Meet Liz Oba and Jolene Kvinsland. These two might seem to be opposites. You can find Jo in her off time, going to school at TCC or coaching the future soccer stars at Olympic Sports Center as a Trainer for the Rising Force Program. Liz is a registered dietician and you can find her at the hospital taking well over 15,000 steps a day...and when she isn't doing that? If she isn't at Force practice she's at the gym working out.
Liz is small and quick while Jo is tall and strong. What then do they have in common? In addition to helping the Force hold down the midfield, they both have earned opening game Cervesa Modelo Woman of the Match honors. Last year, Liz earned the award with a stellar and unrelenting performance that saw her cover every inch of the field and even earning a penalty for her squad that was ultimately saved when a teammate took the shot. This year, Jo won the award with her strong play both offensively and defensively in the midfield, capping off the day with a blistering 30 yard free kick that kissed the underside of the crossbar on the way in.
You can catch both of these fine players at the Olympic Force home opener on May 13th at South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard. Kickoff is set for 3pm when they take on last year's NWPL Champion the Spokane Shadow!