Hofstra’s Richards CAA Player of the Week

Bella Richards, Hofstra
Hofstra Women's Soccer's Bella Richards. Photo: Hofstra University

Hofstra freshman Bella Richards has been named the Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer Player of the Week.

A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Richards netted the game-winning goal in Hofstra’s 2-0 win over Elon, which clinched the regular-season title for the Pride. Staying connected with a flurry in the Elon box, Richards was able to connect after several shots that ricocheted near the opposition goal.

She played all but five minutes in a 2-0 week for Hofstra, which included a big win over defending conference champion Northeastern. With her goal on Sunday, Richards now has six points in her past four games.