by Mike Butler
If you spent the winter months being as inactive as a hibernating bear, then the Dixon Center has the perfect thing to wake your body from its slumber. The spring intramural season is packed with a variety of sports for everyone, from traditional sports like tennis to unique athletic ventures like Wallyball.
The sports were selected from the almost 150 intramural surveys returned to Chris Winkler, the Recreation and Facilities Director of Cabrini College.
Slide home with Softball
An interesting offering on the intramural schedule is softball. The addition of the new softball field has allowed for this sport to be offered and may even open the door in the future for baseball to be an intramural or club sport.
Volleyball, last offered in the Fall, returns in the spring with a twist: beach volleyball. Valley Forge Military Academy is letting Cabrini use its sand courts for the spring intramural season. The games will be of the pick-up variety, meaning that it’s all about fun and not about prizes.
Tennis might prove to be one of the more competitive intramural sports as players will be assigned an opponent once a week and will have one week to complete their match with that opponent. This should prevent any problems with using the tennis courts with the men’s tennis team. Your only problem could be convincing the weather into letting you use the courts.
Behind the mansion seems an unlikely place for a sport, but it is the setting of Ultimate Frisbee season. Ultimate Frisbee has long been a favorite among college students across America and even worldwide. It has garnered enough support to have a governing body, the Ultimate Players Association. Not bad for a sport that started in a high school parking lot in 1968.
What in the world is Wallyball?
But the strangest sport that is being offered this spring is Wallyball. Winkler described it as “a very cool variation of volleyball played on the squash courts.” It’s a fast-paced three-on-three game “where the ball either hits you or it falls on the ground.” It has been a big success at larger colleges.
Squash and Swimming, part two
Squash and swimming will still be offered, as they are year-round sports. Weightlifting will also be offered, but so far there has been little-to-no interest in it so far.
“I think the two big ones will be ultimate frisbee and Wallyball,” Winkler said in regards to what the most popular intramural sports will be. Flag football was the most popular intramural sport in the Fall while 5-on-5 basketball and indoor soccer were the winter’s most popular intramural events. For more information on intramural sport contact Chris Winkler at the Dixon Center at 610-225-3909 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.