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Muskegon Risers SC was founded to help facilitate positive social and economic change along the Muskegon Lakeshore through the game of soccer. A Riser is someone who understands our community's potential and who pushes themselves and others to realize that potential. Our 'Risers' name was inspired by the 'Muskegon, Together Rising' sculpture that stands in the heart of downtown Muskegon. Risers are not limited to an era, industry or ethnicity. Muskegon Risers SC strives to represent the spirit of our area's people in past, present and future tense.
Ben Ritsema has officially transitioned into the head coaching position for Muskegon Risers SC. With his invaluable experience building programs, Ben understands what it takes to lead a competitive, sustainable team.
Dr. Paul Kimbro is the Team Optometrist for Muskegon Risers SC. In addition to being an academic stud throughout high school and college, Dr. Kimbro excelled on the soccer field and hockey rink.
Dr. Mark Peterman is the official Team Physical Therapist for Muskegon Risers SC. A life-long soccer player and fan, Dr. Peterman graduated from Western Michigan Christian to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Dr. Gretchen Goltz is the Team Physician for Muskegon Risers SC, providing Risers players access to exceptional primary healthcare through her Muskegon-based medical practice, Norton Family Practice, and Mercy Health Partners.
Dr. Mike Morea graduated with a degree in biology from Michigan State University and graduated from Chiropractic School at Life University in Georgia earning top honors, Summa Cum Laude.
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Blackburn has been providing quality dental care to families in the Muskegon area. Dr. Blackburn's goal is to support the team's needs with the utmost comfort.
Marcus serves as Manager of Rehab and Athletic Performance. A longtime soccer player and Muskegon native, his training expertise will prepare the Risers for the season as he coordinates all training sessions for the team through the PEAK Training Academy.
Jon has 28 years of Athletic Training experience and serves as the Manager of Sports Medicine at Mercy Health. He is responsible for coordinating Athletic Training services for the Risers.
Jen is a native of Muskegon and will serve as the primary athletic trainer for the Muskegon Risers. Her ties to the Muskegon community and passion for athletic training make her a great fit for the Risers organization.
Muskegon Yoga Center is the official Yoga Partner of Muskegon Risers SC and has been a premier yoga studio on the West Michigan Lakeshore for the past six years.
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