Iona College defeated Marist 87-63 in the MAAC Quarterfinals in Springfield, MA to advance to a semi-final matchup against Fairfield tomorrow at 2 pm.
Iona is the top-seed in the tournament. Fairfield, seeded fourth, defeated Rider 65-63.
Iona earned its seventh MAAC regular season title in program history and first since the 2001. Proficiency during the league schedule has not always translated into success in the championships as only three of Iona’s MAAC-record seven tournament titles have come in year’s the program won the regular season (1985, 1998, and 2001).Read more
Scott Machado, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior guard from Queens, N.Y., is also a two-time member of the All-MAAC First Team. A finalist for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year award, he leads the nation in assists with 10.1 a night for the Gaels, while adding 13.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Machado is shooting 47.7 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from three-point range and 80.5 percent from the free throw line stripe. Named MAAC Player of the Week four times this season, he posted double digits in 22 games and 11 double-doubles during the regular season as well as his first career triple-double on Feb. 12.
Machado is the fifth player in Iona history to win the MAAC's Player of the Year honor joining Steve Burtt (1983 and 1984), Mindaugus Timinskas (1997), Kashif Hameed (1998) and Tariq Kirksay (2000).
The Gaels open the 2012 MAAC Championship on Saturday (Mar. 3) in the quarterfinal round against the winner of the opening round matchup between Marist and Saint Peter's. Tipoff is slated for 4:30 pm on ESPN3.Read more
ATLANTA, GA - Iona College senior point guard Scott Machado has been named to the Naismith Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Award presented by AT&T Midseason 30 Watch List. Machado has now been named as a candidate for two of the NCAA's six nationally recognized players of the year award.
Machado continues a historic senior campaign for the Gaels, leading the nation in assists and assists per game. With 302 assists in 30 games played, he averages 10.1 per game. Machado is looking to become the first player in 16 seasons to average double-digit dimes. He is also the first player in the NCAA since 1993 to record more than 300 assists in a single-season.
The senior point guard averages 13.1 points per game and shattered his career-highs in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage this season. He ranks No. 19 all-time in the NCAA and No. 1 in the MAAC and school history in career assists (855). With 1,556 career points scored, he is No. 10 all-time at Iona.Read more
Monroe College will host the NJCAA Region XV basketball tournament this weekend at the Monroe Athletic Complex in New Rochelle, NY. The extravaganza will feature twelve teams playing sixteen games in three days. On Sunday, four championships will be awarded.
The school board will meet tonight. Here is their agenda and below (after the jump) some commentary on a few of the most interesting resolutions.
Board of Education Committee of the Whole Session
Tuesday Evening February 28, 2012
Daniel Webster Elementary School, Auditorium
95 Glenmore Drive, New Rochelle, New York
Seeing Is Believing – See For Yourself
6:00 P.M. Committee of the Whole Session…[Executive session]
Members of the Board of Education anticipate making a motion to go immediately into Executive Session to discuss legal matters.
At approximately 7:00 p.m., the Board anticipates making a motion to reconvene the public session of the meeting.
7:00 P.M. Committee of the Whole Session [Public session]
I. Board of Education Announcements
II. General Election Districts
III. Voting Machine Status
IV. Superintendent's Report
Student Presentation: Van Gogh’s Cat
2011-2012 Goals and Objectives:
Joseph Williams, Principal, Daniel Webster Elementary School
V. Review of Draft Resolutions
VI. Board/Community Informal Discussion
President Stephen Jerome has appointed James Robinson, Jr. to be head coach of the Monroe Mustangs women's basketball team. Coach Robinson was an assistant at Monroe for four years and has been acting head coach of the defending NJCAA Division II National Champions since the beginning of the current 2011-12 season. They are ranked #10 in the nation with a record of 24-5.
"Coach Robinson has been vital to the remarkable success of our women's basketball program," said President Jerome. "I'm most impressed that as acting coach he emphasized academics to his players. So not only have they won basketball games, but he's guided them to develop skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. This is at the core of our philosophy and clearly Coach Robinson has embraced it."Read more
On Sunday, NJCAA Region 15 recognized the Monroe Mustangs men's basketball team's entire starting five as All-stars. Backcourt mates Drimir Ferguson and Davon Marshall were named to the Region's first team, Orlando Sanchez and Maurice Ndour to the second team, and Marco Bourgalt was given honorable mention.
"We think of each of our players as All-stars and i'm happy for them to be recognized. They richly deserve it," said Coach Jeff Brustad. "But more than any other team I've coached, this is a cohesive group that plans to succeed as a team and with the playoffs coming, we're going in with a team-first mentality."
Ferguson, Monroe's remarkable point guard who was a second-team all-star last year, is averaging 12.2 ppg and 6.3 apg. Marshall has been Monroe's leading scorer all year with 15.8 ppg largely because of his wondrous sharpshooting. He's shooting over 46% from the arc, which puts him 12th in the NJCAA Division I.Read more
New Rochelle, NY (February 2012) – Inspired by an elective course that they took in iPhone/iPad applications development, two talented and enterprising undergraduate students majoring in computer science at Iona College have taken their idea for a new music app to the marketplace.
Nicholas Krzemineski ’12 of White Plains, who will graduate this June and Sean O’Shea ’13 of Monroe, New York are encouraged by the initial market response to the iTraxs app they developed in the classroom. Available for purchase on the Apple Store for $.99, iTraxs allows the listener to select songs and other music from their music library on their iPhone and play only their favorite parts. The user can listen to the edited music before adding it to their iTraxs library.Read more