Strength down the middle The women’s volleyball team’s two middle blockers Maicee Sorensen and Hailey Kranics expand on their shared responsibilities and strong relationship
Feb15

Strength down the middle The women’s volleyball team’s two middle blockers Maicee Sorensen and Hailey Kranics expand on their shared responsibilities and strong relationship

By: Ryan Tse When you talk to Maicee Sorensen and Hailey Kranics, you quickly get a sense of their easygoing, friendly personalities. The two middle blockers on the women’s volleyball team describe each other as amiable and outgoing off the court. On the court, the two blockers alternate in the rotation so that one is always in the front row, giving McMaster a formidable blocking presence and a more than adequate offensive option at...

Set up for success In the midst of a successful sophomore season, setter David Doty embraces a larger role this year on a dominant Marauders team
Feb01

Set up for success In the midst of a successful sophomore season, setter David Doty embraces a larger role this year on a dominant Marauders team

By: Ryan Tse Anyone paying attention to the McMaster men’s volleyball team this season knows that they are a bona fide powerhouse. After losing the first game of the season, the team has rattled off 10 straight wins, the past four being 3-0 straight set victories. They look poised to challenge for a fifth-straight Ontario University Athletics championship. A big part of the team’s success so far has been the play of second-year setter...

Something special As the undefeated men’s volleyball team continue to steam roll the competition, we catch up with leader and fifth-year starter Brandon Koppers
Jan26

Something special As the undefeated men’s volleyball team continue to steam roll the competition, we catch up with leader and fifth-year starter Brandon Koppers

By Griffin Marsh Much has been written in this newspaper about McMaster’s volleyball programs over the previous weeks. The men’s and women’s teams have had their fair share of success in the shape of sweeping victories, both at home and away from Burridge Gym.  This week there is a chance to catch our breath from this exhausting and full season and focus on a player who is both a leader for the men’s volleyball team and a star...

Back in action After gaining back their fifth-year starter Aleks Arsovic, the women’s volleyball team looks better than ever as they head into the second half of the season
Jan26

Back in action After gaining back their fifth-year starter Aleks Arsovic, the women’s volleyball team looks better than ever as they head into the second half of the season

Crossing the mid-point of the 2017-2018 season, the McMaster women’s volleyball team find themselves sitting alone atop the Ontario University Athletics West division. With six other teams in the West vying for the number one spot, the Marauders continue to execute their game plan in each contest, dominating their opponents. After a close loss to start the season, the Mac women have rattled off 10 consecutive wins, leaving the Ryerson...

Storming into winter Consistency, flexibility and veteran leadership have given the women’s volleyball team a solid start to the winter half of their schedule
Jan18

Storming into winter Consistency, flexibility and veteran leadership have given the women’s volleyball team a solid start to the winter half of their schedule

By Griffin Marsh A dominant Marauders women’s volleyball team stormed back from the winter holidays with two commanding victories to begin the new year. In their first games back after a break from the competitive Ontario University Athletics volleyball season, the McMaster women’s volleyball team picked up right where they left off with three-set victories over the Brock Badgers and Windsor Lancers on Jan. 13 and Jan. 14...

Creating championship culture The men’s volleyball team adds another impressive victory to their international record in a back-to-back series against Long Beach State
Jan11

Creating championship culture The men’s volleyball team adds another impressive victory to their international record in a back-to-back series against Long Beach State

Honesty, integrity, respect and excellence. These are the four pillars that drive the McMaster men’s volleyball team every season. For head coach David Preston, these values have nothing to do with volleyball or sports themselves, but everything to do with developing student-athletes a whole. So far, this has definitely been working in his favour. The team headed into the 2017 winter break with a 6-1 record, including a five-game...