After U Sports latest update, the men’s volleyball team ranks second in Canada

Sava Jankovic
January 19, 2023
Est. Reading Time: 2 minutes

After a strong season and vibrant recent performances, the men’s volleyball team spot as the second best ranked team in all of Canada is well deserved

Over the past year, McMaster University’s men’s volleyball team have made thorough progress against the other university teams at the OUAs. Just last season, they caused havoc in the regional championship, clinching the trophy against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 3-1 in the finals, claiming their eleventh title. This success also ultimately brought them to the U Sports Championship, where they won the consolation final, showing that they are a team not to be underestimated.

Their recent successes also rewarded the men’s volleyball team by preparing them well for this seasons, including their match against Long Beach State University, a team that has recently been a runner up in the world-renowned NCAA Volleyball championship. Although both games ended up in defeat, the Marauders did manage to be a significant threat to the U.S. silver medalists, even collecting compliments from the team themselves after the second game.

Better news came in for Marauders just last week, where they were announced to be Canada’s second-best men’s volleyball team, falling just behind the Alberta Golden Bears in the U Sports hierarchy. This update also shows how the team has improved, having been ranked in third place this previous November.

Being crowned as one of the best teams in the country is no small feat. It is also well deserved given the men’s volleyball team’s scrupulous performances and we can only hope that this achievement will drive them to even further heights in the nationwide campaign this season.

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