Two Sport Intramural Champions
SWE had an amazing season playing ultimate Frisbee, sand volleyball and dodgeball. Overall SWE was 15-4-0 with two championships in Ultimate Frisbee and Sand Volleyball. Congrats to all who participated this season and good luck next year! Read below for recaps of each sport.
This semester, SWE ventured into new opportunities with intramurals by deciding to participate in the Women’s Open Ultimate Frisbee. As Intramurals chair Samantha Stephens said, “This is SWE’s first time ever playing Ultimate and 17 girls signed up to play. Our willingness to expand our extracurricular experiences in a totally new environment is outstanding.” The team did not have the opportunity to play as much as they wanted, due to weather cancellations and opposing team forfeits. Due to these positive circumstances, SWE ended up in the Ultimate Frisbee Championship game without ever having played a game before.
On Tuesday, April 29th, the team gathers for the first time practicing before the game begins on the Intramural Fields. The team acquaints themselves with one another’s names and gets their skills in order by passing to one another. For their first half against Phi Sigma Rho, the team adapted to the game and managed to get a 2-0 lead. The second half, SWE really found their niche and managed to win the championship game 10-1.
These are the statistics from their game: Chloe Heinen had 2 goals and 1 assit, Kelli Knust had 1 goal and 2 assists, Kitara Crain had 2 goals and 1 assist. Sam Stephens had 1 goal and 3 assists, Theresa Saenz had 3 goals and 1 assist, Leann Demorest had 1 goal and Daniell Gaerke had 1 assist.
MVP: Chloe Heinen
An undefeated season of 7-0 for SWE Gold, these girls brought the gold home with their championship Wednesday, April 30th against “And You Areeee?” with a 2-1 game win. It was cold for April, but these girls did not let the weather affect them. These girls never quit, even when they were down multiple times in the first two games. They used their own skills and also the cheers from their spectators to rally their first game. But with final scores of 17-25, 25-23, and then 15-13, they managed to clinch the title for the Women’s Open tea
MVPs: Catherine Axon, Jerica Barlow, Brittany Kaiser, Jennifer Purucker, Monica Rosenberg, Sam Stephens, Michelle Wellman
SWE’s second sand volleyball team, SWE Black, finished the regular season with a 3-0 record. The very first game, it was 30 degrees out and 10 o’clock at night. After losing their first round, they rallied to win the last two games. Their next game, with only 3 team members, they defeated SHM Volleyball in only 2 rounds. Unfortunately, they faced a tough opponent against Sisters in Arms in their first playoff game, losing 0-2. Danica Wylin though had an amazing game really exceeding in her ability difference from the first game to the last one. These girls had a great season though and were very excited to play.
MVPs: Kitara Crain, Julie Meyerson, Cynthia Ramirez, Rebecca Turski, Danica Wylin
Now these are the girls who can’t be beat. They never quit, always putting their best effort forward and never giving up to the last minute. It was not an easy season, facing tough competitors in the Women’s Open League and while this one did not end the way they might have envisioned, they put up a fight. Have a 1-2 record entering the playoffs, they managed to make it to the quarter-finals and face against a worthy opponent who eventually ended up in the finals.
MVPS: Alysha Helmrich, Theresa Matthews, Cynthia Ramirez, Sam Stephens