Meet the Board

Melina:
Hometown: Esko, MN
Started Playing Soccer: Age 5
Year I joined: I have no idea…2006?
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, soccer, being outside as much as I can
Favorite food: Most anything my mom makes
Fun Fact: Being on the back of my husband’s motorcycle feels more natural to me than riding in a car

Erin:
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Started playing soccer at age: 6
Year I joined DRSL (formerly DWSL): 2005
Hobbies (other than soccer): I love to draw! I’m a laugher. I dig a good scary movie. And pretty much anything outside in the summer (I’m not even a little bit of a winter person).
Favorite Food: Chocolate and pasta…but not together, that would just be weird!
Fun fact: People say I look like Debra Winger with my cowboy hat on.

Holly:
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Started playing soccer at age: 17
Year I joined DRSL (formerly DWSL): 2005
Hobbies (other than soccer): Kickboxing, writing, international travel, learning piano, eating candy (the kid kind), good conversation with girlfriends, camping & fishing, walking Sasha (yellow lab), and kissing my Mom when I say hello and good bye-she smells so good! Oh, and a good glass of red wine in front of a fireplace…
Favorite Food: Candy (of course), good sharp cheese, bread and wine
Fun fact: I am the Queen of Elvis-trivia (because I love Elvis!)…and I was once on a game-show in Tokyo. (True story!)

Taylor:
Hometown: Nisswa, Minnesota
Started playing soccer at age: 10
Year I joined DRSL (formerly DWSL): 2006
Hobbies (other than soccer): Running, Snowboarding, Reading, Hiking, Camping!
Favorite Food: Any Brunch item & a Bloody Mary at Luce
Fun fact: I built and slept overnight in a bivouac above the Arctic Circle in Sweden…in January

Ally:
Hometown: Nisswa, Minnesota
Started playing soccer at age: 10
Year I joined DRSL (formerly DWSL): 2006
Hobbies (other than soccer): Running- especially Duluth trails! Reading, playing in the snow, traveling, cooking
Favorite Food: Ice cream or anything with chocolate on it
Fun fact: I have swam in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland!

Bonnie:
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Started Playing Soccer at age: 7
Year I joined DRSL (formerly DWSL): 2009
Hobbies (other than soccer): Running, biking, hiking, camping, pretty much anything outdoors
Favorite Food: Lemon merengue pie, and anything chocolate (not together:)
Fun fact: I spent a week in the Boundary Waters digging campsite latrines.

Heidi:
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Started Playing Soccer at age: 17
Year I joined DRSL (formerly DWSL): 2005
Hobbies (other than soccer): Game nights with friends, dancing, camping, exercising, singing, learning new languages, and traveling!
Favorite Food:  Almost anything with melted cheese, mint chocolate, and any non-chocolate Willy Wonka tangy candy that I’m convinced is laced with crack. : )
Fun fact:  While living in Russia the first time, I almost got put in jail for playing professional women’s soccer under another woman’s name who wasn’t playing that season (coach’s solution)- ‘Dina Zhelinskaya’. Ah, the memories! : )