What the Coaches Are Saying:
Gritty and feisty competitor
A visionary type of forward
Can hold the ball among multiple players and is very quick and athletic
Able to find little spaces to set up her teammates
As a RS Freshman (2008):
Playing in 16 games, starting nine
Tallied the lone goal in the 2-1 loss to Florida in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on a solo fast break
Registered two assists - one at San Jose State and the other against Saint Joseph's
As a Freshman (2007):
Redshirted due to a knee injury
Earned a spot in the U.S. under-17 national team pool
Helped the Santa Rosa United 89 Gold to first place at the 2004 Summer San Diego Surf Cup and to a first-place showing at the 2005 California State Cup after advancing to the semifinals the previous year
Helped Ursuline High School to a first-place finish at the 2005 North Coast Section Championships and to second place in 2004 and 2006
As a prep, also received first-team all-league and 2006 Northern California Player of the Year recognition
Invited to the Super Y ODP regional team
Mentor for a local elementary school
Volunteer at St. Luke Lutheran Church and Santa Rosa Players
Parents are Mitchell and Cathy Lemay Richardson's Career Statistics:
Year G GS Shots Goals Ast Pts 2008 16 9 9 1 2 4
Natasha Richardson off the Pitch
Full Name: Natasha Cathryn Richardson
I Chose Cal because...of the diversity, and the academics and athletics were everything that I wanted to be a part of. Plus I went to a small private school my whole life, so I wanted a big school.
My favorite thing about Berkeley is...that it's very laid back and easy going. Berkeley has a very relaxed atmosphere.
Something on my iPod that might surprise you...Taylor Swift - I love her!
Most interesting thing I did this summer was...go to Italy with my team. My absolute favorite part was Roma! It was so beautiful and amazing!
When I'm upset, I like to...listen to music and dance it out, or shop!
I get mad when I miss this TV show: "Grey's Anatomy" and "Gossip Girl," they are my absolute favorites.
The best moment in sports history was when...Kobe Bryant won his fourth NBA championship without Shaq. I am completely obsessed with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers!
Cal is better than other schools because...personally, I think the athletic community is very connected; I like being surrounded and having friends that are athletes, its always fun.
Something I learned from my parents is...to be an open book, and give everything and everyone a chance before I rule anyone or anything out.
If I wasn't a soccer player, I would be...a dancer, I love music and dancing!
Do you have any hidden talents? Making people laugh. I love laughter, and making people laugh makes me laugh!
What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? I really only miss my family, other than that I love Berkeley.
Which words of phrases do you overuse? "That's boo boo," meaning that's bad.