The women's tennis team, defending Atlantic 10 champions for the past two years, has completed its fall season, promising a competitive return next spring, when team competition begins. Despite losing their top player to graduation last season, head coach Mark Wesselink hopes that the team will be stronger this year.
The University of Richmond men's club lacrosse team will be playing among some of the premier men's club teams in the nation within the next year. The team, which was recently promoted to varsity club status, will officially move from the National College Lacrosse League to the more competitive Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), which hosts a national championship.
In less than a year, the University of Richmond men's club lacrosse team will be playing among some of the premier men's club teams in the nation, including the University of Michigan, Florida State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The team, which was recently promoted to varsity club status, will officially move from the National College Lacrosse League to the more competitive MCLA, the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association, which hosts a national championship. Not only did the team receive varsity status, but a full-time head coach was hired earlier this month ? former Ursinus College coach Glen Carter.
The uniforms are the same, the venue is the same and the players are the same. But the way the players play, oh that's different. After struggling to keep up its intensity for a full game during the first four games of the season, the University of Richmond has done just that the past three weeks and has gone 2-1 during those games.
The University of Richmond defeated Towson University 28-6 on Saturday in the first homecoming game played at Robins Stadium. The Spiders jumped on top in the first quarter with a six-yard ran by Jovan Smith with 6:10 remaining and never looked back. On the following kickoff, senior linebacker Eric McBride recovered a fumble, giving Richmond the ball on Towson's 24-yard line.
Looking at the stats from the past two weeks, it's hard to ask the Richmond defense to improve. But that hasn't stopped Richmond coach Latrell Scott from demanding more from his defense. "We've given up 10 points the past two weeks, so we're trying to figure out if they can shut somebody out," Scott said. Coming into the season, the defense was expected to be one of Richmond's strengths.
In the world of the University of Richmond men's and women's basketball, mayhem ensues long before March Madness rolls around. The third-annual Spider Mayhem, an event hosted by the Richmond Rowdies, is a pep rally for the Richmond community to come together to support the men's and women's basketball teams before they begin their seasons. This year's Spider Mayhem will take place at the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness at 9 p.m.
AMHERST, Mass. ? A 15-yard touchdown pass by freshman quarterback Montel White to Tre Gray with nine seconds left in the game gave the University of Richmond an improbable 11-10 victory over the University of Massachusetts Saturday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium. Contact photographer Jimmy Young at firstname.lastname@example.org