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Nairn leads women’s volleyball on playoff push With the worst behind them, the women’s volleyball team looks to finish the season strong with a run at the postseason
Feb14

Nairn leads women’s volleyball on playoff push With the worst behind them, the women’s volleyball team looks to finish the season strong with a run at the postseason

Photos by Kyle West After a slow start to the season, the women’s volleyball team is rolling and looking to lock up a spot in the playoffs. Their slow start can be attributed to the major shift in the roster, with many upper-year players graduating, but the newer players are filling in admirably and the roster is loaded with potential. They’ve won four out of their last five games, which is in large part due to a few players stepping...

Marauders volleyball hosts Pride event Shawn Small outlines what went into creating the celebratory Pride volleyball event and its significance in the world of university athletics.
Feb14

Marauders volleyball hosts Pride event Shawn Small outlines what went into creating the celebratory Pride volleyball event and its significance in the world of university athletics.

Photo C/O McMaster Athletics By: Coby Zucker Saturday’s Pride volleyball games went off without a hitch, in part due to the organizational skills of Shawn Small, a manager in the department of Athletics and Recreation. The event was designed to merge athletics with a celebration of the LGBTQA2S+ groups on campus and in the Hamilton area. “It’s just a celebration of the community,” said Small. “And trying to bridge our department with...

Quiring and Otchere on the pressures of athletics McMaster men’s basketball players Matt Quiring and Sefa Otchere discuss the pressures of being an athlete and strategies towards maintaining a healthy mindset
Feb08

Quiring and Otchere on the pressures of athletics McMaster men’s basketball players Matt Quiring and Sefa Otchere discuss the pressures of being an athlete and strategies towards maintaining a healthy mindset

Photo by Kyle West By: Adriana Skaljin Being in athletics, especially at a university level, can add pressure to the lives of athletes. Whether it comes from personal expectations, or those of coaches and fans, pressure can affect both their physical and mental states.  Matt Quiring, who has been a forward for the McMaster men’s basketball team for four years, began playing due to his family’s love for the sport. “I started playing...

Hilary Hanaka hits 1,000 career points After passing an impressive 1000 career points, Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka on her role on the team and her future in basketball
Feb08

Hilary Hanaka hits 1,000 career points After passing an impressive 1000 career points, Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka on her role on the team and her future in basketball

Photos by Kyle West By: Graham West Hard work, toughness and focus are the key elements that have led to Hilary Hanaka’s outstanding success at the university level. After recently achieving the milestone of 1000 career points, Hanaka is looking forward to a season filled with promise. Hitting 1000 career points is a huge career landmark and it meant a lot to Hanaka, although she stressed the importance the team has had in...

Anticipation mounts as Mac swim rounds the corner to OUAs Anticipation mounts for the Marauders swimming team during the finals days of preparation for the OUA Championships
Feb01

Anticipation mounts as Mac swim rounds the corner to OUAs Anticipation mounts for the Marauders swimming team during the finals days of preparation for the OUA Championships

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Coby Zucker The swimming season is a short one punctuated by smaller meets, split in half by the Divisional Championships and capped off with the climactic Ontario University Athletics Championships. For the team, the OUAs give the opportunity to show the improvements made across the season, and encourage their teammates in an event packed with some of the best swimmers from across Ontario....