Breaking down the X’s and O’s The Mac men have put on quite a show this season, leading the league in hitting percentage and points per set. Here’s how they get the job done
Feb16

Breaking down the X’s and O’s The Mac men have put on quite a show this season, leading the league in hitting percentage and points per set. Here’s how they get the job done

You don’t have to know much about volleyball to recognize a big play. Whether it’s a libero diving from the back row to save a sneaky tip or a serve landing hard in bounds, if the crowd’s reaction doesn’t give it away, then the team certainly will. But there is one play that is always a little more obvious than the others: the kill. A play as decisive as its name, a kill occurs when a ball hit by an offensive player is unreturnable by...

When life doesn’t give you lemons Fourth-year Joanna Jedrzejewska’s path to volleyball success is the fruit of constant determination to overcome the obstacles of life
Feb16

When life doesn’t give you lemons Fourth-year Joanna Jedrzejewska’s path to volleyball success is the fruit of constant determination to overcome the obstacles of life

By: Camila Stupecka Born and raised in Hamilton, fourth-year outside hitter Joanna Jedrzejewska shines on the court with her motivating attitude and impressive volleyball skill. But like anything, the spark has to start somewhere small. Jedrzejewska, along with her brother, fourth-year libero Pawel, have always played competitively in a variety of sports. Her passion for volleyball was first inspired by watching her older brother,...

Fighting to the finish The McMaster men’s volleyball prove time and time again that hard work pays off
Feb02

Fighting to the finish The McMaster men’s volleyball prove time and time again that hard work pays off

By: Camila Stupecka The McMaster men’s volleyball team has proved to be a strong, skilled team this season, so it is no surprise that head coach Dave Preston is happy with the performance of the team. Currently unbeaten in University Sports competition, the team is heading into the playoffs confident and full of anticipation. Preston sees how the team is doing, but knows they can do more. “Am I happy? Yes. But not satisfied, yet,”...

Marauders swap maroon for pink McMaster's Athletics and Recreation departments host their annual Think Pink event
Jan26

Marauders swap maroon for pink McMaster's Athletics and Recreation departments host their annual Think Pink event

Last week McMaster’s Athletics and Recreation departments hosted their annual Think Pink event, a week dedicated to raising awareness and funds on behalf of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. A part of national fundraising efforts since its inception in 2007, the event has established a tradition of bringing together student-athletes from across the university for a worthy cause. While each has been touched by cancer in a unique...

Cold on the court After starting off the season hot, the McMaster women’s volleyball team has dropped their last two games
Jan19

Cold on the court After starting off the season hot, the McMaster women’s volleyball team has dropped their last two games

It is time for the McMaster women’s volleyball team to find their early-season groove. Following their gold medal performance at the Thanksgiving Classic in October, the women’s volleyball team started the season undefeated before losing their last two games to the Western Mustangs (9-0) and the Guelph Gryphons (6-4). Their hot start to the season came as no surprise. Starting the season ranked sixth in the University Sports top ten...

Buck-wild McMaster men’s volleyball defeat our American neighbours
Jan19

Buck-wild McMaster men’s volleyball defeat our American neighbours

The Mac Men kicked off the new year by going head to head with some stiff US competition, including defending their win against the reigning NCAA national champions Ohio State. Here’s why you should add “swept the buckeyes” to your list of McMaster bragging rights. I don’t know how to put this, but they are kind of a big deal. It seems like Ron Burgundy had it right on Dec. 30, when the ball hit the floor for the final time, handing...