Where beats meets basketball McMaster Basketball’s Troy Joseph looks ahead at the opportunities that await him
Mar31

Where beats meets basketball McMaster Basketball’s Troy Joseph looks ahead at the opportunities that await him

by For as long as McMaster Basketball guard Troy Joseph can remember, he has had two loves: basketball and music. Starting to play basketball at the age of 10, the friendships he made through the sport were one of the biggest reasons he loved it so much. The same guys he played with in the front yard or in the school gym became long-time friends. Now, they either play alongside him or in different leagues all around the world. Still,...

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...

What does it mean to be a Marauder? Read what some McMaster senior athletes have to say about their experience playing in Maroon
Mar31

What does it mean to be a Marauder? Read what some McMaster senior athletes have to say about their experience playing in Maroon

by “I think it’s great here. When you’re an athlete here, you just become friends with other athletes easier. Everyone is a bit more welcoming because they understand your situation and lifestyle. It’s just fun at Mac. As the years went on, I fell more and more in love with Mac, the people here and everything it had to offer. When it comes down to it, I think it’s about whom you’re experiencing things with and not necessarily where...

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...

What a time to be a Marauder Read about the Marauder teams that decorated the walls of the David Braley Athletic Centre with banners in the 2015-16 season
Mar24

What a time to be a Marauder Read about the Marauder teams that decorated the walls of the David Braley Athletic Centre with banners in the 2015-16 season

by WOMEN’S RUGBY McMaster Women’s Rugby played some of their best rugby this year. With four wins and one loss in the regular season, the team was prepared for defend their OUA title. After defeating the Guelph Gryphons 12-3, the team became back-to-back OUA Champions. Gaining their second consecutive OUA title this year, the team went on to take it all as they defeated the host Queen’s Gaels 27-3. The program claimed their first CIS...