Southeastern students gear up for intramural sports

Will Theall gets ready for intramurals

Hammond- As fall approaches, Southeastern students are getting ready for intramural sports. Each semester Southeastern’s Recreation and Wellness Department offers several intramural sports for students.

This fall, the three sports offered are flag football, dodgeball and volleyball. Students can register their team for the men’s, women’s, or co-rec league. Students interested in any of the intramural sports offered need to act quickly because the registration deadlines are fast approaching.

Each of the sports has a team entry fee of $10 per player.  The deadline to sign up and pay the entry fee for flag football is Sept. 9. The deadline for dodgeball and volleyball is Sept. 16.

Students without a team  can attend the captain’s meeting as a free agent and be put on a team as long as they bring the $10 entry fee. The captain’s meeting for flag football is Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center, Room 108.

The captain’s meeting for dodgeball is Sept. 14 at 6 p.m., and it’s in Room 108 as well, and the captain’s meeting for volleyball follows immediately after it at 7 p.m. in the same room.

Students looking for more information can visit the control desk in the Pennington Student Activity Center.

Intramural sports are a way for students to get involved in Southeastern’s community. They allow students to get away from class and compete in organized sports, without having to be an athlete.

Will Theall, a senior majoring in accounting, is the captain of the co-rec flag football team 2Legit. He has competed in intramural sports for the last three semesters, and is looking forward to playing flag football this semester.

“I’m looking forward to get out there and improve on last season,” Will said. Last year,Will’s team, the Catholic Lions made it to the Southeastern’s Co-Rec Flag Football Championship game, held in Strawberry stadium,  but his team lost to the reigning champs, I.D.K.

“Last year, our team got some good experience, and hopefully it’ll translate to more wins this season,” Theall said. “This year we’ve got more veterans coming back, and I feel like we have a better squad overall.”

One of the returning veterans is Doug Doescher, who missed last season after he broke his hand during one of the games. “I’m pumped to get back out and play,” Doug said.

Doug is also a senior majoring in accounting set to graduate this spring. “I feel like I need to make up for lost time, since I sat out most of last season because of my hand,” Doescher said. He has been playing intramural sports since he started taking classes at Southeastern.

“I keep playing because of the competition,” Doug said, “Intramurals are the only way I can play competitively at this point, and it’s fun to go and play with my friends.”

According to Will, 2Legit’s goal is the title or bust this season. “Having been to the championship game last year, I feel like this team has the potential to win it all this season,” Theall said. “The team is in place and we’re getting ready to start practices, so we’ll see how it goes.”

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