NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons will step down to accept a similar position at Seton Hall University, it was announced today. Lyons takes over at Seton Hall on March 28.
"I cannot thank Br. Liguori, my athletics staff, coaches, student athletes and our alumni and supporters enough for the support they have provided me during my time at Iona," Lyons said. "I've had an incredible experience in New Rochelle since I arrived as a freshman and I'm truly grateful for everyone I have encountered along the way."
Lyons served as athletics director for the last seven years and as an athletics administrator in the department for the last 15. During his tenure, he helped establish the Iona College athletics department as one of the top programs in the MAAC. Among the accomplishments on the fields of competition during Lyons tenure include:
Eight straight Top 10 NCAA Finishes for Men's Cross Country while extending the nation's second longest conference championship streak to 20 straight years
EDISON, NJ - Iona College men's basketball junior Scott Machado (Queens, NY) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for his performance in the Gaels' two victories on the road this past week. Machado averaged 15.0 points and 7.5 assists in the two games while recording his ninth double-double of the year at Liberty on Saturday. He shared the award with Siena’s Ryan Rossiter.
Machado began the week with a 20-point, six three-pointer effort at Manhattan on Wednesday. The six trifectas doubled his previous career-high effort in the statistic. In the Sears Bracketbusters matchup on ESPNU at Liberty on Saturday, Machado posted 10 points and 11 assists and reclaimed the NCAA lead in assists per game.
Machado set a new Iona single-season record for assists surpassing Glenn Grant's 194 helpers set in 1988-89. He became the first player in the NCAA this season and the first player in school history to record 200 assists. As a team the Gaels are just four assists shy of surpassing 500 on the year, just the fourth time in program history they've reached the mark. Iona is also 33 dimes shy of the school record set in 1999-00.Read more
Iona College Men's Basketball will will play Liberty University tomorrow at 3 PM as part of the ESPNU/Sears Bracketbusters event.
For complete notes:
Iona (17-10,11-5 MAAC; RPI: 112) at Liberty (19-9, 13-3 Big South; RPI 131)
Lynchburg, VA - Vines Center
Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:00 pm
LISTEN LIVE - www.ICGaels.com/insider - Gary Stanley
WATCH LIVE - ESPNU - Todd Harris and Mark Adams
2/16: Iona College 102, Manhattan 65 (Riverdale, NY)
2/15: VMI 69, Liberty 59 (Lexington, VA)
The Gaels have won four straight; Liberty snapped a three-game winning streak with a loss on Tuesday.
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The New York State School Report Card for New Rochelle High School Accountability and Overview Report for 2009-2010 were just published on the website – https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb-rc/2010/15/CIR-2010-661100010016.pdf . There is a wealth of information about all our schools and their performance in the many tests they take. In General, the results for our elementary schools and for Albert Leonard are, as always, good. For Isaac Young Middle School, see them for yourself.
My issue is that we continue to have an ineffective rate of graduation for our children in our high school. At the end of the school year, there were 3,454 students at NRHS. 804 students started the school year; 775 were eligible to graduate in 2010; 596 graduated on time. So out of 775 students that started the school year only 596 graduated – that’s 77%. We don’t know what happened to 29 students who are statistically missing.
RIVERDALE, NY - The Iona College men's basketball team led wire-to-wire in a 102-65 win over Manhattan in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Draddy Gym. Five players scored double-digits led by junior Scott Machado's (Queens, NY) 20 points and career-high six three-point field goals in the victory.
The Gaels (17-10, 11-5 MAAC) won their fourth-straight contest and kept pace with Rider and Saint Peter's in a three-way tie for second place in the MAAC standings. The squad still holds the tiebreaker by virtue of its 2-1 record vs. the two teams and remains in control of its own destiny with the final two games of conference play next weekend.
Iona shot a season-high for a half with its 19-for-26 (73.1%) effort in the first half, building a 56-36 advantage at intermission. The 56 points matched their season-high set on Jan. 9 vs. Loyola at the Hynes Center.
The Maroon & Gold continued its torrid shooting in the second half, with a 60.7% effort while outscoring the Jaspers 46-29. Its 102 total points marked the second time this season the team reached triple-digits.Read more
New Rochelle, NY (February 16, 2011) -- John J. Sweeney, an alumnus of Iona College (class of 1955), was one of 15 distinguished individuals who was presented with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House.
Mr. Sweeney is the current President Emeritus of the AFL-CIO, and served as President of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2009. The son of Irish immigrants, a domestic worker and a bus driver in the Bronx, he worked his way up in the labor movement to become President of the Service Employees International Union, growing the union to serve as a strong voice for working people. As President of the AFL-CIO, he revitalized the American labor movement, emphasizing union organizing and social justice, and was a powerful advocate for America’s workers.Read more
What does the creation of the world seem like to little kids? The answer can be found, at least partially, in the abundant creativity displayed in “Seven Days of Creation,” the newest exhibit in the Goldstein Cultural Center of Temple Israel of New Rochelle featuring artwork by the pre-schoolers in the Early Childhood Program (ECP).
The exhibit, which will run through March, highlights a series of themes, each reflecting the events during one of the days of creation. Two classes in the ECP collaborated on each of the subjects creating, as ECP Director Nancy Bossov explains, a multi-age experience that not only provides the opportunity to explore and understand the Biblical concepts but also offers a broader artistic approach. A wide range of materials have been used to interpret the themes and the results, while age appropriate, are impressive in the imaginative design of each.Read more
New Rochelle, NY (February 15, 2011) -- Iona College announced today the appointment of Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. as the College’s eighth President. Dr. Nyre, who will become Iona’s first lay president, succeeds Brother James A. Liguori, CFC, Ed.D., who is completing his 17th and final year as President on May 31.
Dr. Nyre is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hope Institute for Children and Families, a statewide university affiliated organization headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. The Hope Institute advances public policy, conducts research, links institutions of higher education, provides training to pre-service and practicing professionals, and offers healthcare and educational services. Dr. Nyre is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Illinois College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Read more