“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” This was just one of the few rules seen when walking into the Dixon Center for the dodgeball tournament held here at Cabrini. A few other rules included that each team would only be allowed five players on the court at a time and that they could only hold on to the ball for a total of five seconds. Three teams showed up to participate in this tournament.
Ackeem Jones, a junior IST major, was a member of one team that had been formed while the tournament had been in progress. His team may not have ended up winning but that did not stop him from having a good time. When asked if he would participate again, Jones was very enthusiastic about it
“Yes,” he said. “I had fun.”
He surely was not the only one who had a great time. There may not have been a lot of participants in this tournament, but the students involved definitely made up for that with the energy and excitement they showed on and off the court.
Owen Moore, a sophomore participant, was a member of the team that finished the tournament in second place.
“I thought it would be a lot of fun,” he said “And something me and the roommates would have a bonding moment over.” Moore was glad he was able to get closer to said roommates and even to some people that he had not known before. To sum up his experience in one sentence, Moore had this to say, “I loved it.” He was definitely one of many students that came away from the tournament with the same feelings.
This would not have been a true tournament if there was not a winner in the end. Danton Moyer, a sophomore, was one of the members of the winning team that included students Josh Muska, Colin Kilroy, Georgie Nave and Adrian Matthis. Moyer was very excited to be a part of this tournament. He mentioned that his friends had heard about the tournament and decided to take part in it. There were not too many expectations coming into this tournament.
Of his few expectations Moyer had this to say, “Essentially just to have a good time and play as much dodgeball as possible,” he said. “And, you know, make a name for ourselves as dodgeball legends.”