Women's Soccer Honors Terry (Gleason) Richardson
In keeping with their 2009 tradition of honoring one former player or current supporter of Husky women's soccer at every home game this season, head coach Lesle Gallimore and the rest of her staff honored former player Terry (Gleason) Richardson at last Friday's game as part of the Husky Centre Circle.
Richardson played for the Huskies from 1993-96 and was a first-team Pac-10 all conference and all-academic selection in 1996. She was a part of a stellar Husky squad that qualified for NCAA postseason play three consecutive years. The team captain in 1996, she won the team's Unsung Hero award in 1993 and 1994 and won the Jeannine Jensen award in her senior season. After graduating from UW, she completed her doctorate in Pharmacy at UW and works for Group Health as a specialty pharmacy coordinator. Richardson is married with two young sons, Hayden and Luca. She currently serves on the Big W Club board as a representative for women's soccer. She said the best part about being a Husky is the friendships she created around the soccer field, many of which continue today, and is thankful for the opportunity she had to compete at one of the highest levels of women's soccer in the country.
Also honored last Friday, due to inclement weather in the previous game, was Dr. Martin Mankey and his wife, Diane, who have been huge supporters of Husky Athletics and specifically Husky women's soccer for years. A Tyee member, scholarship endower and football and basketball season ticket holder, Dr. Mankey is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery who has operated on several Husky athletes. A Minnesota native who did his residency at the University of Washington, Dr. Mankey loves all things purple.
For more information on the Husky Centre Circle and to view bios of previous honorees, click here.
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