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

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

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 right, four years. Blasko earned college credits in high school and they transferred over to Iona ...

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

Freshman Kara Zazzaro had a season-high 13 strikeouts against St. Peter's.

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 environment solidified her choice to come to New Rochelle. Incoming freshmen are likely to struggle whe...

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...

Katie Jansson returns to Iona softball as head coach

Katie Jansson helped Iona win three MAAC Championships.

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 dealing with the fact that it was her last year as a student-athlete at Iona. Jansson ended her ...

Iona looks to finish strong after battling Northeast challenges

Iona sophomore Jasmine Temple sprints around the bases.

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 (9-7 MAAC) record. Head coach Melissa Inouye has described the 2018 season to be up-and-down as th...

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 from the dugout. The Gaels undeniable energy and rambunctious cheers sparked a ninth inning walk-o...

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 and a first place finish in the regular season standings. Inouye also witnessed the departure o...

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