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The Spring 2019 season is in full swing!

 

Liv Oland our New Operations Director

Introducing Liv Oland as our New Operations Director

Red River Valley Lacrosse Association (RRVLA) is excited to introduce Liv Oland as our new Operations Direction of our member organization.  She has many years of experience with the sport of lacrosse, has coached our Varsity Girls for three years and brings energy along with leadership and management skills to help grow the sport in our community.  In this role, Oland will be responsible for managing the day to day operations, scheduling and recruitment of lacrosse players for both the boys and girls recreational and travel teams.  Oland will focus on expanding year-round clinics and camps for RRVLA along with enhancing in-season competition play.  This is a new part-time role for RRVLA and is a great step into our future.  Here’s a little bit more about Liv and help us in giving her a big welcome as our Operations Director.

Message from Liv:

Hello RRVLA!

I grew up in Owatonna, MN, watching my younger brother play lacrosse for years before deciding to join myself in 8th grade. I played through high school, trying new positions, and loved everything about it. I was blessed with a variety of coaches over the years, and I take pride in having different parts of them show through my own coaching abilities. 

I started my freshman year of college at North Dakota State University in August of 2015. I picked the college based on their Criminal Justice program and the fact that most of my extended family lives in the FM area. Because I was recovering from tearing my ACL in April of my senior season and playing club lacrosse wasn’t the best option at the time, I began to poke around online for local teams and found RRVLA.  I took a shot in the dark by emailing them - I wasn't even sure if they had a girls team!  Before I knew it, I was hired on the spring 2016 varsity girls coaching staff and quickly took over as head coach in June of that year. Being the head coach, it made me realize what coaches do for the players year-round - not just in the season! I have spent the last three years coaching some pretty amazing lacrosse players. I am proud to say I coached the tri-state women's club lacrosse champions of 2016, coached the first ever girl from North Dakota who went on to play Division 3 lacrosse and hold the title of longest women's coach for RRVLA. The club has taught me so much as a coach and person.

I have recently accepted the position of RRVLA Operations Manager. I am the first person to ever hold the position which can be described in two words: challenging and exciting. While given a job description, I can also mold it to what the club and players need as our organization grows. I am excited to grow in the position and fulfill some goals I have had since I began my coaching career. My number one goal is to create both a seasonal recreation and year-round competitive lacrosse programs for Fargo-Moorhead kids to pursue.

I will be graduating from North Dakota State University this May with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Women & Gender Studies with a minor in Sociology. I am awaiting an admissions letter for a graduate program that would begin this fall, and I have three jobs outside of RRVLA which keeps me busy when I am not at lacrosse practice. I enjoy living in the Fargo-Moorhead area and plan to build my adult life here. My younger brother will be starting at NDSU this fall pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, sound familiar? He will be playing lacrosse for NDSU, and I am excited to get him involved in RRVLA, too!

I look forward to meeting more of you over this spring season and grow lacrosse here! GO POLARS!

Best,

Liv Oland

   

by posted 04/18/2019
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