To the playoffs and beyond Under new coach Joe Valvasori, the women’s soccer team bears down for a final playoff drive
Oct19

To the playoffs and beyond Under new coach Joe Valvasori, the women’s soccer team bears down for a final playoff drive

By: Ryan Tse The McMaster women’s soccer team has not had the smoothest season. This year’s squad has fought their way to a 2-6-5 record to put them in eighth place in the West conference through 13 games. Three pivotal games remain in the 2017 regular season. Their record tells the story of an up-and-down season filled with adversity. However, new coach Joe Valvasori sees growth and potential in this team. Valvasori believes that the...

On to the post-season The women’s rugby team’s undefeated bid falls short at the hands’ of the Guelph Gryphons in the regular season finale
Oct05

On to the post-season The women’s rugby team’s undefeated bid falls short at the hands’ of the Guelph Gryphons in the regular season finale

By: Andrew Sarkis The McMaster women’s rugby season came to an end on Sept. 29, losing to the division-leading Guelph Gryphons. In a head-to-head matchup between the number one and two ranked teams in the Shiels Division, the Gryphons came out on top, outscoring the Marauders 35-19 at Ron Joyce Stadium and putting the women’s team’s undefeated bid to a halt. A year removed from finishing with a perfect record, it was not how the...

Support on and off the court At the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, the women’s basketball team once again gathered to show support for their coach and countless others affected by cancer
Oct05

Support on and off the court At the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, the women’s basketball team once again gathered to show support for their coach and countless others affected by cancer

By: Griffin Marsh Sometimes the events of life are larger and more important than any sports result and our sporting communities take these as opportunities to show support and care for one another. For the McMaster women’s basketball team, the CIBC Run for the Cure, held on Oct. 1 this year, has come to represent something more than their basketball and university lives. It now represents family, community and strength. This story...

Varsity sports and academics Student-athletes at McMaster are proven to do better in academics, and on the field
Oct05

Varsity sports and academics Student-athletes at McMaster are proven to do better in academics, and on the field

By: Myles Baldwin The life of a student-athlete is different from that of most other students in the sense that the 24-hour day is consumed with either sports or schoolwork. Living this type of lifestyle may be overwhelming, although the responsibility of the student is to manage their time around studies, training, workouts and a balanced social life. Varsity sports help students achieve higher marks by teaching valuable time...

Young, ambitious and focused With half a season still ahead of them, a young men’s soccer team finds itself in the midst of a strong 2017 campaign
Sep28

Young, ambitious and focused With half a season still ahead of them, a young men’s soccer team finds itself in the midst of a strong 2017 campaign

By: Griffin Marsh Heading into the second half of the season, the McMaster men’s soccer team looks to continue to find the back of the net at an impressive rate while shutting down teams at the other end. The Marauders have already played nine games of their 16-game season with lots of positive moments to reflect on. McMaster is scoring at a rate of three goals per game, fourth highest in all of U Sports. This is a different place...

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