The league started November 2 and continues to November 29. The tournament is scheduled for November 30, and it is sure to be competitive with 23 teams vying for the top position.
One definitive characteristic of the fun involved with intramural volleyball is the excessive creativity the team captains use to name their teams. The team names vary from I’d Hit the Ball, Ladies and Not-So-Gentle-Men, Sets on the Beach, and the Juggernauts. With names like that, it is clear that the creative juices are flowing just as freely as the athletic ones.
The league is split into two sections: competitive and recreational. As of right now, the Student Life team is in first place out of the 14 recreational league teams, with five victories and no losses. Replay holds second place and Never Back Down, The Avengers and Golden Gophers are tied for third.
In the competitive league (nine teams), Sets on Fire occupies the top of the bracket, with Alumni in second and 7th Letter of the Alphabet in third.
JD Smith, a player on the Avengers team, loves being able to participate in intramural volleyball. “I love being able to play all the time and also grow in friendships with my teammates.” As fun as it is, it can come with its fair amount of stress.
Not one to let that change anything, Katie Baker of Campus Amsmashadors, said, “My team thinks they’re really good, but when half of the game is spent rolling around on the floor from laughter, you know we’re just in it for fun.”
Unlike regulation volleyball which goes to five sets, the intramural league only plays to the best of three. However, it remains the same in that it is first to 25 points, rally style, and a team must win by two points.
In the end, only one team (though technically two since there will be one team for each league) will be able to claim victory and walk away with the Corban Intramurals Champion tshirt. So who will it be? Well that remains to be seen.