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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,”...

McMaster’s weekend stars of the court After a big weekend against tough competition, here are the players who had big games in the maroon and grey
Jan17

McMaster’s weekend stars of the court After a big weekend against tough competition, here are the players who had big games in the maroon and grey

Photo by Kyle West Both the men’s volleyball team and women’s basketball team took the weekend by storm with two victories each, while the men’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams won one out of their two games. Here are the stars of the weekend. Sarah Gates The second-year is no stranger to the Pita Pit Athlete of the Week award, most recently winning the weekend honour on Nov. 15, 2018, when she scored a...

How international competition has kept men’s volleyball sharp Over winter break, tough international competition has prepared the men’s volleyball team for the second half of their season
Jan10

How international competition has kept men’s volleyball sharp Over winter break, tough international competition has prepared the men’s volleyball team for the second half of their season

Photo by Kyle West While most students use the holiday break to catch up with family or to get reacquainted with the feeling of sleeping in, the McMaster men’s volleyball team has been playing against top international talent to stay sharp during their time off. First, they headed to Long Beach, California to play the top National Collegiate Athletic Association volleyball team, Long Beach State, and No. 12 University of California...

Marauders holiday wrap-up Everything you missed in sports over the holidays, and a look ahead towards this weekend’s upcoming games
Jan10

Marauders holiday wrap-up Everything you missed in sports over the holidays, and a look ahead towards this weekend’s upcoming games

Photo by Kyle West   Men’s Basketball After finishing the first half of the season 4-7, it seemed as if the Marauders would need a serious holiday miracle to win again. Their first game of the 2019 schedule was against the No. 9 nationally-ranked Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, and winning did not seem on the horizon. However, behind the leadership of veteran Connor Gilmore, who had 22 points, they pulled off the upset,...

Men’s volleyball’s Doty on their blazing-hot start and team leadership Coming off a blazing-hot start, third-year setter David Doty talks about maintaining the competitive mindset, new team leadership and his own role on the team.
Nov29

Men’s volleyball’s Doty on their blazing-hot start and team leadership Coming off a blazing-hot start, third-year setter David Doty talks about maintaining the competitive mindset, new team leadership and his own role on the team.

Photo by Kyle West By: Coby Zucker With the departure of veteran outside hitter Brandon Koppers after capping out his eligibility last season, a void was created in the McMaster men’s volleyball team. Starting the season with a blistering 6-1 record, it’s safe to say the Marauders are managing well enough, thanks in part to the dependable play of third-year setter, David Doty. Recognition was quick to come to Doty, who received the...