The last month and a day The end of May and June brought lots of news and changes related to McMaster’s programs
Jul06

The last month and a day The end of May and June brought lots of news and changes related to McMaster’s programs

May 31 – Women’s lacrosse Brandan Sweeney, who served as an assistant coach with the McMaster men’s lacrosse team since 2011, was named the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. He formerly served as the head coach of Queen’s team starting in 2004 while completing his master’s degree. Winning the OUA Coach of the Year award in 2005, the first Gaels coach to win the honour, his success continued for multiple years there and for a...

Dedication, passion, motivation These are just a few of the qualities that Andrew Richards manifests, both on and off the court
Apr06

Dedication, passion, motivation These are just a few of the qualities that Andrew Richards manifests, both on and off the court

By: Camila Stupecka With the summer break around the corner, students are winding down in hopes of a quick and painless exam season. This is not the case for third-year outside hitter Andrew Richards and the rest of the McMaster men’s volleyball team. A week after Mac’s bronze medal performance at the U Sports national championships, the team is back at work preparing for a new season, getting ready to come back stronger and more...

Marauders fall short at nationals Coming off an OUA final victory, the McMaster women’s volleyball team was unable to carry that momentum into the U Sports national championship
Mar23

Marauders fall short at nationals Coming off an OUA final victory, the McMaster women’s volleyball team was unable to carry that momentum into the U Sports national championship

The season for the McMaster women’s volleyball team came to an abrupt end at the U Sports national championships on March 17 – 19. Despite entering the tournament as the number two seed as the winners of the Ontario University Athletics conference, the Marauders were quickly bounced out of the quarter-final by Trinity Western Spartans from Canada West in straight sets. The Spartans would ultimately win the bronze medal game over...

Marauder men capture bronze After being knocked out in the semi-finals by Trinity Western, the McMaster men’s volleyball team capped off their season with a bronze medal victory at the U Sports championships
Mar23

Marauder men capture bronze After being knocked out in the semi-finals by Trinity Western, the McMaster men’s volleyball team capped off their season with a bronze medal victory at the U Sports championships

By: Camila Stupecka The McMaster men’s volleyball program finds themselves on the U Sports podium for the fifth consecutive season but in a similarly disappointing position. The Marauders fell in the semi-final before winning the bronze medal match to win their fifth medal in as many years. Following a five-set win against the Université Laval Rouge et Or on March 17, the Marauders qualified for the semi-final game against the top...

Sweeping away the competition The McMaster men’s volleyball team made quick work of their OUA rivals and travels to Alberta to compete for a national championship
Mar17

Sweeping away the competition The McMaster men’s volleyball team made quick work of their OUA rivals and travels to Alberta to compete for a national championship

By: Camila Stupecka If the rest of the men’s volleyball final four teams played ice during the Ontario University Athletics final games, then McMaster played fire. They swiftly melted the flame of the Ryerson Rams on March 10 and the Waterloo Warriors on March 11, sweeping both squads and securing their fifth consecutive OUA championship to cap an undefeated regular season. The conference title win matches the longest streak in OUA...

Previewing nationals: McMaster women’s volleyball team will take on the Trinity Western Spartans The McMaster women's volleyball team head to Toronto for U Sports national championship game
Mar16

Previewing nationals: McMaster women’s volleyball team will take on the Trinity Western Spartans The McMaster women's volleyball team head to Toronto for U Sports national championship game

After defeating the Western Mustangs in five sets in the Ontario University Athletics championship, the McMaster women’s volleyball team will now head to the U Sports national championship from March 17-19, hosted by the Ryerson University. As the winners of the OUA conference, Mac was rewarded with the number two seed in the tournament, and will play the Trinity Western Spartans in the opening quarterfinal match on March 17. The...

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