Liv Reitsma is a young ambitious athlete who continues to impress Raider fans with each game she plays. Only two weeks into her sophomore year of college, Reitsma was nominated player of the week and accomplished her 1000th assist of the game. With such talent, amazing coaches and teammates, it is no surprise Reitsma has made these accomplishments.
Her outstanding performance is witnessed on the court and is a result of how dedicated she is to this team outside of practice. “Sports helped me with different aspects of my game when it comes to certain motions, my mindset, and playing under different types of coaches” she said.
Reitsma has been in sports her whole life and understands the meaning of being an athlete. Reitsma doesn’t just play for the experience; she plays to learn. She views her teammates as more than just competitors; they have become some of her closest friends on campus.
As much as Reitsma values her friends and volleyball, her family will always come first. Being from Bellevue Ne, it is a short two-hour drive away from the comfort of her family.
“My family has been with me and my athletic career since day one,” Reitsma said. And they continue to show unconditional support through college. “As far as my family goes, they are my number one supporter, so it’s not often I look to the stands and one of them isn’t there cheering us on.”
Balancing practice, school, friends and a part-time job on campus can be time-consuming and stressful. However Reitsma thrives at being organized so the school’s busy schedule does not intimidate her. Majoring in Sports Management- Leadership and getting her coaching endorsement is a goal for Reitsma as she hopes to one day coach her own team or work in the sports industry. It is no surprise Reitsma was nominated as athlete of the week. Her work ethic and attitude are an inspiration to those who watch her play.