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Spiders Welcome Signee Olivia Sjodin
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 04/19/2017
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Name: Olivia Sjödin
Position: Goalkeeper
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)
Food: Tacos
Joke: Why don’t they play cards in the jungle? Too many cheetahs.


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