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Mac women prepare for the Rematch The McMaster women’s basketball faces the Carleton Ravens in the OUA semifinals in hopes to not repeat history
Feb28

Mac women prepare for the Rematch The McMaster women’s basketball faces the Carleton Ravens in the OUA semifinals in hopes to not repeat history

Photos by Kyle West Tonight, Thursday Feb. 28, is the semifinal playoff game for the McMaster women’s basketball team and the rematch of the 2018 Ontario University Athletics Critelli Cup finals. Facing the Carleton University Ravens in Burridge Gym will be a nostalgic match, as the Ravens walked away with the Cup last year on the Marauders’ home court. Luckily for Mac, this year they are going to the semifinals as the third best team...

Celebrating Black Marauders past and present Taking a look at Black student-athletes who have played an integral role in the McMaster Athletics community, both past and present
Feb28

Celebrating Black Marauders past and present Taking a look at Black student-athletes who have played an integral role in the McMaster Athletics community, both past and present

Photo C/O Kyle West In the McMaster Athletics Hall of Fame, there are seven Black athletes, trainers and coaches who have made significant contributions to Marauder history over the years. Whether it was on the field or court or giving support to their team, the Black history of McMaster Athletics is undeniable. Fast forward to today and there are a number of Black athletes at McMaster today who are also contributing to McMaster...

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...