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Ryan Richter to be inducted into La Salle University Hall of Fame



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Philadelphia Union assistant coach Ryan Richter will be inducted into the La Salle University Hall of Fame in April, the university announced on Thursday.

Richter has been on Jim Curtin’s technical staff since 2022 and prior to that worked for the Philadelphia Union Academy for four years.

The William Tennant High School grad from Southampton starred at La Salle from 2007-2010 and was drafted by the Philadelphia Union in 2010. He ended up playing in MLS for Toronto FC and also had stints with the Charleston Battery and Ottawa Fury before returning home to captain Bethlehem Steel in their inaugural season. He finished out his pro career with the New York Cosmos.

A 2010 graduate of La Salle, Richter was an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection as a freshman on the men’s soccer team after scoring five goals and registering two assists. Two years later, he picked up NSCAA All-Region and Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Year accolades after compiling seven goals and seven assists.

Richter rounded out his standout career by earning Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year and A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year honors after scoring a team-high 14 goals and a pair of assists.

Richter and two other athletes part of the 2024 class will be inducted into the Hall of Athletes at a ceremony on campus inside Edward J., ’63 and Darlene P. Fierko Atrium in Founders’ Hall on Saturday, April 20.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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