The Collegian
Saturday, December 03, 2022


Mandy Friend, '09

Lacrosse wins second straight to start A-10 season

Senior Mandy Friend scored a goal with 1:29 left during overtime to lift the University of Richmond women's lacrosse team to a 14-13 victory against Duquesne University. Richmond got control of the ball during the overtime and took its time getting off a shot.


Lacrosse coach resigns after officials discover outside fund

Sue Murphy was asked to resign as University of Richmond women's lacrosse coach after athletic department officials discovered a parent-operated fund was supporting the team's budget, including travel expenses and senior gifts, The Collegian has learned. In an interview at her home on Thursday, Murphy said she knew the fund was against department policy and that using it meant she risked losing her job.


Cold shooting sinks Richmond in third round of WNIT

A 22-7 run by Georgetown University during the final 13 minutes of the first half put away the University of Richmond women's basketball team as the Spiders were blown out 65-49 during the third round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament. The Spiders never seemed comfortable on the offensive end.

Swimming & Diving

Beaudreau's career ends at the NCAA Championships

The days after Lauren Beaudreau's disappointing performance at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials last summer were some of the grimmest in her 15-year career. After making the NCAA championships as a freshman and sophomore, she entered junior year on the heels of lackluster summer training.

Members of the men's track team with Jeff Strojny, '09 and Sean Welsh, '09 in the lead
Track & Field

Track team kicks off outdoor season

The University of Richmond's men's and women's track and field teams will have the opportunity to confront four in-state opponents in front of a home crowd during the fifth-annual Fred Hardy Invitational on March 27 and 28. The Spiders' rivals - the College of William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech and Columbia University - are four of the 20 to 25 men's and women's teams expected to attend the invitational in downtown Richmond. The invitational is usually the Spiders' only home meet of the season, but because of construction at Richmond's First Market Stadium, the meet will be held in Sports Backers Stadium at 3001 N.

Xenia Schneider versus Xavier

Women's tennis moves to first in Atlantic 10

Whether you see one member on the court or eight on the sideline, the University of Richmond women's tennis team stands as one. Senior Ashlee Vosters said that the word "team" had been a big part of the Spiders' mindset this year. "Instead of tennis as an individual sport, focusing on the importance of team and us working together has been really important for this group of tennis players," Vosters said. This focus on being a team helped the Spiders push their regular season record to 12-3 with recent victories against Xavier University on March 20 and East Carolina University on March 24.


Students, staff train for Saturday's Monument 10K race

Members of the University of Richmond's Monument Avenue 10K Training Program will be competing in the 10th anniversary of the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K race this Saturday, March 28. Twenty-five faculty, staff and students have been training for the race for the past 10 weeks with nationally recognized athlete and coach, Andrea Randle. Randle works as a multisports trainer for the Department of Recreation and Wellness to help promote physical activity among the campus community. Seth Hickerson, assistant director of Fitness and Wellness, said that he and Randle had hoped to expand the training program further, with the goal of attracting an annual representation of more than 150 participants. "We want to represent the University of Richmond on the start line every year," he said. The program is in its first year, and 21 of the 25 who participated in the training will compete with about 35,000 other runners, joggers and walkers. The training program was open to people with little to no running experience as well as to advanced runners, Hickerson said.


A tribute to the Unknowns

During spring break I did something I probably haven't done since I was 6 years old - I voluntarily missed part of men's basketball's Championship Week. Why, you ask, would I abandon my favorite sport during March Madness?


Lacrosse coach resigns mid-season

Women's lacrosse head coach Sue Murphy unexpectedly resigned last Wednesday during the middle of the season for undisclosed reasons. Women's soccer head coach Peter Albright has assumed the role of interim head coach while a national search is underway for a new coach.


Richmond falls to UTEP in semifinal of CBI

University of Richmond men's basketball coach Chris Mooney was not around to see the end of his team's season as the Spiders fell 81-69 to the University of Texas at El-Paso in the semifinal of the College Basketball Invitational. Mooney was ejected with 4:44 left in the game after he received his second technical foul. "I apologized to the team because that shouldn't happen," Mooney said.


Spiders advance to CBI semifinal, secure 20-win season

The University of Richmond men's basketball team did not allow the struggles that plagued it earlier this year to prevent it from continuing its season. Richmond got a shot with nine seconds left from sophomore Kevin Anderson to give the Spiders a 74-70 lead as Richmond hung on to beat the College of Charleston 74-72 at the Robins Center on Monday night.

DEs Sherman Logan and Lawrence Sidbury showcase their moves.

Photo Gallery: NFL Pro Day

Several University of Richmond football players participated in field drills and worked out before of NFL scouts and position coaches Thursday at First Market Stadium.


Richmond advances to the second round of the CBI

When the University of Richmond men's basketball team needed a big shot, it was senior Jarhon Giddings who delivered. It was Giddings' three-pointer from the corner that broke a 61-61 tie and gave Richmond the lead for good as the Spiders defeated St.