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[Read More…]
#ChangeTheName, and change the norms, too
Thousands of students, allies, and Montrealers have been calling on McGill to change the name of their varsity men’s sports teams. A petition on Change.org has garnered over 8,000 signatures as of press time, and a demonstration is taking place on Oct. 31, due in large part to the work[Read More…]
Montreal’s greatest foes
Inside the McGill-Concordia Rivalry
Know Your Athlete: June Gleed
Typically, golf is not the first sport to come to mind when thinking of McGill athletics. However, fourth-year June Gleed made waves on the McGill athletic scene when she hit a hole-in-one at the Omnium Rouge-et-Or on Aug. 30 in Quebec City—the first ever for McGill golf. For Gleed, a[Read More…]
Redmen and Martlets swimming show strong spirit at RSEQ University Cup
The McGill swim team had a strong showing at the second RSEQ Cup, where the Redmen finished first and the Martlets finished second.
McGill Martlets rugby resilient in loss to Carleton
On Sept. 30, a sunny fall day, the McGill Martlets women's rugby team (0-5) took on the visiting Carleton Ravens (3-1). Carleton took an early lead, but the Martlets rallied in a losing cause to finish the game with a 33-21 scoreline. Carleton pulled ahead with a dominant first half:[Read More…]
McGill Martlets soccer hold UdeM Carabins to 0-0 draw
Before meeting the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins at Molson Stadium on Friday, Sept. 15, the McGill Martlets soccer team hoped to continue their momentum from a 4-1 win over Sherbrooke on Sept. 8. The fiercely fought contest ended goalless, with neither side able to get the better of the other, and pushed the Martlets’ record to 1-1-1 on the season.
Martlet Basketball wins National Championship
The McGill Martlets women’s basketball team capped off a historic 2016-2017 season with a national championship win–the first in Martlet basketball history. Despite a dismal 2-5 start to the season, the coaching staff never lost faith in the team.
Know Your Athlete: Melodie Daoust
“I’m going to miss being part of a big family,” McGill Martlet Hockey captain and centre Mélodie Daoust said, looking back on her five years with the team. Daoust hasn’t always seen McGill this way. She knew she wanted to pursue higher education at a top Canadian school, but coming from Valleyfield, QC, the transition to living in Montreal was tough.
McGill Synchro wins first for 4th year in a row
Overall, McGill came out on top with 50 points, beating out Ottawa, who came in second with 48 points.