Calling all Augsburg soccer players! A chance to honor Rolf Eriksen is available to us and this is what we all can do to help recognize Rolf for all he has done for the Augsburg Men’s Soccer Program.
If you keep up with the Augburg Men’s Soccer Program, you have seen the recent improvements made with the locker room. The idea has sprung up that naming this locker room after Rolf Eriksen would be a fitting recognition of a man that started this program, nurtured it through its infancy, and helped bring four conference championships to Augsburg.
All of the money raised to get this room named after Rolf goes directly back to the men’s soccer program. This money can be utilized to bring planned improvements to fruition, purchase much needed equipment such as heart rate monitors, players’ travel bags, updated cold weather jackets, and additional equipment for players and coaches.
There is a celebration of the 1974 M.I.A.C Champions scheduled for Tuesday, September 23rd prior to the game against Bethel. Our goal is to invite the Eriksen family to this game and dedicate the locker room to Rolf at this time. Some of us have been in touch with Rolf’s family and they are incredulous that anyone remembers Rolf. They must be kidding. He is still thought of often and influences many of our lives to this day.
Names like Agre, Strommen, Reinarz, Casper, Jensen, Schneider, Sterling, Frier, Haar and Debing are already committed to contributing to the well overdue recognition for Rolf that will be a lasting reminder of this championship coach and fine gentleman. Can we add your name as well?
All are invited to the 1974 celebration and, we hope, to the dedication of Rolf’s Room on Tuesday, September 23 at around 6 p.m.
From hearing the passion and respect that players have when talking about Rolf, not only on the field but off the field, this is a goal that we all can score for Rolf and his family.
You can make your contribution by sending a check to current Head Coach, Greg Holker, addressed to Augsburg College with Men’s Soccer in the memo. You can also give online.
Thank you. As the motto in the locker room states for Augsburg Men’s Soccer…”For You. For Soccer. For Life.”
Darcy Debing ’77