As a Junior (2005)
Played in all 16 matches ... recorded 15 starts, including 13 straight starts from Sept. 1 through Nov. 1 ... did not start one game - against Yale (11/1) ... recorded four shots, three in ACC competition.
As a Sophomore (2004)
Started all 20 matches in the backfield...an integral part of defensive unit that allowed just 10 goals on the season...registered one assist, finding Charlie Davies with less than one minute remaining in a 2-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Oct. 16.
As a Freshman (2003)
Played in all 17 matches, starting 16; did not start in the final game of the season - against Brown (Nov. 11) ... tallied two assists ... credited with an assist - the first of his collegiate career - on Brendon Ferullo's game-winning goal versus Boston University (Sept. 1) ... set up Neil Krause's insurance goal in the 2-0 win against Yale (Oct. 14).
Played a key role on the St. Benedict's team that won four consecutive State Prep A titles and captured the 2001 national championship ... captured All-Prep first-team accolades as a senior and All-Prep second-team honors as a junior ... earned the program's Golden Senior Award ... played back for the Gray Bees, which allowed just six goals in 21matches in 2002 ... played for head coach Rick Jacobs ... traveled to the United Kingdom in November 2002 as St. Benedict's played two friendlies against English youth clubs (Chelsea and Sunderland) ... played club soccer for PDA Club Platini.
Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Richard and his younger sister Jessica are the children of Nulfa and Luis Gavilanes ... born August 6, 1985.