IM volleyball season barrels forward on weekday nights

By Miranda Parrish

Elm Staff Writer

Washington College’s second intramural sport, IM volleyball, is in full swing. The season started the week of Sept. 26, taking place in the Penny J. Fall Gymnasium on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights.

There are new opportunities for students to join in on games based on availability. There are various groups playing, with teams from the Student Government Association, baseball team, and Queen Anne’s House.

With the end of IM soccer and the turn of the season, IM volleyball continues the spirit of friendly competition on campus.

Sophomore Kaitlin Osucha is the team captain for the Set 4 Life team, who have a 1-2 record, and said that she felt their most recent win could be attributed to their teamwork.

“The win today felt really good because the team all worked together,” Osucha said. “We didn’t win last time but there was more energy this time and everyone was calling for the ball and were showing off each of their talents and capabilities.”

Osucha is also the IM Chair for the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority due to the relationships IM builds between different areas of campus.

“I wanted to run for IM chair because I love IM sports and I wanted to do something I love and do it in Zeta,” Osucha said. “I feel like IM sports connects Zeta to the campus and creates connections with different sisters and groups on campus, as you can create teams with the sisters but also other people at the college and it’s a great way to meet other people and celebrate as a group.”

Promoting friendly competition between teams has also created new friendships. Athletic teams on campus were brought together over the various IM sports on campus.

Freshman Ashton Muhler is the team captain of the Tropics, who currently have a 3-0 win record.

“[My volleyball team] is all on the baseball team,” Muhler said. “We’re really excited for our season too. It’s going to be a fun season.”

The SGA also created a team for the league. Junior Larissa Conte joined the SGA’s team The Diplomats not just because she is the Secretary of Academics on the SGA executive board, but also because she played volleyball for a long time.

Although Conte’s team is currently at 0-3 losses, she said that she is proud of the effort they are putting in nonetheless.

“My team is composed of people who have been playing for years, like myself, and people who have never played before, so I appreciate that my team is trying their best and we’re having a lot of fun, even though we’re losing,” Conte said.

IM volleyball games will continue into October, with games starting between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each night. The next IM sport is flag football, which will start towards the middle to end of October.

For information regarding any IM sport or employment in the games, contact Coordinator of Campus Recreation Evan Clayton at

Photo by Miranda Parrish.

Photo Caption: Queen Anne’s and The Diplomats played a friendly game of IM volleyball in the Penny J. Fall Gymnasium.

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