Making a splash Provincial competition goes swimmingly for the McMaster’ women’s swimming team as they bring home team bronze at the 2018 OUA Swimming Championships
Feb15

Making a splash Provincial competition goes swimmingly for the McMaster’ women’s swimming team as they bring home team bronze at the 2018 OUA Swimming Championships

Setting records and winning medals, the women of the McMaster swimming team led the Marauders in a successful weekend at the Ontario University Athletics Swimming Championships in London, Ontario. The women finished the three-day event with a bronze medal effort and a total of 17 U Sports qualifications for the team as a whole. First-year Isabelle Lei was awarded OUA Rookie of the Year, winning gold in the 200m freestyle event and...

The power of powderpuff A closer look into women’s flag football and how the extramural sport unites women across campus
Feb15

The power of powderpuff A closer look into women’s flag football and how the extramural sport unites women across campus

Powderpuff football, also known as women’s contact flag football, is one of the biggest extramural sports played at McMaster. On paper it may not seem like much, but the sport involves a great deal of skill, strength and the ability to run on snow and ice. Made up of about 119 girls split up into five teams, the extramural club’s season begins in January and runs for six weeks. “This is the first year we have three new teams and two...

Strength down the middle The women’s volleyball team’s two middle blockers Maicee Sorensen and Hailey Kranics expand on their shared responsibilities and strong relationship
Feb15

Strength down the middle The women’s volleyball team’s two middle blockers Maicee Sorensen and Hailey Kranics expand on their shared responsibilities and strong relationship

By: Ryan Tse When you talk to Maicee Sorensen and Hailey Kranics, you quickly get a sense of their easygoing, friendly personalities. The two middle blockers on the women’s volleyball team describe each other as amiable and outgoing off the court. On the court, the two blockers alternate in the rotation so that one is always in the front row, giving McMaster a formidable blocking presence and a more than adequate offensive option at...

A tale of two seasons As the men’s basketball team gains momentum just in time for the post-season, starting forward Matt Quiring reflects on a season of ups and downs
Feb15

A tale of two seasons As the men’s basketball team gains momentum just in time for the post-season, starting forward Matt Quiring reflects on a season of ups and downs

In an interesting season that has seen its fair share of ups and downs, the men’s basketball team has not seen much consistency. However, there is one consistent player who has donned the maroon since pre-season tipped off. Third-year forward Matt Quiring is the only player on the Marauders to start every possible game this season, playing in one more game than guard Kareem Collins. “Just trying to stay consistent and stay in the...

Tackling the future The women’s rugby team’s new head coach and former Marauder Tim Doucette is ready to lead the decorated program back to the top
Feb12

Tackling the future The women’s rugby team’s new head coach and former Marauder Tim Doucette is ready to lead the decorated program back to the top

Newly named head coach of the McMaster women’s rugby team Tim Doucette is no stranger to the Mac rugby program. First moving to Hamilton 11 years ago, Doucette played on the men’s rugby team while earning his degree in business. Immediately after graduating, he was offered a job in the university’s payroll and pension department. It was at that time when former head coach Cam Mitchell gave him his first coaching opportunity. “A week...

Born to run In only his second season at Mac, long-distance specialist Sergio Raez Villanueva has already made a name for himself in the national track community
Feb08

Born to run In only his second season at Mac, long-distance specialist Sergio Raez Villanueva has already made a name for himself in the national track community

For the fans who frequent the Marauders website, one name has continued to appear on the front page throughout the school year. No, it is not a point guard, an outside hitter or a quarterback. It is Sergio Raez Villanueva. Villanueva is a rising star on the cross-country and track team at McMaster, and since arriving at McMaster from McGill following an illness, his name has been hard to miss. The second-year biology major earned his...