This fall was quite the busy season for the Engineering Athletics Association (EAA), both on and off the field.
A number of major competitions involving Skule teams took place throughout the semester and the news is mostly good:
In a strong showing as usual, the Skule A men’s rugby team won the intramural finals on November 12, defeating Trinity College 34-7; this was the team’s sixth win of the season (out of a total seven games), and their third intramural win in the last four years. A joint team between Skule and OISE won Women’s Ice Hockey, triumphing over UTSC in their final game; they completed a successful season with a total of five wins, one loss, and one game ending in a draw. And the Skule B men’s volleyball team won the second Volleyball Men’s Division, winning 20 sets out of a total 21.
The season was not entirely victorious: the Skule A men’s soccer team advanced to the finals but lost in a heartbreaker to St. Michael’s College, 4-2. They may not have won, but like all Skule teams were no doubt successful in their effort to strive for athletic excellence.
The EAA’s first semester was, according to its president Andrew Mwangi, much more focused around preparation—making sure that all the intramurals were running well, that the referees were trained, and that any issues with Skule leagues were appropriately addressed. It was hard work like this which ensured that all Skule sporting events operated smoothly. The EAA’s activities are not strictly limited to school athletics, however. The Association hosts other less intense events aimed at the wider student population throughout the year, such as the ‘Capture the Flag’ event during F!rosh week and the Hardhat Ball during Godiva Week.
Looking ahead to 2016, the EAA expects to host several exciting events in the coming months. President Mwangi says that a major focus of next semester will be an initiative called Teach Me How To. It was an initiative started last year to expose engineering students to unique types of athletic recreation, such as archery tag, bubble soccer, quidditch and circus lessons. Another event to look forward to for the winter semester will be Inner-Tube Water Polo, and Mwangi expects a greater level of participation this time around based on the reaction from previous years. Meanwhile, the EAA will be putting its effort into the “S-Dance”, the annual Skule athletic banquet, and a new “multimedia project”, which aims to include more EAA-related multimedia at SKULE events.
Score information for Skule/OISE Women’s hockey and Skule B Men’s Volleyball are courtesy of U of T Intramurals.
Photo courtesy of Fay Huang.