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Know Your Athlete: Sirah Diarra

Basketball wasn’t always in the cards for Martlet basketball centre Sirah Diarra. The 6’1” fourth-year transfer tried her hand at a variety of sports, including soccer, tennis, and figure skating, before joining her high school basketball team. She was not solely focused on sports: Diarra also devoted her time to music. “I used to play… Keep Reading

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Martlet volleyball storms past Sherbrooke in straight sets

On Jan. 25 at Love Competition Hall, the McGill Martlets (15-12-3) took down a sturdy Sherbrooke Vert et Or (14-5-9) defense in three hotly contested sets. The Martlets treated the 170 fans in attendance for the Martlets’ annual Dig for the Cure game—a fundraiser to support the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation—to some spectacular plays as… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Tia Lore

Fourth-year Martlet winger Tia Lore is at a pivotal point in her athletic career. With only one season of McGill soccer left, Lore is both reflecting on her time as a student athlete and looking ahead to her post-university future. But before her career in university athletics, the Richmond, British Columbia native grew up surrounded… Keep Reading

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Martlet basketball falls short against Concordia

On Jan. 19, the McGill Martlets (4-3) basketball team faced the second-ranked team in the country, the Concordia Stingers (7-2). Unfortunately, the Martlets could not come out on top in their annual Shoot for the Cure game, part of a national fundraiser to help fight breast cancer. The Stingers, both more aggressive and more consistent… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Tricia Deguire

Goaltenders have one of the most important roles in hockey: They are the last line of defence against the opposing onslaught. They need a level head and quick feet—two traits which McGill Martlets goalie Tricia Deguire has in spades. Deguire, a native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, is in her third season backstopping the McGill Martlets. Growing… Keep Reading

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McGill Martlet basketball stifles Gaiters

On Nov. 15, the McGill Martlets (2-1) made an early-season statement in Love Competition Hall against Bishop’s University (1-1). Their aggressive performance on both ends of the court enabled them to dismantle the Gaiters by a score of 67-44. In a game during which McGill never trailed, the Martlets smothered Bishop’s on the defensive end:… Keep Reading

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In conversation with Sylvie Béliveau

This fall, McGill Athletics appointed Sylvie Béliveau as a senior advisor to its varsity sports program in the first step of the Women In Sports initiative. The initiative is funded by a $3.5 million donation from McGill varsity hockey alumni Sheryl Kerr (BCom ’67) and David Kerr (BSc ’65). The Sherbrooke native is perfect for… Keep Reading

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McGill artistic swimming laps the competition

On Nov. 17, Canadian University Artistic Swimming League (CUASL) teams gathered at Memorial Pool to compete in the 2018 McGill Invitational. Universities competed in solo, duet, and team events while a panel of judges evaluated swimmers on artistic impression, execution, and difficulty. Though the scores from the annual event do not count towards the teams’… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Emilie Matte de Grasse

Fifth-year power hitter Emilie Matte De Grasse grew up already immersed in the sporting world. Her mother was a physical education teacher; her father was a hockey player. Now, Matte de Grasse is in her 13th volleyball season, but before volleyball, she practiced other sports, too. “I did gymnastics when I was younger, but I… Keep Reading

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