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Men’s volleyball is set for a big year With only one loss, the team has been on a hot streak
Nov28

Men’s volleyball is set for a big year With only one loss, the team has been on a hot streak

Photo by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter By: Jovan Popovic, Contributor The 2019-2020 McMaster men’s volleyball team kicked off their season on Oct. 5. Currently, the team holds a record of seven wins and one loss.  In four of these wins, they managed to sweep the other teams, winning three sets to zero. The team this year looks to be extremely promising and ready to continue to build on their winning history.  McMaster has had an...

Closing out the term 4-4 The women’s volleyball team sports a .500 record going into the break
Nov28

Closing out the term 4-4 The women’s volleyball team sports a .500 record going into the break

Photo by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter By: Kyle West, Contributor The Marauders were looking to spark some momentum after a tough loss to York on Nov. 15, who stopped their chances at a four-game winning streak. With a return home on Nov. 16, they faced University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues, one of the nation’s leading forces on the court. The match lasted five sets: after a strong fourth set resurgence by the Blues, Mac’s return home...

Mac Athletics celebrates 95th annual Awards Ceremony Linnaea Harper and Max Turek take home Athletes of the Year recognition at the 95th Annual McMaster Athletic Awards Ceremony
Apr04

Mac Athletics celebrates 95th annual Awards Ceremony Linnaea Harper and Max Turek take home Athletes of the Year recognition at the 95th Annual McMaster Athletic Awards Ceremony

Photo C/O Noah Hoffman The night of April 2 was the 95th Annual McMaster Athletic Awards Ceremony to celebrate Marauder excellence. The ceremony celebrated McMaster athletes and staff contributions on and off the court over the past year. The highest honour, the McMaster Athletes of the Year, was awarded to Max Turek (Ivor Wynne Award) of the cross country team, and Linnaea Harper (Therese Quigley Award) of the women’s basketball...

Andrew Richards: five things I learned at Mac Fifth-year volleyball player Andrew Richards reflects on the five things being a Marauder taught him, and how he plans on using these lessons in his next chapter
Mar28

Andrew Richards: five things I learned at Mac Fifth-year volleyball player Andrew Richards reflects on the five things being a Marauder taught him, and how he plans on using these lessons in his next chapter

Photos by Kyle West By: Andrew Richards Being on the other side of my five years here at McMaster, I cannot picture my journey any other way. Although there were times when things may not have gone as planned, there was never a moment in time where I felt like I was not in the right spot. When I was first asked to write this article, I was kind of uncomfortable because I felt like it makes it seem like I have my act together when I...

Men’s volleyball knocked out of U Sports tournament Despite missing out on a national medal, Andrew Richards helped the Marauders continue to build on their legacy in his final season
Mar21

Men’s volleyball knocked out of U Sports tournament Despite missing out on a national medal, Andrew Richards helped the Marauders continue to build on their legacy in his final season

Photo by Kyle West By: Graham West Returning to the U Sports National Championships, the McMaster men’s volleyball team suffered a tough loss against the second-seeded Trinity Western University Spartans in the opening round; a familiar foe ending the Marauders’ hopes at winning another national medal following last year’s bronze. This sent the team to the consolation semifinals where they took a heartbreaking loss in a rematch of the...

Mac volleyball’s Jessie Nairn named OUA All-Star Missing the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, OUA All-Star Jessie Nairn discusses the women’s volleyball team’s competitive season and its bright future
Mar21

Mac volleyball’s Jessie Nairn named OUA All-Star Missing the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, OUA All-Star Jessie Nairn discusses the women’s volleyball team’s competitive season and its bright future

Photos by Kyle West After bringing home the provincial silver medal last year, McMaster’s women’s volleyball team missed the Ontario University Athletics playoffs for the first time since 2003-2004. At the end of last season, a large part of the team’s veteran players decided to move on from the program, leaving an obvious hole that needed to be filled. Jessie Nairn, a third-year commerce student, suddenly found herself as one of the...