Friday the 13th proves lucky for rugby Redmen

Athletics

Sebastien Boyer, a rookie from the Town of Mt. Royal, Que., celebrated his 21st birthday by scoring a last-second try and Thomas Stokes of Vancouver, B.C., made the conversion on the final play of the game to cap a magical come-from-behind victory as McGill edged the Montreal Carabins 10-9 to capture the RSEQ men’s rugby championship, on Friday the 13th.

Lacrosse Redmen take national crown

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Bolstered by a spectacular seven-goal performance from co-captain Anders Bjella of Milwaukee, Wisc., McGill trampled the Western Mustangs 15-11 at Coulter Field, Sunday, to capture the Baggataway Cup as champions of the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association.

Redmen cruise to 2nd-straight national title

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Infielder Tyler Welence, a senior from Ridgewood, N.J., went 2-for-4 and scored twice, sparking McGill to a 4-1 victory over the Holland College Hurricanes, Sunday, to capture the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association championship at Royals Field in the New Brunswick capital.

Hockey great Catherine Ward hangs up skates

Athletics

Catherine Ward, a two-time Olympic gold-medalist and former all-star defenceman with the McGill women’s hockey program, was among three players announcing their retirements from Canadian women’s national team, Thursday.

Redmen kickoff 2015 campaign with rousing win at home

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Slotback Louis Brouillette collected a game-high 172 all-purpose yards, including a spectacular game-breaking, 33-yard TD pass-and-run play with 4:26 remaining as McGill defeated visiting Bishop’s 10-3 in their RSEQ conference opener at Percival Molson Stadium on Friday

Redmen football: 2015 season preview

Athletics

The McGill Redmen have embarked upon their 135th season of football and will officially open the campaign with their league home opener against Bishop’s on Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. Longtime Athletics communications officer Earl Zukerman gives a breakdown of what to expect from the team this year.

Butterfly specialist Mehain wins world championship bronze

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Sarah Mehain, a swimmer from McGill, won a bronze medal in the 50-metre butterfly (S7 category) at the International Paralympic Committee world swimming championships in Glasgow, Friday.

McGill duo nominated for CIS athlete of the year

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Two student-athletes from McGill – basketball star Mariam Sylla and hockey player Cedric McNicoll – will represent the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec among the eight national finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Awards, announced on April 22. The BLG Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.

McNicoll and Sylla named McGill athletes of the year

Athletics

Hockey player Cedric McNicoll of Boucherville, Que., and basketball star Mariam Sylla of Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 38th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at the EVO Montreal student residence on April 9.

Hoop dream ends with second-place finish for plucky Martlets

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Korissa Williams scored a game-high 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the No.1-ranked Windsor Lancers defeated third-seeded McGill 60-47 to capture their fifth consecutive Bronze Baby trophy as CIS champions in women’s basketball, Sunday, at the PEPS Centre on the campus of Université Laval. McGill’s silver-medal result was the best-ever finish at the CIS tourney for the Martlets.