The College of Staten Island’s intramural program competed in Co-Ed Volleyball of the CUNY-wide Intramural Championship Series for the second straight year. Last year the team took home the runner-up trophy losing to Queens College but this year they got their revenge playing Queens College again in the finals and defeating them in three sets, 24-26, 25-17, 15-11.
Four teams sent their school’s co-ed volleyball league champions to compete, featuring Kingsborough Community College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Queens College and CSI. The first set of matches were played round-robin style as each team played each other in a best 2 out of 3 match. The top two teams would advance to the final round. CSI & QC both finished with a record of 4-2, while KCC went 4-3 and BMCC was 1-6.
Since CSI & QC had the better winning percentage, it was decided that the championship game would be CSI vs. QC, a rematch from last year’s championship. CSI started the first set sluggish despite gaining the lead several times. They would drop the first set by a score of, 24-26.
CSI did not put their heads down and played their game in the second set leading by as many as 10 points. They would easily take the second set, 25-17. In the third and final set, CSI jumped out to an 8-3 lead before switching sides. CSI would eventually pick up the win despite QC getting within three points a couple times. The final score was 15-11 as they celebrated their victory.
CSI was led by Brian Sheydvasser’s 16 kills and three serving aces while Patryk Stepien tallied nine kills and nine digs. Weiming Zhu chipped in with nine kills as Philip Szumanski added 16 assists.
The College of Staten Island will be competing in the upcoming Co-Ed Indoor Soccer & 3on3 Basketball CUNY-Wide Intramural Championship Series beginning after spring break.