2023 Schedule Breakdown: Richmond Spiders

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The Richmond are the 72nd DI program in the 2023 schedule breakdown series. The Spiders are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 11-5 overall, 4-1 in the SoCon, won the SoCon, and saw their season end with a loss to Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 2023 will be Richmond’s first season in the Atlantic 10.

Richmond’s 2023 slate features 13 games with seven coming at home and six on the road. The Spiders open the season on February 4th at Maryland and opens Atlantic 10 play on April 1st at Saint Joseph’s.

Richmond’s 2023 Schedule

3/25St. John’sRichmond
4/1Saint Joseph’sRichmondAtlantic 10
4/8RichmondUMassAtlantic 10
4/15RichmondHigh PointAtlantic 10
4/22HobartRichmondAtlantic 10
4/29RichmondSt. BonaventureAtlantic 10

New Opponents

Bucknell, Maryland, Fairfield, St. John’s, UMass

Teams Dropped

Duke, Hampton, Jacksonville, Marist, North Carolina, UMBC

Key Games

2/4 @ Maryland: The Richmond Spiders open the season with a massive test as they travel to College Park to face the defending national champion Maryland Terrapins. It will be a major test to open the season for the Spiders and also a contest where much could be learned, especially personnel-wise, with this squad.

3/4 @ Virginia: Another major non-conference test for this squad will come on the road against the Virginia Cavaliers. The Spiders stunned the in-state power last season, knocking them off 17-13 at home in early April. The Spiders will be looking to do the same this year on the road.

4/1 vs Richmond: Looked at as an A-10 contender in its first year sponsoring men’s lacrosse, the Spiders’ biggest competitor at the top of what should be a very strong league this year could very well be the Saint Josephs Hawks. The game between these two will be the A-10 opener for each. The Hawks and Spiders have met twice in history: 2014 and 2015, with each winning one.


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