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By Kelsey Blair
Intramural Sports are heading in to the final two weeks of play here at Campus Recreation. The spring semester finishes up with the Flag Football and Softball Tournaments along with the Handball league. This past weekend, Campus Recreation hosted its annual Spring Flag Football Tournament. There were 19 teams entered in the Men’s Division. The “Hustlin Homies” dominated in their first three games and delivered three shutout games. They beat “ZBT” in their first game 28-0, then went on to defeat “Weapon X” in the quarterfinals 20-0, and picked up the win against “Piped Up” in the semifinals 19- 0 to earn themselves a spot in the championship game. “Team Phoenix” controlled there side of the bracket as well. They defeated “Sexy Touch Downs” in their first game 27-7, went on to win their quarterfinal game against “Gronky Kong” 32-6. To make it to the championship game they had to overcome “The Replacements”. At the end of the first half the game was tied 6-6. The game remained close through the second, but “Team Phoenix” ended up coming out on top 13-12, sending them to the championship game. During the Championship game “Team Phoenix” got out to an early lead against the “Hustlin Homies”. By the end of the first half they were up 14-0. The “Hustlin Homies” just never seemed to get their footing during the game and “Team Phoenix” was able to get another touchdown. “Team Phoenix” ended up taking home the victory and the Championship T-Shirt 20-0. Captain, Hayden Chodes said, “I felt like our team played phenomenal throughout the tournament and especially in the finals! We went into this with a chip on our shoulder since we lost in the finals last time and knew we could have won. We got some new players who helped and we all played great as a team. It was a great way to finish the semester!” In the Co Rec Championship game it was “Dab Time” versus the “Oswego State Football Team”. The first half of the game remained close, but “Dab Time” took a slight lead, going into half time and was up 10-6. In the second half “Dab Time” ran away with the game, defeating the “Oswego State Football Team” 32-14. Captain, Brandon Agostinelli said, “Our only thought was to just go play and have fun competing to win a shirt together. Our team played well together and everyone had a great moment for us. That is what made the whole experience fun. It wasn't just one or two players contributing, everyone had a hand in the championship and that is what we will remember most.” The playoffs are underway for the handball league. During the quarterfinals of the Men’s League “10 Nuggets for $1.49” defeated “Conor Smith” 4-1, to move on to the next round. “Falcon Punch” advanced to the semifinals after winning against “Gold Team Rules!” 6-2. Gerald Holmes was the MVP for “Falcon Punch” scoring four of the team’s six goals. The semifinals will be held this Sunday in the Romney Field House. In the semifinals of the Co Rec League the “Average Joes” defeated “Handle My Balls” 5-1 to advance to the championship game. Daniel Iles was a key asset to his team, scoring two of the team’s five goals. “Car Ramrod” also earned a spot in the finals after defeating “The Ball Handlers” 6-4. Nic Epping led his team, “Car Ramrod” to victory scoring five of their six goals. The softball tournament has officially begun its first round. In the first game of the Co Rec tournament “ZBT/Phi Sig” dominated in their game, defeating “Softball’s Deep” 10-0. The first week of play in the Men’s tournament saw a number of high scoring games. The “NY Ghosters” beat, “Stop N’ Dingers” 16-11, the “Los Angeles Riots” defeated “Thor’s Core” 13-6, and “Team Phoenix” beat “Newins Can’t Stop” 11-8. In the closest game so far, “Mas Tequila Por Favor” got the win over “This Is For G-Baby” winning by just one run 12-11. 

Player of the Week

Mike McKean

 by Kelsey Blair

McKean is a Senior Broadcasting and Mass Communication Major from Syracuse NY, has been selected as the Campus Recreation Player of the Week. McKean was selected as Player of the Week for winning the Campus Recreations Final Four Bracket Challenge. He beat out over 70 other people to win, finishing with a total of 1140 points. He was the only person in the entire group to choose Villanova as the winner. Every year McKean follows the college basketball season and tournament. He said each year he only makes one bracket because he believes people should only be allowed one shot at a perfect bracket. He tries to watch as many games throughout the tournament as time allows, and enjoys reading the information and stats that ESPN lists on each matchup. As far as his strategy for picking his bracket this year he said, “I try to pick a few upsets every year because they always occur, but this year I only had one or two picked correctly. I liked the way Villanova played all year. I thought they had great players but more importantly they had great chemistry and played well as a team, which is a key to winning six games in a row. As I had the bracket progressing I liked their chances to beat every team and ultimately picked them to win. However, I was not complaining that Syracuse went a lot farther than I predicted.” His friends would describe McKean as fun, outgoing and adaptable. He enjoys trying new things and trying to get out of his comfort zone to have new experiences. He is a self pro claimed “music nerd” and loves playing guitar and audio engineering which he would like to turn into a career. McKean enjoyed participating the in the Campus Recreation Bracket Challenge this year and said, “I love the competitiveness of the tournament and bracket challenge as well as the fact that anything can happen in the tournament. The games are so exciting and nerve wracking and I definitely get way to into them but it's a huge passion of mine.”


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