Following the spike in COVID-19 cases associated with the Omicron variant, McGill varsity athletes have, for the third time, been forced to press pause on their seasons and their training. After an announcement from the RSEQ confirming the postponement of all sports due to measures imposed by Quebec’s Ministry of[Read More…]
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The McGill Martlets (7–3) faced the Laval Rouge et Or (6–4) in their second meeting of the season on Nov. 28. With persistence and pace, the Martlets emerged victorious. Winning three sets to two, the result placed them third in the RSEQ standings, now two points ahead of Laval. During their first meeting[Read More…]
Coaches, for better or worse, can change not only an athlete’s career, but their entire life. This is especially true for university athletes, who experience a major period of mental and social development in their lives while also competing for titles and championships. Balancing athletics with academic and social demands[Read More…]
Martlet Volleyball (8–4) hosted the Saint Mary’s University Huskies (2–2) on Oct. 11, losing in three sets. Despite close scores in every set—21–25, 21–25, and 30–32 respectively—the Martlets were unable to close out a single set against the punishing play of the Huskies. In the first set, Saint Mary’s started[Read More…]
Team of the year: Martlet Hockey On March 17, the McGill Martlets (14-6), fifth in U Sports’ national rankings, claimed silver at the National Championships after falling 1-0 to the Guelph Gryphons (19-3-3). The loss came after an upset victory over the top ranked Alberta Pandas (23-5) in the semifinals[Read More…]
On Feb. 22, the McGill Martlets volleyball team (17-3) defeated the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Citadins (10-10) in three sets. Before the game, several Martlet players and coaches received RSEQ awards: Third-year power-hitter Claire Vercheval, the RSEQ Player of the Year, was named to the first All-Star Team[Read More…]
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[Read More…]
UQAM takes an unexpected win at McGill’s senior night.
Following a shocking loss to the Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins on Jan. 25, the McGill Martlet volleyball team (12-3) faced off against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees (3-12) on Jan. 27. The Martlets seemed discouraged by their previous defeat, beginning the game slowly and giving up two close[Read More…]
Winter break training pays off in McGill’s matchup against their top rival, leaving the two teams tied for first place in the RSEQ conference.