Trusting the process How the Marauders player-centric system helped Mac bring home provincial and national bronze medals
Nov23

Trusting the process How the Marauders player-centric system helped Mac bring home provincial and national bronze medals

The McMaster Marauders men’s rugby team was among the six Canadian universities invited to the inaugural Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship this past weekend in Guelph. Just a week before, the Marauders defended their Ontario University Athletics bronze title in a close match-up against the up-and-coming Laurier Golden Hawks. Their 26-19 win secured their spot in the national championship this past weekend. “We knew it was...

On to the post-season The women’s rugby team’s undefeated bid falls short at the hands’ of the Guelph Gryphons in the regular season finale
Oct05

On to the post-season The women’s rugby team’s undefeated bid falls short at the hands’ of the Guelph Gryphons in the regular season finale

By: Andrew Sarkis The McMaster women’s rugby season came to an end on Sept. 29, losing to the division-leading Guelph Gryphons. In a head-to-head matchup between the number one and two ranked teams in the Shiels Division, the Gryphons came out on top, outscoring the Marauders 35-19 at Ron Joyce Stadium and putting the women’s team’s undefeated bid to a halt. A year removed from finishing with a perfect record, it was not how the...

McMaster Hall of Fame A moment during homecoming weekend took time to recognize four past Marauders who excelled in their time at McMaster
Oct04

McMaster Hall of Fame A moment during homecoming weekend took time to recognize four past Marauders who excelled in their time at McMaster

On Sept. 29, McMaster Athletics inducted four McMaster University alumni athletes into the McMaster Athletics Hall of Fame: Football: Kwame Aidoo, ’05 Men’s Rugby: Aaron Carpenter, ’07 Women’s Golf: Katie (McIntyre) Schmidt, ’05 Women’s Basketball: Chiara Rocca, ’07 The 34th annual induction ceremony and dinner was an intimate gathering held in the Therese Quigley Sport Hall in the David...

Unanswered offence; undefeated season The women’s rugby team wins another game this season, continuing to dominate every team in their path
Sep21

Unanswered offence; undefeated season The women’s rugby team wins another game this season, continuing to dominate every team in their path

The Western Mustangs had hopes of capturing their first win of the season as they hosted the Marauders on Sept. 16, but McMaster quickly ruined any plans the home team had. The Mustangs’ winless season would continue on the pitch at Alumni Field as Mac moved on to a season without any losses. Western’s hopes were dashed largely thanks to eight-man Sara Svoboda, who contributed 16 points of her own to the Marauders’ 26 unanswered...

Punishing wins and  senior leadership After a playoff run that was cut short last year, a young women’s rugby team looks ready for success
Sep14

Punishing wins and senior leadership After a playoff run that was cut short last year, a young women’s rugby team looks ready for success

While students all over campus were trying to find their new classrooms, the McMaster athletic year was already well under way. Showcasing key Marauders every seven days, the Pita Pit Athlete of the Week highlighted centre Britni French of the Marauders’ women’s rugby team, along with the football team’s defensive back Noah Hallett. The women’s rugby team opened up their 2017 campaign with a dominating win over the York Lions,...

Keeping it simple Following back-to-back wins over Western and the Trent, the men’s rugby team is ready to challenge the OUA playoffs once again
Sep14

Keeping it simple Following back-to-back wins over Western and the Trent, the men’s rugby team is ready to challenge the OUA playoffs once again

In the men’s rugby team’s season opener, the Marauders took down the Western Mustangs in a hotly contested rematch of the 2016 Ontario University Athletics bronze medal game. In that match, McMaster came out on top and returned home with some hardware. Looking to build off of a successful 2016 campaign, the Marauders are continually building on a new attack system to compete with their opponents. “The game plan going in was just to...