Part of what's made the Spiders so good is the interchangeable parts defensively and how any given defender can step into the leading role on any given day. This past Saturday, it was junior Brendan Hynes and for his efforts, he was named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Sophomore Kim Egizi was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the week, her second weekly conference honor this season.
The William L. Lumpkin Track & Field Leadership Award is presented to a senior undergraduate member of the University of Richmond cross country/track & field team based on outstanding academic and athletic performance, and citizenship.
The University of Richmond women's track and field team competed at the historic Penn Relays over the weekend against some of the best competition the nation has to offer and placed well overall.
Senior David Germann tied for third overall with a final round of 72.
Former University of Richmond standout Nick Ritcher signed a free-agent deal with the Tennessee Titans late Saturday night, joining fellow Spider Reggie Diggs, who signed earlier with the Redskins.
Reggie Diggs grew up less than an hour from Richmond, needless to say there were plenty of Redskins fans around him. Now, Diggs will be among those that the Redskins fans are cheering for as the former Spider signed a free-agent deal with Washington Saturday evening.
Playing against a team that is playing for its season on their own turf is one of the toughest tasks in college athletics. The University of Richmond men's lacrosse took on that task and used a dominating second-half performance to power past Mercer on Saturday afternoon, 12-6, to complete its second consecutive double-digit win regular season at 10-4.
UR sits three shots off the lead heading into the final round.
FAIRFAX, Va. – The University of Richmond baseball team split the doubleheader Saturday at George Mason.
The Spiders beat St. Bonaventure, 17-13, to qualify for their third-consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship
Richmond (9-4, 5-1 SoCon) is locked into the second seed for next weekend's Southern Conference Tournament at Robins Stadium. The Bears (5-7, 3-3 SoCon), however, need a win and a Bellarmine loss to wrap up the fourth and final spot in next weekend's tournament.