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No. 9 McMaster wrestling’s Rufenach on her wrestling career Cassandra Rufenach discusses her wrestling career and her experience as a woman in a male-dominated sport
Jan24

No. 9 McMaster wrestling’s Rufenach on her wrestling career Cassandra Rufenach discusses her wrestling career and her experience as a woman in a male-dominated sport

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Adriana Skaljin Cassandra Rufenach is a fourth-year biology student and wrestler for the McMaster wrestling team. Rufenach started wrestling in the 11th grade for half a season, and played a full season in her final year of high school. Her decision to start wrestling was inspired by her love for taekwondo, which led to a desire to do something that shared the same level of physical contact....

Paula Schnurr’s journey to Cross-Country Coach of the Year Head coach Paula Schnurr on winning OUA men’s cross-country Coach of the Year and the future for the indoor track season
Jan24

Paula Schnurr’s journey to Cross-Country Coach of the Year Head coach Paula Schnurr on winning OUA men’s cross-country Coach of the Year and the future for the indoor track season

Photo C/O Maxine Gravina When you are one of seven kids, there are not many activities that are easy for all seven kids to participate. For the Schnurr family, running was the one that worked. At the age of seven years old, McMaster’s cross-country coach Paula Schnurr found herself in a running club for the first time. Joining the Burlington Running Club, Schnurr soon found out that she was actually quite good at the sport. Fast...

Water polo Coach of the Year Fairley on winning bronze After several years of missing the podium, the men’s water polo team has captured some new hardware under OUA Coach of the Year Quinn Fairley
Jan24

Water polo Coach of the Year Fairley on winning bronze After several years of missing the podium, the men’s water polo team has captured some new hardware under OUA Coach of the Year Quinn Fairley

Photo C/O Sevran Mammadov By: Graham West After a tremendous end to the season in which the men’s water polo team won bronze and the women’s water polo team finished fifth at the Ontario University Athletics tournament, the team looks to have a great season ahead next year, guided by the water polo OUA Coach of the Year Quinn Fairley. This is the fourth time coach Fairley has received this award, and when asked about what winning...

Get to know the McMaster figure skating team Following their first meet, we catch up with captain Emma Bonafiglia and OUA gold medalist Belvina Mao
Jan24

Get to know the McMaster figure skating team Following their first meet, we catch up with captain Emma Bonafiglia and OUA gold medalist Belvina Mao

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives This weekend, the McMaster figure skating team hosted their first meet in several years. The team, led by one of Mac’s captains Emma Bonafiglia, came in fourth place overall. Ontario University Athletics gold medalist Belvina Mao came in first once again for the Senior Silver Solo Dance category.   We caught up with the two Marauders below: The Silhouette: What year and program are you in?...

Maxwell and Louks on women’s volleyball finding their stride Rebecca Maxwell and coach Tim Louks reflect on the McMaster women’s volleyball season and strategize for the upcoming games
Jan17

Maxwell and Louks on women’s volleyball finding their stride Rebecca Maxwell and coach Tim Louks reflect on the McMaster women’s volleyball season and strategize for the upcoming games

Photos by Kyle West By: Adriana Skaljin Rebecca Maxwell, setter for the McMaster women’s volleyball team, is starting off the 2019 with perseverance and a new attitude. As a newer team, the first half of the season was spent trying to figure out how to work together. Now that they have had the chance to play with one another, they are entering the second half with confidence. “The [influx] of new players brought a new dynamic,”...

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...