In the coming weeks, the University of Richmond women’s soccer team will highlight members of the 2017 signing class through a “Getting to Know” segment on RichmondSpiders.com.
Name: Olivia Tripodi
Hometown: Arlington, Va.
High School: Yorktown
Coach Peter Albright on Tripodi: “Olivia’s versatility is a quality that we look for in all of our recruits. Tough and quick, she plays with passion and loves the game. Olivia is a team player who I has great potential for the future. Her poise and leadership will be valuable qualities as she competes for minutes as a first year.”
At what age did you begin playing soccer: 5 years old
Why do you love playing soccer?: It makes me happy!
Why Richmond?: The location, the wonderful soccer program, the beautiful campus, the academics, the size of the school and the school spirit.
What are you most excited about about when thinking of joining the Spider Family?: Becoming close with the team and making new best friends.
What do you do before each game?: Make a snack
What is your dream job?: To work in the White House
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: Invisibility
Who is your greatest inspiration?: My mom
What is your biggest fear?: Heights
What is you least favorite household chore?: Collecting trash and taking it out
What is your favorite…
Soccer memory: Winning conferences for my high school team
Athlete: Michael Phelps
Professional Soccer Player: Ali Krieger
Sports Team: Arsenal
Breakfast Cereal: Frosted Flakes
Food: Double-Stuffed Oreos
Movie: Say Anything