My time as a Marauder Fifth-year soccer player Sasha Ricciuti shares the five things being a Marauder taught him as his collegiate career comes to a close
Nov23

My time as a Marauder Fifth-year soccer player Sasha Ricciuti shares the five things being a Marauder taught him as his collegiate career comes to a close

By: Sasha Ricciuti When I started playing on the McMaster men’s soccer team, I did not realize how much I was about to learn over the next five years. To play on a team that exemplified what it means to be a hardworking and successful student-athlete transformed me into the best possible version of myself going into my graduating year. The things I have learned on and off the field will stick with me forever. These are just a few of...

Marauder pride on and off the field OUA women's soccer second-team all star Mary Craig reflects on her experience as a gay athlete
Nov16

Marauder pride on and off the field OUA women's soccer second-team all star Mary Craig reflects on her experience as a gay athlete

By: Mary Craig When I was 16 I experienced two milestones in my life. The first was being part of a team that won a Women’s Soccer Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championship title. The second was coming out as gay. Both of these had a major impact on my life at the time, and still influence my life today. In life people always look to categorize themselves and others, and this tends to make people believe that we...

Not all that glimmers is gold The first round bye seemed to haunt the men’s soccer team as their quest to glory was put on hold for yet another year after a disastrous championship weekend in York
Nov09

Not all that glimmers is gold The first round bye seemed to haunt the men’s soccer team as their quest to glory was put on hold for yet another year after a disastrous championship weekend in York

The Marauders were flying high entering their quarterfinal matchup against the reigning Ontario University Athletics champions, the Guelph Gryphons. Mac was administered a tough task against the Gryphons, knowing Guelph had previously won their first round matchup with ease. Coming off a bye week, the Marauders were well rested and determined to capture the trophy so many other teams sought after. Despite a season with questionable...

Young and dangerous A new season and a revamped men’s soccer team have positioned the Marauders to have a strong playoff run
Oct26

Young and dangerous A new season and a revamped men’s soccer team have positioned the Marauders to have a strong playoff run

By: Lucas Uggenti Following a rather unsuccessful 2016 season, the McMaster Marauders men’s soccer team was determined to flip the script and make the 2017 campaign a much more lucrative one. Facing adversity right from the get-go, the soccer team was going to be without their returning veterans Aleks Vincic, Marco Gennaccaro and Kieran Doyle-Davis. All three had solidified a starting position on last year’s roster and played an...

To the playoffs and beyond Under new coach Joe Valvasori, the women’s soccer team bears down for a final playoff drive
Oct19

To the playoffs and beyond Under new coach Joe Valvasori, the women’s soccer team bears down for a final playoff drive

By: Ryan Tse The McMaster women’s soccer team has not had the smoothest season. This year’s squad has fought their way to a 2-6-5 record to put them in eighth place in the West conference through 13 games. Three pivotal games remain in the 2017 regular season. Their record tells the story of an up-and-down season filled with adversity. However, new coach Joe Valvasori sees growth and potential in this team. Valvasori believes that the...

Young, ambitious and focused With half a season still ahead of them, a young men’s soccer team finds itself in the midst of a strong 2017 campaign
Sep28

Young, ambitious and focused With half a season still ahead of them, a young men’s soccer team finds itself in the midst of a strong 2017 campaign

By: Griffin Marsh Heading into the second half of the season, the McMaster men’s soccer team looks to continue to find the back of the net at an impressive rate while shutting down teams at the other end. The Marauders have already played nine games of their 16-game season with lots of positive moments to reflect on. McMaster is scoring at a rate of three goals per game, fourth highest in all of U Sports. This is a different place...