Back on track Although they were initially missing from the U Sports Top 10, the men’s volleyball team remains a force to be reckoned with
Nov16

Back on track Although they were initially missing from the U Sports Top 10, the men’s volleyball team remains a force to be reckoned with

By: Griffin Marsh The McMaster men’s volleyball team, the Ontario University Athletics defending champions, produced a dominant weekend of matches at Windsor and Western. This is how the team initially intended to start the season before their first OUA game resulted in a shocking loss. The OUA volleyball season is long. It is challenging and strong performances are asked of teams quickly. These are the lessons that the volleyball...

A bump in the road The 2017-2018 season started unexpectedly for the reigning women’s volleyball champions, but was just the beginning of a promising campaign
Nov02

A bump in the road The 2017-2018 season started unexpectedly for the reigning women’s volleyball champions, but was just the beginning of a promising campaign

By: Griffin Marsh The McMaster women’s volleyball team, the reigning Ontario University Athletics champions, suffered a disappointing upset to the Ryerson Rams at home on Oct. 27, an unexpected start to a season that is full of hope, leadership and potential. Coming into the 2017-2018 U Sports season home opener, the Marauders were riding high, initially ranked No. 4 in the country. The team was also coming off of a preseason tune-up...

Culture and Chemistry Coming off a strong offseason that included wins over Ohio State, the men’s volleyball team is already building to a strong campaign
Oct26

Culture and Chemistry Coming off a strong offseason that included wins over Ohio State, the men’s volleyball team is already building to a strong campaign

By: Griffin Marsh The McMaster men’s volleyball team showed grit, resiliency and power while taking both matches of the North American Challenge against two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association champions, the Ohio State Buckeyes. World-class volleyball returned to the Burridge Gym last weekend as the men’s volleyball team hosted Ohio State for a two-game series, a preseason tune-up that has become synonymous with sold out...

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...