Audrey Richardson, lacrosse
Committed senior Audrey Richardson will play Division III lacrosse at The College of Wooster.
When did you first start playing lacrosse?
“I started playing in the fourth grade.”
What spurred you on to play lacrosse?
“To start, my brother played lacrosse and he was a goalie and I thought it was cool so I was like ‘I wanna do that too.’”
What is your favorite thing about lacrosse?
“I really like just the team aspect of the sport. And I think it’s just a very fun sport, I just really enjoy it.”
What position do you play and what do you enjoy most about playing that position?
“I’m a goalie…I like being able to help lead the team and I feel like it’s just a cool position.”
Why did you want to play lacrosse at the collegiate level?
“I have thought about it like ‘what do I want to do?’, but I really want to play in college because I really wanted to just take something I love and just do it at a higher level.”
What about The College of Wooster enticed you to play for them?
“I looked at a lot of schools, but what I really like about The College of Wooster was that it really just had everything I was looking for. Obviously I love lacrosse, but my number one priority was academics and they had academically what I was looking for. Lacrosse-wise, the girls on the team were super positive and it just seemed like somewhere I could call home as a school.”
What are you most looking forward to in these next four years of your life?
“I’m really looking forward to just seeing all that [college] has to offer. It’s exciting and I’ve never lived outside of Massachusetts so that will be exciting to live in Ohio.”
Do you have hopes to play lacrosse beyond the collegiate level?
“No, I don’t think so. I could see myself maybe coaching sometime after college, but I don’t see myself [playing] past the collegiate level. But you never know, opportunities can come up.”
Do you have any ideas of majors or other focusses you’d like to pursue at Wooster?
“I’m not exactly sure if I’m going to do communications or business economics because I think I want to go somewhere into the business field, because I run my own business right now.”
Do you have anything that you think is important to include about your relationship with lacrosse or your commitment?
“There’s been so many coaches that have helped me get to where I am now and I couldn’t have [made it to play collegiate lacrosse] without the help of my coaches and my parents.”