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Due to COVID-19, the following clubs will be inactive for fall 2020 semester: 

  • Climbing
  • D-Squad
  • Field Hockey
  • Men's Basketball
  • Swim Club
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Women's Soccer
  • Wrestling
Badminton

About the Team: Badminton Club is a co-ed club. Students of all experience levels are welcome to join. We provide lessons to new-comers and thrive to offer a competitive yet welcoming environment. We host team dinners occasionally to create a bond between our players. We provide all of the equipment you need (net, racket, birdies).

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: Fridays, 4–6 p.m.

Club Officer: John Liang

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: $50 per semester

Team Size:

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

Club Officers:

Climbing-INACTIVE FALL 2020

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. We do require the attendance of two practices per week minimum for all members. 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: Monday-Friday, 7–10 p.m. (subject to change based upon availability of members)

For more information, please contact Alison Wells. 

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.

Coach Information: 

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.

For more information, contact James Bachmann, club president. 

D-Squad-INACTIVE FALL 2020

About the Team: A co-ed dance team for all styles and levels.

Membership Dues: $15

Tryouts: Yes

Experience Level: None required; group's overall experience is medium/advanced.

Practice Schedule: 1-2 times a week; always Tuesday, 8-10 p.m. in the upper-level gym room.

League/conference: None

For more information, please contact Rebecca Goldman or Tracy Naschek.

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. Members can either be a part of the Show Team and compete at IHSA shows, or they can be a part of the club team and ride just for fun!

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:

  • 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.
  • Natalie Shinnamon, ARIA Certified Trainer: Natalie joined the Haverhill family in 2008 when she brought her horse Jewely to board at the farm; she began teaching lessons shortly after. Natalie began taking lessons at age three and trained with numerous coaches in the Richmond area. As a young rider, she showed on a pony in a wide range of categories from the Short Stirrup Division to the Pony Hunters. When she received Jewely at age eleven, she trained her in different arenas and hunter divisions. Natalie is now the proud owner of “One of the Perks,” or Perkins. As a trainer for Haverhill, Natalie teaches riders of all ages and levels and is also available for training rides. Look for her in the show ring this summer. Natalie began coaching the University of Richmond Equestrian Team in the fall of 2011, and has been instrumental in the team's success in the IHSA.

Governing Body: Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA)

For more information, please contact Emily Kuhlmann.

Field Hockey-INACTIVE FALL 2020

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

Membership Dues: $30-$40

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 Becca Rubenstein.

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.

For more information, please contact Campbell Rand.

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.

Coaches: 

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

Club Officers:

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 President: Wendy Sheppard

Men's Basketball-INACTIVE FALL 2020

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 President: Will Baliatico

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 Payton Rembert.

Men's Rugby

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

Membership Dues: $25 (per semester)

Team Size: 30

Tryouts: None

Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome

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

Coach Information:

Carl Schmitt, Head Coach

“Rugby is a sport that is tough, physically demanding, fast paced, and non-stop.  More importantly it requires honor and respect for your opponent and the match officials.  He has many favorite things about coaching at UR, but two things stand out.    First, the players, the students. No different than anywhere else, really, but they grow on you, and watching them change from awkward freshmen to young men is, well, really cool.   Secondly, the support that the University gives its Rugby Club is tremendous”

Contact: schmittcf@gmail.com

  • Player:  Loose and Tight Head Prop.
    • 1981 – 1996: RATS Rugby Football Club, Richmond VA,
    • 1982, 1987: Virginia Tech RFC, Blacksburg, VA
    • 1988: Roanoke Rugby Club, Roanoke VA,
  • Coaching
    • 2001- Present: Head Coach, University of Richmond Men’s Rugby Club
    • 1996-2000: Asst. Coach, Richmond Lions Rugby Football Club, Richmond, VA
    • 1998: Head Coach, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • 1996-97: Head Coach, Logwood University
  • Administrative: 1987 to 2013, Virginia Rugby Union and Mid Atlantic Territory

Matthew Willson, Assistant 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

Bill Strauss, Assistant Coach

  •  Player: Hooker, Prop
    • 1977-1996: Richmond Rugby Club
    • 1996-2002: Richmond Lions Rugby Club
  • Coaching: 2013-Present, University of Richmond Rugby Club

Governing Body: The Club is a member of:

For more information, please contact Aidan Bursten, president.

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

For more information, 

President(s): 
Brian Schrott

Mike Fiorile

Men's Ultimate Frisbee

About the Team: We are the defending 2017 DIII USA Ultimate National Champions, and are committed to continuing to grow and develop our program. 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: www.urspidermonkeys.com.

Membership Dues: $100

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.

CoachMatt Graves

For more information, please contact: 

Co-President: Daniel Scherzer

 

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

For more information, please contact: 

President: Jack Scheutzow

Vice President: Cal Pringle

Quidditch

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

For more information, please contact Chris Barry.

 

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.

For more information, please contact Sydney Moise, Cam Smith or Nicole Miller.

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: Jackson McAtee

Squash Club Website

Swim-INACTIVE FALL 2020

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!

Practice: 3x/week - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 8pm-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, Emily George or Kendall Crispin.

Synchro

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 Website

Synchro on Facebook

For more information, please contact Valerie Sato.

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

For more information, please contact Allison Newman or Jack Phillips.

Track and Field

For more information on the Track and Field team, please contact our team members on the Leadership Council.

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.

For more information, please contact Sam Zielinski.

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: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5–7pm

For more information, please contact Meredith Wang.

Women's Lacrosse-INACTIVE FALL 2020

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 Sundays.

Membership Dues: $35

Team size: 30

Tryouts: No

Experience level: All experience levels are welcome.

Practice schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays nights

Coach: Val Pate

For more information, please contact Devin Porter or Allison Choe.

Women's Rugby

About the Team: Join your fellow Widows on the newly formed Women’s Rugby team! No experience necessary! We’ll teach you everything you need to know and we’ll have a lot of fun doing it!

Membership Dues: $25

Team Size: 15-20

Experience Level: Beginner

Practice Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7pm, IM Fields #1

Club Officer:

President(s): Sadie Taylor and Lauren Hagemeister 

Find Women's Rugby on Facebook.

Women's Soccer-INACTIVE FALL 2020

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: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5–7 p.m., Potential Kick-arouds throughout the week

For more information, please contact Harper Bennett.

Women's Ultimate Frisbee

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: $50 (financial assistance available)

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.

For more information, please contact Adrian Matthews or Julianna Eastment.

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.

For more information, please contact Susannah Johnson.

Wrestling-INACTIVE FALL 2020

About the team: New club at the University, members of the NCWA Division 2 gearing up to increased participation in competition.

Membership Dues: $100 for the full year lump-sum, or $60 for the first semester and $40 for the second semester.

Group Size: About 15-20 members.

Tryouts: None.

Experience Level: Open to everyone, varsity level high school experience will help with competition.

Practice Schedule: Sundays 2-4 p.m. and Fridays 5-7 p.m.

For more information, please contact Isaiah Duplessis.