Intramurals, just give it a shot

By Rebekah Filiciotto

With 10 diverse intramural sports to pick from, ranging from kickball to dodgeball to ultimate frisbee, there is something for everyone.

Not only are intramural sports a great way to meet people, have fun and develop lifetime interests, they are also a great source of exercise, especially for those students worried about gaining the freshman 15.

A captain of the club lacrosse team, Nicholas Lemonnier, is a senior at USD and has participated in intramural sports since his freshman year of college.

He has played volleyball, soccer and basketball, taking every chance he can get to be a part of a team that appreciates sports as much as he does.

His favorite part of intramural sports is that there is a wide variety of different sports to choose from instead of just a few.
“Volleyball is by far my favorite intramural sport to play right now because I have an extremely talented team and can see us actually winning” Lemonnier said.

He is looking forward to meeting with his teammates once a week to let off some steam from a busy, work-filled school week to play the sports he loves.

“It is so much easier to get through the school week when you and your friends have something fun, like an intramural game to look forward to,” Lemonnier said.

He likes that intramural sports are not as serious as the other sports at USD, they have less of a time commitment and are centered around having fun.

Jacqueline Cortes, a senior at USD, played volleyball her freshman and junior year. She had a great experience playing volleyball and is trying to coordinate a team for this upcoming season.
“I had great team chemistry and it made for a more fun and adrenaline-pumping workout,” Cortes said.

She thinks more people should start getting involved in the intramural community because it is a competitive yet relaxed environment.

“At the end of the day it’s a game amongst friends,” Cortes explains.

Although some may be worried about paying the $20 registration fee, it will not be money wasted.

“It’s worth the fee because it is a healthy way to stay active both physically and socially.”

She even goes as far as to say playing intramural volleyball has been one of the highlights of her entire collegiate career.
Hanging out with friends, meeting new people, and taking a load off from school work are just a few of the reasons students seem to love playing on an intramural team.

If you are interested in playing an intramural sport, you can visit the USD website and sign up for a team under the campus recreation tab.