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Atlantic 10 Champions: 2009, 2011, 2014
Atlantic 10 Regular Season Titles: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2009, 2011, 2014
Gina Lucido took over the reigns of the Spider Hockey program in 2007, during a time when the program was in need of rebuilding. She didn’t waste any time putting the Spiders back on top of the Atlantic 10. Since taking the helm at Richmond, the Spiders have won three Atlantic 10 titles, three regular season titles and made three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Since Lucido joined the program, the Spiders have qualified for the A-10 Tournament each year and advanced to the title game seven times, while finishing the 2009 season with a national ranking of No. 19. Individually, Lucido has coached four All-Americans, nine NFHCA All-South Region honorees, two Atlantic 10 Offensive Players of the Year, four Atlantic 10 Rookies of the Year, and 19 All-Conference honorees.
In just her first season, Lucido coached three Atlantic 10 All-Conference players and one All-Rookie selection while leading Richmond to the conference semifinals, where they fell to eventual champion, Massachusetts. The Spiders would advance to the A-10 title game in each of the next two seasons, including defeating Massachusetts in the 2009 Championship. Lucido was also named the A-10 Coach of the Year, while the Spiders accumulated numerous individual postseason accolades, including six players earning All-Conference honors.
The 2011 season was a highlight reel as the Spiders won their second Atlantic 10 Tournament title under Lucido, and knocked off No.11 California in an NCAA Tournament play-in game to advance to the second round.
Lucido’s 2013 defense was arguably one of the best in the nation as Richmond finished the season leading the nation in goals against average (0.86) and save percentage (.819). The 2013 squad also posted 14 wins, which marked the sixth-straight season with 10 or more victories.
Prior to coming to Richmond, Lucido was an assistant coach at Indiana University for six years. She helped guide Indiana from a 1-16 mark in 2001 to a school-record finish of 17-5 in 2005, and a mark of 14-5 in 2006. The Hoosiers earned their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2005, and advanced to the Elite Eight after topping North Carolina, 3-2, in the first round.
During her time at Indiana, Lucido played a role in mentoring 65 Academic All-Big Ten selections, 53 NFHCA Academic Squad honorees, nine First-Team All-Big Ten selections, three All-Americans, one Big Ten Player of the Year, one U.S. National Team member and one Honda Award semifinalist.
Lucido began her coaching career at Bucknell, where she spent three seasons as the Bison’s assistant in both field hockey and lacrosse, while earning her Master of Science in education.
Following her stint in Lewisburg, Pa., Lucido served as an assistant field hockey coach, assistant professor of physical education and lacrosse head coach at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.
A four-year letterwinner at Ball State in Muncie, Ind., Lucido led the Cardinals to unprecedented heights during her playing career, earning All-America honors in her senior season. During her time at Ball State, the Cardinals claimed the 1991, 1993, and 1994 MAC Championships, earning trips to the NCAA Tournament in both 1992 and 1994. Lucido was a member of the 1992 Ball State squad, which ranked as high as No. 6 in the country, and also helped the Cardinals to an unprecedented streak of 10-straight shutouts in Mid-America Conference playing during the 1993 season.
Lucido concluded her playing career as a Cardinal with a four-year mark of 61-19-2 (.756) and a 30-3 (.909) regular-season record against MAC opponents. During her career, Lucido was a two-time Regional All-American, a three-time All-MAC honoree, a three-time All-MAC Academic award winner and garnered CFHCA Athletic/Academic All-American accolades in 1994.
She was also the first recipient of the Edith Patton Memorial Scholarship Award in 1994. The award honors the school’s student-athlete who has excelled academically and athletically and embodied outstanding character, exemplary leadership and overall personal integrity.
Lucido was inducted into the Ball State Hall of Athletics in February 2006, with three of her 1994 senior class teammates.