Recreational volleyball wraps up

Samuel Mitchell

Tuesday night featured the second-to-last set of recreational volleyball games for the semester.  It featured the semi-final game between the Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Phi sororities, with Alpha Phi coming out on top.

“It’s fun to just get out and play other sororities,” said sophomore Alpha Phi member Mady Williams.

Rec sports are one of the more popular events on campus, with more than 13 different events throughout the fall semester alone,  including flag football, indoor soccer and volleyball. This semester, there were 30 teams registered to play across all volleyball divisions, which include women, men, and co-ed teams.

“This is a number we are definitely happy about, but will always strive and hope to gain more in the future,” said Assistant Wellness Center Director Michael Richardson.

Rec volleyball began Nov. 1 and is set to end this week. While anyone can form a team, it is moreso organizations that come together to form a team rather than a group of random people.  According to Williams, it is common for the sororities to form their own teams and compete against each other.

“A lot of the fraternities will form co-ed teams as well,” Williams said.

The games are played in the Redwine Wellness Center.  They are 6v6, and play first team to 25 wins in a best of three format.

Alpha Phi plays Gamma Phi Beta in the semi-finals of the rec volleyball league
Samuel Mitchell
Alpha Phi plays Gamma Phi Beta in the semi-finals of the rec volleyball league

Richardson finds rec sports to be one of the most important things for students to participate in while at college, saying that it gives students an opportunity to get out, be competitive, and make new friends.

“I truly believe that students, faculty, staff, etc. benefit greatly from participating in these recreational sports,” Richardson said, “Campus recreation departments are an essential part of each university.”

The women’s championship is set to take place Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 8:30 p.m., with the co-ed and men’s finals to come after.



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