Students start intramural Spikeball

Students interested in Spikeball have been pushing for it to become an official Stevenson intramural sport. According to Intramural Director Aaron Wellington, two different groups of students have been actively promoting the sport. Eric Osuch ’18 and Izaac Kahn ’18 have been the leading the effort to bring Spikeball to Stevenson.

 Spikeball is a team sport that is played by two teams. During game play, opposing teams stand facing each other with the Spikeball net in the center. The ball is put in play with a serve and played into the net to an opposing player. The object of the game is to hit the ball into the net so that the opposing team can’t hit it back.

Spikeball, which was invented in the 1980s by Chris Ruder, has become increasingly popular in recent years. However, according to Osuch, very few Stevenson students are familiar with the sport.

“We have been to many Spikeball tournaments, and we wanted to bring it to Stevenson,” Osuch said.

Also, Osuch and Kahn have big plans for Spikeball at Stevenson. They don’t just want to bring it to Stevenson, but they want to be a catalyst for the growth of the game. They want to boost its popularity worldwide.

“I brought our idea to Mr. Wellington, and with his help, we were able to get our idea moving in the right direction,” Kahn said.  

 In order to start an intramural at Stevenson, there are certain criteria that must be met. This includes a minimum number of participants and an adult supervisor.

 “Whenever we start a new club or intramural we want to make sure that there are about 25 students committed to participating in it,” Wellington said.

 Osuch and Kahn have been able to find 43 students who are interested in playing Spikeball. Stevenson is planning to start the intramural on Wednesday Oct. 7 by the Sophomore baseball field.