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The Ionian

The Student News Site of Iona University

The Ionian

The Student News Site of Iona University

The Ionian


Iona broke their season series tie with Marist thanks to a 3-2 victory on Nov. 17.

Opening round win not enough to maintain Gaels’ momentum

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor December 7, 2023

The Iona University volleyball team finished their 2023 season after a pair of playoff matchups in Fairfield, Conn. on Nov. 17 and 18.   After a 3-1 set loss to Niagara University on Senior Day five...

Sixth seed Iona squared away for playoff run

Harry Sevell and Robert Hughes November 16, 2023

The Iona University volleyball team concluded their 2023 regular season with matches against Manhattan College, Canisius University, and Niagara University at the Hynes Athletic Center.  Iona played...

Morgan Madasz ranks second on the team in kills per set with 2.05.

Recent success lifts volleyball to positive MAAC record

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor November 2, 2023

Iona University’s volleyball team has won four out of their last six games, bringing their record to 12-14 overall with three regular season games left on the schedule.   Exactly a week after their...

Iona is 3-0 versus Canisius dating back to last year.

Losing skid sends VB to fifth in MAAC standings

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor October 5, 2023

The Iona University volleyball team lost three of their last four games dating back to Sept. 23, snapping a previous four-game winning streak.     Iona traveled to Lewiston, NY to take on...

Mackenzie Wiggins posted a career-best .480 hitting percentage against Saint Peters.

Volleyball finds rhythm after in-conference play opens up

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor September 21, 2023

The Iona University volleyball team had a rough start to begin their 2023 season. However, since recently starting Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, things are starting to look up for the Gaels.    The...

Iona’s 12 aces against LIU are second-highest in a three-set match over the last six-plus seasons.

Volleyball struggles to find consistency in new season

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor September 7, 2023

The Iona Volleyball team has started their 2023 season with a 2-5 start. Their .286 winning percentage is good for third best in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s standings. Iona’s pair of wins...

The team also placed 12 student-athletes on the 2022 All-Academic team. 

Iona volleyball ends season in quarter-finals of MAAC tournament

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor December 8, 2022

The Iona University volleyball team wrapped up the 2022 season at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship (MAAC) at the HP Field House in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Nov. 17.    The...

Hope Matschner managed three aces in a row during the game. 

Iona volleyball clinches third seed for MAAC tournament

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

The Iona women’s volleyball team clinched the third seed for the upcoming Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) tournament, after beating Manhattan College 3-0 on senior day at the Hynes Athletic...

Hope Matschner has won MAAC Libero of the week every week except once so far this season, winning six in total.  

Iona volleyball second in MAAC standings

Jordan Score, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

The Iona Volleyball team battled Canisius on Oct. 30 on the road in Buffalo, New York, coming away with a win and moving their record on the year to 16-9.     The team currently sits second in...

The Gaels have already won the same number of games (10) this season as they did throughout the entirety of season last year.

Matschner Libero of the week again

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor October 8, 2022

Junior women’s volleyball player Hope Matschner, was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Libero of the Week for the third time in four weeks.    The libero has been a standout player for...

Five wins out of six is the Gaels best start since in over 20 years.

Women’s volleyball begin season with intent

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor September 8, 2022

The Iona University women’s volleyball team has started the 2022 season hot, winning five out of their first six games.  The Gaels picked up their first three wins of the season in their home tournament...

Senior Cassandra Patsos had back-to-back kills in the fifth set to seal Iona’s win versus Niagara.

Volleyball hopes that five-set win helps end slump

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

The women’s volleyball team looks to get their footing back with the home stretch of the season coming up. It’s been a roller coaster year for the volleyball team, who pulled off a 3-0 win against...

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