“The energy and enthusiasm every Monday night have been at very high levels each week so far,” said Haverluk, graduate assistant for Intramurals. “I couldn’t ask for anything better.”
The Intramural flag football season debuted March 17, and will go until the third week in April.Haverluk attends every game and is excited to work with the athletes in the upcoming season
“One of my main goals will be to try and help students adapt to the new rules, as well as, better understand the game,” he said.
Five teams participate in the football league.
At the captain’s meeting on March 12, the Intramural staff discussed sportsmanship and the importance of no player-on-player contact.
The Monday Night League of dodgeball goes from Feb. 22 to April 12.
Brandon Mitchell, a freshman who plays on “The Situational Fist Pumpers,” participated in dodgeball last semester.
“Now, you know everyone’s capabilities,” he said. “We improved in dodging–defense.”
During the first night of play, “The Hooligans” beat “Baron Von Awesome Ballers.”
Josh Sweetman, captain of “The Hooligans,” was happy with their win.
“I thought it was awesome,” he said. “A clean sweep is always the best.”
Sweetman compared last semester’s dodgeball league to this semester’s.
“Last semester was more fun because there were more teams, we played more games and it was three days a week,” he said. “I think it was more competitive.” Haverlurk said dodgeball is limited to one night a week because of time and facility restraints.
“A dodgeball league was not going to be originally offered this spring semester,” he said. “But due to student demand, from their experiences in the fall semester, we brought it back.”
Haverlurk likes the competitive drive displayed by the dodgeball teams.
“So far, the season is going very well and the standings are very close,” he said. “It is very evident that each team is in it to win it and I can’t wait to see what happens down the home stretch.”