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Men’s volleyball clinches spot at nationals following OUA silver A tough loss in the provincial finals means a shot at redemption at the national championship for the men’s volleyball team as they head to Laval
Mar14

Men’s volleyball clinches spot at nationals following OUA silver A tough loss in the provincial finals means a shot at redemption at the national championship for the men’s volleyball team as they head to Laval

Photo by Kyle West By: Graham West Heading out to Kingston for this year’s provincial playoffs, Andrew Richards and the McMaster men’s volleyball team went up against the University of Windsor for their 15th-straight provincial semifinal appearance, and won, advancing to the finals. Unfortunately, their championship bid ultimately fell short, suffering a heartbreaking loss to the hosting Queen’s University Gaels. Although the men’s...

A rivalry renewed: Mac heads to U Sports McMaster’s men’s volleyball team heads to Quebec City to take on a familiar foe in the U Sports National Championship
Mar14

A rivalry renewed: Mac heads to U Sports McMaster’s men’s volleyball team heads to Quebec City to take on a familiar foe in the U Sports National Championship

Photo by Kyle West After falling to the Queen’s University Gaels for the Ontario University Athletics Forsyth Cup, the McMaster men’s volleyball team are headed to the U Sports Men’s Volleyball Championships, but not exactly where they would like to be. For the first time in seven years, the Marauders are heading to nationals, not as OUA champions. Although surely grateful that they still get to compete at the national level, the...

Vanessa Matyas’ journey from McMaster to NFL Canada Bringing the NFL to Canada with Vanessa Matyas’ and how hard work and perseverance led her there
Mar07

Vanessa Matyas’ journey from McMaster to NFL Canada Bringing the NFL to Canada with Vanessa Matyas’ and how hard work and perseverance led her there

Photo by Kyle West In Canada there are no National Football League teams, so the way fans choose who they will support is by following in the footsteps of their family or friends, or by becoming in awe of a certain player that leads them to a team. For Vanessa Matyas, marketing & media manager for NFL Canada, the former is how her journey with the NFL began. Growing up Canadian, Toronto teams like the Toronto Raptors and the...

Zahra takes home silver at U Sports wrestling championship After capturing his second national medal in consecutive years, Mac wrestling’s Ben Zahra is nowhere near done
Mar07

Zahra takes home silver at U Sports wrestling championship After capturing his second national medal in consecutive years, Mac wrestling’s Ben Zahra is nowhere near done

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Graham West On Feb. 23, Ben Zahra placed silver in the U Sports 76-kilogram wrestling championships, but for Zahra, silver isn’t quite where he wanted to be. Although his performance earned him his fourth Pita Pit Athlete of the Week, the third-year commerce student had aspirations of topping the podium in Calgary. The second-place finish is the second time Zahra medaled at U Sports, winning...

Mac volleyball pushes for seven straight OUA titles Head coach Dave Preston and fifth-year Andrew Richards discuss the OUA conference playoffs and what it would take for a record seventh-straight first-place finish for the men’s volleyball team
Mar07

Mac volleyball pushes for seven straight OUA titles Head coach Dave Preston and fifth-year Andrew Richards discuss the OUA conference playoffs and what it would take for a record seventh-straight first-place finish for the men’s volleyball team

Photos by Kyle West By: Coby Zucker Coming into the Ontario University Athletics playoffs as the fourth-ranked team in Canada puts a target on your back. Add to that a record-breaking six-year stretch where McMaster has taken home the Forsyth Cup for first place in the OUA playoffs, and you now know which team is the one to beat. And yet, pressure is nothing new for head coach Dave Preston who has been leading the team since 2002....

March Madness: post-season in full swing for Mac’s top teams The OUA-Champion women’s basketball team faces national competition, while the men’s volleyball team head to Kingston to defend their OUA title
Mar07

March Madness: post-season in full swing for Mac’s top teams The OUA-Champion women’s basketball team faces national competition, while the men’s volleyball team head to Kingston to defend their OUA title

Photo by Kyle West Men’s Volleyball – Forsyth Cup Playoffs The McMaster men’s volleyball team is heading to the Ontario University Athletics volleyball semifinals for the 15th-straight season. After defeating the York University Lions 3-1 in the OUA quarter-finals, the Marauders are heading into the Final Four ranked fifth in the nation. Several Marauders were also honoured with OUA recognition, with outside hitter Matt...