Thursday, October 24, 2013

Some Friendly Competition

One of my favorite experiences that I have had at Fordham so far is with my intramural soccer team. As many of you know, at Fordham there are three different levels of soccer: varsity, club, and intramural. Although intramural may be the lowest level, it is certainly the most fun! Our intramural team plays other Fordham intramural teams once a week on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday nights. The games usually are between 8p.m. and 11p.m. and there are two 20-minute halves for each game. Although the games are late at night, I really enjoy them because it forces me to take a break from studying and homework!

A photo of the spring season's first place champions! 

The referees are also Fordham students who usually play club or varsity soccer. The environment of the games is very laid back, but at the same time there is a lot of team spirit. Some teams make t-shirts or jerseys to represent their teams, but this is not required. One requirement of intramural soccer is that there needs to be at least two girls from each team on the field at all times. I really like this because this forces equal playing time and no one really overtakes the field! At the end of every season there are playoffs and one first place champion team. Intramural sports are a great way to meet new people at Fordham, bond with friends, or to try out a sport that is new to you since it is not too serious or competitive. GO RAMS!

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