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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...

Tim Cluess remains at Iona after withdrawing name from St. John’s coaching search

Tim Cluess remains at Iona after withdrawing name from St. John’s coaching search

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019

Tim Cluess announced on Thursday that he withdrew his name from the St. John’s coaching vacancy to remain the head coach of the Iona College men’s basketball team. “I would like to start by thanking everyone for all their support. I am truly blessed to have so many people say so many nice things,”...

Shannon McCaffrey reflects on lacrosse career

Shannon McCaffrey reflects on lacrosse career

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Some kids grow up playing different sports at the same time before settling on one they love the most. Others stick to only one sport and practice it as much as they can. However, some find their sport through a completely different way – Iona College senior Shannon McCaffrey’s love for lacrosse...

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...

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....

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...

Iona makes history, wins fourth straight MAAC championship

Iona makes history, wins fourth straight MAAC championship

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

When the Iona College Men’s Basketball team was sitting at its lowest point of the season and everyone seemed down on themselves, Head Coach Tim Cluess reached for his cell phone one evening and texted senior Rickey McGill and junior E.J. Crawford, the only returners on the roster. Cluess kept the...

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 defeats Siena in rout to seventh straight MAAC Championship appearance

Iona defeats Siena in rout to seventh straight MAAC Championship appearance

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 9, 2019

ALBANY- The Iona College men’s basketball junior Asante Gist didn’t have the prettiest Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament debut, going 0-4 in the Gaels win over St. Peter’s in the quarterfinals on Friday. Yet, the 5-foot-11 guard remained confident and was determined not to let tha...

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