Wurzberger on Ritchie:
2000 (Junior): Earned NSCAA second team all-America honors also earned second team honors as a defender by Soccer Times.com District VIII Academic All-America All-Pac-10 First Team and All-Pac-10 Academic First Team honoree started all 20 games at defender and tallied six goals, three of which were game winners scored game-winning goal in the fourth and final overtime to lift UW to a 1-0 victory in first round NCAA game versus UAB assisted on one goal and scored the gamewinner in first minute of overtime period to stun No. 4 and previously unbeaten Stanford in Palo Alto assist at California helped team win Pac-10 title led UW to come-from-behind upset win over No. 13 UCLA with a second half score on a header at 74:06 tallied an assist in shutout over Gonzaga assisted on a goal in UWs upset of sixth-ranked Fullerton to claim Husky Classic title helped UW win its home opener with a goal against Irvine one goal against Akron to help UW win adidas Invitational named Outstanding Defensive Player at adidas Invite ... played on the states U-23 team that was undefeated and won the West Region Sports Festival title ... from there, was selected to the National Team that competed in the US Amateur Sports Festival.
1999 (Sophomore): Started all 20 games in which he played ... pivotal player in Husky defense which allowed just 1.11 goals per game ... two of three goals were game-winners ... responded to a quick UCLA goal with one of his own just 24 seconds later, sparking UW to 2-1 win and the MPSF Championship ... scored lone goal in 1-0 win over rival Seattle Pacific ... tallied game-winning goal against Evansville ... assisted Zac Tallman for UW's first offensive goal of the season in 2-2 tie at Gonzaga ... six career goals and four career assists are most of any returning Husky defender ... goal total is second-highest among all returning Huskies.
1998 (Freshman): Saw more playing time than any other freshman, appearing in all 20 games and earning 18 starts on the back line...scored UW's only goal in the NCAA tournament, a header in the fifth minute against UNC Greensboro...totaled three goals, including the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Loyola Marymount...also notched one assist, on Viet Nguyen's goal in a win over Cal...made first start in a 2-0 win over then-No. 8 Rutgers...voted team's Rookie of the Year.
Club/High SchoolEarned first-team all-state and conference MVP as a senior at South Medford playing for coach Wally Hicks...helped team win the state title, a 15-1-1 record and a finish of 14th in the nation that year, posting 24 goals and 18 assists...named first-team all-conference as a junior when team was ranked first in state and eighth nationally...squad advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs his sophomore and junior seasons...second-team all-conference as a sophomore and honorable mention his rookie year...also lettered three years in basketball and one in track.
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