At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, no player is left on the sidelines. This fall’s turnout of intramural participants proves the program to be a successful outlet for students wanting to be involved in athletics. Intramural sports consist only of members of the HWS student body, and players only need knowledge of the rules of the game to participate.
Cam Mathieu ’14 and Alex Butti ’12 are co-coordinators of the intramural soccer team this fall. While intramural sports can be single-gender or co-ed, this year’s recreational soccer team is co-ed, with a turnout of 76 males and 35 females Mathieu and Butti run the referee schedule and keep scores of the game, logging these onto the online website later.
“I am thankful for intramural soccer as it allows me to enjoy the game of soccer in a low-pressure atmosphere with friends and teammates I wouldn’t normally be able to share the pitch with,’ says Jared Ravreby ’12. “Intramural sports create a friendly and casual environment.”
This fall, there are numerous intramural sports offered: flag football, soccer, golf, wiffle ball, volleyball, tennis, wallyball, indoor soccer, and 3×3 basketball. While the deadlines to sign up for flag football, soccer, and golf are past, there is still time to join a team for the other fall sports, with deadlines throughout October and November. The next sign-up deadline is for the Wiffle Ball tournament. Create a team and sign up by Friday, Oct. 14, at noon. Students can complete an entry form online. [http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/wellness_intramurals.aspx]
All students are encouraged to come out and give intramural sports a try; any questions can be e-mailed to Russ Hess at Hess@hws.edu