Interest Jumps In Intramurals

November 17, 2015

By Marty Carlino

Every year, Dominican offers students the opportunity to participate and compete against other students in a wide variety of intramural sports leagues. The participation numbers have increased across many of the sports the university has to offer.

“Our numbers are up this year,” said Dan Ames, intramural sports coordinator. “I think with the added promotion around campus, students are realizing that there are opportunities to participate.”

Some of the programs include: 5v5 soccer, 5v5 basketball, open bowling on Monday nights, fitness classes and a range of tournaments that include volleyball, bags and whiffle ball.

“Some of our biggest events are 5v5 basketball, 5v5 soccer and the fitness classes (yoga, zumba, & kickboxing),” said Ames.

Senior Brian Costello participated in the 5v5 basketball league and was pleased with everything about the league.

“Intramural sports are an experience that all of the student body can enjoy,” said Costello. “They are fun and competitive for everyone. The organization is great and makes it fun for everyone. The leagues are kept on a website where the rosters and standings posted for everyone to see.”

The university is considering adding additional sports for future semesters.

“We are always open to anything that can help students get involved,” said Ames. “Suggestions are always accepted and will work best if they reflect a larger group.”

Whiffle ball, checkers and fitness classes are still being offered for the duration of this semester. Students interested in participating are encouraged to go for more information.