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Take Ten: Ella Richards

Learn more about BC Women’s Soccer star, Ella Richards.

Class: Junior, MCAS

Number: 22

Position: Forward

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Club Soccer: Richards played for Eclipse Select, a club soccer team based out of the metropolitan area of Chicago. Named the 2019 ECNL Midwest All-Conference Player, Richards helped lead the team in winning both the 2019 and 2021 ECNL Midwest Conference Championships.

High School Soccer: Richards played for her high school team, Saint Ignatius College Prep, for two years. In 2018 and 2019, she received MVP honors and an all state title. Additionally, in 2019, the high school team received first team all conference.

High School Life: In addition to soccer, Richards played four years of basketball in high school. Richards proved to be both exemplary on and off the field, as she received academic honors with distinction all four years of high school. Furthermore, she was a part of both National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.

Boston College: As a freshman, Richards participated in all 18 soccer games and tied for the team lead in goals. She logged 852 minutes on the field during the 2021 season. Last year, Richards became a two time women’s soccer all-ACC academic team member. During her sophomore year, she played 11 games and finished third for total points scored. This year, Richards has played in all 16 games and has scored seven goals and made two assists.

Post College Plans: Richards is currently a political science major in MCAS.