Eric Ritchie returns to the Green Terror staff for a second year in 2019.
A 2016 graduate of the College, Ritchie returned to his alma mater to work specifically with the the goalies - a position he knows well from his playing days.
Ritchie appeared in 40 career contests, making 32 starts between the pipes for the Green Terror. A team captain as a senior, he anchored the defense with a 9.29 goals-against average and .555 save percentage. Ritchie still ranks as the atop the program record list for career saves per game, averaging 9.59 per contest. He tallied 19 saves against Ursinus in 2016, which ranks eighth in a single game in program history. During his junior campaign, Ritchie posted a .582 save percentage, which was second among a strong crop of Centennial Conference goaltenders that season. He was twice named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week that season and earned an ECAC and USILA Defensive Player of the Week during his junior season.
Ritchie came to McDaniel from Bethpage High School on Long Island, where he was a two-time All-Nassau County goaltender and helped lead the Golden Eagle defense to the top of the county his junior and senior year. Ritchie also played volleyball in high school, earning all-conference honors his senior year.
His younger brother Andrew is a senior attackman at Alvernia University and his younger sister Alexa is a sophomore attacker at Ithaca College.
Ritchie graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and minor in athletic training and is currently pursuing his master's in K-12 phsyical education.