Clément-Heydra broke out this season with 45 points. (

Dynamic duo poised to return to national stage

Leslie Oles and Katia Clément-Heydra formed a dynamic duo on the McGill Martlets hockey team this past season. After the team went undefeated in regular season play, Clément-Heydra finished with 45 points, second only to teammate Mélodie Daoust in the country, while Oles tallied 36 points—good for sixth highest in[Read More…]

Top 5 McGill Athletics Moments 2012-2013

Honourable Mentions Steven Bielby’s last lap: McGill graduates one of their most storied athletes in recent memory, as swimmer Steven Bielby’s career comes to a close. Over his five-year career, Bielby amassed 13 CIS medals—eight golds, one silver and four bronzes. McCuaig the Rhodes Scholar: Cross country star and science[Read More…]

Battiston impressed at nationals. (Sam Reynolds / McGill Athletics)

McGill disappoints at national championship meet

“As long as our present group continues to strive for excellence, we should be in good shape next year and beyond,” McGill track and field Head Coach Dennis Barrett, said. “It will indeed be exciting with the talent we presently have.” His comments came in light of the general enthusiasm for[Read More…]

(Sam Reynolds / McGill Athletics)

Championship Recap

RSEQ Championship — Track & Field For the third time this season, McGill hosted the wealth of track teams from across Quebec in the RSEQ provincial championships. Battling hard throughout the weekend, the Martlets claimed their first conference title in the last six years—thanks in large part to an incredible[Read More…]

Why do we glorify athletes?

George Best was an incredible soccer player, most notably appearing for Manchester United through the ‘60s and early ‘70s. In fact, he was so good, that if the soccer adage, “Maradona good; Péle better; George Best,” is true, then he was the greatest of the day. Best combined a deft[Read More…]

Marie-Christine Lapointe volleys it up. (Anna Katycheva / McGill Tribune)

Tears flow as season ends for Martlets

Tears flooded the court at the conclusion of the McGill Martlets’ last volleyball match of the season on Saturday evening. Although the Martlets fell in straight sets, the loss was not the main source of this outpouring of emotion. As with the end of any season, the Martlets had to[Read More…]

Records fall at biggest indoor track meet in Canada

Famous Canadian sprinters Bruny Surin, Nick Macrozonaris, and current Olympian pentathlete Jessica Zelinka hold all-time records in the Tomlinson Fieldhouse in their respective events. Over the past weekend, further history was made, as McGill played host to the 18th Annual McGill Team Challenge Meet—the largest indoor track meet in Canada.[Read More…]

Captain Geneviève Plante beats Sherbrooke wall. (Remi Lu / McGill Tribune)

Work in progress: Martlets split weekend bouts

It was another rollercoaster weekend for the Martlets—a recurring theme in the 2012-2013 campaign. Starting with Sherbrooke on Friday, McGill lost in four hard-fought sets 18-25, 26-28, 25-19, 24-26, before rebounding on Saturday against the tough Rouge-et-Or, triumphing in a nail-biter five setter 16-25, 27-25, 25-18, 15-25, 16-14. Inconsistency proved[Read More…]

Sharples celebrates with the Baggataway Cup. (Jishan Sharples)

For the boys: Sharples leaves on top

“My plan was to go to Western University to play lacrosse since grade 12,” Jishan Sharples, McGill’s graduating, and recently crowned national champion said. “I didn’t even think of going to McGill, hadn’t even visited the campus. I was sure I didn’t want to go there. But then [Head Coach[Read More…]

Plante and Hébert rise for the block against Memorial. (Simon Poitrimolt / McGill Tribune)

Martlets reduce errors, roll against AUS opponents

Love Competition Hall was packed with women’s volleyball action all weekend. Starting Friday, McGill hosted the second round of AUS Interlock play, a bi-seasonal tournament which pits RSEQ teams against four of the eight members of the AUS division. Earlier this season, McGill travelled east to take on the first[Read More…]

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