baseball and softball gearing up for 2023 seasons-

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor February 13, 2023

The Iona baseball and softball teams are preparing for the 2023 season which starts on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 respectively for the two teams.    The softball team will be looking to go one step further...

Reib, a native of Bellport, NY, missed her entire freshman year due to injury.  

Softball gaining momentum with sweep of Manhattan

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

Iona softball swept a doubleheader against rival Manhattan on April 16 at the Donald E. Walsh Field, giving the Gaels their third win in a row as the team enters the final stretch of the regular season.     Iona...

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...

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