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Iona Graduate student Nicole Whitley had a total of eight goals and 20 assists during her time at Rutgers. // Photos used courtesy of

Special connection with coach brings Whitley to Iona

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor October 16, 2020

Iona College graduate student Nicole Whitley, a former member of the Rutgers soccer program, is a newcomer to the Iona women's soccer team. Whitley said in a Zoom interview that her connection to Iona...

The Iona women’s soccer team has earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the past 10 out of 12 years. // Photo courtesy of

Women’s soccer team earns United Soccer Coaches academic award

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Contributing Writer October 1, 2020

The United Soccer Coaches recognized the Iona College women’s soccer team for their exemplary academic performance during the 2019-2020 academic year on Sept. 24, according to an announcement from...

Todd Plourde had led the Gaels to four wins in the last nine games.

Gaels aim to attack hard as playoffs approach

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor October 31, 2019

The Iona College women’s soccer team is close to making it to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference playoffs after a much better spell from the team. The beginning of the season saw the Gaels struggling...

Competitive nature drives Harrison toward life goals

Competitive nature drives Harrison toward life goals

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor October 4, 2019

Iona College senior Treloara Harrisson has been a competitor her whole life. From academics in the classroom to athletics on the pitch, her competitive nature has helped her strive to do the best she can...


Winning mentality needs to be prominent: Plourde

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor September 19, 2019

The Gaels continue throughout the season with a 1-6-1 record so far, their latest being a loss at Wagner on Sunday. The team has a solid core but they need to get used to winning, according to head coach...

Faith Preziosi talks season and long term goals

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor September 5, 2019

The Ionian had the opportunity to interview, via e-mail, sophomore and soccer player Faith Preziosi. Preziosi talks about her play, her time at Iona and her decision-making when coming to Iona.   1:...

Iona names Todd Plourde as women’s soccer head coach

Ryan McFadden , Sports Editor January 30, 2019

Iona College announced on Jan. 11 that Todd Plourde will be the new head coach of the women’s soccer team. “We are very enthusiastic to have Todd join the Iona College family,” Iona Athletic Director...

Sarah Brady had a 5-28-5 record through her first two seasons at Iona.

Sarah Brady resigns as women’s soccer head coach

Ryan McFadden , Sports Editor October 3, 2018

This story was updated on Oct. 3 Sarah Brady has resigned as the head coach of the Iona College women’s soccer team, according to the Iona Athletics department. “We accepted former women’s soccer...

Freshmen women’s soccer goalies share special connection through childhood upbringings

Ryan McFadden , Sports Editor October 3, 2018

When freshmen Emma Havrilla and Kailey Homoky arrived at Iona College to be members of the women’s soccer team, they already shared common interests, as both are goalies and strive to succeed academically...

Iona’s young players gain valuable experience early in season

Matthew Chaves Staff Writer September 5, 2018

The Iona College women’s soccer team entered the 2018 season filled with new players, as there are 11 freshmen on the roster. Iona has struggled out of the gate this season, supporting a 2-4 record,but...

Iona will have 10 new players on the team next season.

Iona uses spring season to develop strong winning mentality

Matthew Chaves Staff Writer May 5, 2018

The Iona College women’s soccer team went into the spring season with expectations to develop a winning mentality that can be carried into the fall.“It’s a been a very positive spring,” head coach...

Jordan Scarlett continues to take strides with New York Red Bulls II

Tevan Costoso Staff Writer March 22, 2018

Former Iona College men’s soccer player Jordan Scarlett has begun his second year as a professional soccer player.Scarlett was taken 61st overall in the 2017 Major League Soccer draft by the New York...

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