More than just student-athletes With the school year winding down, three Marauders are using their platforms as student-athletes to make a positive impact in their community
Apr06

More than just student-athletes With the school year winding down, three Marauders are using their platforms as student-athletes to make a positive impact in their community

For swimmer and fourth-year biology student Victoria Giglio, staying busy is just a way of life. “I find that by keeping busy and doing multiple things, it helps me take a break from a previous task, said Giglio. “If I am feeling overwhelmed, it allows me return to something with a better mindset.” The coach of the Dundas Seahawks Special Olympics swim team, a Mac Athletes Care executive and a Physical Activity Centre for Excellence...

Proud to be a Marauder A look back at the collegiate career of veteran guard Vanessa Pickard, who stands as the model of perserverance and courage
Mar31

Proud to be a Marauder A look back at the collegiate career of veteran guard Vanessa Pickard, who stands as the model of perserverance and courage

If you have ever watched an award ceremony at the end of the season, you know it is not the champions that stir up the most emotion of the night. The Most Valuable Player might get the most applause, but it’s always another title that bring fans to their feet. The Tracey Macleod Award was established to recognize a university athlete displaying ‘courage overcoming adversity.’ For the first time since 2008, and the second time in the...

Varsity vitality The story behind the stats  of Danielle Boiago career
Mar23

Varsity vitality The story behind the stats of Danielle Boiago career

She is McMaster’s all-time leader in points and steals. Third on the Ontario University Athletics’ all-time scoring list. A two-time U Sports All-Canadian first team member. OUA player of the year, OUA Defensive Player of the Year and, as of last week, the first Marauder ever to win the Nan Coop U Sports National Player of the Year. You would be hard-pressed to find a better resumé in all of McMaster history, or have a conversation...

Heartbreak in Kingston An incredible season came to an end as the McMaster women’s basketball team fell 55-54 to the Carleton Ravens in the OUA semifinal
Mar09

Heartbreak in Kingston An incredible season came to an end as the McMaster women’s basketball team fell 55-54 to the Carleton Ravens in the OUA semifinal

There are a lot of words you could use to describe the events of championship weekend: “almost,” “what if,” “I thought they had it.” All phrases bound to surface in the upcoming weeks, all dripping with a different type of agony that comes from being close, only to fall short at the final hurdle. The Ontario University Athletics semi-final with the Carleton Ravens was decided by just one point in a four-quarter thriller that came down...

Practice makes perfect Coming off an undefeated regular season, the McMaster men’s volleyball team look to continue their winning trend in the OUA playoffs
Mar02

Practice makes perfect Coming off an undefeated regular season, the McMaster men’s volleyball team look to continue their winning trend in the OUA playoffs

Perfection is tough; the longer a team goes without losing, the less victories feel like achievements and the more they feel like expectations. With a perfect 17-0 Ontario University Athletics regular season, no one knows the weight of expectations better than the McMaster men’s volleyball team. Dropping only five sets over the course of the season, Mac has had another dominant year on the court, earning a no. 2 U Sports national...