Kyle Richter Selected as COOP Athlete of the Week

Richter's shutout on Saturday against Rensselaer gave the Crimson its first victory this season (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Kyle Richter earned his sixth career shutout Saturday against Renssalaer and has been selected COOP Athlete of the Week for Nov. 8.

Richter stopped 52 of the 54 shots to come his way in the first two games of the season. The Crimson need each of his 19 saves in Saturday’s 1-0 shutout of No. 18 Rensselaer, a game that was tied at 0-0 for 59 minutes and 51 seconds.

Richter was perhaps even better Friday, making 33 saves to hold No. 15 Union’s high-powered offense in check and giving Harvard a chance to win in an eventual 2-1 loss. One of his two goals against came from Union’s top-ranked power play. The big weekend gave Richter the early Division I lead in save percentage (.963) and goals-against average (.963).