Richardson Joins Soccer for the 2018 Season
Communications Student Assistant
BATON ROUGE – LSU soccer added another talented player for the 2018 season with the addition of Florida State transfer Adrienne Richardson.
Richardson, a rising-sophomore, will be eligible to play immediately in the upcoming year. It comes at a perfect time as well, as LSU must replace five seniors from last year’s squad.
“We are all looking forward to the spring season and getting Adrienne integrated into the team,” said LSU head coach Brian Lee. “Alex (Thomas) and Tinaya (Alexander) are established on the front line and the addition of Adrienne should give us one of the most exciting forward groups in the country.”
Richardson spent her freshman campaign as a member of the Seminoles, appearing in 21 matches, eight of which saw her in the starting lineup. She was very productive with FSU, passing her way to 5 assists, which tied for the team high, and scoring one goal.
The LSU soccer program is excited about what Richardson brings to the field, both physically and mentally.
“Adrienne is a complete player - equally likely to provide an assist as she is to score a goal and her defending from the front is just what we look for in a striker,” said Coach Lee. “She possesses top notch pace, but her soccer mind and movement to open up space for her teammates is what separates her from most young American players.”
The Oakdale, Minnesota native has seen a lot of success on the club level while competing for the Minnesota Thunder Academy. She won the Minnesota state championship U14s, and was the Minnesota Thunder Academy MVP in U15s and U16s.
In addition, the accomplished forward played in two matches at the 2016 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup as a member of the United States U17 team. Overall, she has earned six caps as a part of the national team program.