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Donato and Irwin named McGill athletes of the week

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.

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Published on : 22 Nov 2010

Plante's performance paces Martlets past UNB

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.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2010

BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#12): Four McGill teams get the nod

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.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2010

Balloch, Irwin named McGill athletes of the week

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.

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Published on : 15 Nov 2010

Irwin's fun for everyone, leads Martlets to victory over Sherbrooke

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.

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Published on : 14 Nov 2010

Martlet volleyballers topple No.1-ranked Laval

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.

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Published on : 12 Nov 2010

Irwin shines but McGill loses luster at 20th annual Martlet Invitational

Click on headline for complete results of the 20th annual McGill Martlet Invitational volleyball tournament

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Published on : 17 Oct 2010

Irwin shines as injury-riddled Martlets win bronze at U de M tourney

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.

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Published on : 19 Sep 2010

McGill announces live webcasts of varsity sports

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.

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Published on : 10 Sep 2010

Thomson caps off fine career with MVP honours at volleyball awards gala

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).

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Published on : 16 Apr 2010

Thomson scores rare fifth all-Canadian award

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.

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Published on : 07 Mar 2010

Martlets trio elevated to all-star status in volleyball

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.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2010

Laval licks Martlets; put abrupt end to volleyball season

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.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2010

Laval surprises Martlets in volleyball semifinal opener

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.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2010