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How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field
Feb14

How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field

Photos by Catherine Goce Matt and Rachel Basketball & Volleyball When Rachel Woock was in her first year at McMaster, she immediately fell for Matt Quiring. The tall blonde basketball player was on her mind for quite some time but like most men, Quiring was too oblivious to notice. Putting her feelings aside, the two remained friends for a while until a falling out stopped them from speaking to each other for a month. It was not...

Quiring and Otchere on the pressures of athletics McMaster men’s basketball players Matt Quiring and Sefa Otchere discuss the pressures of being an athlete and strategies towards maintaining a healthy mindset
Feb08

Quiring and Otchere on the pressures of athletics McMaster men’s basketball players Matt Quiring and Sefa Otchere discuss the pressures of being an athlete and strategies towards maintaining a healthy mindset

Photo by Kyle West By: Adriana Skaljin Being in athletics, especially at a university level, can add pressure to the lives of athletes. Whether it comes from personal expectations, or those of coaches and fans, pressure can affect both their physical and mental states.  Matt Quiring, who has been a forward for the McMaster men’s basketball team for four years, began playing due to his family’s love for the sport. “I started playing...

Hilary Hanaka hits 1,000 career points After passing an impressive 1000 career points, Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka on her role on the team and her future in basketball
Feb08

Hilary Hanaka hits 1,000 career points After passing an impressive 1000 career points, Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka on her role on the team and her future in basketball

Photos by Kyle West By: Graham West Hard work, toughness and focus are the key elements that have led to Hilary Hanaka’s outstanding success at the university level. After recently achieving the milestone of 1000 career points, Hanaka is looking forward to a season filled with promise. Hitting 1000 career points is a huge career landmark and it meant a lot to Hanaka, although she stressed the importance the team has had in...

Mac’s weekend warriors for Feb. 1-3 From the mat to the court, four Marauders on top of their game this weekend
Feb07

Mac’s weekend warriors for Feb. 1-3 From the mat to the court, four Marauders on top of their game this weekend

Photo by Kyle West Ameen Aghamirian, Men’s Wrestling This weekend, the McMaster wrestling team attended the Ontario University Athletics Wrestling Championships and, for the fourth year in a row, the men took home silver overall. Aghamirian’s dominance on the mats earned him national recognition, as he was U Sports Male Athlete of the Week. Aghamirian helped his team by winning gold in the 82 kg weight class. He defeated the Lakehead...

Hilary Hanaka on women’s basketball’s six straight wins Veteran guard Hilary Hanaka reflects on the Marauders season, six straight wins and having another shot at Nationals
Jan17

Hilary Hanaka on women’s basketball’s six straight wins Veteran guard Hilary Hanaka reflects on the Marauders season, six straight wins and having another shot at Nationals

Photos by Kyle West Things have been going very well for the McMaster women’s basketball team and they have no plans to slow down. Currently in first place in the Ontario University Athletics West with a 12-2 record, and the worst arguably behind them, another trip to the University Sports national finals looks on the horizon. But this time, senior guard Hilary Hanaka and the Marauders aim to leave with a medal. “Once you get that...

Men’s basketball’s young roster keeps them competitive Despite an influx of new players, the men’s basketball team is staying competitive and has no intention of easing up
Jan17

Men’s basketball’s young roster keeps them competitive Despite an influx of new players, the men’s basketball team is staying competitive and has no intention of easing up

Photos by Kyle West By: Coby Zucker Looking at the McMaster men’s basketball roster, the word “young” comes to mind, as nine of the 16 players on this year’s squad are rookies. With the addition of third-years Damiann Prehay and Yaw Antwi-Boasiako, and the return of Connor Gilmore, only four current players were on the roster last year. Despite solid contributions from core veterans Matt Quiring and David McCulloch, this drastically...