Sports and Recreation
MIIS Flag Football
Fostering the next generation of the world's policymakers with America's Game
Club President: Alessandro Regio
Club Treasurer: Noosha Aftahi
MIIS Futbol Club - Globadores
The MIIS Futbol Club (aka The Globadores) is a competitive soccer team that is made up of students of the Monterey Institute in Monterey, California. Players come from all over the world to be a part of the "Globadores" MIIS soccer team. The team plays in the Monterey Peninsula Soccer League during fall and spring semesters. Games take place Sundays at Pacific Grove High School in Pacific Grove (a 10 minute car ride from campus), and are great social and school pride activities.
Club Captain: Jonathan Wills
Club Co-Captain: Jason Hernandez
MIIS Martial Arts
The MIIS Martial Arts Club seeks to provide essential self defense skills in a safe and fun environment. Martial arts is a great way to build confidence while training body and mind alike. MIIS Martial Arts is available for any student/faculty no matter the experience level. Martial arts bridge cultural, organizational, and even language divides by bringing people together for a rewarding experience and also an old fashioned good time. The confidence learned in martial arts will affect many aspects of your life, not just the techniques and skills learned on the mats.
Club President: Matthew Thom
Club Treasurer: Jordan Cavalier
MIIS Masala International Dance Club
Our purpose is to increase exposure of international dance styles and music.
Club President: Alison Coe
Club Treasurer: Chloe Shen
MIIS Softball Club - The MIISFits
The purpose of the MIISFits softball team is to provide a recreational outlet for the MIIS community, without excluding based on gender or ability. Students & alumni will practice and compete against local teams, providing entertainment to other MIIS students in an alcohol-free environment.
Club President: Nick Peluso
Club Treasurer: Marc Quint
Monterey Institute Underwater Club. Diving, snorkeling and other underwater exploration, relating to ALL
programs at MIIS. T&I, IEM, IEP, IPS, NPTS and TESOL... (And anyone else!) MIIS Underwater isn't just a
scuba club(although a great place to meet dive buddies). We are students who are interested in exploring the
underwater world, and sharing it with others.
Club President: Jim Keel
Club Treasurer: Angel Quitanilla
MIIS Ultimate Frisbee Club
The MIIS Ultimate Frisbee Club exists to provide a friendly environment in which players of all skill levels can
enjoy the game of ultimate; promote physical fitness and well-being; and to foster teamwork and sportsmanship as we play within the "spirit of the game."
Club President: Mary Vargo
Club Treasurer: Jonathan Wills
Monterey Institute Basketball Association (MiBA)
Monterey Institute Basketball Association is a student-run basketball club, aiming to let people enjoy basketball game and have fun.
Club President: Haibin Ren
Club Treasurer: Chris Voerg-Jones
Outdoor Recreation Club
The ODRC is a collaboration of students inviting the entire MIIS community to enjoy the many opportunities for outdoor fun in the greater Monterey Bay region. We lead several outdoor activities throughout each semester including hiking, camping, kayaking, rock climbing, running, cycling, surfing, and more. We even provide affordable equipment rentals and workshops to help YOU enjoy the great outdoors on your own time. Last but not least, we lead the First-semester Outdoor Orientation Trip (FOOT) prior to the start of each semester to introduce incoming students to MIIS outside the classroom. Outdoor adventures are a great way for new students to bond and create lasting memories.
Club President: Matthew Nichols
Club Treasurer: Navindra Gunawardena
Women's Soccer Club
We want to give female MIIS students an opportunity to play soccer in a low-cost, low-commitment
environment. Of course, girls are encouraged to try out for the coed team, but many feel that it is too
competitive, expensive, and time-consuming. We allow girls of all skill levels to participate, and our main
objective is to offer everyone a chance to take a study break and have fun.
Club President: Allie Browne
Club Treasurer: Maddie Stoeri