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Iona College head coach featured as guest speaker in summit for female athletes

ona College women’s basketball head coach Billi Chambers worked with Jackie Smith Carson and Beth Wandyes, both fellow basketball coaches. // Photo courtesy of
November 15, 2020

Iona women’s basketball head coach Billi Chambers joined a panel of female collegiate coaches, former collegiate players and other professionals in late October in a three-day virtual conference for...

MAAC announces basketball schedules

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference confirmed their revised basketball schedule on Sept. 17. // Photo courtesy of
October 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic’s hindrance has taken its toll on sports in America.However, sports are slowly starting to come back, and it seems as though the college basketball season will not be...

Women’s basketball adds six new players

May 15, 2020

Similar to the men’s team, women’s basketball head coach Billi Chambers announced six new additions in a major influx of talent on April 23. Chambers’ additions include Jenae Dublin, Kika Hodge-Carr,...

Hard work, determination help Rachu lead team

April 9, 2020

Hard work and determination have become the headline for Iona Women’s Basketball senior Morgan Rachu’s success. As the Gael’s leading three-point star, it is hard to believe that the Wisconsin...

Gaels need decision making, individual performance to win the MAAC Championship

April 2, 2020

The Iona College women’s basketball team has the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship within their grasp. The Gaels have had troubles in their conference for the past two years now, going...

Women’s basketball aim to find consistency

Sophomore Juana Camilion has a .340 field-goal percentage and a .254 three-point field-goal percentage this season.
February 1, 2020

The new year has provided new challenges for the Iona women’s basketball team. The Gaels opened up their play by hosting Kutztown for an exhibition in the newly renovated Hynes Athletics Center. The...

Experience and consistency main focus for Gaels

Chambers led the Gaels to their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship in the 2015-2016 season.
October 17, 2019

The Iona College women’s basketball team went to the quarterfinals in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference last year after a rough regular season. After being seeded ninth and having to fight their...

Positive attitude and determination key to victory

Sophomore Juana Camilion had a .382 field goal percentage alongside a .259 three-point percentage in the 2018-2019 season.
October 17, 2019

Iona College women’s basketball player, sophomore Juana Camilion, has built up an impressive record in just one season so far with the Gaels. Last year she started 25 games, averaged 9.8 points and was...

Lesko uses passion, confidence to lead her team

Lesko uses passion, confidence to lead her team
October 4, 2019

Iona College junior Tori Lesko captained the women’s basketball team last season and continues to do so this season. Leading by example and expressing her passion to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference...

Gaels speak on value that charity work brings to team

The women's basketball team thinks it's important to dedicate time off the court to helping out the local community.
April 16, 2019

Players from the Iona College women’s basketball team volunteered with Meals to Go on March 29. The players helped set up tables and prepared and packaged meals for local families in need.   “Our...

Iona freshman Shyan Mwai reflects on first season with women’s basketball team

Freshman Shyan Mwai averaged 8.4 points per game during the 2018-19 season.
April 4, 2019

Freshman guard Shyan Mwai is coming off her first season on the Iona College women’s basketball team (5-26, 3-15 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) in which she played a key role in the Gaels’ rotation. Mwai...

Iona falls to Rider in MAAC Quarterfinals

Iona junior Morgan Rachu averaged 11.7 points per game this season.
March 14, 2019

The Iona College women's basketball team season came to an end after losing to Rider 54-46 in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on March 8. Iona was feeding off the...

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