My name is Will Chisom and I am a first-year in the College of Arts and Sciences. Currently, I am deciding between pre-med and pre-comm. I am from Roanoke, Virginia and I grew up playing golf and soccer.
Coming to UVA I was not sure how often I would be able to continue playing these sports. Intramural sports provide an opportunity for me to continue my athletics and even pick up new sports that I would never have played otherwise. There are multiple leagues in most of the sports. Take soccer for example, there is women’s, mixed gender, men’s, and fraternity as far as I am aware of, it is possible that there are even more. There is something out there for everyone. I play in the men’s league and the fraternity league, two of the more competitive leagues. However, I noticed a huge jump in competition going from men’s league to fraternity league, as there is a lot more pride involved.
While some people may worry that the competition may be too intense I would recommend intramurals for anyone who wants to try something new or to continue playing a sport they love. My men’s league team has a variety of players that range from members of the club soccer team to first-years who have never touched a soccer ball in their life.
Intramural sports are a great way to meet new people. I would never have met some of my best friends if it were not for intramural sports. The games and teams give everyone a chance to meet and communicate with people that share the same interests as you. If none of this is good enough there is always that fact that intramurals is a great way to get some exercise.