2017: Started 11 games before sitting out the final three to injury ... named First Team All-SoCon after leading the Keydets in goals (17), shots (91) and shots on goal (47) ... co-Team MVP ... his 8.27 shots per game ranked first in the league and his 1.55 goals per game average ranked eighth in the league ... averaged 2.27 points per game for ninth place in the league standings ... ranked second on the team in points (25) and third in assists with eight for the year ... his seven points against Jacksonville is tied for sixth in the VMI record book for a single game and tied for third for a single conference game ... his five goals against Jacksonville is tied for second in the program records for a single league game ... went 24 consecutive games with at least one point tallied before it ended in a loss at Monmouth on Apr. 10 (was ranked #22 on the national listing with 43 goals and 15 assists for a combined 58 points) ... named a Charlie 3rd Platoon Guide Sergeant ... Dean's List recipient ... SoCon Honor Roll member for a third straight year.
2016: Named first team All-Southern Conference … team MVP ... ranked fifth in the SoCon in goals scored for the season with 28 … played in all 16 games during the season … finished first on the team in goals (28), assists (7), points (35), shot attempts (110), and shots on goal (64) … his 6.88 shots per game ranked third in the conference … came in third on the team in groundball pickups with 35 for the season … ranked fourth on the team in caused turnovers with six on the year … scored a season-high four goals in consecutive games against NJIT (Feb. 27) and Delaware (Mar. 1) … took a season-high 14 shot attempts against Bellarmine on Apr. 23 … picked up 35 groundballs for the year, including five against Furman on Mar. 26 … caused six turnovers on the year and two versus Monmouth on Mar. 15 ... given the Worrell-Fallon Award following the 29th annual Lee-Jackson Classic hosted by Washington & Lee ... received an Intercollegiate Sports award from the Institute for his accomplishments on the field ... named one of 13 Charlie Company corporals on post ... Dean's List recipient for fall semester ... named to the SoCon Honor Roll spring semester.
2015: Played in 14 games and started 10 for the season … had third-most goals on the team with nine to go with five assists, earning SoCon All-Freshman team honors … logged a team-high 69 shot attempts for the season … had 30 shots on goal and tallied 12 groundballs and two caused turnovers … scored two goals against Air Force on March 8 … also had two against UMass Lowell to help the Keydets to victory in the final game of the season … season-high two assists in the game versus High Point, a game in which he also registered a season-high nine shot attempts ... named to the Cadet-Athlete Scholar Society following spring semester for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the term ... also named to the Dean's List for spring semester and to the SoCon Honor Roll for the academic year.
High School: Four-year letterwinner on the lacrosse field for Coach Becker at Bowie High School in Austin, Texas … twice earned All-State honors and was a high school All-American … also collected Honorable Mention All-District honors … holds school record for most goals scored … competed for ATX Lax Bats and Team Austin … played football as a linebacker for Coach Ables … earned two Academic All-District honors.
Personal: Full name is Richard Wesley Sanders ... son of Glen and Karen Sanders … has two siblings, Kim and Mellysa … plans to major in mechanical engineering.