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Women's Basketball

Experience and consistency main focus for Gaels

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

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 way through the first round, they gave second seed Rider a tough game, ultimately losing 54-46. Head...

Positive attitude and determination key to victory

Frances Hoey, Contributing Writer

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 named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team. With a new season on the horizon,...

Lesko uses passion, confidence to lead her team

Lesko uses passion, confidence to lead her team

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

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 championships with the team is her way of spearheading the team into victory, she says. “I...

Gaels speak on value that charity work brings to team

Gaels speak on value that charity work brings to team

Farrell Shine, Staff Writer

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 group specifically put together the ingredients for macaroni and cheese in small bags to be s...

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

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

Matthew George, Staff Writer

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 finished the 2018-19 campaign, averaging 8.4 points per game and scoring a season-high 19 ...

Iona falls to Rider in MAAC Quarterfinals

Iona falls to Rider in MAAC Quarterfinals

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

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 momentum from its upset win over No. 7 Siena in the first round of the tournament, and the Gaels op...

MAAC Tournament says goodbye to Albany, prepares for future in Atlantic City

MAAC Tournament says goodbye to Albany, prepares for future in Atlantic City

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

The Times Union Center in Albany, New York has been a travel destination for Iona College basketball fans for the last five years. Fans would either drive or take the student bus for more than two hours to watch the men’s and women’s basketball teams compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference T...

Iona seeks to embrace underdog mentality ahead of MAAC Tournament

Iona seeks to embrace underdog mentality ahead of MAAC Tournament

Farrell Shine, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

With only two weeks remaining until the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament in Albany, the Iona College women’s basketball teammates are keeping their heads up as they gain some momentum to close out the regular season. “Coming in as a brand new team, you really didn’t know what to...

After playing in junior college, Morgan Rachu continues to find her way at Iona

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Iona College women’s basketball junior Morgan Rachu didn’t know what her role would be when she joined the team after playing two years at Wisconsin-Marathon Community College. Her goal when she first step on campus was simple-do whatever the team needed her to do to win. It didn’t matter how much...

Chambers believes Iona’s culture ‘has been restored’

Tevan Costoso Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

After an extremely rough 2-28 season, and losing some key players such as Toyosi Abiola, Alexis Lewis, and Treyanna Clay, the Iona College women’s basketball team is going into the 2018–2019 season with many new players, a positive mindset, and a new assistant coaching staff.Head Coach Billi Chambe...

Gaels prepare for upcoming season by putting the past behind them

Gaels prepare for upcoming season by putting the past behind them

Will Schneiderhan Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

It’s hard to forget the Iona College women’s basketball 2017-18 season, in which the team posted a 2-28 record, its second worst record in school history. But with a team consisting of nine new players and three returners, it’s become easier for the Gaels to forget last season and look towards t...

Sara Krumpholcova to play in FIBA U23 3×3 World Championship

Sara Krumpholcova to play in FIBA U23 3×3 World Championship

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018

Iona College women’s basketball freshman guard Sara Krumpholcova will play with the Czech Republic national team in the FIBA U23 3x3 World Championship in China from Oct. 3 to Oct. 7, according to ICGaels.com. Krumpholcova got into 3x3 basketball three years ago when she participated in the FIB...

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