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  • Badminton

    About the Team: Badminton Club is a co-ed club. Students of all experience levels are welcome to join. We strive to offer a competitive yet welcoming environment. This year, our primary objective is to compete more regularly against other collegiate teams. All equipment is provided for by the university although you are welcome to bring your own.

    Membership Dues: $15/year or $10/semester. We highly encourage you to try out a few practices for free to get a sense of how we play and if you enjoy it, then we request that you pay a small due for maintaining badminton equipment.

    Team Size: 15–20

    Tryouts: No

    Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome

    Practice Schedule: Sundays, 3–5 p.m. Weinstein Center Gymnasium

    Club Officers: Jabir RahmanMaaz Rao

  • Baseball

    About the Team: Since returning to campus in 2015 the club baseball team is an inclusive sport club for people looking to continue playing baseball or start playing. All experience levels are accepted and there are no tryouts. The team practices twice a week from 5-6pm on Monday and Thursday 4-5pm on Upper River Road with Saturday doubleheaders roughly every other week playing against other local club teams such as UVA, VCU, and Longwood.

    Membership Dues: $25

    Team Size:

    • Travel Size: 15
    • Home/Practice Size: 20–25

    Club Officers: Casey Richey

  • Climbing

    About the Team: Hello, and welcome to the UR Climbing Club! Our sport is physically and mentally demanding, but our main objective through training and practices is to have fun! We love to see new people on the wall, so experience is not necessary! We train at a local gym called Peak Experiences, and our practice schedule varies based upon member availability. If you have any questions, please contact our leadership!

    Team Size: 30

    Tryouts: No, but a commitment contract must be signed to ensure the safety of all members.

    Experience Level: All

    Practice Schedule: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (subject to change based upon availability of members)

    Club Officers: Nicolas Ferree


  • Crew

    About the Team: The University of Richmond Crew is a co-ed, competitive rowing club. The club practices five times a week, with a hybrid of morning and afternoon practices, and participates in six regattas annually. These regattas take place across the east coast, ranging from Philadelphia, PA to Augusta, GA. Normally, two of these regattas are overnight trips, while the others are day trips around the Virginia and D.C. metro area. During the season, the club utilizes a boathouse 15 minutes away from campus in Shockoe Bottom.

    Experience Level: Richmond Crew is open to any students interested in rowing. Club members have ranged from those with no prior rowing experienced to seasoned high school rowers. All that is necessary to join the team is a desire to learn and commitment to the sport.

    Governing Body: USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing selects, trains and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition including the world championships, Pan American Games and Olympics. More than 75,000 individuals and 1,200 organizations strong, USRowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition. USRowing membership reflects the spectrum of American rowers – juniors, collegians, masters and those who row for recreation, competition or fitness.

    Club Officers: Jean Azar-Tanguay

  • Equestrian

    About the Team: As the official University of Richmond Equestrian Sports Club team, we compete against the equestrian teams of other colleges in Virginia and the surrounding states in Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) sponsored shows. We are a group of energetic and passionate students who are dedicated to improving our riding abilities with the help of our coaches and trainers Jessica Straus and Tracy Harmon. Our home barn is Haverhill Farm, a wonderful facility that is only twenty minutes away from the University of Richmond campus. Riders have the option of boarding their own horses or riding some of the fantastic school horses Haverhill has to offer. 

    Want to know more about the team? Check out our website! Please contact one of our Leadership Council members with any questions, comments, or concerns about the team!

    Membership Dues: $50

    Team Size: 20

    Tryouts: We have assessment lessons before beginning a practice schedule

    Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome.

    Practice Schedule: Different lessons throughout the week depending on class schedules and level of experience

    Practice Facility: Haverhill Farms, 12415 Whisana Lane, Ashland, VA 23005

    Coach Information:

    • Tracey Harmon, IHSA Trainer: Tracey started riding at the age of 8 and was competing by the age of 12. First on her large pony on the local circuit then moved onto the A circuit with her horses. She competed up through the Junior Jumpers as well as the equation divisions. After graduating high school she took on barn management duties at Swift Creek in Manakin Sabot, which is where she first began teaching riding lessons at the age of 18. In addition to being the barn manager and instructor, she was also a show groom and traveled the circuit from Florida to Canada showing her horses as well. She joined Haverhill in May of 2018 as a barn manager and enjoys caring for all the horses and ponies making sure they are happy and healthy. She is also the University of Richmond’s main coach.
    • Carol Straus, Haverhill Owner/Manager: Carol began riding as an adult with her daughter, Jessica, and before owning Haverhill Equestrian boarded locally at both private and show barns. Her experience boarding with other barns allows her to understand her clients’ expectations at Haverhill. Carol’s mission is to provide the type of care and service to her clients that she expects for herself and her own horses. Carol has recently taken up dressage with her new horse, Kensington. Carol is dedicated to her dressage training and was recently invited to participate in a clinic with internationally ranked dressage rider, Catherine Haddad. Kensington had a successful showing and Carol continues to improve her skills.
    • Jessica Straus, Scheduler/Trainer: Jessica began riding at eight years old and got her first horse when she was fourteen. She graduated from CNU in May 2008 where she was the Equestrian Team President for two years, and vice president for two years, in addition to being the program assistant for sport clubs. While on the team, Jessica competed on the IHSA circuit (2nd at Regionals, 4th at Zones) and at ANRC. Jessica began her coaching career in the fall of 2013 with Randolph-Macon College’s Equestrian Team. In R-MCET’s second year, and Jessica’s first year of coaching, the team rose from 11th out of 16 teams to 5th out of 17 teams. R-MCET was also High Point College at Towson University and had one rider place first and another fifth for their divisions for the year in the region. Jessica is available for lessons for students that are showing and training rides. She teaches rider effectiveness and equitation skills for both riding and training, and she believes exposure to every discipline helps riding students. While her focus has always been the hunters, she has ridden with an eventing, dressage, jumper, and even a western trainer. Jessica’s extensive and diverse training allows her to bring many different techniques to training horse and rider. In addition to teaching lessons and training, Jessica is a high school science teacher.

    Governing Body: Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA)

    Club Officers: Annie Szczepanik

  • Field Hockey

    About the Team: We practice twice a week and play against teams from Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and North Carolina.

    Membership Dues: $25

    Team Size: 20

    Tryouts: No

    Experience Level: While the team is focused on competing at a high level, all experience levels are welcome.

    Practice Schedule: TBD

    For more information, please contact Paige Kokolis


  • Golf

    About the club: We play in three competitive tournaments each semester and schedule weekly rounds and range days when weather permits

    Membership dues: $40/semester

    Group size (approximate #): 30

    Tryouts: Only for deciding tournament teams

    League: NCCGA Colonial

    Experience level: All levels

    Practice schedule: A range day during the week and 18 holes every Saturday or Sunday (players are welcome to attend as many or as few as they like)

    Additional info: The Club Golf team is more focused on ensuring everyone has a good time rather than being competitive. It offers a relaxed environment where any player will feel comfortable playing their game and being a part of the team. Skill levels range from scratch golfers to guys and girls who have never broken 100. If you are at all thinking about joining you should definitely come out to a practice, you will almost certainly realize that this is the club for you.

    Club Officers: TJ Burkom

  • Ice Hockey

    About the Team: The University of Richmond Men’s Ice Hockey Program was born in 2001. Until that year, the University of Richmond had never fielded a competitive hockey team of any level. The Club was formed by Chris Bernard, a sophomore at the time. He had always played hockey at his home in New Jersey, and he missed playing while he was attending school. Bernard soon found out that he was not the only one, and the team was born. Because of a small student body (about 3,000), and the lack of any hockey program at the University, the first team consisted of only 14 players. Bernard’s jersey, #11, was retired on September 24, 2010, during the Spider’s 2010–11 season opener vs. VCU.

    Practice Schedule: 1–2 nights a week., Richmond Ice Zone, Skate Nation (address: 636 Johnston Willis Dr, N Chesterfield, VA 23236).

    Experience Level: The club hockey team consists of players with advanced skill levels. Most of our players have competed on youth travel teams as well as at the high school Varsity level. With that being said, we do encourage all players to come out and join the team.

    Governing Body: The UR Men’s Hockey Program is part of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The ACHA has been around for many years and it provides highly competitive college hockey to universities who can’t or won’t support an official NCAA hockey program. Currently, there are three major men’s divisions within the ACHA - Division I, Division II and Division III. Division III is primarily for schools with under 10,000 students, or those schools deemed to be in areas that are not a "hockey hotbed". The Spiders are part of the Southeast Region of Division 3, and play teams from all over the East Coast - including from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and as far away as Florida. The Spiders are also members of the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference’s elite Colonial Division. This division contains teams that are consistent competitors on the ice, and also adhere to certain standards as a program off the ice.


    • Head Coach: Jason Block
    • Assistant Coach (Special Teams/Goaltending): John Chukayne

    Club Officers: Jared Brassil

  • Martial Arts

    About the Team: The University of Richmond Martial Arts Club is open to all members of the University of Richmond community. A wide variety of martial arts are taught, including Aikido, Hapkido, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, and more. All skills levels, from beginner to advanced, and all styles, are welcome!

    Membership Dues: $10 per semester

    Team Size: No limit

    Tryouts: N/A

    Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome

    Practice Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 8–9:30 p.m.

    Club Coach: Geoff Goddu

    Club Officers: Catherine Cummins

  • Men’s Basketball

    About the Team: We consist of 20-25 players who practice and play pickup together twice a week. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the fall semester. Players are selected by the club president and vice president. The team takes around 8 players to tournaments up and down the East Coast. The club president and vice president determine the 8-player travel roster. The season stretches though the entire school year, culminating with Nationals in late spring. Schools the club competes against include William & Mary, James Madison, Maryland, Virginia, VCU, Mary Washington, Virginia Tech, and more.

    Membership Dues: $50

    Team Size: 20

    Tryouts: Yes

    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Practice Schedule: Sundays and Tuesdays, Weinstein Center

    Club Officers: Evan HuoBilly O’Meara

  • Men’s Lacrosse

    About the Team: We play teams such as VCU, William and Mary, and ODU. We play about two tournaments in the fall and try to play 4–6 games in the spring semester.

    Membership Dues: $50 per semester

    Team Size: 20–25

    Tryouts: No

    Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome!

    Practice Schedule: Sundays

    For more information, please contact Walker Campbell 

  • Men’s Rugby

    About the Team: Championship club that competes in the Cardinals Small College Conference

    Membership Dues: $40 (per semester)

    Team Size: 30-35

    Tryouts: None

    Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome

    Practice Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5–7 p.m. IM Fields

    Coach Information:
    Matthew Willson, Head Coach

    Player: Prop, Flanker, and occasionally in the centers

    • 1995: Chicago Lions
    • 1992–1994, & 1997: Uckfield RFC;
    • ▪ 1991–1992: Crowborough RFC
    • 1982–1991: Old Beccahamian RFC
    • 1976–1984:Beckenham Grammar School

    Representative: Kent U19, Sussex U21, Free Parrott XV

    Coaching: 2002–Present, University of Richmond Rugby Club

    Patrick Benner, Assistant Coach

    Player: Anything but the front row
    • 1996-2000: Old Dominion University
    • 2001-2002: United RFC
    • 2002-2004: Newport News RFC
    • 2004-2014: James River RFC

    Referee: 2014 to present

    • Referee Society of Virginia
    • Mid-Atlantic Rugby Referee Society
    • USAR
    • 2007-2009: James River RFC
    • 2022-present: University of Richmond

    Governing Body: The Club is a member of:

    Small College Division of the Cardinals Rugby Conference

    National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO)

    USA Rugby

    Club Officers: 

    Presidents: Sean Leyden, Sam Mayo

    Captains: Bobby Styles, Oliver Klemmer

  • Men’s Soccer

    About the Team: The team practices twice a week, takes part in a fall league, various tournaments and separately scheduled friendlies against quality opposition. We also have a good relationship with the Women’s D1 team with whom a few players are able to train and assist as necessary.

    Membership Dues: $50–$100 (year to year)

    Team Size: 22–25

    Tryouts: September

    Experience Level: Advanced

    Practice Schedule: Mondays/Wednesdays, 5–7 p.m.

    Governing Body: Southeast Collegiate Soccer Alliance, NIRSA Region 2

    Club Officers: Tom Reid

  • Men’s Ultimate Frisbee

    About the Team: We are committed to continuing to grow and develop our program, and work to qualify for the national tournament annually. We are dedicated to improving as individual players and together as a team. The team is a close-knit group that works hard to foster an inclusive environment. We welcome players of all experience levels and would encourage anyone to tryout and meet the team. For more information, last year’s record, tournaments, pictures and video see:

    Membership Dues: $50

    Team Size: No Cap

    Tryouts: Yes. Tryouts will be held early fall 2017

    Experience Level: While we train and compete at a high level, all experience levels are welcome.

    Practice Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5–7 p.m. and Friday, 4–6 p.m.

    Coach: Matt Graves

    Club Officer: Alex Ertel

  • Men’s Volleyball

    About the Team: The Richmond Men’s Club Volleyball team consists of nearly 20 members who practice and compete in tournaments throughout both the Fall and Spring semesters. We are looking for players with prior volleyball experience, but anyone is welcome to join the team and improve their skills! We travel to and compete against several universities, such as UNC Chapel Hill, James Madison University, and The College of William & Mary. We also host a tournament in the Spring semester at UR. We practice in the Weinstein Center Gymnasium.

    Membership Dues: $100 for the entire year ($50 per semester)

    Practice Schedule: Mondays/Wednesdays, 5-7p.m. Weinstein Center Gymnasium, Court 2

    Club Officers: Carter PeteSam Schwinger


  • Quadball (Quidditch) - Inactive

    About the Team: We are a member of the U.S. Quidditch League and compete against schools and community teams nationwide, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Our team competes in a fall regional tournament and a spring national tournament.

    Membership Dues: $25

    Team Size (approximate #): 30

    Tryouts: No

    Experience level: Beginner

    Practice schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 5–7 p.m., IM Fields ; Fridays and Sundays, 3–5 p.m., IM Fields

    Club Officers: Abigail Mcentire

  • Spikeball
    For more information, please contact Cole Model.
  • SpinnURs

    About the Team: The University of Richmond Dance Team is a non-competitive dance group that preforms at all men’s and women’s home basketball games, at significant home football games, and at other campus events including dance showcases. We preform jazz, hip-hop, and pom and often collaborate with other dance groups on campus.

    Membership Dues: For information on Membership Dues, please contact the team’s captain whose information can be found on our Facebook page titled “The University of Richmond Dance Team”.

    Tryouts: Auditions take place early Fall semester, normally after to the first two weeks of class. In the case that you miss the Fall Auditions, we have, in the past, made exceptions for individuals to audition later in the semester. For more information, please visit our Facebook page, "The University of Richmond Dance Team", for our captain’s contact info.

    Experience Level: We accept dancers from a wide range of technical backgrounds including cheerleading, gymnastics, or other similar activities. We normally expect dancers to be able to learn and remember choreography, cleanly execute standard leaps and a double pirouette, and preform a high-kick. However, we highly encourage dancers at all skill levels to audition.

    Practice schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00–10:00 p.m.

    Club Officers: Kerin DebanyJudith Witke-Mele

    Find SpinnURs on Facebook.

  • Squash

    About the Team: We compete against schools such as UVA, Georgetown, Duke, Boston University, Boston College, Wash U St. Louis, Dickinson, Fordham, College of Charleston.

    Membership Dues: $300

    Try outs: Yes

    Team Size: 12

    Experience Level: Intermediate

    For more information, please contact:

    President: Teddy Manges

    Officer: Isa Keetley

    Squash Club Website

  • Swim

    Make waves!

    Join the Spider Swim Club! We swim three evenings each week (come when you can), welcoming swimmers of any level. We participate in a few swim meets each semester with other club teams in Virginia, and plan to host our own meet here at UR this year. Whether you love competing or you’re just looking to meet new friends while staying fit, we’d love to have you join our team! See you at the pool!

    Experience level: any and all levels of experience are welcome!

    PracticeSunday & Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and Thursdays 8-9pm (come when you can, but regular attendance is encouraged)

    Competition: Fall: Capital Cup - VCU Spring: UVA invitational, JMU invitational

    Instagram: @spiderswimclub

    For more information, please contact, Elle Harper

  • Synchronized Swimming

    About the team: Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join the synchronized swimming team. The team competes approximately five times per season against other universities such as William & Mary, Ohio State, and the University of Florida. The club is part of United States Synchronized Swimming. The team has been in existence at the University of Richmond since the 1960s. Come be a part of the tradition!

    Membership dues: $50 novice level/$100 competition level

    Group size (approximate #): 10

    Tryouts: No

    Experience level: Novice to advanced

    Practice schedule: Novice level - Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30–10:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 3–5 p.m., Natatorium;

    Coach: Asha Bandal

    Club Officers: Saoirse LandersMaria Gorman

    Club Website

    Synchro on Facebook

  • Tennis

    About the Team: We have practices a few times a week and compete throughout the school year in tournaments and matches against other schools.

    Membership Dues: $100

    Team Size: 20 boys and 20 girls

    Tryouts: Yes

    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Practice Schedule: Tentatively Sundays/Mondays/Thursdays evenings

    Club Officers: Arjun GoswitzRyan Feldman

  • Track and Field

    About the Team: Club Track and Field is an inclusive group of running enthusiasts. All experience levels are welcome; whether you’re looking to start running for fitness and fun or you’re a seasoned marathoner, come join us for a run. There are both sprinting and distance training groups led by captains for individual athletic preferences. Runners and field event athletes are given the opportunity to compete in NIRCA meets during the spring track season, but competition is optional.

    Tryouts: N/A

    Team size: Is around 20

    Experience level: All experiences are welcome!

    Practice Schedule: N/A

    For more information on the Track and Field team, please contact Tyler White.

  • Water Polo

    About the Team: This team is looking for anyone who wants to come out and play our wonderful game. We are looking to play against other universities a few times throughout the year.

    Membership Dues: $0

    Team Size: 10–15

    Tryouts: Whenever we can get them scheduled. There won’t be any cuts, so come out and try it out!

    Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome

    Practice Schedule: Sundays/Tuesdays, 8:30–10:30 p.m.

    Club Officers: José ZertucheLauren DillonJack Healey

  • Women’s Basketball

    About the Team: We love to play pick-up games/scrimmages and also have a lot of fun in general. Our practices are very relaxed. We take it as an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company while playing a sport we love. During the year we play in a few tournaments and also play against other Universities’ club basketball teams like VCU. Leave your residence hall and come play some ball with us!

    Membership Dues: None

    Team Size: 12

    Tryouts: No

    Experience Level: All skill levels are welcome

    Practice Schedule: Sundays 2-4pm nd Thursday 5-7pm

    Club Officers: Alejandra DeLeon

  • Women’s Lacrosse

    About the Team: We are a close-knit group of girls that wanted to continue playing on a lacrosse team in college. Our belief is that anyone who wants to play lacrosse should be able to regardless of skill level. To us, it’s more about developing a bond with each other than it is about winning. We have games during our fall and spring seasons against local teams, which are usually on Saturdays.

    Membership Dues: $35

    Team size: 30

    Tryouts: No

    Experience level: All experience levels are welcome.

    Practice schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    For more information, please contact Madi Norris

  • Women’s Rugby

    About the Team: Join the Black Widows on the growing women’s rugby team! No experience necessary for this full contact sport!

    Membership Dues: $35

    Team Size: 15-20 but always looking for more players!

    Experience Level: Beginner

    Practice Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm, IM Fields

    Club Officers: Rosa Lobo

  • Women’s Soccer

    About the Team: The club is composed of 20–25 women who have high school soccer experience and are looking to continue to play competitive soccer in college without the level of commitment required of a varsity athlete. There is also the option to join the team as a practice player. We practice two times a week with occasional optional kickarounds. Games are held on the weekends in both the fall and spring season where we are a part of the North Division in the Southeast Collegiate Soccer Alliance. Our typical competitors include JMU, VCU, UVA, ODU and more!

    Membership Dues: $50

    Team Size: 20–25

    Tryouts: Tryouts will begin the second week of classes (first full week of September). Please feel free to email the captains with any questions.

    Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome

    Practice Schedule: Mondays/Wednesdays, 5:30–7 p.m., Potential Kick-arounds throughout the week

    Club Officers: Alexa SternbergRyan Hudgins


  • Women’s Ultimate

    About the Team: The women’s club ultimate frisbee team, the Redhots, is an inclusive and fun sports club that prioritizes friendship, personal growth, and athletic development. We are competitive, run serious practices, and compete in tournaments in and outside of the Atlantic region. We are always looking for new members of any skill level to grow our Redhot family.

    Membership Dues: $25/semester

    Team Size: 30

    Tryouts: No

    Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome

    Practice Schedule: Mondays/Wednesdays, 5–7 p.m., Thursdays, 5–7 p.m.

    Club Officers: Luiza PessoaNatalie Schaus

  • Women’s Volleyball

    About the Team: Our club has about 20 members, most of whom have high school experience and are looking to continue playing, but with less of a time commitment. We welcome anyone who would like to try out, even if you have no experience! We have about two tournaments a semester and practice twice a week. We are open to adding additional tournaments if enough players that are interested.

    Membership dues: $50 per semester

    Team Size: 20–25

    Tryouts: TBD Mid-September

    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Practice Schedule: Mondays/Wednesdays, 5–7 p.m.

    Club Officers: Ally PalalayCheryl ChanLily Miller