Club Spotlight: Volleyball

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Some of us play barefoot, some of us played in high school, some of us have never played before, and all of us just come to have fun.

Every Monday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the club volleyball team meets in the recreation courts of the Michael P. O’Brien Athletic and Recreation Center (ARC) to work on fundamental skills and scrimmage in game-like situations.

The club’s president, sophomore Michael Bender, and vice president, sophomore Sami Keyani, are also its founders, as this is the first year for club volleyball at St. Mary’s.

Though there is usually a solid group of around 15 people at every practice, there is no commitment required to join and we are always open to new members to come play with us. No prior experience with the sport is necessary. Whether you want to improve your game or have something fun to do on Monday and Thursday afternoon while getting to know some cool people, there is a spot for you in club volleyball.

Right now, we practice as and are a co-ed club, but eventually we plan to break up into men’s and women’s teams for tournaments and games. As of right now, the men’s team hopes to compete against other local school’s club teams such as University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Salisbury University, and Towson University as well as possibly some other local tournaments. The women’s team hopes to compete in local weekend tournaments against other club teams, too.

Currently, we do not have a coach, but we are in the process of finding one to help us out with strengthening our skills and to prepare us for future games and tournaments.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Bender at mfbender@smcm.edu, or just come out to a practice and see what we are all about! We hope to see you on the court!

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