Recreation department offers something for everyone

By Christine Adolf
September 25, 2008

Intramural sports on Cabrini’s campus provide a social environment for students to get involved and interact with their peers.

“This is a great opportunity to stay in shape, try a new activity or continue an activity they may have played in high school but not on a varsity college team,” Orlin Jespersen, assistant director of recreation, said. “There is a chance for students to get out and have some fun with friends or meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Sports that are currently offered are flag football, powderpuff football, soccer, volleyball and softball.

“The best thing about intramural sports is that you can just be you and just play to play,” Shannan Steele, junior communication major, said.

“I love playing sports, and intramurals gives me a chance to get out and be active while doing something I love,” Derreck Shenk, sophomore biotechnology major, said.

Soccer and flag football are the most popular sports at this time and there are a total of 175 students registered.

“Students still have time to sign up. Most of the leagues will begin in the next week or two,” Jespersen said.

Registering is free and new this year. Students can go to to register, to set up their profile and to set up their team.

There is a free agent team that students can sign up for if they do not have a team of their own.

“I joined intramural sports because I really just wanted to play the sports that I love and there is no pressure and everyone can just go out and do what they do best,” Patrick Gallagher, sophomore communication major, said.

“In the end no one cares who won. It’s just about showing up and playing the sport with your friends,” Steele said.

Along with the intramural sports offered on campus, there is also a variety of events offered off campus such as rock climbing, kayaking, canopy tour, windsurfing and sailing just to name a few.

Some events are free to Cabrini students and some have a minimal cost to them. Check out all the adventures Cabrini College offers by going to

The canopy tour is an adventure put together by taking the chair lift to the top of the mountain, hiking to your starting point and then being harnessed to zip lines. Once harnessed to the zip lines you can go flying through the tops of trees and enjoy the scenery.

“I personally do these sports and participate so that I can just forget about everything; classes, homework and papers,” Gallagher said. “When you’re on that field nothing else matters and I mean nothing.”

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