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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...

Men’s volleyball clinches spot at nationals following OUA silver A tough loss in the provincial finals means a shot at redemption at the national championship for the men’s volleyball team as they head to Laval
Mar14

Men’s volleyball clinches spot at nationals following OUA silver A tough loss in the provincial finals means a shot at redemption at the national championship for the men’s volleyball team as they head to Laval

Photo by Kyle West By: Graham West Heading out to Kingston for this year’s provincial playoffs, Andrew Richards and the McMaster men’s volleyball team went up against the University of Windsor for their 15th-straight provincial semifinal appearance, and won, advancing to the finals. Unfortunately, their championship bid ultimately fell short, suffering a heartbreaking loss to the hosting Queen’s University Gaels. Although the men’s...

A rivalry renewed: Mac heads to U Sports McMaster’s men’s volleyball team heads to Quebec City to take on a familiar foe in the U Sports National Championship
Mar14

A rivalry renewed: Mac heads to U Sports McMaster’s men’s volleyball team heads to Quebec City to take on a familiar foe in the U Sports National Championship

Photo by Kyle West After falling to the Queen’s University Gaels for the Ontario University Athletics Forsyth Cup, the McMaster men’s volleyball team are headed to the U Sports Men’s Volleyball Championships, but not exactly where they would like to be. For the first time in seven years, the Marauders are heading to nationals, not as OUA champions. Although surely grateful that they still get to compete at the national level, the...

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...