“He pushed what was best for me,”: The Marauders reflect on the legacy of Dave Preston

In his final season as one of the greatest volleyball coaches in U SPORTS history, the McMaster Marauders reflect on the legacy of Dave Preston Continue reading “He pushed what was best for me,”: The Marauders reflect on the legacy of Dave Preston

Paige Vrolyk’s energy shines through on Seniors Night 

Hamilton, ON- When her senior’s night moment finally came, Paige Vrolyk tried to soak it all in. The McMaster Marauders fourth-year middle was surrounded by friends and family. She was honoured pre-game with a framed photo, surrounded by her family and head coach Tim Louks before she started the game against RMC. She and her fellow seniors were then honoured in the locker room after the … Continue reading Paige Vrolyk’s energy shines through on Seniors Night 

How accountability and details have built the McMaster Marauders this season 

Hamilton, ON- When McMaster Marauders first-year guard Jocelyn Newby is in a game, she works on keeping her focus. It’s a theme throughout the season for the McMaster Marauders women’s basketball team.  Head coach Theresa Burns talks to them about “Gold Medal Details” and the mental focus required throughout all 40 minutes for them to improve and reach their potential. For them to become – as … Continue reading How accountability and details have built the McMaster Marauders this season 

McMaster’s offence and depth opens up in win over Algoma 

Hamilton, ON- When McMaster Marauders guard Karim Raza’s three-point shot swished through the net, the Burridge Gym crowd cheered. The Marauders men’s basketball team had just reached 100 points – capping off an 101-56 victory over the Algoma Thunderbirds on Jan. 22. It was the second time this season the Marauders have reached the century mark. The previous occurrence was a 110-65 win over the Redeemer … Continue reading McMaster’s offence and depth opens up in win over Algoma 

“Gold Medal Details”: How McMaster women’s basketball is aiming for the top

Hamilton, ON- The McMaster Marauders women’s basketball season has been one of growth. The growth they’ve shown so far and also the growth they still have within them.  It’s a team with its fair share of youngsters and veterans. It’s a team that started off the season with a tough start – playing three nationally-ranked squads in their first four matches. It’s a team that’s won … Continue reading “Gold Medal Details”: How McMaster women’s basketball is aiming for the top

Peter Rugosi and Marauders push through grind to keep winning

Hamilton, ON- It was their third game in six days for the McMaster Marauders men’s volleyball team. This was following two five sets games against NCAA powerhouse Long Beach State.  Facing the Waterloo Warriors on Jan 18 in their first OUA home game of 2023, the Marauders were without outside hitters Sam Cooper and Maxime Gratton. The Warriors pushed them, keeping each set relatively close before … Continue reading Peter Rugosi and Marauders push through grind to keep winning

McMaster’s Emma McKinnon’s visualization comes true upon her return 

Hamilton, ON- When Emma McKinnon finally returned to the court, she called it super fun. In her first practice back, she wasn’t allowed to jump but she still enjoyed passing, playing defence and doing the other parts of the game.  After a while, the second-year McMaster Marauders outside hitter was full-go at practice. She was soon jumping and hitting as well. Her presence has been noticeable … Continue reading McMaster’s Emma McKinnon’s visualization comes true upon her return 

“It just feels amazing”: McNeilly gets going as Marauders keep winning 

Hamilton, ON- Despite winning five games in a row (and six of their past seven games), the road didn’t come without challenges for the McMaster Marauders men’s basketball team.  They had weathered the storm of their tough schedule from the start of the season. They had guards Johnny Kitenge and Cashius McNeilly back in the lineup. They were now facing the Laurentian Voyageurs and the Nipissing … Continue reading “It just feels amazing”: McNeilly gets going as Marauders keep winning