Bison Athlete of the Week: Gretchen Richter ’18

Kyle Adams, Barbara Bell, Senior Writer, Sports Editor

Gretchen Richter ’18 of the women’s lacrosse team has earned Athlete of the Week honors this week as a strong freshman standout, and has both played and started in all 16 regular season games this season.The Bronxville, N.Y. native led her team this week despite losses to number 20 Johns Hopkins (16-5) and Columbia (12-10). She tallied seven goals between the two match-ups. Richter also boosted her season  shot percentage to .440 after this week and has an impressive 22 total career goals.

“Our season has not been going as well as we had planned. We have also made plenty of strides as a team, which has been fun to watch and be a part of,” Richter said. 

Richter has made a smooth transition to collegiate lacrosse, but comments on some of the differences between this year and her high school play.

“The biggest difference I found between the collegiate game and high school was defense because a lot more contact is able to be made in collegiate lacrosse, making it a lot more fun,” Richter said.

The team as a whole will look to rebound in the coming weeks as they sit at 2-14 on the season (0-7 in conference). They will return to action April 18 in their home finale against Boston University.

“We are hoping to end the season on a high note. With that being said, I think we all are hoping to compete well against and beat Boston University this week. As for me personally, I am not trying to focus on anything in particular but just to enjoy the last few weeks of being a part of such an amazing and close-knit family,” Richter said. 

Position: Attack

 

High School: Bronxville 

Hometown: Bronxville, N.Y. 

Season stats:

Games started: 16

Goals scored: 22

Scoring percentage: 0.440

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