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How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field
Feb14

How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field

Photos by Catherine Goce Matt and Rachel Basketball & Volleyball When Rachel Woock was in her first year at McMaster, she immediately fell for Matt Quiring. The tall blonde basketball player was on her mind for quite some time but like most men, Quiring was too oblivious to notice. Putting her feelings aside, the two remained friends for a while until a falling out stopped them from speaking to each other for a month. It was not...

Nairn leads women’s volleyball on playoff push With the worst behind them, the women’s volleyball team looks to finish the season strong with a run at the postseason
Feb14

Nairn leads women’s volleyball on playoff push With the worst behind them, the women’s volleyball team looks to finish the season strong with a run at the postseason

Photos by Kyle West After a slow start to the season, the women’s volleyball team is rolling and looking to lock up a spot in the playoffs. Their slow start can be attributed to the major shift in the roster, with many upper-year players graduating, but the newer players are filling in admirably and the roster is loaded with potential. They’ve won four out of their last five games, which is in large part due to a few players stepping...

Marauders volleyball hosts Pride event Shawn Small outlines what went into creating the celebratory Pride volleyball event and its significance in the world of university athletics.
Feb14

Marauders volleyball hosts Pride event Shawn Small outlines what went into creating the celebratory Pride volleyball event and its significance in the world of university athletics.

Photo C/O McMaster Athletics By: Coby Zucker Saturday’s Pride volleyball games went off without a hitch, in part due to the organizational skills of Shawn Small, a manager in the department of Athletics and Recreation. The event was designed to merge athletics with a celebration of the LGBTQA2S+ groups on campus and in the Hamilton area. “It’s just a celebration of the community,” said Small. “And trying to bridge our department with...

Mac’s weekend warriors for Feb. 1-3 From the mat to the court, four Marauders on top of their game this weekend
Feb07

Mac’s weekend warriors for Feb. 1-3 From the mat to the court, four Marauders on top of their game this weekend

Photo by Kyle West Ameen Aghamirian, Men’s Wrestling This weekend, the McMaster wrestling team attended the Ontario University Athletics Wrestling Championships and, for the fourth year in a row, the men took home silver overall. Aghamirian’s dominance on the mats earned him national recognition, as he was U Sports Male Athlete of the Week. Aghamirian helped his team by winning gold in the 82 kg weight class. He defeated the Lakehead...

OUA All-Star Passalent returns to action After recently returning from injury, 2018 OUA all-star Matt Passalent is back in the rotation of a volleyball team ready to dominate Ontario once again
Feb01

OUA All-Star Passalent returns to action After recently returning from injury, 2018 OUA all-star Matt Passalent is back in the rotation of a volleyball team ready to dominate Ontario once again

Photo by Kyle West On Jan. 20, the McMaster men’s volleyball team narrowly avoided a division-shaking upset at the hands of the bottom-of-the-division Brock University Badgers. After managing to survive the close five-set match, the Marauders found themselves ranked fifth in the country, holding onto their spot atop Ontario University Athletics West division. A large reason why the Marauders were able to survive the Badgers was thanks...

Maxwell and Louks on women’s volleyball finding their stride Rebecca Maxwell and coach Tim Louks reflect on the McMaster women’s volleyball season and strategize for the upcoming games
Jan17

Maxwell and Louks on women’s volleyball finding their stride Rebecca Maxwell and coach Tim Louks reflect on the McMaster women’s volleyball season and strategize for the upcoming games

Photos by Kyle West By: Adriana Skaljin Rebecca Maxwell, setter for the McMaster women’s volleyball team, is starting off the 2019 with perseverance and a new attitude. As a newer team, the first half of the season was spent trying to figure out how to work together. Now that they have had the chance to play with one another, they are entering the second half with confidence. “The [influx] of new players brought a new dynamic,”...