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Richmond goalie Jack Rusbuldt, attackman Kevin Todd, and midfielder Tate Gallagher have announced on that they will be returning for an extra year in 2021, taking advantage of the NCAA’s ruling to grand spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility.
They are the only three players from Richmond to announce their return for the 2021 season, thus far. Both announced their decisions via statements posted to their personal Twitter accounts.
“The opportunity to spend another year with my brothers solidifying the spiders in the top tier of college lacrosse is too much to pass up,” Rusbudlt said in the statement posted to Twitter.
Rusbuldt, a Richmond, Va. native who was a redshirt junior this past season, has been the Spiders’ starting goalie for the past two seasons. In 2019, he made 153 saves with a .558 save percentage and was named the 2019 SoCon Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. He made 90 saves with a .556 save percentage in the Spiders’ seven games during 2020.
“I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to return to Richmond for another year.” Gallagher said in a statement posted on Twitter.
An Ardmore, Pa. native, Gallagher has been a mainstay on the Spiders’ offense for the past two seasons. He started 11 games in 2019 and all seven in 2020. During the Spiders’ seven games during 2020, Gallagher recorded seven points (4G/3A).
In a statement posted on Twitter, Todd said that he is “Pumped to return and continue to build!”
A reserve attackman for the Spiders his entire career, Todd has made at least one start over the past three seasons. He tallied five points (3G/2A) through the Spiders’ seven games during 2020.