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In conversation with McGill Olympian Dori Yeats

After just missing out on a bronze medal in the women’s 69 kg wrestling at the Rio Olympic Games last month, Canadian wrestler Dori Yeats is back at McGill, proud of her fifth place finish. She’s now eyeing the finish line of her civil engineering degree as well as looking forward to continuing her ascent… Keep Reading

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Interview with McGill Olympian Joseph Polossifakis

“I was more of a full-time athlete and did part-time school,” 2014 McGill Management graduate Joseph Polossifakis said, laughing. “[At McGill] my schedule was: Ten to 12 practice, one to four school, five thirty to seven thirty [practice]. After getting home [...] that day of work, I just wanted to sleep, but of course I had to then start homework and studying. It was a tough couple of years.” Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Olivia Sutter

Olivia Sutter stands only 5’2” tall, yet she approaches life with the same large breadth of ambition that characterizes her style of play on the ice with the Martlets hockey team. Winter 2016 marks the end of her third year at McGill and her 20-year hockey career. Sutter graduates in December, a mere semester away,… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Melodie Daoust

Melodie Daoust is very busy. Jan. 8, half a day removed from captaining the Canadian Women’s Development team to a gold in Germany, the Senior physical education major stepped onto the ice in Martlet uniform to face Concordia. “It is a lot of organization when you play for two teams, especially when you play for… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Nicolas Khandar

Nicolas Khandar, an explosive sophomore running back for the Redmen football team, is a surprising and adaptable man. A Frenchman born and raised, Khandar embraced football after moving away from the Parisian suburbs of his childhood to study in Canada. He later represented the French National Football Team in the IFAF World Championships. Khandar’s passion… Keep Reading

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Know your athlete: Redmen Swimmer Kade Wist

Kade Wist is 17-years-old but, contrary to Ray Bradbury’s quote, he is not “17 and crazy.” In fact, Wist exudes maturity beyond the levels of most upper-year university students. A freshman for the Redmen swimming team, Wist competes in both the butterfly and free-style. Between the two strokes, he’s already won seven gold medals in… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Sarah Dubois

Sarah Dubois is the type of person who is at ease in any setting—at one moment, she’ll be talking seriously about her passion for environmental sustainability; the next, she’ll put on a Quebecois accent and tell a funny story about a teammate at practice. Dubois sees life as a balance between responsibility and having fun.… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Paul Rakoczy

Paul Rakoczy is in a nostalgic mood as he prepares for his last season on the team. As his team gears up for the Baggataway Cup National Championship in November, the defenceman and co-captain is looking to the past for inspiration. “It’s bittersweet, for sure,’” Rakoczy said. “I love this lacrosse team. It’s something special.”… Keep Reading

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Know your McGill Athlete: Katie Caldwell

“When you swim for McGill, it’s all about what you do for the team,” Katie Caldwell, captain of the Martlet Swimming team, said. “I really enjoy that […] aspect of […] having that whole team behind you and scoring points for your team.” Caldwell has experienced a lot during her McGill career. She was the… Keep Reading

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Know your athlete: Carolann Cloutier

The Martlet basketball team has not lost a game this season and is the only undefeated team remaining in the CIS. McGill currently sits atop the RSEQ Conference with a record of 8-0, and have a lot to be proud about. With a wonderful coach and amazing teammates, it is no wonder that senior guard… Keep Reading

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