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The 2010-2011 Gaels are coming off of an extremely successful season.  For the first time in school history, Iona tied for the MAAC Commissioner's Cup, the highest honor in the conference.

Men's Basketball

  • First-year coach Tim Cluess mentored the Gaels to a 25-12 overall record, the highest win total for a rookie head coach at Iona
  • Finished second in the MAAC in the regular season and in the MAAC tournament falling to NCAA participant Saint Peter's in the championship game.
  • Juniors Mike Glover and Scott Machado earned numerous postseason accolades including All-MAAC and All- Met First Team, MAAC and CIT All-Tournament Teams, CollegeInsider Mid-Major All-America. Glover was named Basketball Times NCAA Newcomer of the Year

Women's Basketball

  • Earned a first-round bye in the MAAC tournament for the sixth consecutive year
  • Senior Anda Ivkovic named Second Team All-MAAC and junior Kristina Ford named Third Team All-MAAC

Men's Cross Country

  • Earned its 20th straight MAAC Championship in October, extending the nation's second longest streak behind the WAC's Portland.
  • Finished in the second at NCAA Northeast Regionals and eighth at the NCAA Championships. Along with Wisconsin, the program continued its stretch as one of two in Division I to appear in the top 10 at the national championship in each of the last nine year.
  • Junior Leonard Korir began a breakout 2010-11 season with a fourth place individual finish and became the 13th cross country All-American in program history. He was also first at both the MAAC Championship and the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship

Women's Cross Country

  • Earned its MAAC record sixth-straight conference title in October led by junior Heidi Gregson's first place overall finish. Gregson finished 24 seconds ahead of the second place performer and was one of six Gael harriers in the Top 10 at the race.
  • Finished 12th overall at the NCAA Northeast Regionals with Gregson finishing 22nd individually as Iona's top performer


  • Earned back-to-back MAAC Championships with an historic run in the conference tournament. Iona became just the third team in the history of the MAAC to comeback to win the championship after losing its first contest.
  • Juniors Sarah Jackson and Alyssa Maiese were named to the All-MAAC First Team while Jackson earned Most Outstanding Performer in the MAAC Championship for the second straight year.

Women's Water Polo

  • Earned first ever bid into the NCAA Championship with the second MAAC title in program history and a play-in game victory over University of Redlands.
  • Took on No. 1 Stanford in the first round of NCAAs and finished eighth in the three-day tournament
  • Senior Maggie Wood was the most prolific performer sharing the Iona's O'Connell Award as its top senior female student-athlete, winning Most Outstanding Performer in the MAAC Championship and MAAC Offensive Player of the Year honors along NCAA Championship All-Tournament team.

Men's Soccer

  • 2010 MAAC Championship finalist
  • 2010 MAAC Rookie of the Year: Victor Munoz; First Team All-MAAC: Mario Rios; Second Team All-MAAC: Roberto Hernandez-Raaen; All-Rookie Team: Marcellin Bilali, Orlando Castaneda, Victor Munoz


  • Earned a runner-up finish in the 2010 MAAC Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports
  • Seniors Colleen Genett and Allison Nieters were named to the All-MAAC First Team and sophomore Theresa Harvey was All-MAAC Second Team
  • Nieters finished No. 5 on the NCAA's All-Time Digs list with 2,682, more than double Iona's previous school record and more than 500 past the previous MAAC record. She shared Iona's O'Connell Award as the top female senior student-athlete.


  • Earned a second place finish at the MAAC Championships, the best finish for the Gaels since 2003
  • Head coach Matt Glovaski named MAAC Coach of the Year


  • Earned the program's second-ever berth to the MAAC Championship as the number four seed
  • Five All-MAAC selections, including First Team picks Elizabeth Coholan, Caitlyn Collins, and Amber Zimmerlink and Second Team picks Kelsey Sickles and Maria Ortiz


  • Won 17 games the highest total in seven seasons
  • Senior Justin Wiley and juniors Chris Burke, James Beck and Mike Chiaravalloti were named to the All-MAAC teams for their performance, the most for the program in over a decade.

Men's Rowing

  • Won the team's seventh Dad Vail Regatta medal, earning bronze in the Men's Pair

Women's Rowing

  • Qualified for the semifinals in the Freshman/Novice 4 at the Dad Vail Regatta, finishing just five seconds shy of advancing to the finals

Women's Soccer

  • Senior Diane Hare named Second Team All-MAAC for the second consecutive year
  • Freshman Trista Rivera named to MAAC All-Rookie Team with a 1.48 GAA and four shutouts in her first season

Men's Swimming and Diving

  • Fourth place team finish at the MAAC Championships
  • Earned recognition from College Swim Coaches Association of America for ranking 25th in the country with a 3.08 team GPA

Women's Swimming and Diving

  • Fifth place team finish at the MAAC Championships
  • Earned recognition from College Swim Coaches Association of America for ranking sixth in the country with a 3.51 team GPA

Men's Water Polo

  • Completed the season with a sixth place performance at the Northern Division Championship.
  •  Eight Performers were named to the CWPA Scholar- Athlete Team including Paolo McCarthy and Ryan Scott earning outstanding distinction for holding over a 3.70 GPA.


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