“They can respond”: Marauders show resilience and find solutions to outlast Gaels

Hamilton, ON- There were moments of adversity for the McMaster Marauders women’s volleyball team during their two home games against the Queen’s Gaels on Dec. 2 and 3. Moments that required a response. They went to five sets both times – prevailing both times as well. However, there were moments. Errors, points lost, deficits faced. They were missing players on the court and those were on weren’t … Continue reading “They can respond”: Marauders show resilience and find solutions to outlast Gaels

“That killer mentality”: Marauders serve and finish strong to defeat Gaels twice 

Hamilton, ON- As the McMaster Marauders defeated the Queen’s Gaels on Dec. 2 and 3. to close out the first half of the OUA regular season, it was about serving and execution. The Marauders enters the winter break with a 10-0 conference record and a number two ranking in the U SPORTS Top 10. To get there, they battled the nationally-ranked Gaels at home.  In the … Continue reading “That killer mentality”: Marauders serve and finish strong to defeat Gaels twice 

How Ana Strbac’s McMaster career has come full circle with enjoyment, gratitude and a special connection

Hamilton, ON- Back when she was in grade 12, Ana Strbac went to the McMaster Marauders women’s volleyball end of year banquet in 2019.  Strbac was a recruit back then, about to enter her first season at McMaster – not knowing everything that would lie ahead of her. At the banquet, she remembers some of the graduating seniors talking about their experiences. “Saying, ‘oh on this … Continue reading How Ana Strbac’s McMaster career has come full circle with enjoyment, gratitude and a special connection

“You can do it”: How Paige Entwistle finds her confidence 

Hamilton, ON- Early on in her McMaster Marauders career, Paige Entwistle learned the value of confidence.  It’s been a theme throughout her university career. The fifth-year outside hitter said she still works on it.  Going into their games against Western and York this past weekend, she pointed out how she was “struggling with it a lot.” In contrast, she pointed out how she played really well … Continue reading “You can do it”: How Paige Entwistle finds her confidence 

Sam Cooper makes his return as Marauders push winning streak to four 

Hamilton, ON- After not playing for part of the preseason and the regular season opener, Sam Cooper came back to the McMaster Marauders with a bang.  The outside hitter made his regular season debut coming off injury on the road against the Western Mustangs. Cooper and his teammates on the McMaster Marauders men’s volleyball team won that game 3-1 but had a quick turnaround before their … Continue reading Sam Cooper makes his return as Marauders push winning streak to four 

“A goldfish memory”: McMaster’s Sullie Sundara finds her mental edge

Hamilton, ON- When facing adversity and mistakes, sometimes the best thing to do is to forget and move on.  That was the case for outside hitter Sullie Sundara and the McMaster women’s volleyball team in their season opener against the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Nov. 4 after their game time was pushed back three and a half hours due to Lakehead’s travel delays.  Once it started, the … Continue reading “A goldfish memory”: McMaster’s Sullie Sundara finds her mental edge

“I never gave up”: Thomas Williams’ comeback continues against Trent 

Hamilton, ON- He’s made it all the way to his fifth year with McMaster Marauders men’s volleyball team but for outside hitter Thomas Williams it’s been quite a journey to get there. “I’ve actually come a really long way,”  William said Williams and the Marauders started their regular season journey with a 3-0 victory over the Trent Excalibur on Nov. 4.  They won the first set … Continue reading “I never gave up”: Thomas Williams’ comeback continues against Trent 

Marauders show depth and finish tough preseason on high

Hamilton, ON- The McMaster men’s volleyball had scheduled a tough preseason schedule and now they were at the tail end of it.  Their preseason slate featured games against quality teams such as Sherbrooke, Montreal, Queen’s, Ohio State and Toronto.  Entering their final preseason match against Toronto at home, McMaster had a 1-4 record. They had just come off a 3-2 loss to the Varsity Blues a … Continue reading Marauders show depth and finish tough preseason on high

Excitement and Butterflies of Ohio State Game Return as Marauders Fall to Buckeyes

Hamilton, ON- Six years ago, when the McMaster Marauders men’s volleyball team hosted the defending NCAA champion Ohio State Buckeyes, the current squad watching in the stands.  Back in the winter of 2016, the Marauders – an OUA powerhouse – were hosting the Buckeyes. Libero Ben Kerkhoff was then a high school student watching in the standings. So was outside hitter Sam Cooper. Kerkhoff remembers the … Continue reading Excitement and Butterflies of Ohio State Game Return as Marauders Fall to Buckeyes