Student Council Spikeball Tournament Sparks Camaraderie

Prakrit Sinha, Reporter

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  • Preparing to serve, Devansh Gupta ’23 and Pranav Kakliya ’23 begin the play. Teams of two and three competed in the Spikeball tournament.

  • Ducking to hit the ball, Sid Vadlamani ’23 and Rohan Engineer ’23 face off against Allie Shepherd ’23 and Elena DeOrive ’23. Vadlamani and Engineer won, advancing to the next round.

  • Student Council Officers Amy Simon ’23, Cici Kelly ’23, and Nicole Frazier ’23 explain the rules to competitors and spectators. The Spikeball game was hosted by Student Council.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Student Council (StuCo) held a schoolwide Spikeball tournament. A total of eight teams competed, each with two or three students.

“We lost in the semifinals but it was really [exciting],” Zubin Chabbra ‘23 said. “It was really cold, but we met some fun people there.”

Despite the cold weather, the teams played hard.  Creativity was shown in team names, with teams such as “Sams Ankles”, “All Nets Are Off”, and “Th3 DominatiX” becoming fan-favorites of the many spectators. The tournament was broken into a bracket, with winning teams advancing.

“That was a big performance from our team, we came to play and we [didn’t hold] back,” Jay Kashikar ‘23 said.

As disqualified teams gathered around to watch those who had advanced, teams were able to forge community.

“It was so much fun and it was great to just hang out with friends,” Terin Score ‘23 said. “My team started off really strong. We weren’t as successful as we hoped but my Spikeball skills definitely improved.”