One man stands alone in the running for MVP of OCCC’s club soccer league this semester. He’s leading the league by being the only person currently registered for the intramural soccer season — and that isn’t likely to change, said Sports Assistant Matthew Wright.
In actuality, there will be no award for this fall’s MVP, Wright said. There will be no championship T-shirt, no ceremony and no actual soccer season this semester.
Eric Watson, OCCC’s Sports and Recreation Specialist, said club teams such as soccer, unlike intramural teams, compete against other schools, wear uniforms and travel to tournaments.
OCCC students and faculty can register for spring soccer at imleagues.com until midnight on Dec. 30 but soccer will not be played this semester, Wright said.
“We just had that up there just for people to sign up,” Wright said, “That way we could contact them if we did have a club team.”
Only one person is on the roster right now, and he could not be reached for comment. He is captaining his own team according to the IMleagues site but Wright said currently there is no league to play in.
“We’re not doing club soccer this year for sure,” Wright said.
However, Wright said, interested parties could register now to express their interest in spring soccer. They will be contacted when a club team forms next semester. He said he hopes to receive enough interest to form an intramural soccer tournament in the spring as well as a club team that will participate in more structured, regular practices.
Journalism major Ian Manera said he intends to compete in OCCC’s intramural sports but soccer may not be one of them.
“I just don’t like playing soccer anymore … it’s hard,” Manera said.
Wright said, “next semester we’ll have intramural soccer for sure.”
Wright said that the intramural soccer games would begin later in the spring.
“March and April,” he said.
Intramural soccer will be a coed sport and is open to students and faculty. All that’s required is comfortable clothing, a valid school ID and the free IMleagues registration, Wright said.
To register for intramural sports at OCCC visit imleagues.com.
For more information visit the recreation and fitness office or email Matthew Wright at email@example.com.