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Sivertsen inducted into Stout HOF

Nellie (Sivertsen) Oothoudt, a three-time All-WIAC soccer player at UW-Stout and 1999 graduate of River Falls High School, was inducted into the UW-Stout Athletic Hall of Fame, April 21.

Sivertsen was the first UW-Stout three-time All-WIAC first team soccer selection, earning the honors in 1999, 2001 and 2002. She is Stout's all-time goals scoring leader with 44, is second in points with 104 and 11th in assists with 16.

Sivertsen opened her collegiate career with a bang, tying the school record for most goals in a season with 14 and is currently tied for second on the single season list. She scored 12 goals in 2002 and 11 goals in 2001, both top 10 placings.

Sivertsen holds the school record for the two fastest goals in a game, scoring 29 seconds into a 4-1 decision over UW-River Falls in 2001 and at the minute mark in a 4-0 decision over Viterbo in 2000. She notched three hat tricks in her career, twice in 1999. She currently resides in Little Falls, Minn.

Joining Sivertsen in Stout's 2018 Hall of Fame class were softball player Suzanne (Brion) Crotteau, pole vaulter Jamie Buchholtz, basketball player Kelsey (Duoss) Steinhagen, long distance runner Paul Gilles, baseball player and coach Seth Maier, and athletic director and coach Steve Terry.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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