For years, if students wanted to play volleyball at BYU-Idaho, their only options were co-ed rec. volleyball and competitive men’s and women’s volleyball — offered only during the fall semester.

For the spring semester, however, the Campus Recreation Department is trying something new — a men’s and women’s six’s rec. league. 

“They essentially wanted to bring rec. indoors because of how much longer it was colder this year,” said Justin Wong, a student employee of the campus rec. department. “They thought it would be interesting because it’s never been done before.” 

Up until now, if students wanted to play only men’s or women’s volleyball, they had to wait until the fall semester. But things have changed, and players are loving it. 

An outside hitter goes up for the kill. Photo credit: Dallin Jenkins.
An outside hitter goes up for the kill. Photo credit: Dallin Jenkins.

“I think it’s super fun,” said Simree Stolk, a student on one of the women’s teams this semester. “It’s definitely at a different speed than co-ed, so it’s a different level of competition for everyone.” 

The campus rec. department is trying it out for this spring semester and will evaluate the reception among the players and fans. 

“I think they wanted to change it up,” Wong said. “And since fall has competitive (volleyball) already, they wanted to see if this would be profitable.”

A volleyball team takes a time-out. Photo credit: Dallin Jenkins.
A volleyball team takes a time-out. Photo credit: Dallin Jenkins.

Men’s games are on Wednesday evenings, and women’s games are on Thursday evenings at the BYU-Idaho Center courts.