About

lacrosse team

We. are. Spiders.

The Spiders’ Collective was created to help Richmond athletes succeed on a new playing field.

When college athletes became eligible to benefit from their own name, image and likeness (NIL), several alums and prominent Spiders donors recognized an opportunity to combine sports industry leaders and put their ”collective” experience to use to empower Richmond student-athletes to elevate their NIL opportunities — all while allowing them to focus on their academic and athletic responsibilities.

Led by Chris Schoemann, The Spiders’ Collective Executive Director and utilizing a team of local and national sports marketing professionals, The Spiders’ Collective is bringing creative and innovative opportunities to this new college athletics landscape.

Ultimately, The Spiders’ Collective’s mission is to empower Richmond student-athletes to be successful in the brand and marketing landscape, as well as maximize revenue opportunities.