LIU scores with Norwegians

An interview with Blackbirds Co-Captain Christopher Bjarre Solbakken Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Much has been made of the fact that though soccer is popular throughout the world, it does not have the same toehold in this country. Yet in Brooklyn, that is not the case—several organizations sponsor teams on an annual basis. In the New York area, universities and colleges such as Long Island University are part of the Northeast Conference. LIU’s Blackbirds (9-3-1 overall, 4-0 NEC), are a member and were ranked second as of Oct. 17. Co-captain/midfielder Christopher Bjarre Solbakken hails fro
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Victoria Hofmo

Victoria Hofmo was born, raised, and still lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the historical heart of Norwegian New York. She is 3/4 Scandinavian: 1/2 Norwegian and 1/4 Danish/Swedish. Self-employed, she runs an out-of-school-time program that articulates learning through the arts. Hofmo is an advocate for arts and culture, education, and the preservation of the built and natural environment of her hometown, with a love for most things Scandinavian.

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