Marauders fall short at nationals Coming off an OUA final victory, the McMaster women’s volleyball team was unable to carry that momentum into the U Sports national championship
Mar23

Marauders fall short at nationals Coming off an OUA final victory, the McMaster women’s volleyball team was unable to carry that momentum into the U Sports national championship

The season for the McMaster women’s volleyball team came to an abrupt end at the U Sports national championships on March 17 – 19. Despite entering the tournament as the number two seed as the winners of the Ontario University Athletics conference, the Marauders were quickly bounced out of the quarter-final by Trinity Western Spartans from Canada West in straight sets. The Spartans would ultimately win the bronze medal game over...

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...

Marauder men capture bronze After being knocked out in the semi-finals by Trinity Western, the McMaster men’s volleyball team capped off their season with a bronze medal victory at the U Sports championships
Mar23

Marauder men capture bronze After being knocked out in the semi-finals by Trinity Western, the McMaster men’s volleyball team capped off their season with a bronze medal victory at the U Sports championships

By: Camila Stupecka The McMaster men’s volleyball program finds themselves on the U Sports podium for the fifth consecutive season but in a similarly disappointing position. The Marauders fell in the semi-final before winning the bronze medal match to win their fifth medal in as many years. Following a five-set win against the Université Laval Rouge et Or on March 17, the Marauders qualified for the semi-final game against the top...

Sweeping away the competition The McMaster men’s volleyball team made quick work of their OUA rivals and travels to Alberta to compete for a national championship
Mar17

Sweeping away the competition The McMaster men’s volleyball team made quick work of their OUA rivals and travels to Alberta to compete for a national championship

By: Camila Stupecka If the rest of the men’s volleyball final four teams played ice during the Ontario University Athletics final games, then McMaster played fire. They swiftly melted the flame of the Ryerson Rams on March 10 and the Waterloo Warriors on March 11, sweeping both squads and securing their fifth consecutive OUA championship to cap an undefeated regular season. The conference title win matches the longest streak in OUA...

Individual Growth In a season falling short of expectations, Connor Gilmore’s All-Star campaign is something that Marauder fans can cheer for
Mar17

Individual Growth In a season falling short of expectations, Connor Gilmore’s All-Star campaign is something that Marauder fans can cheer for

By: Justin Parker It is amazing how much one year of hard work can pay off. Third-year forward Connor Gilmore was named as an Ontario University Athletics First-Team All-Star this year, his first major individual award since joining the Marauders. Gilmore has solidified himself as a strong leader on and off the court. “It’s a big honour for me. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates,” Gilmore said. “I’ve been put in a good...

Fixing the Final 8 problem Could an expansion of the national championship tournament make basketball relevant again?
Mar17

Fixing the Final 8 problem Could an expansion of the national championship tournament make basketball relevant again?

As Canadian university sports undergo a continued facelift, there is one area that fans who follow the league have questions about: the basketball Final 8 tournament. The format of the men’s basketball tournament has largely stayed the same since 1987. The men’s Final 8 was hosted in Halifax, N.S. for 24 years while the women’s has moved around. The tournament field is made up of two teams from Ontario University Athletics, two from...