Our Purpose

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.

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Staff

Ben Ritsema

Head Coach (Men's Arena)

Muskegon, MI
Ben Ritsema

Experience

Ben Ritsema has led the Muskegon Risers men's arena soccer team since 2015. During this time, the Risers have experienced exponential growth and are currently competing in the Major Arena Soccer League II.

Stu Collins

Head Coach (Men's Outdoor)

Muskegon, MI
Stu Collins

Experience

Stuart Collins is a former standout and National Champion at Davenport University and has logged the most minutes as a player in Muskegon Risers history. Collins also served as team captain for the Risers from May of 2016 through 2019.

Jon Romkema, AT, ATC

Athletic Trainer

Muskegon, MI
Mercy Health
Jon Romkema, AT, ATC

Experience

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.

Marcus Schillaci, AT, ATC, CSCS

Athletic Trainer

Muskegon, MI
Mercy Health
Marcus Schillaci, AT, ATC, CSCS

Experience

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.

Mark Peterman, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Muskegon, MI
Mark Peterman, PT, DPT

Experience

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. Mike Morea

Chiropractor

Muskegon, MI
MoreaChiro.com
Dr. Mike Morea

Experience

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.

Kody Harrell

Partnership Manager

Muskegon, MI
Kody Harrell

Experience

Kody Harrell started as a marketing intern with the Muskegon Risers in 2014 and has developed into his current position as the team's Partnership Manager. Harrell graduated with a degree in business management from Grand Valley State University in 2016.

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