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Senior Danielle Keenan scored two goals in her final season as a Gael.

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...

Freshman Jillian Schultz scored four goals for the Gaels in their win over Virginia Military Institute on April 28.

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...

Freshman Kara Zazzaro had a season-high 13 strikeouts against St. Peter's.

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...

Iona has won six MAAC championships in program history.

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...

Kritsarin Oukosavanna tied for 33rd with 145 (+3) score at the Wildcat Spring Invitational this season.

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...

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

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...

Tim Cluess was named the 2019 MAAC Coach of the Year.

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...

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...

Head Coach Tim Cluess coaches the men's basketball team for his ninth season.

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...

Freshman Shyan Mwai averaged 8.4 points per game during the 2018-19 season.

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...

Justin Burkhamer was named the 2018 MAAC Rookie of the Year.

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...

Ricky Kerins was a manager during Iona's last four MAAC Championships.

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,...

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