Swimmer Mehain in Rio for Paralympic Games

Athletics

Swimmer Sarah Mehain, a senior from Vernon, B.C., is joined by three grads on the mission staff, as members of Team Canada at the 2016 Paralympic Games, scheduled to begin on Sept. 7.

Martlets strike gold at Old Four soccer tourney

Athletics

Lisa Perrett, a senior defender from Vancouver, B.C., converted a corner kick made by Audrey-Ann Coughlan in the 68th minute of play as McGill’s women’s soccer team blanked Toronto Varsity Blues 1-0 on Sunday to capture the Old Four soccer tournament at U of T’s Varsity Centre.

Three athletes among 23 McGillians headed for Rio

Athletics

Three athletes are among a 23-member entourage of McGill graduates and students headed to Rio de Janeiro to serve in an official capacity at the Summer Olympic Games, Aug. 5-21. The athletes, all from Montreal, include wrestler Dorothy Yeats, an engineering student, and a pair of fencers – both recent graduates – Maximilien Van Haaster (B.Ed. Kinesiology ’16) and Joseph Polossifakis (B. Com ’14).

FAEQ awards $30,000 in bursaries to incoming McGill student-athletes

Athletics

Six incoming freshmen to McGill have been pegged to share $30,000 and are among the 35 recipients of recruitment bursaries totalling $165,000, announced last week by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. The amount includes five awards of $3,000 apiece, distributed to Canadians from outside Quebec who have chosen to pursue their educational and athletic careers in a Quebec university.

Labrecque and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

Athletics

Hockey players Samuel Labrecque of Granby, Que., and Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 39th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at La Plaza in the EVO Montreal student residence on Sherbrooke Street, Wednesday evening.

Seniors Sylla and Ros shine in Martlets’ CIS quarter-finals win

Athletics

Seniors Mariam Sylla and Dianna Ros each scored in double figures as the top-seeded McGill Martlets defeated host UNB, the No.8 seed, 58-52 in a sudden-death quarter-final at the ArcelorMittal CIS Final 8 women’s basketball championship, before a packed house at the Richard J. Currie Centre, Thursday.

Redmen cagers win provincial title, punch ticket to nationals

Athletics

Team captain Vincent Dufort of Smiths Falls, Ont, led McGill with 21 points as the top-seeded Redmen captured their third Quebec crown in four years with a 78-67 victory over visiting UQAM, Saturday before a sold-out, single-game record crowd of 848 at Love Competition Hall.

Martlets win 5th-straight Quebec basketball crown

Athletics

Mariam Sylla and Alex Kiss-Rusk each recorded a “double-double” as the top-ranked McGill women’s basketball team defeated third-seeded Laval 71-56 to capture a fifth consecutive Quebec conference championship, Saturday, at the RSEQ Final Four tournament, presented by Milk 2 Go Sport.

Reinfels wins pentathlon silver at CIS track and field championships

Athletics

Helena Reinfels, a McGill University pentathlete from Puslinch, Ont., won silver and broke a school record on Day 1 of the 2016 CIS Track and Field Championships, held at the Toronto Track and Field Centre, Thursday.

Synchro team wins 3rd-straight national title

Athletics

McGill captured the Geraldine Dubrule trophy as champions of the Canadian University Synchronized Swim League (CUSSL) at UBC on Sunday. It marked McGill’s third consecutive CUSSL title and 13th overall since the league was formed in 2001-02.