Last weekend Richmond's women's soccer program welcomed the nine 2014 incoming freshmen to campus for their Official Visit weekend.
This visit was the first and one of the only opportunities for the current players and incoming freshmen to participate in team bonding activities and quality time before entering preseason this fall.
"This event was the beginning of what we all believe will be a special season. It is a platform of collective understanding and friendship from which we will build our 2014 team,” said Richmond head coach Peter Albright.
The weekend included various team activities from an on-campus ropes course adventure, to team meals, to an exciting and competitive scavenger hunt around campus to get the freshmen familiar with the place they will call home for the next four years.
The coaching staff was excited and encouraged to watch their future student-athletes fit in so seamlessly with the returners, an important ingredient to building a successful team for next season.
"We are looking for big contributions from some new players," added Albright. "For this to result in consistently strong team performances in the fall, we all need to work well together. I love what we saw this weekend."
The Richmond Spiders welcome nine incoming freshmen to the team next fall, representing six different states.