This weeks Valkyrie is our very own backs captain, Erika "Sweets" Crosby. She came to use from Michigan, where she played four years at Michigan State and then one year with the Detroit Women's Club. She moved to MN for her engineering career and quickly fell in love with the people and her new teammates. This will be her fourth year with the Valkyries!
Sweets has also taken on the role of Recruiting Chair and has been doing an excellent job. We are sure you have seen her around, or at least have heard her (*wink wink*). Sweets is a huge nerd, currently going for her mechanical engineering masters degree. She uses rugby as a stress release so that her coworkers are able to survive one more day on Earth. Thank God for rugby and Sweets!
The Minnesota Valkyries Rugby Club is an organization of former and present rugby players dedicated to the development of rugby, our team, and our community. We strive to maintain our position as one of the elite organizations within USA Rugby by creating a positive and enduring impact in all that we do. We bring honor to the sport of rugby by upholding our traditions, competing with pride, and understanding that every time we step onto the pitch we play for the legacy and future of the Minnesota Valkyries Rugby Club.
Integrity: Never compromised
Unity: To work for each other and with each other
Strength: To challenge ourselves mentally and physically
Development: As individuals, as team, as organization, as community
Respect: For the game, our coaches, our teammates, our opponents, our lives outside of rugby, our differences, our abilities, our history
The Valkyries compete in the USA Rugby Women's Division I Club Competition. To see scores and current division structure, click here.