Running into the wind The McMaster men’s volleyball team fell short in a tough semifinal match-up with the Trinity Western Spartans, but redeemed themseleves in a shutout bronze medal win
Mar22

Running into the wind The McMaster men’s volleyball team fell short in a tough semifinal match-up with the Trinity Western Spartans, but redeemed themseleves in a shutout bronze medal win

March 18 marked the end of the McMaster men’s volleyball 2017-2018 season. After claiming their sixth straight Ontario University Athletics title, the Marauders’ quest for the national title was unfortunately brought to a halt thanks to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Trinity Western Spartans. The U Sports championship weekend started off with a close win for the Marauders. After dropping the first two sets 25-22 and 25-21 in the...

Leading by example All-Canadian and OUA West Player of the Year Maicee Sorensen reflects on her time as a Marauder, leaving a lasting impact on and off the court
Mar22

Leading by example All-Canadian and OUA West Player of the Year Maicee Sorensen reflects on her time as a Marauder, leaving a lasting impact on and off the court

On a team full of experience and a crop of all-star calibre players, it is often hard to pick just one player who stands out. This has definitely been the case with the McMaster women’s volleyball team with a different player leading the charge in seemingly every match this season. One Marauder highlighted regularly this year was middle blocker Maicee Sorensen. The fifth-year geography and environmental studies major has been a...

One step at a time As one of 10 Marauders invited to the CFL regional combine, starting linebacker Eric Mezzalira recounts his experience while preparing for the national stage
Mar22

One step at a time As one of 10 Marauders invited to the CFL regional combine, starting linebacker Eric Mezzalira recounts his experience while preparing for the national stage

By: Lucas Uggenti The Canadian Football League announced on Thursday, March 1 they would be hosting three regional combines to showcase some of the top talent that Canadian university football has to offer. This is the sixth consecutive year the CFL is hosting this event, as it gives another opportunity for skilled players to demonstrate their abilities and earn an invitation to the CFL combine. The regional combine McMaster was...

The final set The Marauders ended a strong run just short of OUA gold in the Quigley Cup Playoffs, but have a solid program built for future success
Mar15

The final set The Marauders ended a strong run just short of OUA gold in the Quigley Cup Playoffs, but have a solid program built for future success

By: Griffin Marsh The Quigley Cup Playoffs, the Ontario University Athletics’ women’s volleyball championship tournament, came to a close. Unfortunately, it ended with the Marauder women being awarded silver. McMaster lost the final on March 10 to the Ryerson Rams in four sets. McMaster took the first thrilling set 29-27, but lost the next three in a dominant Rams performance. For Ryerson, this capped off a spectacular season as they...

Sneakerhead McMaster guard Jacob Edwards shares his passion for collecting sneakers and the highlights of his first year with the Mac basketball program
Mar15

Sneakerhead McMaster guard Jacob Edwards shares his passion for collecting sneakers and the highlights of his first year with the Mac basketball program

Sneakerhead culture first began in the United States in the 1980s thanks to basketball — specifically the emergence of hip-hop music and Michael Jordan’s shoe line. Today it is a worldwide movement where people who love sneakers will spend time, money and effort expressing themselves through the soles on their feet. One student at McMaster who embraces this lifestyle to the fullest is sneakerhead and first-year player on the McMaster...

Onwards and upwards The men’s volleyball team reflects on a record-breaking OUA weekend and looks to secure national glory one set at a time
Mar15

Onwards and upwards The men’s volleyball team reflects on a record-breaking OUA weekend and looks to secure national glory one set at a time

By: Ryan Tse Marauders fans filling Burridge Gym on the March 10 weekend barely got their money’s worth — not that they were complaining. After an early scare dropping the first set to Windsor, the Marauders wasted no time in establishing their dominance by winning the next three sets. They then commanded the finals on Saturday, winning in straight sets over Queen’s. In doing so, McMaster captured an Ontario University Athletics...