Mac’s Olivvya Chow leaves her mark at 2017 OUA championships The fourth-year swimmer claimed six medals at the provincial championship
Feb17

Mac’s Olivvya Chow leaves her mark at 2017 OUA championships The fourth-year swimmer claimed six medals at the provincial championship

By: Eamon Hillis After three long days of competition at the University of Toronto, fourth-year swimmer Olivvya Chow walked away from the pool with six Ontario University Athletic championship medals. This remarkable performance put Chow in the discussion for 2017 OUA Swimmer of the Year, and cemented her place as one of the elite backstroke specialists in the country. Her OUA medal total includes gold in the 50m breaststroke with a...

Breaking down the X’s and O’s The Mac men have put on quite a show this season, leading the league in hitting percentage and points per set. Here’s how they get the job done
Feb16

Breaking down the X’s and O’s The Mac men have put on quite a show this season, leading the league in hitting percentage and points per set. Here’s how they get the job done

You don’t have to know much about volleyball to recognize a big play. Whether it’s a libero diving from the back row to save a sneaky tip or a serve landing hard in bounds, if the crowd’s reaction doesn’t give it away, then the team certainly will. But there is one play that is always a little more obvious than the others: the kill. A play as decisive as its name, a kill occurs when a ball hit by an offensive player is unreturnable by...

On the road to Winnipeg Fourth-year wrestler Jobanjit Phulka highlights one of 12 Marauder wrestlers advancing to the U Sports Championships at the University of Winnipeg
Feb16

On the road to Winnipeg Fourth-year wrestler Jobanjit Phulka highlights one of 12 Marauder wrestlers advancing to the U Sports Championships at the University of Winnipeg

On Feb. 11, the McMaster wrestling team welcomed teams from across the province at the Ontario University Athletics Championships in Sports Hall. While OUA teams like Western and Guelph showed promise during the season, it would take a lot for anyone to match the Brock Badgers, who came in as the defending champions and the number one ranked team in the country. Overall, the hosting Marauders grabbed 12 medals at the event, and will...

When life doesn’t give you lemons Fourth-year Joanna Jedrzejewska’s path to volleyball success is the fruit of constant determination to overcome the obstacles of life
Feb16

When life doesn’t give you lemons Fourth-year Joanna Jedrzejewska’s path to volleyball success is the fruit of constant determination to overcome the obstacles of life

By: Camila Stupecka Born and raised in Hamilton, fourth-year outside hitter Joanna Jedrzejewska shines on the court with her motivating attitude and impressive volleyball skill. But like anything, the spark has to start somewhere small. Jedrzejewska, along with her brother, fourth-year libero Pawel, have always played competitively in a variety of sports. Her passion for volleyball was first inspired by watching her older brother,...

The battle against adversity Connor Gilmore and David McCulloch shine during the Marauders’ bumpy season
Feb09

The battle against adversity Connor Gilmore and David McCulloch shine during the Marauders’ bumpy season

By: Justin Parker The up and down season for the McMaster men’s basketball team continues, as they dropped a rough 83-62 decision to the Waterloo Warriors on Feb. 4. Despite David McCulloch’s 13 points, the Marauders struggled to contain the Warrirors on defence, allowing Waterloo to outscore them in every quarter. Poor shooting efforts kept the Marauders off the scoreboard multiple times throughout the game, shooting 32.9 per cent...

Past and present The McMaster women's basketball team's success and expectations have drawn parallels to the 2008 women's team who paved the way for a successful Marauder basketball program
Feb09

Past and present The McMaster women's basketball team's success and expectations have drawn parallels to the 2008 women's team who paved the way for a successful Marauder basketball program

It is always the little things that bring you back. It is a string of two games that becomes 10, as headlines report on win after win with building optimism. It is a few extra spectators rolling into Burridge Gym, eager to see what all the fuss is about but cautiously managing their expectations; whispers in the nezzanine that maybe this is the year, hushed only by the nervousness of weathered fans still reeling from playoff...