Coyotes show their talent as they try to become the champions of this Fall quarter intramural volleyball tournament.
Being a full-time student can be stressful and intramural sports helps relieve stress. It gives students an opportunity to make new friends and have fun while unleashing their competitive personalities.
Intramural sports help students get involved in their favorite sports and meet new people.
“We enjoy giving the students a chance to show off their skills and compete with their peers and have a fun time,” said Kristina Hall.
“We set up the league with this specific schedule, so play ends before finals and students can focus on studying and finishing the quarter strong,” said Hall.
Students are allowed to build their own teams as long as they have the minimum number of two players and maximum of six on a court at all times. However players may only play for one team and in one league the entire season.
People without teams are encouraged to come to the games and find a team willing to add them to the roster.
Students are able to sign up on the CSUSB Recreational Sports website by clicking on the Intramural sports tab and filling out the required form.
The teams are placed into two leagues separated by skill and competitiveness. The “A” league is for the more experienced students and the “B” league being for students looking to have fun playing volleyball.
Games are held every Monday and Tuesday, the A league starts at 8 p.m. and the B league begins at 9 p.m. in the Coussoulis arena.
League play begins the third week of each quarter, teams compete until the tenth week of class before finals.
During the second week of games, the team “You’re Welcome” defeated team “Free Agents”, with a score of 15-4 in the first game and 15-3 in the second game.
Both teams showed great sportsmanship as they congratulated each other after a competitive game.
Team captains Randy Hughes and Pamela Gutierrez gave each other high fives. “Great game, keep up the strong effort.” said Hughes.
Only teams with a winning record are placed into the single elimination playoff to determine the champion. “The winning team gets their own champion T-shirt, and a team picture posted in the recreation center. The players also earn bragging rights among their peers,” said Hall.
After each game the referees will rate the sportsmanship of the game. Furthermore, the team captains will rate the sportsmanship of the opposing team.
Playoff teams are currently being determined as the season is in full swing.
Students continue to show their competitive nature as they compete for the league championship and the bragging rights of fall quarter’s volleyball champs.