NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Following the completion of the 2013-14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship schedule, the Iona College athletic department finished third overall in the 2013-14 Academy Bus MAAC Commissioner's Cup Standings. On the men's side, Iona placed third behind Monmouth and Canisius. In the women's standings, the Gaels finished third behind Marist and Fairfield.
During the spring semester, the Gaels were led by the MAAC championship run of the softball team, which claimed its six ever conference crown and fourth in the last five seasons. The Gaels also earned points in the spring from the efforts of the women's water polo, golf, men's and women's outdoor track and field and baseball programs.
Women's water polo finished third in the standings while golf finished fifth at the 2014 MAAC Championships, while men's and women's outdoor track finished fourth and fifth respectively. Baseball claimed eighth place in the MAAC standings.
The men's and women's basketball programs were both standouts of the winter season earning regular season titles in conference play. The men's team advanced to the MAAC Championship game while the women's team appeared in the semifinal.
Also in winter action, the men's and women's swimming and diving programs finished seventh and sixth respectively at their MAAC Championships in Buffalo. Men's and women's indoor track competed for a MAAC title at the armory. The men's squad finished third while the women were fourth.
The Gaels started the season off with a historic fall which saw MAAC titles from both men's and women's cross country programs. Both extended the national's longest active cross country conference championship streaks with the men now at 23 in a row and the women at nine.
Iona's other three programs competing in head-to-head action during the regular season each finished in the top four in their respective sports. Men's and women's soccer finished third overall while volleyball was third and all three participated in the MAAC Championship tournament event.