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What the Marauders were up to this reading week Not everybody was on a break during reading week, so here’s what you may have missed in Mac sports
Oct18

What the Marauders were up to this reading week Not everybody was on a break during reading week, so here’s what you may have missed in Mac sports

Photo by Kyle West While many of us were “studying” (it’s fine if you didn’t study, no judgement here) this past reading week, many McMaster athletes were busy competing in their last few regular season games. Here are four key things you may have missed during the reading week. 1. The Mac women’s rugby team started their reading week off on fire, defeating the Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks 109-0 in their Ontario University...

A player’s perspective of men’s rugby’s player-oriented leadership Men’s rugby’s Conor Marshall details a player’s perspective on the McMaster team’s player-oriented strategy and leadership style and how that has led them to success
Oct04

A player’s perspective of men’s rugby’s player-oriented leadership Men’s rugby’s Conor Marshall details a player’s perspective on the McMaster team’s player-oriented strategy and leadership style and how that has led them to success

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives By Adriana Skaljin Conor Marshall has been playing for the McMaster men’s rugby team for three years and has followed the sport since the ninth grade. The fourth-year chemical engineering student decided to play the sport due to its physicality and challenging nature. However, it was not until he picked the sport back up in the 12th grade that he realized that it was a good fit for himself. “Rugby...

Mac’s women’s rugby team gears up for the OUA playoffs The McMaster women’s rugby team heads into the playoffs 2-2, but are still looking to make the most of it
Oct04

Mac’s women’s rugby team gears up for the OUA playoffs The McMaster women’s rugby team heads into the playoffs 2-2, but are still looking to make the most of it

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives The McMaster women’s rugby team is well known at Mac for being one of the top athletic programs over the last few years. Winning the U Sports, formerly know as Canadian Interuniversity Sport, finals in 2015, in addition to taking three trips to the Ontario University Athletics playoffs over the last four years. “Winning CIS was a crazy unreal feeling. Plus winning in November meant that whole year...

How the men’s rugby team has changed their game With a new assistant coach and a balanced roster of younger and older players, men’s rugby head coach Dan Pletch has a program built for success
Sep20

How the men’s rugby team has changed their game With a new assistant coach and a balanced roster of younger and older players, men’s rugby head coach Dan Pletch has a program built for success

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives Following a successful 2017 campaign that saw the McMaster men’s rugby team bring home a provincial bronze medal, the Marauders will be looking to build upon that success. While the core program remains similar, there have been quite a few notable changes to the team in different areas. “Every season there’s a bit of turnover right,” men’s rugby head coach Pletch said. “We lost a few...

What happened at Homecoming, on the field This past weekend as the students of McMaster celebrated Homecoming in various ways, Mac’s student-athletes were busy defending their home turf against rivals
Sep20

What happened at Homecoming, on the field This past weekend as the students of McMaster celebrated Homecoming in various ways, Mac’s student-athletes were busy defending their home turf against rivals

Footage from OUA.tv, GIFs by Jessica Carmichael   Football The main event of the weekend ended in success for the McMaster Marauders as the men’s football team defeated the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 37-3. With quarterback Andreas Dueck starting and playing the entire game and a breakout performance from receiver Tommy Nield, this big win coming off two tough losses is exactly what the Marauders needed before they face their...

Here for one reason With nationals in sight, the women's rugby team is poised for a huge season
Sep12

Here for one reason With nationals in sight, the women's rugby team is poised for a huge season

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By Graham West After an impressive performance against the York Lions, Cassidy Calvert is one of a few upper-year players looking ready to lead McMaster’s women’s rugby team to an incredibly successful season. Calvert was named Pita Pit Athlete of the Week because of her game against York where the fifth-year hooker had two tries and a very strong on-field presence in which she helped lead the team...