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Mystery Volleyball Tourney Entertains, Amuses

SOCORRO, N.M. March 18, 2010 -- The New Mexico Tech Gym has seen many students pass through its doors over the decades. Whether one plays basketball, badminton, indoor soccer or cricket, nearly all students become familiar with the gym.

In recent years, the gym has become home to a growing volleyball uprising. Every Tuesday and Thursday, students, faculty and staff members and community members come together for friendly volleyball games. The Volleyball Club also hosts special events.

Team Rainbow won the February 28 Mystery Tournament. Team members are (from left) Brittney LaMay, Sam Shull, Jed Rembold and Lindsay Snyder.

February 28 was a day blessed with another of New Mexico Tech Volleyball Club’s mystery tournaments. A mystery tournament involves teams that are predetermined, but kept secret from the players. Each mystery tournament is a fun spectacle of dress, play and music. This last tournament put on by the Tech Volleyball club was a fantastic time for all. From the beginners to the seasoned veterans, smiles were not lacking in the environment.

Lindsay Snyder, a biology major, and member of the winning team, said, “The teams were all evenly matched so there was a lot of great competition. I had entirely too much fun with my fellow Rainbow teammates. Go Roy G Biv!” 

The music playing on the club-owned sound system was upbeat and engaging. Some of the costumes, while not required, ranged from downright ridiculous, to fun and hilarious.

David Anderson, the student coach of the men’s team, said everyone is welcome to join the volleyball club.

“We’ll whip you up in no time,” he said. “Seriously though, come on down. We’re capable (the coaching staff), and if nothing else you’ll have a good time. Guaranteed.”

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By Andy Philips/Tech student