Richardson, 19, returns for her third season with Whitecaps FC in the W-League. Last season, the product of Semiahmoo soccer club tallied five goals in eight appearances – including the winning goal in the 2011 W-League Western Conference final away to Santa Clarita Blue Heat.
For the past two years, the native of White Rock BC, has also played National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I soccer at Oregon State University. This past season with the Beavers, Richardson started in each of her 19 appearances, scoring eight times and recording two assists for the second most points on the squad.
On the international stage, Richardson was a key member of Canada’s U-20 women’s national squad in their successful run at the 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship tournament. During the tournament, the 5-foot-7 striker started each of Canada’s five matches and led the team with four goals. Richardson also had four caps and one goal for Canada during the 2010 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Guatemala.
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES W-LEAGUE
2011: Richardson made six regular season appearances and two playoff appearances for the 'Caps, contributing five goals in the process, including the winning goal in the Western Conference Final against Santa Clarita Blue Heat. 2010: Marked the striker's first season playing with Whitecaps FC in the W-League.
PACIFIC COAST SOCCER LEAGUE
2010: Richardson played for the Whitecaps FC Prospects team (now known as Girls Elite) that won the Premier Division regular season championship and league cup titles in the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL). 2009: The Surrey, BC, native led the PCSL in scoring.
2011: The Surrey, BC, native's stock continued to rise in her second season as a member of the Oregon State Beavers, tallying eight goals and two assists in 19 appearances. 2010: Richardson burst onto the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 scene in 2010 with Oregon State, contributing nine goals and five assists for14 points in 19 appearances for the Beavers. She went on to be named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, as well as a Pac-10 All-Conference second team selection.
U-20: Richardson helped lead Canada to a silver medal in the 2012 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship tallying four goals while starting all five matches. The 5-foot-7 striker also had four caps and one goal for the Canadian U-20 women’s national team during the 2010 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Guatemala.