Club Sports

The UVM Men’s Club Basketball team has made the most out of what limited resources and chances they have been given.The team was formed in the fall of 2006 and plays games year-round, mostly against community colleges.They currently practice three days a week and are led by President Russell Hirschorn.Last semester, the team attended, and won, the NHCTC tournament.Ryan Fitzgerald and Darius Ellies garnered special awards for their superb play throughout the tournament.The team is looking forward to regional play in late March, which will be hosted by Boston University.As the team is in its infancy, they have received little funding, making frequent games, tournaments and trips difficult to arrange.Hirschorn is intent on keeping his team active despite the obstacles, holding practice three times a week and maintaining a friendly team atmosphere.”It’s very important for the team to know each other, on and off the court and be friendly with one another,” Hirschorn said, as his plans for a team bonding trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA fell through. The team continues to carve out their place as a club at UVM. The team’s next game is Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m.