Player profile: Lauren Mastroluisi
Mar31

Player profile: Lauren Mastroluisi

by If you head west on the 403 from Hamilton, you’ll discover a gem nestled on the western part of the Golden Horseshoe. It’s a stone’s throw from McMaster and might as well be considered the university’s backyard. Welcome to Ancaster, ON, home to Lauren Mastroluisi. Mastroluisi went to Ancaster High from 2007-2011 and was a multisport athlete who played basketball, water polo, badminton and tennis in addition to volleyball. She...

What sports writing taught me As my sports writing year comes to an end, I look back on what I have learned as a writer
Mar31

What sports writing taught me As my sports writing year comes to an end, I look back on what I have learned as a writer

by This marks the end of my second year writing for The Silhouette. Last year was the first time I ever got my feet wet in the world of sports writing. It was something I wanted to get into since high school and McMaster gave me a great outlet. This year I was the Sports Reporter for the school paper and got a better feel of what sports journalism as a job felt like in a university setting. This opportunity has allowed me to have...

Player profile: Taylor Brisebois
Mar24

Player profile: Taylor Brisebois

by She wore the No. 1 because she’s tall and lanky. Head Coach Tim Louks says that when some recruits ask to play for Mac, one of the first things he asks them is, “Can you block like Taylor Brisebois?” The six-foot-two middle has been a staple for McMaster volleyball since arriving on campus in Fall 2011. A product of The Hill Academy — a prep school located in Vaughan, ON — Brisebois’ decision to go maroon was an easy one. Former...

Nathan to Niagara McMaster Volleyball loses long-time coach Nathan Janzen to the Niagara College Knights
Mar24

Nathan to Niagara McMaster Volleyball loses long-time coach Nathan Janzen to the Niagara College Knights

by It started with a man and a clipboard. Janzen would track stat after stat, not for anyone, but for himself. “Throughout my university years at Mac I was regularly attending games. I would go with a clipboard and just track stats,” said assistant coach Nathan Janzen. “I just wanted to understand the game. I have a very analytical mind. I like to figure out how things work, especially in sports.” Watching Mac volleyball games wasn’t...

West remains best CIS No. 2 Trinity Western Spartans upset No. 1 McMaster Marauders to capture their third CIS gold title in six years
Mar17

West remains best CIS No. 2 Trinity Western Spartans upset No. 1 McMaster Marauders to capture their third CIS gold title in six years

by It felt like a 10 year-old wound was reopened. The blue and white celebrated a gold medal-clinching victory amongst a sea of maroon and grey for the second time in a decade. The first time the Spartans captured CIS gold was back in 2006 when McMaster was the host. That’s not the sort of deja-vu you want to have, especially with the way the stars seemed to have aligned for McMaster this year. Trinity Western’s journey is somewhat of...