Volleyball (W) news
Geneviève Plante of Montreal registered 14 kills and teammate Kristina Pavlovic of Richmond, B.C., contributed a dozen kills with one ace and four stuff blocks but it was insufficient as the No.9-ranked McGill women's volleyball team were upset 3-2 at Sherbrooke, Friday.
There are five McGill varsity teams listed this week in the CIS national rankings, including the Martlets and Redmen hockey squads, who are classified as No.1 and No.2, respectively.
The McGill women's hockey team have reclimed their No.1 spot in the weekly national rankings. They are one of four McGill squads listed in the CIS Top 10 this week, joing the hockey Redmen (No.2), the cross-country Martlets (No.6) and the volleyball Martlets (No.8).
Six McGill teams find themselves ranked among the CIS Top 10 this week, led by the men's and women's hockey teams who are both ranked No.2. The cross-country Martlets are No.6, the volleyball Martlets are seventh and both soccer squads are No. 10.
Jacqueline Ng, a senior from Vancouver, B.C., scored a game-high 16 points as the McGill women's volleyball teams came up with a huge 3-1 road victory at Laval, Saturday. The set scores were 25-22, 15-25, 25-17 and 25-22 in a somewhat lengthy match that took exactly two hours to play.
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).
Kaiva Mateus and Daphnée-Maude André-Morin were both named to the all-tournament team as McGill swept the Montreal Carabins with a nail-biting 26-24, 26-24 and 26-24 score to win bronze at the 21st annual Martlets invitational at Love Competition Hall, Sunday.
Geneviève Plante of Montreal and Alex Rohrbach of Princeton Junction, N.J., are the McGill University athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub, for the period ending Oct. 2, 2011. It marks the first time in school history that the same two athletes have been named in consecutive weeks.
Geneviève Plante of Montreal, registered 19 kills, a pair of aces and a single-game school record 27 digs as the McGill Martlets women's volleyball team rallied to defeat Sherbrooke 3-2 and capture the Ottawa-Marriott preseason tournament in the nation's capital, Sunday. McGill swept all five matches in the three-day event to extend their win streak to nine.
Alexander Rohrbach of Princeton Junction, N.J., and Geneviève Plante of Montreal, are the McGill University athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub, for the period ending Sept. 25, 2011.
After opening their preseason with an ominous 3-0 loss to the Toronto Varsity Blues at the Ontario-Quebec invitational women's volleyball challenge, hosted by the Universite de Montreal, the Martlets roared back with four consecutive 3-0 sweeps to finish third overall.
Daphnée-Maude André-Morin, a 19-year-old education sophomore with the McGill University Martlets, has been selected by Volleyball Canada to play for the national developmental team which is scheduled to compete at the FISU Summer Games in Shenzhen, China, August 12-23.
Hockey players Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., and Cathy Chartrand, a defenceman from Lac Nominingue, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 34th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Thursday.
McGill volleyball player Kelsey Irwin of Vancouver, B.C., has earned all-Canadian status in voting conducted by the Canadian university volleyball coaching association. It marks only the eighth time in school history that a member of the Martlets has merited all-Canadian honours