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Going through the trails Head Coach Soren Meuwisse on how she has applied her knowledge of being an athlete and student to coaching
Jan30

Going through the trails Head Coach Soren Meuwisse on how she has applied her knowledge of being an athlete and student to coaching

Photo C/O Kelly Dunham McMaster’s newest team is gearing up for a huge month. The first Ontario University Athletics championship is quickly creeping up on the horizon and will take place Feb. 2 for the Nordic skiing team. The team is led by Head Coach Soren Meeuwisse and is comprised of six women and six men.  Nordic skiing does not get a lot of coverage in comparison to other sports, but it is truly a great test of skill. Something...

The importance of experience After playing a summer of professional ball, McMaster veteran Connor Gilmore has a newfound leadership style
Jan30

The importance of experience After playing a summer of professional ball, McMaster veteran Connor Gilmore has a newfound leadership style

Photo by Kyle West / Sports Reporter Connor Gilmore is a fifth-year starting forward for the Marauders. After a summer of playing professional ball for the Canadian Elite Basketball League on the Hamilton Honey Badgers, he brings a new level of professionalism and veteran experience to McMaster’s roster, which now hosts more first and second-year players than in previous years. Just above two thirds of the players are in their second...

U Sports to honour 100 years of women’s basketball Looking back at McMaster women’s basketball and their last few decades of greatness
Jan30

U Sports to honour 100 years of women’s basketball Looking back at McMaster women’s basketball and their last few decades of greatness

Graphic by Elisabetta Paiano / Production Editor Due to a long history of sexism in sports, women’s athletics aren’t usually given the credit they deserve. Sports have been male-dominated for over a century, but there have been recent initiatives to help change this. Over the past few weeks the introduction of the three-on-three women’s competition during the National Hockey League All-Star weekend or greater appreciation and focus...

Big win gives the women’s basketball team newfound confidence The women’s basketball team has run into a small championship hangover, but look to turn things around the second half of the season
Jan23

Big win gives the women’s basketball team newfound confidence The women’s basketball team has run into a small championship hangover, but look to turn things around the second half of the season

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By: Jovan Popovic, Contributor The McMaster 2019-2020 women’s basketball team is halfway through their current season, sitting at a record of seven wins and seven losses, a stark difference from last year where they acheived a record of 11 wins and three losses by the midway point.  They achieved  a big win against the extremely challenging University of Windsor Lancers on Jan. 15. Third-year guard,...

The Marauders compete for philanthropy McMaster Athletes Care reflects on this year’s Think Pink initiative and reimagines it for the future
Jan23

The Marauders compete for philanthropy McMaster Athletes Care reflects on this year’s Think Pink initiative and reimagines it for the future

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor Breast cancer awareness campaigns are common throughout many North American professional and collegiate sports. Joining the ranks of the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and National Collegiate Athletic Association, McMaster Athletes Cares hosts an annual Think Pink initiative. The student group is made up of current athletes and regularly participates...

Women’s hockey looks to cool their opponents’ hot offence A confident Marauders squad prepares to play their hardest opponents yet
Jan23

Women’s hockey looks to cool their opponents’ hot offence A confident Marauders squad prepares to play their hardest opponents yet

Photos C/O Mike Marasco Although the women’s hockey team has been struggling these past few years, they’ve been making efforts to concentrate on the future. Their main focus for the rest of the season is to finish with a positive win total and perform well at the upcoming tournaments. While not being an official McMaster Varsity team, they play in the ever-competitive senior “A” level Golden Horseshoe Women’s Hockey League. Currently...