On Friday at lunch on the soccer field, Leadership organized a game of energetic but admittedly disorderly bubble soccer, complete with referees and colored bubbles. 

The referees started by setting up cones to mark the goals and helping everyone into their bubbles, which are essentially giant inflated plastic balls. 

The game commenced as a little less than a dozen people walked onto the field, running around and bumping into each other in their giant bubbles as they kicked the ball around.

One player, junior Aidan Doherty, explained that, in bubble soccer, “You run into people, and you sort of play soccer. That’s pretty fun.”

After a while, though, as sophomore Alessia Bolanos put it, the game became “Pure wrestling, lots of students just throwing each other, pushing each other. As you can tell, the soccer ball’s gone.”

When asked to describe the game, Leadership student and referee freshman Sam Richman simply said, “Chaos.” Sophomore Ella Thomson, also a referee and organizer, agreed that “It was a bit chaotic. But overall, I think people enjoyed themselves.”

Many found the disorganization fun. When asked about the best part, Doherty said, “A few of my friends played, so I got to run into them, knock them over.”

In the same vein, Thomson said, “My favorite moment was watching everyone have fun together and, because a lot of friends signed up together, when they were all playing together they looked like they were having a lot of fun.”

Thomson noted, “we had a bunch of bubbles from when we had bubble soccer last year.” If you’d like to watch or play, keep an eye out in case Leadership brings out the bubbles again.

Alizée Marquardt is a senior at M-A. This is her first year in journalism. She hopes to write about a variety of issues affecting M-A. In her free time, she likes to rock climb, read, and spend time with friends and family.

Leave a Reply