Men's Soccer


AS A SENIOR: A mainstay in the Irish backfield and a backbone on defense ? will be one of four players to serve as an assistant captain this season ? has enjoyed a tremendous career at Notre Dame ? a tactical defender who steps to the ball extremely well and is able to close in on the players he is defending ? uses quickness to his advantage ? versatile athlete with exceptional speed and quickness ? has improved all facets of his game, especially his ability to serve and cross the ball ? his athleticism makes him a tremendous attacking back ? spent the summer of 2003 training with the Bermuda National Team.

AS A JUNIOR: A starter in the Irish lineup for all 21 of Notre Dame?s games in 2002 ? credited with three assists on the season ? his first assist of the season was against Bradley as he, along with Rafael Garcia, assisted on Justin Detter?s goal which gave the Irish a 1-0 lead at the 32:11 mark of the contest ? had one of the two assists on Chad Riley?s goal which gave Notre Dame a 1-0 lead versus Michigan State at the 43:39 mark in eventual 2-0 win ? named BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 21 in leading Irish to wins over Michigan State (2-0) and Connecticut (3-1).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 18 games he appeared in during the 2001 season ? dished off three assists ? earned third start of his career when he was in the starting lineup in the season-opener against Villanova ? recorded first career point against the Wildcats when he assisted along with teammate Justin Detter on Greg Martin?s second-half goal at the 56:25 mark of the contest ? dished off his second assist of the season on Notre Dame?s first goal of the game scored by Erich Braun at the 42:27 mark in eventual 3-1 win over Georgetown ? had the assist on Kevin Goldthwaite?s goal in 2-0 win at Providence.

AS A FRESHMAN: Tallied one goal in 17 appearances during his rookie season ? earned two starts in 2000 ? scored the lone goal for the Irish in Notre Dame?s 3-1 loss at Providence ? his goal came at the 33:31 mark of the contest off assists from Erich Braun and Chad Riley which knotted the game at 1-1 ? came off the bench for the first five games of the season before earning his first career start against Cleveland State ? also was in the starting lineup against Providence.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Capped high school career by leading St. Andrew?s to two consecutive league titles, while registering back-to-back undefeated seasons ? finished as the team and league?s top scorer with nine goals and eight assists ? three-time team MVP ? helped team with conference championship by knocking in a penalty kick ? member of the Pembroke Hamilton club team ? three-year standout on basketball team ? two-time basketball team MVP ? captained both soccer and basketball squads in his senior season ? named most improved player on his high school rugby team as a senior ? brother Victor was a member of track and field team at Western Ontario ? named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team for the 2002-03 school year ? born Dec. 23, 1981 ? son of Bob and Pauline Richards ? enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a political science and English major.

Kevin Richards
Kevin  Richards


Warwick, Bermuda

High School:
St. Andrew's College

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 147



Event Calendar


October 18
L, 2-1 (OT)
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)

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October 21
L, 2-1 (2OT)
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)

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October 25
L, 1-0
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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October 28
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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November 2
ACC First Round
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November 6
ACC Quarterfinals
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November 9
ACC Semifinals
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November 13
ACC Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 17
NCAA Championship First Round
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November 20
NCAA Championship Round of 32
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November 27
NCAA Championship Round of 16
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December 3
NCAA Championship Quarterfinals
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December 9
NCAA Championship Semifinals
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)
December 11
NCAA Championship Final
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)

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