Club Sports

Find Your Team at Iona

The Iona University Club Sports Program offers students the opportunity to try a new team sport or continue with a sport they played in high school. It’s the perfect way to meet new people, compete, stay fit and have fun! At Iona, our club sports teams compete in established regional and national leagues against other colleges and universities within New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Teams also compete in Northeast regional conferences for the chance to play in the national championship.

Whether you are a seasoned high school player or looking to explore a new sport, we invite you to find out how Club Sports at Iona can enhance your college experience.

Club Sports At Iona Continues to Grow

Hear from Director of Club Sports Matt Grimaldi on how Iona has worked to grow the number of club sports teams available to students while expanding and improving spaces across campus.

Club Sports: Games & Events

View our calendar for up-to-date information on Club Sports games and events!

Club Sports Calendar

Benefits of Club Sports


Whether you are a seasoned high school athlete or new on the field, all athletes in the club sports program have the opportunity to compete against other colleges and universities as well as in regional conferences.

Expand Your Circle

By participating in a club sport you’ll meet new people who share your interests and develop friendships that last well beyond the playing field.

Learn or Refine Skills

Iona’s Club Sports Program is perfect for those who are learning the sport for the first time or those who wish to further develop existing skills.

Overview of Club Sports

Our Facilities

Our facilities are located on both campuses, the main campus in New Rochelle and the Bronxville Campus. On our campus in Bronxville, we have a baseball field, a brand new multi-purpose turfed field, a softball field, tennis courts, squash courts and two basketball courts.


Most clubs have 6-10 games per season.

Practice Times

We are determined to maximize your experience as students. Club Sports offers many sports that allow you to play your favorite sport with half of the commitment that varsity entails. All Club Sports teams practice 2-3 days per week. These practices are completely directed by an appointed Coach, and as Club Sports athletes all practices are covered by an Athletic Trainer to ensure your safety.

Contact Club Sports

Matt Grimaldi

Director of Club Sports

(914) 633-2377

Matthew Grimaldi was named Iona University’s first Club Sports Director in the Spring of 2021. Matthew is returning to his home state of New York after successful stints in various athletics roles nationwide. Most recently, he served as Director of Athletics for Keystone College, where he oversaw the expansion of the athletic landscape to include 22 varsity sports and seven club sports. Notably during this time, players’ average grade point average rose 10 percent. Prior to Keystone, Grimaldi served in various positions in coaching and athletics, including Mercyhurst University, Drexel University and the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama. Matthew is a former collegiate football player and obtained an Educational Doctorate from the United States Sports Academy; a Master of Education in Health and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg University; and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University.

Matt Grimaldi

Tyler Danzi

Coordinator of Recreation and Intramurals

(914) 637-2759

Tyler Danzi was named the Coordinator of Recreation and Intramurals in the summer of 2023. Tyler was Iona University’s first Club Lacrosse Head Coach. The team was founded in the fall of 2021 and competes in the National College Lacrosse League. Most recently, he served as the Eastchester Varsity Boy’s Lacrosse Head Coach, Ardsley High School Varsity Boy’s Lacrosse Assoicate Head Coach, Riverdale Country Day Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach and Mount Saint Michael Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach. He served as one of the Iona Summer Camp Directors for several years including the development of the Boy’s Lacrosse Summer Camp. Tyler played Division II and Club Lacrosse during his college career. Tyler obtained his Master of Arts in Teaching in Physical Education and Sports Pedagogoy from Manhattanville College and a Bachelors or Arts and Sciences from the University at Albany.

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Lauren Borsavage, MHA, LAT, ATC

Club Sports Athletic Trainer

Lauren Borsavage was named Iona University Club Sports Athletic Trainer in the fall of 2023. She has an extensive background in athletic training including club sports athletic training. Most recently, she served as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the University of New Haven. During her stint at the University of New Haven, Lauren worked with football, women’s soccer, and cross country. She also worked with the Yale University football team during her time as an Athletic Training Student.

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Faith Preziosi '23

Staff Assistant

Faith Preziosi was named Staff Assistant for Recreation and Intramurals in the fall of 2023. She is responsible for all club sports community service projects and social media. Faith is a graduate of Iona University and a two-sport athlete. She was a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field team and a Women’s Soccer team. She was a captain of the soccer team and accumulated multiple honors on and off the pitch. During her soccer career, she tallied 51 career points including 20 goals during her 74 appearances while starting 66 games. During her final season with the Gaels, she earned Preseason All-MAAC Team selection, Preseason ALL-MAAC Team selection, MAAC Offensive Player of the week, and College Soccer News National Team of the week. She received her degree in Education from Iona University. Faith is currently the Pleasantville High School Girl’s Junior Varsity Head Coach.

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