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Mac volleyball pushes for seven straight OUA titles Head coach Dave Preston and fifth-year Andrew Richards discuss the OUA conference playoffs and what it would take for a record seventh-straight first-place finish for the men’s volleyball team
Mar07

Mac volleyball pushes for seven straight OUA titles Head coach Dave Preston and fifth-year Andrew Richards discuss the OUA conference playoffs and what it would take for a record seventh-straight first-place finish for the men’s volleyball team

Photos by Kyle West By: Coby Zucker Coming into the Ontario University Athletics playoffs as the fourth-ranked team in Canada puts a target on your back. Add to that a record-breaking six-year stretch where McMaster has taken home the Forsyth Cup for first place in the OUA playoffs, and you now know which team is the one to beat. And yet, pressure is nothing new for head coach Dave Preston who has been leading the team since 2002....

March Madness: post-season in full swing for Mac’s top teams The OUA-Champion women’s basketball team faces national competition, while the men’s volleyball team head to Kingston to defend their OUA title
Mar07

March Madness: post-season in full swing for Mac’s top teams The OUA-Champion women’s basketball team faces national competition, while the men’s volleyball team head to Kingston to defend their OUA title

Photo by Kyle West Men’s Volleyball – Forsyth Cup Playoffs The McMaster men’s volleyball team is heading to the Ontario University Athletics volleyball semifinals for the 15th-straight season. After defeating the York University Lions 3-1 in the OUA quarter-finals, the Marauders are heading into the Final Four ranked fifth in the nation. Several Marauders were also honoured with OUA recognition, with outside hitter Matt...

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...