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Lacrosse team finishes tough season as seniors depart

Lacrosse team finishes tough season as seniors depart

Tevan Costoso, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The Iona College women’s lacrosse team finished their 2019 spring campaign on April 20, in a 15-10 defeat to Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe Marist, marking the end of the road for the eight graduating seniors on the Gaels’ roster.  Despite not making the MAAC Tournament this year, the Gaels reac...

Gaels close out successful season after rough start

Gaels close out successful season after rough start

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

After a shaky 1-7 start to the season, the women’s water polo team willed their way to a 16-17 record over the remainder of the season, including wins against Villanova, Siena, and Salem. Seven of the 17 players on this season's roster are freshmen, so a rough start was neither surprising nor conc...

Kara Zazzaro discusses her debut season, goals for off-season

Kara Zazzaro discusses her debut season, goals for off-season

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

Iona College’s community impacted freshman Kara Zazzaro when she first visited campus. The competitive softball program at Iona stood out to Zazzaro as well. The athletics combined with the great academic environment solidified her choice to come to New Rochelle. Incoming freshmen are likely to struggle whe...

Iona golf wins second straight MAAC Championship

Iona golf wins second straight MAAC Championship

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

The Iona College golf team remains the top dogs in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, after winning its second straight championship on April 20 at the Magnolia Golf Course in Disney World. The Gaels competed in a tight tournament, but were able to pull away on the final day to claim its sixth confere...

Kritsarin Oukasavana discusses importance of charity work

Kritsarin Oukasavana discusses importance of charity work

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

The Iona College golf team works to balance their lives when it comes to academics, athletics, recreational activities and even charity work. Sophomore Kritsarin Oukasavanna organizes his responsibilities well, and his accolades in the past show his organization skills and his love for charity work. ...

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 17, 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...

St. John’s has not reached out to Iona about Tim Cluess

St. John’s has not reached out to Iona about Tim Cluess

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 12, 2019

Iona College released a statement on Friday morning that said St. John’s has not reached out to the school about men’s basketball Head Coach Tim Cluess. The school said it has long-term plans for the 2019 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and is hoping Cluess ends his career in N...

Tim Cluess emerges as front runner for St. John’s head coaching vacancy

Tim Cluess emerges as front runner for St. John’s head coaching vacancy

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 12, 2019

Iona College men’s basketball head coach Tim Cluess has become a potential candidate for the head coaching vacancy at St. John’s, according to CBS College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein. The news of Cluess, 60,  possibly leaving Iona for the school in Queens comes two days after NBA Hall of...

Iona men’s basketball recruiting news and notes

Iona men’s basketball recruiting news and notes

Will Schneiderhan, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Tim Cluess had perhaps his most impressive season as the Iona College men’s basketball head coach this past season. An inauspicious start quickly became a season to remember halfway through the campaign. Cluess and his team flipped on the switch and rode a scorching hot finish to the regular season...

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 ...

Justin Burkhamer discusses importance of strong competitive nature on golf course

Justin Burkhamer discusses importance of strong competitive nature on golf course

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

Golfers compete in one of the most individual, competitive sports. They play to the best of their ability, whether it be in a friendly game or a serious match. Iona golf sophomore Justin Burkhamer takes on this mindset when he competes against anyone in golf. Burkhamer first got into golf at the ea...

Kerins brothers talk about experiences managing men’s basketball team

Kerins brothers talk about experiences managing men’s basketball team

Will Schneiderhan, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Ricky Kerins arrived on the Iona College campus the same way most freshmen do: optimistic, anxious and not knowing a single person. This is the norm for many first-year students who have packed their bags, moved into their dorms and said goodbye their loved ones. Kerins was already par for the course....

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