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Noah Richard

School

Marquette University

Position
Long-Stick Midfield
Major
Middle & Secondary Education and History

Classroom

Noah Richard holds a 3.2 grade-point average as a history and middle and secondary education major with a minor in peace studies. He is a two-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection. During his time at Marquette he has served as a tutor for other student-athletes in history and has student-taught at four local schools: Tenor H.S., Bradley Tech, Our Lady Queen of Peace and Milwaukee Academy of Science.

Character

Known affectionately as “Cheese” by those around the program for his ever-present smile, Richard positively affects everyone with whom he comes into contact. He always enters a room with a smile on his face and a positive attitude to match. He is loved by the upperclassmen and admired by the young guys. He has the rare combination of confidence and humility, which immediately gives him the respect of his peers. Richard also became an Eagle Scout in the fall of 2013 and is a two-time Marquette team captain.

Community

Richard has been active in community service initiatives during his time at Marquette, including work with the Milwaukee Eagles wheelchair lacrosse team. The Eagles, part of the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association and founded through the Zablocki VA Medical Center, are a team of disabled and able-bodied veterans and civilians. In addition to serving as a lifeguard in his native West Chester, Penn., he has helped grow the sport of lacrosse by teaching it at the Milwaukee Academy of Science. He has also been involved in Al’s Run for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and various lacrosse camps and clinics.

Competition

Richard was the BIG EAST Conference’s unanimous choice as the league’s first team all-conference long-stick midfielder in 2018. He tied for the team lead with 48 ground balls, marking the highest ground ball total in the BIG EAST for non-faceoff specialists. He caused 11 turnovers and posted a goal and pair of assists as a junior. He averaged 5.7 ground balls per contest in the six games after returning from an early season injury last year, an absence in the lineup that coincided with a three-game losing skid for MU. Richard, who sits fifth in program history in career ground balls and sixth in caused turnovers, was a unanimous selection to the 2019 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team as the squad’s lone LSM.