“You want to make sure the coach is going to be there all four years,” Gilyard said. “It’s something you definitely want as a player.”
Despite the postponement of the football season, the Spiders find themselves looking to make a comeback against their biggest rival yet: COVID-19.
To be eligible for the award, athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior with an average shooting score of 76.0 and maintain a GPA of at least 3.20.
The NCAA Woman of the Year program recognizes women collegiate athletics' excellence in their sport, academics and community.
Despite the upsetting news, UR coaches are still working hard to navigate their teams through these unprecedented times.
According to the Spider Club Office, athletics received five times more donations this year than UR Giving Day 2019.
“It’s so weird that our lives are all shaken up,” Forte said. “We’re just trying to find ways to move forward.”
Going into the season, Tierney said that her main goal was to do whatever the team needed to advance to the NCAA tournament.
Some athletes have in-home gyms, others have only weights and some have neither.
The University of Richmond women’s lacrosse team mourned the loss of its season as it gathered on campus for a team meeting on Thursday, March 12.