Vince deGrandpré has stepped down as head coach of the McGill University women's rugby team and been replaced by John Lavery, a resident of Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que., who has spent the past four seasons on the Martlets coaching staff. DeGrandpré posted a 115-42-2 overall record over his 14 years, including a 74-13-2 mark in regular season play.
For the uninitiated, rugby doesn’t seem like a warm and fuzzy sport. The last player standing wins. But what most casual observers don’t understand is that for all its seeming mayhem, rugby is extremely technical and requires as much teamwork – or more – than most other sports. Just ask the McGill Martlets rugby team.
Five McGill teams, led by the top-ranked hockey Martlets, find themselves in the CIS national Top 10 rankings this week.
Six McGill varsity sports teams find themselves among the CIS Top 10 rankings this week, including women's hockey (No.1), men's hockey (No.2), women's cross-country (No.6), women's volleyball (No.7), women's rugby (No.9) and men's soccer (No.10).
Two members of the McGill women's rugby team - Amandra Mongeon of Ile-Bizard, Que., and Chloe Duncan of Ormstown, Que., - are among the conference all-stars announced by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec, Thursday.
Brianna Miller established a single-game school record for points as McGill skunked the visiting Bishop's Gaiters 109-0 at McEwen Field, Saturday, on the final weekend of regular season play in Quebec university women's rugby action.
Three McGill varsity sports teams find themselves in the CIS top 10 rankings this week: women's rugby, men's soccer and women's cross-country running.
Tristan Renaud-Tremblay of Montreal and Brianna Miller of Pte. Claire, Que., are the McGill University athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill, for the period ending Sept. 4, 2011.