Volleyball (W) news
Free admission is being offered to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to any McGill basketball, hockey or volleyball home game this weekend. This kicks of a two-day food drive for the Sun Youth Community Centre, an annual initiative of the McGill Varsity Council, a group that represents all varsity athletes on campus.
Myriam Donato of Pointe Claire, Que., and Kelsey Irwin of Vancouver, B.C., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Nov. 21, 2010.
Freshman Genevieve Plante registered a game-high 15 kills, to go along with 10 digs, four aces and two assisted stuff blocks as McGill defeated UNB 3-1 in women's volleyball at the second Quebec-Atlantic interlocking tourney of the season, Sunday. The victory capped a successful weekend for the Martlets, who took three of four matches against AUS opponents.
Four McGill teams are among the CIS national Top 10 national rankings this week. The University's undefeated women's and men's hockey teams remain ranked at No.1 and No.2, respectively. Two new kids have moved on the block, with the Redmen swim team and the Martlet volleyball squad both earning a ninth-place spot in their respective sports.
Gideon Balloch, a native of Beijing, and Kelsey Irwin of Vancouver, B.C., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending on Nov. 14, 2010.
Kelsey Irwin of Vancouver, B.C., hammered a game-high 22 kills and added a pair of stuff blocks as McGill defeated Sherbrooke 3-1 in a women's volleyball match at Love Competition Hall, Sunday. The Martlets won by set scores of 25-22, 33-35, 27-25 and 25-15 in a marathon-like time of two hours, 16 minutes.The second set (33-35), was the highest set score ever in school history.
Emily Kyte of Ottawa, had 15 kills and team captain Kelsey Irwin of Vancouver, B.C., added 13 kills with a pair of stuff blocks and nine digs as the unranked McGill women's volleyball squad rallied for a stunning 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Laval, the top-ranked team in the nation, Friday. It marked only the 10th regular-season victory ever against Laval for the Martlets.
Click on headline for complete results of the 20th annual McGill Martlet Invitational volleyball tournament
Kelsey Irwin of Vancouver, B.C., earned all-tournament honours as the McGill women's volleyball team opened their pre-season schedule with a third-place finish at the Université de Montreal tournament over the weekend. The Martlets won three of their five matches, with each going the maximum five sets, despite a plethora of injuries which left them in a bind with no experienced setters.
McGill Athletics and Recreation has teamed up with the Streaming Sports Network.to webcast all home football games in addition to selected varsity home events in other sports for the 2010-11 season, which can be watched free of charge, courtesy of Dominos Pizza, Ye Olde Orchard Pub, Red Bull and Molson's.
McGill senior Jennifer Thomson of Rosemère, Que., was named as most valuable player and most outstanding defensive player as the women's volleyball team awards were handed out by head coach Rachèle Béliveau. Other major honors went to Daphnée-Maude André-Morin (rookie of the year), Rebecca Canam (most improved player) and Victoria Pelletier (most sportsmanlike player).
Jennifer Thomson, a 5-foot-7 power hitter on the McGill women's volleyball team, has earned second-team all-Canadian honours and becomes one of the few players in CIS history to achieve all-Canadian status in each of her five university seasons.
Jennifer Thomson, Kelsey Irwin and Marcela Mansure, three members of the McGill women's volleyball team, have earned all-conference honours in voting conducted by the four head coaches in the Quebec conference.
Power-hitter Mélanie Savoie of St. Sylvestre, Que., registered 15 kills as the Laval Rouge et Or swept McGill in straight sets for the second consecutive semifinal playoff match-up, putting a surprising and abrupt end to the Martlets volleyball season on Saturday.
Melanie Savoie of St. Sylvestre, Que., racked up 11 kills, four aces, one stuff block and five digs as the visiting Laval Rouge et Or stunned the McGill Martlets 3-0 to draw first blood in the Quebec university women's volleyball playoffs at Love Competition Hall, Friday.