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Kate Mager recently won Iona moment of the year for the athletics department after her three-point contest win.

Basketball Roundup

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor May 4, 2023

Iona Athletics named and introduced Angelika Szumilo as the new head coach of the women’s basketball program on Monday April 17.     The appointment means that Szumilo will once again join Tobin...

Kate Mager is set to participate in the 2023 State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-point championships.  

Women’s basketball win second ever MAAC title

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor March 31, 2023

The Iona women’s basketball team won their second ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title after beating Manhattan College 73-60 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at Boardwalk Hall on March 11.     The...

The Gaels are seeking their second ever MAAC championship.  

Women’s basketball prepares for the MAAC Tournament

Ethan Megar, Staff Writer March 12, 2023

The Iona University women’s basketball team concluded their regular season on March 4, defeating Saint Peter’s University 64-56 in Jersey City, NJ.   The Gaels kept the Peacocks winless this season...

The men’s team last won the MAAC championship in 2021, while the women’s team won their first and only MAAC championship back in 2016. 

Everything you need to know about the MAAC basketball championships

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor March 12, 2023

The Iona men’s and women’s basketball teams are set for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, which are being held in Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, from March 7-11.   Both...

 The first and only time the women won the MAAC title was back in 2016. 

Women’s basketball wins 11th straight game

Jordan Score, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

The Iona women’s basketball team recorded their 11th straight victory as they took down Canisius College on Feb. 4 in Buffalo, New York, beating the Golden Griffins by a score of 68-58.   The Gaels...

Three Gaels currently average over 12 points a game for the team.  

Iona women’s basketball breaks two NCAA records

Jordan Score, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

The Iona women’s basketball team broke two NCAA records on their way to a 90-62 victory over Rider University on Jan. 19.   The Gaels connected on 15 consecutive three-point field goals, breaking...

Three players are currently averaging over ten points a game for the Gaels.   

Iona women’s basketball 4-3 to start season

Jordan Score, Staff Writer December 8, 2022

The Iona women’s basketball team improved their record to 3-3 on the year with a home win on Nov. 30, taking down Hofstra University by a score of 62-46.   The Gaels are now 2-1 playing at Hynes...

Ionas 87 points scored are the teams most points in a game since scoring 95 in a win over Quinnipiac University on January 10, 2014. 

Women’s basketball 1-1 to begin season

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

The Iona women’s basketball team has split their opening two games 1-1.   The Gaels opened their season with a home victory against Wagner College at the Hynes Athletic Center.    Iona...

Camilion played the third-most minutes in the MAAC this season.  

Camilion builds on historic career at Iona

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

Senior Juana Camilion has been a standout name in the women’s basketball program here at Iona since her freshman season in 2018. From her first minutes on the court in the Maroon and Gold, to the conclusion...

Camilion collected her third 20+ point performance this season against Rider.  

Camilion, Athias lead surge against Broncs in first round matchup

Lachlan Wellington, Staff Writer March 12, 2022

The Iona College Women’s Basketball team beat the Rider Broncs on Tuesday in the opening round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships, which are taking place at Boardwalk Hall...

Athias recorded a double-double in 3 of her first 6 games for the Gaels in 2021.

Athias named MBWA Honorable Mention in standout season

Kaylin Flukey, Staff Writer March 12, 2022

Junior women’s basketball player Ketsia Athias is heading into the Metro Athletic Atlantic Conference championships with a standout season under her belt.  Athias became a Gael just last season when...

Venzaldenos’ 2.5 three-pointers per game ranked second in the MAAC in 2020-21.  

Grad student ending career with 1,000th point

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor February 24, 2022

Graduate student Olivia Vezaldenos’ collegiate basketball career, a career that’s made stops in California and Oregon before finally making it to New Rochelle, has been anything but ordinary.     Earlier...

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