Name: Olivia Sjödin
Hometown: Gävle, Sweden
Coach Peter Albright on Sjödin: “We are really excited to have a player of Olivia’s experience and quality join our team. She is tall and long, has very good footwork, and possesses excellent fundamentals. Olivia is an excellent student as well. I love her growth mindset and her appetite for challenges.”
At what age did you begin playing soccer: 5 years old
Why do you love playing soccer?: It has always been a big part my life that I can’t live without.
Why Richmond?: Because of its great soccer program, academics and school spirit!
What are you most excited about about when thinking of joining the Spider Family?: Going on this adventure, making new friends and creating new memories!
What do you do before each game?: I listen to music.
What is your greatest inspiration?: My family
What is your dream job?: P.E. teacher
If you were granted one wish, what you want it to be?: To end world hunger
What is you least favorite household chore?: Vacuuming
What is your favorite…
Soccer memory: Playing together with my first team ever who also were my best friends, and winning gold in our district championship three years in a row together.
Athlete: Charlotte Kalla (Swedish cross-country skier)
Professional Soccer Player: Iker Casillas
Sports Team: Real Madrid
Vacation spot: Sälen (a skiing resort in northern Sweden)
Joke: Why don’t they play cards in the jungle? Too many cheetahs.