It is very clear when you step into Sea Gull territory that athletics play a big role in the lives of students. For varsity sports, lacrosse and field hockey are certainly some of the biggest draws, as they are national champions in their respective leagues. However, football and soccer are also popular and draw spirited crowds during the season. For students who do not make the varsity teams, there is a strong intramural spirit. No matter the sport, there is certainly no lack of teams to participate in the tournaments that take place. Soccer, softball, and flag football are perhaps the most popular, but any of the intramural sports are competitive. The biggest benefits of the intramural program include the ability to get exercise and meet many new people.
The passion for sports is never in short supply on campus and neither is school spirit. Whenever a home game is played, students pack the stands in support of the Sea Gulls and cheer on the athletes to do their best. The superfans can be easily spotted by the red, white, and yellow body paint they proudly display. In short, whether varsity or intramural or even just matches among friends, athletics are held near and dear at SU.