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...

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...

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...

Player profile: Alex Elliott
Mar17

Player profile: Alex Elliott

by Humber College gym was (kind of) where it all started. A tall, lanky 16-year-old was playing club volleyball for the Durham Attack and coaches were out in the gym to watch him play. He was on the recruiting radar for a number of universities in the OUA. The tall kid walked up to a coach and said, “Hello, Sir. I’m Alex Elliott.” McMaster Head Coach Dave Preston chuckled. “Alex, I’m very aware of who you are,” said Preston. Elliott...