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Finding his wings OUA All-Rookie Bennett Swan reflects on finding his footing at the university level, his love for volleyball and what makes McMaster special
Mar29

Finding his wings OUA All-Rookie Bennett Swan reflects on finding his footing at the university level, his love for volleyball and what makes McMaster special

By: Ryan Tse It was not always clear for Bennett Swan that he could reach the heights he did this year as an individual and as part of McMaster’s men’s volleyball team. The 6’7” middle from Oakville professed that he was not the best volleyball player growing up in elementary school, though he was aided by favourable genetics. “I was really bad when I started — but I was tall, so that was a good place to start,” Swan said. Swan has...

Running into the wind The McMaster men’s volleyball team fell short in a tough semifinal match-up with the Trinity Western Spartans, but redeemed themseleves in a shutout bronze medal win
Mar22

Running into the wind The McMaster men’s volleyball team fell short in a tough semifinal match-up with the Trinity Western Spartans, but redeemed themseleves in a shutout bronze medal win

March 18 marked the end of the McMaster men’s volleyball 2017-2018 season. After claiming their sixth straight Ontario University Athletics title, the Marauders’ quest for the national title was unfortunately brought to a halt thanks to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Trinity Western Spartans. The U Sports championship weekend started off with a close win for the Marauders. After dropping the first two sets 25-22 and 25-21 in the...

Leading by example All-Canadian and OUA West Player of the Year Maicee Sorensen reflects on her time as a Marauder, leaving a lasting impact on and off the court
Mar22

Leading by example All-Canadian and OUA West Player of the Year Maicee Sorensen reflects on her time as a Marauder, leaving a lasting impact on and off the court

On a team full of experience and a crop of all-star calibre players, it is often hard to pick just one player who stands out. This has definitely been the case with the McMaster women’s volleyball team with a different player leading the charge in seemingly every match this season. One Marauder highlighted regularly this year was middle blocker Maicee Sorensen. The fifth-year geography and environmental studies major has been a...

The final set The Marauders ended a strong run just short of OUA gold in the Quigley Cup Playoffs, but have a solid program built for future success
Mar15

The final set The Marauders ended a strong run just short of OUA gold in the Quigley Cup Playoffs, but have a solid program built for future success

By: Griffin Marsh The Quigley Cup Playoffs, the Ontario University Athletics’ women’s volleyball championship tournament, came to a close. Unfortunately, it ended with the Marauder women being awarded silver. McMaster lost the final on March 10 to the Ryerson Rams in four sets. McMaster took the first thrilling set 29-27, but lost the next three in a dominant Rams performance. For Ryerson, this capped off a spectacular season as they...

Onwards and upwards The men’s volleyball team reflects on a record-breaking OUA weekend and looks to secure national glory one set at a time
Mar15

Onwards and upwards The men’s volleyball team reflects on a record-breaking OUA weekend and looks to secure national glory one set at a time

By: Ryan Tse Marauders fans filling Burridge Gym on the March 10 weekend barely got their money’s worth — not that they were complaining. After an early scare dropping the first set to Windsor, the Marauders wasted no time in establishing their dominance by winning the next three sets. They then commanded the finals on Saturday, winning in straight sets over Queen’s. In doing so, McMaster captured an Ontario University Athletics...

Leaving it all on the line With a 17-2 regular season and their first playoff win against the York Lions in the books, the McMaster women’s volleyball team moves on to the OUA Final Four
Mar05

Leaving it all on the line With a 17-2 regular season and their first playoff win against the York Lions in the books, the McMaster women’s volleyball team moves on to the OUA Final Four

The McMaster women’s volleyball team is off to the Ontario University Athletics Final Four once again. Their quarter-final victory against the York Lions ended with three straight winning sets: 25-16, 25-21, 25-20. As the OUA West division leaders, winning is nothing new to the Marauders. Throughout the season, the 2017 OUA Champions have served and passed well, attacked smartly and efficiently and had a good blocking presence on the...