Beam named A-10 Rookie of the Week… again


Photo courtesy • Richmond Athletics: Richmond freshman and Indian River High School grad Brooke Beam makes her way through UMass defenders in a game earlier this season.Photo courtesy • Richmond Athletics: Richmond freshman and Indian River High School grad Brooke Beam makes her way through UMass defenders in a game earlier this season.For the second time this season, former Indian River High School Top XI selection and reigning Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year Brooke Beam has been named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week during her freshman campaign for the University of Richmond women’s soccer team.

Beam scored the game-winning goal for the Spiders in a 2-1 win over Rhode Island on Sunday, Oct. 9, and helped hold St. Louis to just nine shots in a 1-0 loss on Thursday, Oct. 6.

“Brooke is a very talented player who has shown steady improvement while adapting to the speed and power of A-10 soccer,” said head coach Peter Albright of the freshman midfielder.

As of Coastal Point press time on Wednesday, Oct. 19, Beam had tallied two goals and three assists on the season. The Spiders stood at 7-7-1 overall and 2-4 in the Colonial Athletic Conference.

They were set to face La Salle (3-8-3, 1-2-3) in another conference matchup on Thursday, Oct. 20.