Mac scores big with new recruits It seems that McMaster basketball will continue to be a championship contender for the 2014-2015 season

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With men’s basketball coming off one of their best seasons in years and women’s basketball holding some major award winners on their roster, it is safe to say that Marauder basketball’s luck will continue into 2014/2015.

It has been confirmed that both the men’s and women’s teams have landed some top recruits for their upcoming seasons.

Barrie Royals Basketball club player Ally Schweitzer has just committed to the Maroon and Grey for the 2014- 2015 season.

Standing at 6’1” Schweitzer will hopefully be a force the Marauders could use as they lose fifth year guard Hailey Milligan.

As a nine-year member with the Barrie Royals Basketball Club, Schweitzer is known for her rebounds and was named JUEL League all star this past season.

Schweitzer will bring an impressive record with her to McMaster having won numerous championships and capturing OFSAA medals for both Rugby and Basketball during her high school career.

She will be studying Kinesiology aside from playing basketball at McMaster.

Schweitzer now becomes the third Marauder recruit commitment following Hamilton native Erin Burns and Newmarket resident Linnaea Harper.

The good news for Marauder basketball isn’t reserved to the women’s team.

The men’s team had another great year for recruits as Hamilton native David McCulloch has committed to join the McMaster clan for his University career.

McCulloch is one of the most highly sought-after recruits in the Hamilton area as he helped power his team at Cardinal Newman to go onto win three consecutive Hamilton Separate School Senior Championships and two OFSAA Quad-A tournament wins, making his high school team the provincial bronze medal champions in 2013.

 

Men’s Head Coach Amos Connelly raved about McCulloch’s decision to wear the Maroon and Grey this season, as he will be a key piece in the equation to help McMaster men’s basketball clinch a national championship.

McCulloch is ranked among the top 30 graduating players in Canada and remained an interest on both sides of the border as he was also on the radar of some top CIS team’s.

This now makes McCulloch the second recruit to commit to McMaster for this season joining another Hamilton standout, Brian Hyrski, who will graduate from Sir Allan MacNab in June.

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Author: Alexandra Reilly

Alexandra Reilly is a third-year communications student and has been writing for the Silhouette for two years. She started her career in sports writing as a weekly volunteer and covering women's volleyball in her second year. Now she works as the assistant sports editor of the paper and hopes to one day work in sports media and broadcasting.