Iona College

Iona College Athletics
Hynes Center - 715 North Ave New Rochelle, NY 10801
Division 1 New York Northeast
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Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason enters her 11th season as head coach of the Iona College women's lacrosse program during the 2018-19 campaign. She is the second-ever coach at Iona after being appointed to the position on Aug. 6, 2008. Mason came to New Rochelle from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire where she held the same position for two seasons.


Mason has set a single-season wins records twice, racking up nine wins in 2012 and 2016.


In 2018, the Gaels finished the season at 8-10, 3-5 MAAC, earning the No. 6 seed in the MAAC Tournament. Four student-athletes garnered All-MAAC accolades.


In 2016, Mason led Iona to its first ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship tournament birth.


During her time at Iona, Mason has mentored 14 All-MAAC First Team members, 17 All-MAAC Second Team and eight MAAC All-Rookie Team selections including the 2013 MAAC Rookie of the Year Mary Kate McCormick, 2016 Co-Defensive Player of the Year Gabriella Di Domizio and the 2012 MAAC Tri-Defensive Player of the Year Stephanie Sumcizk.


Prior to her tenure at Iona, Mason was head coach of her alma mater Keene State. Mason led the Owls to two consecutive winning seasons including a 13-8 mark in 2008. She was 21-14 in her two seasons, the highest winning percentage of the program's five head coaches. In 2005, Mason served as an assistant coach before taking over the program.


As a player, Mason had no rivals as a record-breaking attacker for the Owls. A three-time All-LEC all-star, the Fairport, New York, native established Keene State career goal (202), assists (82), and point (284) records. She also rewrote the Keene State women's soccer record book during her four seasons as the Owls' starting goalie. Mason holds a Keene State women's soccer record for most wins (66) and saves (437) in a career. The Fairport, NY native led KSC to a pair of NCAA women's soccer tournament berths and was a four-time All-LEC and three-time All-New England honoree.


A 2005 graduate of Keene State, Mason was inducted into the Keene State Hall-of-Fame in 2012.

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Bairre Reilly

Iona College lacrosse head coach Michelle Mason announced Bairre Reilly as the new assistant coach of the Maroon & Gold program in September of 2018.


Reilly graduated from the University of Maryland in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and criminal justice. As a student-athlete, Reilly was a one-time Division I Atlantic Coast Conference Champion, two-time Big-Ten Champion, and three time NCAA Champion. She also received the Women's Lacrosse Big Ten Sportsmanship award as a senior.


After graduation, Reilly served as both a sports coach and physical therapy aid. Following those stints, the Locust Valley, NY native served as a private Lacrosse Instructor where she mentored student-athletes ages 8-20 both one-on-one and in groups of two to 12 players. Reilly comes to Iona after a brief stint as an Inside Sales Representative for the New York Mets.


Mason on Reilly: "We are beyond excited to have Bairre join our IWL family! She is driven, passionate, and embodies the core values of our program. Bairre knows what it takes to be successful as a student-athlete at the highest level. Her offensive creativity and desire to learn will make an immediate impact on our team. She has a championship mindset and will help instill that culture within our program as we work towards a MAAC Championship."

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Lindsey Luposello

Iona College lacrosse head coach Michelle Mason announced Lindsey Luposello as the new assistant coach of the program in December of 2018.


After graduating from Southern Connecticut State University, Luposello served as the Purchase College Women’s Assistant Lacrosse and Soccer coach for one season. She was an integral part of the coaching staff by assisting with the creation and implementation of practice plans and team regulations as well as handling recruitment assignments.


While a student-athlete, Luposello served as a junior and senior captain of the lacrosse team. During her senior season, the defender tallied a career-best 38 ground balls to go along with 15 caused turnovers.


In the classroom, Luposello, an Exercise Science major, was a two-time Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection, as well as named to the the IWLCA Division II Academic Honor Roll in her junior season. She was named to the Dean’s list three times and graduated Cum Laude. She also served three years on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as the Head of Public Relations

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