by Kirk Saylin
“Intramurals are a great opportunity to get involved in a school activity that is fun for everybody. Win or lose, you always have a good time.” This is how David Allyn, an intramural volleyball player, describes this school-sponsored activity.
An intramural volleyball tournament is currently under way. The final games will be played this Sunday, starting at noon in Sneaky Park.
Intramurals is a great way for a students of the University to be active in sports, even if they do not have time for rigorous practices, or even any past athletic experience.
There are several intramural events scheduled throughout the school year for those interested to get involved, from volleyball to basketball-they even sponsor a pool tournament.
The first games of the volleyball tournament were played two weeks ago at the Hanawalt Center in the sand courts, but the remaining games can be watched in Sneaky Park on the grass.
Out of twelve teams competing, ten of them are in the beginners league, leaving only two teams to play in the advanced league.
Intramurals tried to provide an advanced league for the more competitive intramural players, because, as Intramurals Coordinator Tiffaney Poggi says, “that’s what students have showed interest in, in the past. I was very disappointed that only two teams participated in the advanced league.”
After all, Tiffaney works hard along with others as volunteers to create the best and most enjoyable intramural experience possible.
As a participant, Allyn, who enjoys the intramural games, described even the advanced leagues’ competition as “kind of soft.” He later explained that is due to the fact that Howie Moran, his partner, is “‘the Crusher.’ He’s the one in our one-two punch.”