After two weeks of preseason, the Richmond field hockey team, defending Atlantic 10 champion, is positioned to transfer their practice into gameday tenacity. "We've worked really hard this preseason, so we're looking to show other teams how hard we've worked," senior captain Michelle Weaver said. During the last practice before the season opener against American University, head coach Gina Lucido stood in the middle of Crenshaw Field shouting players' names to get them excited for the game. "Coach has been firing us up with nicknames to light the fire we've got from preseason," junior center back Emily Straniero said. Despite a 5-1 loss to No.