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How soccer’s Stoyanov is giving back to the McMaster community OUA West Community Service Award winner Yordan Stoyanov sets a strong example of what it means to be a leader

Photo C/O Fraser Caldwell For many players, the reach of sports extends far beyond the lines painted on the field. This is definitely the case for fourth-year midfielder Yordan Stoyanov of the men’s soccer team, who was awarded the Ontario University Athletics West Community Service Award. “It feels nice to be recognized for something… I was doing because I wanted to just give back to the community, help out,” Stoyanov said....

What you need to know for this volleyball season As the men’s and women’s volleyball teams kick off their 2018-2019 campaign, here’s what you need to know about each program as they dominate Canadian volleyball
Nov08

What you need to know for this volleyball season As the men’s and women’s volleyball teams kick off their 2018-2019 campaign, here’s what you need to know about each program as they dominate Canadian volleyball

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives This is the most exciting time of the year for sports fans; everything is happening all at once. The one downside of having such a large concentration of sports is that it can be tough to keep up with everything going on. Just like the pros, action in Ontario University Athletics is very much underway. Lost in the fervour of the stellar play of the women’s soccer team behind U Sports Athlete of...

Rugby’s Richardson talks career and team’s development Fourth-year rugby player Mitchell Richardson details his time on the McMaster men’s rugby team and how the program is set up to take over the province
Nov08

Rugby’s Richardson talks career and team’s development Fourth-year rugby player Mitchell Richardson details his time on the McMaster men’s rugby team and how the program is set up to take over the province

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives Rugby season at McMaster is officially over. As teams pack up their cleats, it’s time to assess their past season and plan for the challenges ahead. For the Marauders’ men’s rugby team, the 2018 season ends without a medal, despite coming off an Ontario University Athletics Bronze Medal last year. However, that does not mean this season was a failure for the program, as there were several changes...

How the men’s rugby team has changed their game With a new assistant coach and a balanced roster of younger and older players, men’s rugby head coach Dan Pletch has a program built for success
Sep20

How the men’s rugby team has changed their game With a new assistant coach and a balanced roster of younger and older players, men’s rugby head coach Dan Pletch has a program built for success

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives Following a successful 2017 campaign that saw the McMaster men’s rugby team bring home a provincial bronze medal, the Marauders will be looking to build upon that success. While the core program remains similar, there have been quite a few notable changes to the team in different areas. “Every season there’s a bit of turnover right,” men’s rugby head coach Pletch said. “We lost a few...

A united front After a disappointing end to their 2017 campaign, the men’s soccer team is clicking and ready to take on the best of the OUA
Sep12

A united front After a disappointing end to their 2017 campaign, the men’s soccer team is clicking and ready to take on the best of the OUA

Photo by McMaster Athletics The 2017 Ontario University Athletics Final Four did not go as the Marauders had planned. Ending the season at second place in the OUA West division, the team looked like they had a strong chance at moving on to the national championships. Unfortunately, the trip was never meant to be as Mac struggled in their playoff matches, falling short of bringing home any hardware. The end to the season felt...