Some Ships Don’t Sink

Amidst these trying times, optimism is a scarcity. However, now that the consequences of a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) decision appear to be non-existent, it is a good time to celebrate and reflect on the biggest Mariners Moment of the year. The Mariners Women’s Volleyball Team travelled to Cepeg Garneau, in Quebec, for the … Continued

Year in ReVIU

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler The Mariners experienced incredible success across all sports this year. As we come to the end of the Mariners athletic year, we are taking a look back at some of the Mariners who shined on and off the court. Catie Hegglin Catie Hegglin has been with the Mariners … Continued

Weekend Volleyball: A clean sweep

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler The Mariners traveled to Columbia Bible College on November 4 for back-to-back games against the CBC Bearcats. In Friday’s matchup, the Women won in three straight sets. They took the first set 25–16, the second 25–23, and the third 25–23. Mariners’ right side Power Forward Mikayla Wagner tallied … Continued

MVB: Island rivalry matches

Above: Wayne Woyciehouski celebrates a point with his team. By Northfield Photography. By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler On Friday October 21, the VIU Mariners faced off against their PACWEST rivals, the Camosun Chargers for an exciting volleyball weekend. The Mariners were given a tough start by the Chargers to begin the first set. … Continued

WVB: Island rivalry matches

Above: Chantal Cumming and Emily Munro jump to block Camosun. By Northfield Photography. By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler On Friday October 21, the VIU Mariners hosted the Camosun Chargers for the first of two Island rivalry volleyball matches. The Mariners burst off to an early lead, up 6—0 when the Chargers took their … Continued

VIU Volleyball: Set up for success

Above: Mid Natalie Crews goes in for a spike. Photo by Northfield Photography. By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler The VIU Volleyball home opener got off to an emotional start with the raising of the 2015-16 CCAA National Women’s Volleyball Championship banner. Fired up by last year’s success, the Mariners women took to the courts … Continued

Res sports leagues

By Lifestyle and Sports Editor Cole Schisler The VIU Res Sports League is a free, year-round, sports league for VIU residents, held every Sunday at the VIU gymnasium.The sports are alternated every three weeks, to sports determined by the residents at the Join One Expo. Currently, the league is in their third week of volleyball, … Continued

V-ball victory for VIU

The VIU Mariners’ women’s volleyball team became the 2016 CCAA National Champions after beating top-ranked Élans de Garneau in the finals. A tough match, they beat the opposing team in four sets. Megan Rosenlund was chosen as Player of the Game with nine kills and four digs, and Tylar Turnbull took home the title of … Continued

Volleyball: For the thrill of it

Above: Colleen Haddad. Photo by TJ Heath When we hear about sports, what typically comes to mind are the big names: The Mariners, the VI Raiders, the Buccaneers. But what about the average university player? Though they may not play within the big leagues, university intramural athletes play with as much ferocity and competitiveness as their … Continued

Camosun spoils Mariners’ quest for bronze

On February 28, the VIU Mariners’ women’s volleyball team staged a dramatic comeback to defeat the Camosun Chargers and capture the PacWest Provincial Championship on the Chargers’ home court in Victoria. The Mariners rallied back after losing the first two sets to stun the Chargers in a dramatic five-set thriller. At the National Championship in … Continued

Women’s volleyball rallies for Provincial gold

The VIU Mariners’ women’s volleyball team is no stranger to adversity. The team, losing five of its first six games of the season, battled back to capture third place in the PacWest standings. In the Provincial gold medal game on February 28, the Mariners found themselves battling once again. The Mariners trailed the home town … Continued

Men’s volleyball captures Provincial bronze

The VIU Mariners’ men’s volleyball team captured the bronze medal at the PacWest Provincial Volleyball Championships, held February 26-28 in Victoria. The Mariners’ opponent in the bronze medal match was the fourth-seeded Columbia Bible College Bearcats. The first set between the two teams went down to the wire as the Mariners picked up the 25-22 … Continued

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