Men’s club soccer excited about new field
President of the CSU Men’s Club Soccer team, Ian Windler, is excited about the new intramural complex as an excellent place to have fun being active outside and helping promote a sports culture at CSU.
“Obviously for me the most exciting thing is that it gives the club soccer team a top class field that helps us compete, at least facilities wise, with some of the best club sports programs in the region and even across the country,” said Windler, a senior majoring in management.
The club soccer team has been able to schedule one-off games against teams like College of Charleston, The Citadel, and USC as well as participate in two tournaments. “This fall we are hoping to add a few players to our squad and get some aid from the university so that we can play and be competitive in the Aztec league,” said Windler.
He said, “As a huge sports guy myself, I think intramural and club sports are incredibly important to a university both as a recruiting tool and as a great way to promote community on campus. Both club and intramural sports are excellent ways for students like myself and many other students I know at CSU who played sports competitively throughout their childhood and through high school who for a variety of reasons chose not to play at the NCAA level or didn’t have an opportunity, to play sports with some level of competition involved. Aside from that, intramural and club sports are excellent ways for students, especially freshmen and transfers, to meet people and make friends.”
He added that other prominent Christian universities like Grand Canyon, Liberty, and High Point have some of the best club sports programs in the country because those schools invest in their club sports programs and use them as recruiting tools to bring students to their respective universities. Windler believes there’s a lot of potential at CSU to build very competitive club sports programs, especially with the new intramural complex combined with the facilities we already have.