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Men’s baseball MVP Nik Motruk When adversity hit, Motruk opted to swim rather than sink
Apr08

Men’s baseball MVP Nik Motruk When adversity hit, Motruk opted to swim rather than sink

Photo C/O Mike Marasco via marauders.ca By Jovan Popovic, Staff Writer McMaster’s baseball team had an outstanding 2019 season. With a great regular season record of 12-6-0, the team entered the Ontario University Athletics tournament with the 10th seed, but ultimately lost in the semi-finals in a 10 to seven loss to the eventual tournament champions, the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks. Despite the loss, the team had many...

Roberts’s legacy in McMaster Soccer After a storied career filled with adversity, we say goodbye to women’s soccer team captain Stephanie Roberts
Apr03

Roberts’s legacy in McMaster Soccer After a storied career filled with adversity, we say goodbye to women’s soccer team captain Stephanie Roberts

Illustration by Elisabetta Paiano / Production Editor  Student athletes will face many obstacles in their careers. These range from injuries to team conflicts, from saying goodbye to friends graduating to having to deal with life as a student and life outside of sports. For most, university is a time of immense growth, and student athletes are no exception. The obstacles that student athletes face can help them grow and deal with...

The Sil’s end of the year recap Which teams were the best? Check out to see how Mac sports did across the board!
Mar30

The Sil’s end of the year recap Which teams were the best? Check out to see how Mac sports did across the board!

Photo C/O David Moll By Jovan Popovic, Staff Writer Another year is in the books for McMaster sports. While it was a little earlier than expected, it was a successful year nonetheless. Since so much happened, I suggest you strap in and tighten your seatbelts while I try to recap it all.  Unfortunately, both the volleyball and wrestling teams were unable to finish their seasons. Growing concerns about COVID-19 led to many cancellations...

Recruitment in the wake of COVID-19 How the virus will affect the future of McMaster Athletics
Mar30

Recruitment in the wake of COVID-19 How the virus will affect the future of McMaster Athletics

Wojtek Kraj (#14) is one of the top recruits for the men’s volleyball team this past year. Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, decisive and necessary measures have been taken to slow the spread of the virus. On March 23, the Ontario government announced that all non-essential services would be required to close for two weeks. These closures, while necessary, will have major...

How Covid-19 affected national championships With three tournaments set to take place March 10-15, how has U Sports responded to the recent pandemic?
Mar21

How Covid-19 affected national championships With three tournaments set to take place March 10-15, how has U Sports responded to the recent pandemic?

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor As local businesses, schools and social gatherings face cancellations in response to the COVID-10 pandemic, major sports organizations have also been braving turbulent changes. The four major national sports in North America — basketball, baseball, hockey and football — have all been greatly affected by the virus. The original plan was to have games continue, but not allow fans or unnecessary...

Reflecting on the wrestling U sports championship After a standout performance, Ben Zahra notched silver for the second year in a row
Mar20

Reflecting on the wrestling U sports championship After a standout performance, Ben Zahra notched silver for the second year in a row

Photo C/O marauders.ca By Jovan Popovic, Staff Writer In light of the recent suspension of many major tournaments such as the U Sports volleyball championships, we can reflect on one of the successful tournaments that took place from Feb. 21 to 22.  At the 2020 U Sports wrestling championship, we saw a few familiar faces break onto the podium. From the men’s team, the trio of Connor Quinton in the 68 kg weight class, Ben Zahra in the...