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Sonia Richards
Sonia Richards

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Houston, TX

High School:
Bellaire HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
D

Birthdate:
08/17/1988


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Returns to solidify the Owls' strong defense after battling through an injury midway through last season.

2009: Appeared in 15 games and earned 14 starts...a midfielder who also saw some time at the back midfield position to solidify the team's strong defensive tactic...attempted five shots on the season--one off her career-high...recorded a season-best two shots against Arkansas-Little Rock; one shot on goal.

2008: Important contributor to the Owls' side in 2008...made six starts and played in 18 of the team's 19 matches...started on opening day against No. 20 Florida, getting off a shot and helping the Owls take the Gators into overtime...started in FAU's early-season victory over Indiana State and again in back-to-back games against South Florida and Western Kentucky...distributed an assist in the Owls' 2-1 win at Louisiana-Lafayette and had another assist in a crucial late-season victory at Arkansas State...those two assists came during FAU's five-match win streak, allowing the team to earn a berth into the postseason tournament and a top-tier finish in the league standings.

2007: Utilized a redshirt season.

2006: Played in all 21 games, starting eight...tallied two assists as one of the team's primary reserves...fired six shots, three on goal...started her first collegiate game against the College of Charleston...registered her first shot attempt against South Florida...Recorded her first point on an assist against Mount St. Mary's...had a season-high three shot attempts against Louisiana-Lafayette...registered her second assist of the season against Louisiana-Monroe.

Prep/Club: Attended Bellaire High School and was named to the All-Greater Houston team after an outstanding senior season...twice earned first-team all-district honors...team captain during her junior and senior campaigns...played for the Challenge 88 club program, which won South Texas state championships in 2002 and 2005...named to STX-88 ODP State Team 2002-2005.

Personal: Born Aug. 17, 1988, in Houston...daughter of Arnaldo and Janice Richards.

Career Stats
OFFENSE               GP    G    A  Pts Shots Shot%  SOG  SOG%  GW  PK-Att
2006................  21    0    2    2     6  .000    3  .500   0   0-0
2008................  18    0    2    2     2  .000    1  .500   0   0-0
2009................  15    0    0    0     5  .000    1  .200   0   0-0
TOTAL...............  39    0    4    4    13  .000    5  .385   0   0-0
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