McGill lands international superstar to coach women’s rugby

Athletics

Magali Harvey, a member of the Canadian national women’s rugby team for the past eight years, has been appointed head coach of the McGill women’s program. Harvey was named player of the year in 2014 by the International Rugby Board.

McGill Sports Hall of Fame induction class for 2017 announced

Athletics

Goaltender Jason Forsyth, a native Montrealer, who backstopped McGill University to a national soccer championship in 1997, is among a half-dozen honorees selected for induction this fall to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.

McGill grads named to Canadian rugby squad

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Two McGill graduates – Julianne Zussman of Montreal and Brianna Miller of Pointe Claire, Que. – are among a 28-member squad named by Canada’s senior head coach Francois Ratier for an exhibition tour in New Zealand as part of the International Women’s Rugby Series.

Chiarlitti merits Guy Lafleur Award

Athletics

The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday that Nathan Chiarlitti, a defenceman with the McGill men’s hockey team, has won the Guy Lafleur Award of Excellence for the Quebec university category as the player who best combines hockey success with academic achievement and citizenship.

Ogundokun and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

Athletics

Basketball player Dele Ogundokun and hockey’s Melodie Daoust were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 40th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala on April 9.

McGill outsmarts Harvard in Covo Cup rugby clash

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Daniel Benaroche of Montreal scored 12 points as the visiting McGill men’s rugby team rallied from an early seven-point deficit to outwit, outlast and outplay Harvard 45-12 in the Covo Cup challenge game, played in wintery conditions more befitting a game of Survivor, at Mignone Field, in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday.

Overtime heartbreak for hockey Martlets

Athletics

Despite outshooting their opponent 41-26, the McGill Martlets were beaten 2-1 by the Alberta Pandas for the U SPORTS national championship on Sunday.

Martlets basketball: National champs!

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Alex Kiss-Rusk registered a reverse “double-double” as the McGill women’s basketball team captured the Bronze Baby Trophy for their first-ever national championship with a 66-55 victory over Laval, Sunday. Somewhere James Naismith is smiling.

Varsity teams complete rare championship trifecta

Athletics

Saturday turned out to be a banner day for McGill Athletics – as in championship banner – as no fewer than three varsity sports teams combined to complete a record-breaking hat-trick, each winning provincial championships on the same day in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec.

Synchro team stages huge comeback to claim national crown

Athletics

McGill rallied from a sub-par showing in the preliminary round to capture the Geraldine Dubrule Trophy as champions of the Canadian University Synchronized Swim League (CUSSL), Sunday. It marked McGill’s fourth consecutive CUSSL title and 14th overall in 16 years since the league was formed in 2001-02.