Pac-10 Q&A with Brent Richards, Washington Men's Soccer

May 14, 2010

 

 

Washington forward Brent Richards completed his sophomore season in the fall. Richards who hails from Camas, Wash., followed up a solid freshman campaign with a strong season, leading the team for the second-straight season in goals (5), assists (3) and points (13). For his efforts, he earned second team All-Pac-10 honors. Richards showed dedication in the classroom as well,  as he was named to the Academic All-Pac-10 first team and earned a spot on the first team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA District 8 All-Academic team. In his career with the Huskies, Richards has played in 36 games, starting 34 at the forward position. He has netted 13 goals, including four game-winners and tallied five assists for 31 points. 

Pac-10: What was the best part of the 2009 soccer season...
Brent Richards:  The game against California [10/9]. Up until that game, we kind of had a rough season and we were able to put things together and beat them, 2-0. 

Pac-10: What has the off season been like in preparing for the fall season...
BR: During the winter, we did a lot of conditioning. We did really well in the spring, going 5-0 in exhibition games. Now for the summer, we will take part in pro development leagues to keep working on our skills for next season.

Pac-10: What kind of music is currently on your iPod...
BR: I don’t have anything too shocking. I have a lot of classic rock like The Who.

Pac-10: If you could trade places for the day with a celebrity or famous athlete, who would choose and why...
BR: That’s a tough one. I think I would have to say LeBron James because he is getting a lot of attention lately. If I was him, I think would stay in Cleveland and be loyal, even though [the Cavaliers] have had a couple of rough games.  

Pac-10: Growing up, who were some of your favorite sports teams to watch...
BR: I really didn’t watch a lot of TV growing up. I guess if I had to pick, I would say the Portland Trailblazers were always one of my favorite teams. 

Pac-10: What is a talent that you would most like to have and why...
BR: I know it’s probably not original, but I would have to say the ability to fly. I have always wanted to fly. 

Pac-10: What is your favorite memory as a Husky...
BR: During my freshman year, we played at the Diadora/Spinx Furman Invitational in South Carolina. We won the tournament and I scored my first-career goal. (Note: Richards earned tournament Offensive MVP honors and College Soccer News National Team of the Week 9/8/08). 

Pac-10: What are your plans after college...
BR: That’s a good question. I will have to see the progress I have made in soccer to see if I could play professionally. 

Pac-10: What is the best thing about the University of Washington...
BR: The campus is just gorgeous, green and really big. When friends come to the campus for the first time, they are impressed by how big and green things are. 

Pac-10: Who is your funniest teammate and why...
BR: Our goalkeeper, Stephen Fung. He is very outgoing, always speaks his mind and always has something funny to say.

Pac-10: What is the sport you are probably worst at...
BR: Hockey without question. Any sport with a stick, I am pretty bad at. I don’t think the skating in hockey would be too hard. 

Pac-10: Tell me something about you that others would be surprised to know...
BR:  A sport that I really like is volleyball.  

Pac-10: What is the best advice you have ever received...
BR: It would probably have to be from my youth soccer coach who always told me to have a good attitude in life and always work hard.

Pac-10: What is your biggest pet peeve...
BR:  I hate wet socks. Since it rains so much in Seattle, I can’t stand wet socks. Once my socks are wet, my feet are wet for the rest of the day.

Pac-10: What do you miss most about your hometown and why...
BR: I really miss my parents because I have a good relationship with them. One plus is that I don’t live too far away, so if I need something, I am only a three hour drive away. 

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