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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...

Gaels learn to handle season away from home

Gaels learn to handle season away from home

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

March 14, 2019

Playing in the comfort of the Hynes Center pool has arguably been a foreign concept for the Iona College women’s water polo team, as the team has barely played at home this season. The Gaels are in a rotation within the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference that results in them not hosting any match...

Iona water polo coach Brian Kelly expresses the importance of chemistry and communication during games

Iona water polo coach Brian Kelly expresses the importance of chemistry and communication during games

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

The Iona College women’s water polo team have won four of its last six games after a rough start to the season. The Arizona State Tournament, which went from Feb. 2-3, was the perfect opportunity to get the team familiar with each other’s playstyle and focus on their chemistry. Head Coach Brian Kelly...

Jordin Hale discusses life as student athlete, mother

Jordin Hale discusses life as student athlete, mother

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Being a student athlete in college can be tough. Not only do you have to keep up with all of the work a regular college student has, but you also have to train day after day to make sure you’re in top shape and upholding your skill. Some people aren’t cut out for the amount of work needed to be...

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