No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
2012 CAA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013:
Saw time in all 17 games with 15 starts as a short-stick defensive midfielder, scoring a goal, picking up 32 ground balls and causing 16 turnovers, which ranked third on the team...Had a standout performance in a win over Denver (2/17) scoring a highlight-reel goal, picking up four ground balls and causing a turnover...Gathered two or more ground balls in nine contests including a career-high five against Lehigh (3/9)...Forced a career-high three turnovers in an 11-3 win over Bucknell (3/27)...Caused a pair of turnovers against Notre Dame (2/24) and Delaware (4/20).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012:
Appeared in all 15 games scoring one goal off three shots, winning 25 ground balls, and causing 11 turnovers...Scored first collegiate goal against Notre Dame (2/26) in the Lions' 4-3 victory...Picked up a season-high four ground balls against Lehigh (3/20)...Registered a ground ball in all but two contests.
BEFORE PENN STATE: Four-year member of the Skaneateles High School boys' lacrosse team...As a senior, Named an ESPN Rise Honorable Mention All-American and earned first-team all-league honors...Garnered second-team all-league recognition and helped lead team to a sectional championship as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Craig and Rhonda Richards...Has two brothers, Marcus and Eric...Majoring in agricultural sciences...Born Jan. 21, 1993.